Leeds to York

The busy cities of Leeds and York are connected by 26 miles of track, and throughout this section of the railway, our teams have been working to deliver major projects that will improve the reliability of services, reduce carbon emissions, and make the railway a safer place for the public.

Leeds to Micklefield Upgrades

To enable us to deliver faster, greener, more frequent trains, we’re proposing a number of changes between Leeds and Micklefield.

Our proposals include replacing five level crossings with safer alternatives; raising, reconstructing or removing a number of bridges to enable electrification; and installing some small-scale infrastructure. We are also proposing a number of temporary work compounds to help us carry out these essential improvements.

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Electrification for cleaner, greener, quieter trains

We’ve installed the first overhead electric lines as part of the Transpennine Route Upgrade – the first step towards a cleaner, greener, fully electrified railway between York, Leeds, Huddersfield and Manchester.

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Church Fenton Level Crossing Reduction

We are proposing to replace three private railway crossings in the Church Fenton area – Rose Lane, Adamsons and Poulters – with a safer alternative.

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Piling work being carried out between York and Church Fenton

York to Church Fenton Upgrades

We’re upgrading the route between York and Church Fenton to provide a more reliable and resilient railway for passengers.

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