Morley station upgrade work continues

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Over the weekends of 6-7 May and 13-14 May, engineers working on Transpennine Route Upgrade will renew drainage around Morley station, complete signalling testing and install a new footbridge at Lady Anne level crossing.

This work is all in preparation for nine days of upgrade between 17-25 June.

Passengers travelling between Huddersfield and Leeds are being reminded to check before they travel as these major upgrades continue.

“We want to remind passengers that our engineers will be undertaking some important preparation work at Morley station and in Batley over two weekends in May,” said Natalie Hewitt, senior sponsor for the Transpennine Route Upgrade.

“We know how crucial it is to keep people moving, so we have worked closely with our colleagues at Northern and Transpennine Express. In instances where trains are unable to run via diversionary routes, buses will keep passengers on the move.

“We’re really grateful for the patience and understanding of our passengers while this work takes place, and we look forward to opening the new station later this year.”

Transpennine Express and Northern will keep passengers on the move by a mixture of diversionary routes and rail replacement buses. Some trains will be diverted via Wakefield while some services between Huddersfield / Brighouse and Leeds via Dewsbury will be replaced by buses.

Chris Nutton, major projects director for TransPennine Express, said: “As major upgrade work to transform Morley station takes place, including improved accessibility at the station, which will provide huge benefits for customers travelling between York and Manchester, there will be some service alterations for TransPennine Express services.

“Customers are advised to check carefully for the latest service alterations before they travel on our website www.tpexpress.co.uk/travel-updates/changes-to-train-times; updates will also be available on our social media channels.”

Image credit: TransPennine Express

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