A new under-track crossing has been installed at Huddersfield Railway Station as work this week gets underway on the roof.

Crews worked over the festive period to complete the new crossing and now the focus switches to the roof.

From Monday (January 8) there will be changes to car parking and pick-up points outside the railway station.

As part of TransPennine Route Upgrade (TRU) works the station’s long-stay car park and part of Railway Street will be temporarily closed.

TRU engineers worked around the clock over Christmas and New Year and large-scale works also took place at Mirfield Railway Station, which is to be rebuilt.

Extensive piling and electrification work was completed across various sections of the York-Manchester route, alongside signalling and telecommunication equipment testing.

Neil Holm, managing director for TransPennine Route Upgrade, said: “Some fantastic work has taken place over the festive period in very tough weather conditions.

“I’m really proud of everyone who played their part to get the jobs over the line. These achievements allow us to continue with a number of major upgrades this year, continuing TRU’s progress and bringing us closer to fast, greener and more reliable electric trains running between Manchester and York.”

The TRU is a multi-billion-pound programme of railway improvements which will bring better journeys to passengers travelling across the Pennines between Manchester, Huddersfield, Leeds and York.

Huddersfield Railway Station is to be completely re-designed inside.