We’re improving accessibility at Headingley station as part of the Government Inclusive Transport Strategy.
We will install two new 16-person lifts either side of the subway. We are improving accessibility from entrance to platform, opening up access to rail journeys not only for those with reduced mobility, but also people with children, heavy luggage or shopping.
Improvements to the station will also include:
- installing new CCTV
- installing new lights
- way finding signs
- updates to the current PA systems.
This work will start on site in early October 2018 and last approximately 6 months, with a completion date of April 2019.
This scheme forms part of the wider Great North Rail Project (GNRP) – a rail industry effort to deliver better stations, track and trains across the North by 2020.
Will there be any impact to train services?
There will be no disruption to train services while work takes place and access to and from the station will remain open as normal. Due to the limited space, site cabins will be located in the station car park. This means there will be no parking available throughout the duration of the work.
What can the local community expect during the work?
Work will begin on site in early October and will include vegetation removal in the station car park, the setting up of the site compound followed by associated preparation work. Where possible our construction partner – Buckingham Group will be undertaking the work during day time hours.
Anyone who is unable to attend the community drop in event above, can call Network Rail’s 24-hour national helpline on 03457 11 41 41 for more information.
Funding for this programme has been provided by the Department for Transport (DfT), as part of their Access for All initiative which sees stations improved across Great Britain. For more information please visit our Access for All page.