Leeds railway station is growing. We’re making improvements to the track layout between platforms 4 and 6 to increase capacity at the station.
Over 31 million people use Leeds station every year, making it the North’s busiest railway station. Following the successful completion of Platform Zero in December 2020, we are now carrying out further improvement work which includes remodelling the track layout between platforms 4 and 6.
By remodelling this section of track, it will provide additional flexibility for trains, increase capacity at the station and improve services for passengers.
Our work to remodel the track started on Sunday 30 May where we installed new overhead line equipment and relocated some of the signalling equipment.
To carry out our work safely, this means that train services may sometimes be disrupted.
Please make sure to always check before you travel by visiting National Rail Enquiries or check with your train operator.
While we are working to make improvements to the station, we know that this can sometimes cause disruption to those living near the railway.
We are working with those living close to the railway to keep them informed with any upcoming work and doing all we can to
try and reduce noise. We would like to thank those living near to the station for their continued support as we work to improve the station.
Previous station improvements
We’re proud to announce that our work to create the new Platform Zero is now complete. Platform Zero comes into passenger use to coincide with the May 2021 timetable change, however, until then can be used for stabling trains and in the event of any disruption to the network.
The new platform will help reduce train congestion and meet the city’s growing demand for rail travel now and in the future. This signifies the first new platform constructed at the station in nearly 20 years.
The following animation highlights the work that has been completed to build the platform and the improvements it will bring:
In November 2018 we began a major project to modernise the main southern concourse, with a new roof and stunning, glazed façade entrance the key elements of this exciting project.
This work is now completed and has transformed Leeds railway station into a world-class transport hub at the heart of the city, with more floor space created in the main concourse area.
The new, transparent roof has replaced the dark and dated wooden roof and now allows much more natural light to enter the main concourse, creating a more pleasant, inviting environment.
The new glass façade, now befitting of the city, enhances the first impressions of the station for the tens of thousands of people that use it every day.
To see how the new entrance was built watch this video.
There is a re-aligned ticket barrier with more barriers installed at the main entrance which has significantly improved passenger flow.
We have also installed new, free-to-use toilets in the main entrance and there is ongoing refurbishment of the toilet facilities on the platforms.
We also have longer-term plans to install new flooring on the main southern concourse.
The following short video outlines the work that has taken place at the station and the improvements it will bring:
If you’re interested in finding out more about Leeds station improvements please contact us by visiting our contact us page or by calling our 24-hour national helpline on 03457 11 41 41.