Round-the-clock works have seen significant progress on the TransPennine Route Upgrade at Huddersfield Railway Station and on the tracks out towards Deighton.

Over the last two weekends, crews in Huddersfield installed a new railway bridge and undertook mining mitigation works.

Essential works were carried out on the viaduct over the A641 Bradford Road in preparation for a replacement due to take place over Easter, when it is planned the station will be shut down.

Excavations also took place to prepare the ground between Huddersfield and Deighton for two extra tracks to be installed.

There was a five-day closure of Morley Railway Station – known as a ‘blockcade’ – while engineers upgraded drainage, completed cabling work and installed a new telecommunications mast. This caused inevitable disruption for passengers travelling between Huddersfield and Leeds.

Jonathan Hepton, sponsor on the TransPennine Route Upgrade, said: “We’d like to thank customers who travelled during the recent upgrade work for their patience and understanding.

“This work was essential for the progress being made not only on the railway between Huddersfield and Leeds, but the wider route.

“We appreciate that there is no ideal time to make changes to train services that run on a daily basis, but by working closely with both Northern and TransPennine Express, we managed to keep passengers on the move.” 

There will be more disruption to services into Huddersfield on Saturday and Sunday March 2 and 3 and passengers are advised to check before they travel. More information HERE.