Huddersfield Station Upgrade

It was the former Poet Laureate Sir John Betjeman who described Huddersfield railway station as “the most splendid in England” and ever since its opening in 1847, Huddersfield railway station has been at the heart of the town’s community. English Heritage named the station as a Grade I listed building in their top five of great stations back in 2014 and the station regularly features as one of the most beautiful stations in the country.

Now in 2022, Huddersfield station celebrates not only its 175th birthday but a new future, as the Transpennine Route Upgrade will significantly improve its facilities, giving the people it serves a station truly fit for the 21st century.

Our plans include:

  • Two new platforms and the extension of existing platforms to improve station capacity
  • Improved accessibility – including new footbridge and lifts, and step-free access from the front entrance
  • Sympathetic restoration of the station roof
  • Additional toilet facilities
  • Improved customer information system
  • Track upgrades to support more trains
  • The tearoom will be relocated on its current platform. The tearoom will be repaired and repainted
  • Artist's impression of the upgraded Huddersfield station
  • Artist's impression of the upgraded Huddersfield station
  • Artist's impression of the upgraded Huddersfield station
  • Artist's impression of the upgraded Huddersfield station
  • Artist's impression of the upgraded Huddersfield station

The Transpennine Route Upgrade will go well beyond Huddersfield station. Extra tracks, better stations and a fully electrified route across the Pennines will ultimately bring more frequent, faster journeys between York and Manchester, running on a greener, more reliable railway.