LEEDS CITY CENTRE: Ongoing and future changes
We head into Leeds City Centre to take a look at the ongoing works, but also the future changes planned at Leeds Train Station, City Square and at the Corn Exchange.
The improvements, and ‘announced’ improvements seem to be ‘all go’ at the moment, and they may well be for some time.
More details about the Leeds City Rail Station improvements can be found here.
“The scheme will see an investment of £39.5 million to significantly improve the station’s main entrance and surrounding area. With the number of rail passengers using the station forecast to more than double to 70 million by 2043, the works are necessary to meet capacity demands and ensure that people can enter, exit and wait for services safely.
New Station Street will become a much improved and more pedestrian-friendly environment. Service deliveries and emergency service access will continue. The area’s appearance and visibility will be improved and a variety of access options provided, including the installation of wider, safer steps outside the entrance of the station and two large passenger lifts.
New cycle infrastructure will promote sustainable active travel, encouraging people to walk and cycle more often and contributing to the Climate Emergency agenda. Accessible benches and seating will improve the environment surrounding the station, helping to create an attractive destination and a modern gateway to the city centre, South Bank and beyond.
The improvements will be delivered by Leeds City Council, in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Network Rail as land owner, via the Department for Transport’s Transforming Cities Fund. The works are due to be completed in 2023.
The images below are impressions showing how the completed works could look. Detailed designs are still being finalised and are subject to change.”
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