Over 20 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 have now completed work to remodel the track layout between platforms 4 and 6.
By remodelling the track layout between platforms 4 and 6, this improvement will bring smoother and more reliable journeys for passengers, by improving the way we move trains in and out of the west of Leeds station, reducing disruption.
Throughout Christmas 2021, more than 200 railway staff worked over 10 days to remodel the track layout and complete the biggest track upgrade at Leeds station in over 20 years. Part of this work included:
We completed work to create the new Platform Zero in May 2021. This was the first new platform constructed at the station in nearly 20 years and it is now helping to reduce train congestion and meet the city’s growing demand for rail travel now and in the future.
This work 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 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.
See how the new entrance was built: