A 10-day closure of Huddersfield Railway Station has been completed but part of the works had to be postponed because of the weather.

Round-the-clock works took place between Huddersfield and Ravensthorpe from March 29 to Sunday April 7 as part of the multi-billion TransPennine Route Upgrade.

The works included replacing a viaduct bridge deck over the A641 Bradford Road; the installation of 700 metres of new track at Mirfield and Deighton; the re-grading of an embankment to prepare for a new station to be built at Deighton; and mining mitigation at Raventhorpe, which is also to get a new station.

As part of the scheme Huddersfield Station is to get an internal re-design. As part of that, work had been due to start on dismantling the roof, however that was called off on Saturday due to high winds as Storm Kathleen blew in.

A crane had been stationed behind Brian Jackson House but the roof work had to be postponed on safety grounds.

A TRU spokesman said the work would be re-scheduled as part of planned operations over the next couple of weeks so the postponement wouldn’t cause delays to the overall scheme.

Huddersfield Station was closed during the 10-day period with diversionary routes and rail replacement buses in operation.

Eventually Huddersfield Station will have two new platforms, extensions to existing platforms, a new footbridge and better accessibility. There will be electrification of the lines and a doubling of the tracks between Huddersfield and Ravensthorpe, from two to four.

Gareth Hope, sponsor on the TransPennine Route Upgrade, said: “I’d like to thank passengers who travelled through Huddersfield over the last 10 days for their patience and understanding during these essential upgrades.

“The work was completed successfully, safely and on time. This takes us a step closer to bringing about major benefits and improvements for passengers travelling along the TransPennine route.”

Chris Nutton, major projects director at TransPennine Express, said: “The work completed over the past 10 days forms a critical foundation of the upgrades Huddersfield Station will see in the coming years, enabling benefits across the wider North as part of the TransPennine Route Upgrade.

“We’d like to thank our customers for their patience and co-operation whilst these major improvement works took place over the past 10 days.”

New images reveal internal re-design of Huddersfield Railway Station as passengers are warned of Easter disruption