Passengers travelling between Huddersfield, Dewsbury and Leeds face more disruption on the trains.

As work continues on the TransPennine Route Upgrade (TRU), there will be changes to services for four weeks from Monday April 22 to Friday May 17.

Throughout the work, a total of 4,000m of new track will be installed between Morley and Cottingley station while troughing will be fitted to hold 3,500m of new signal cables. While this takes place, engineers will also remove five redundant signal bases and undertake some work to the platforms at Morley Railway Station.

Environmental and ground surveys will be completed, including bat surveys, trial pits and coring work, in advance of future work along the route.

Diversionary routes and rail replacement buses will keep people on the move, but passengers are advised to plan ahead and check before travelling.

The work is part of the TRU, a multi-billion pound programme of rail upgrades between Manchester, Huddersfield, Leeds and York.

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Paul Sumner, senior sponsor on the TRU, said: “I want to thank passengers in advance for bearing with us while we close parts of the railway between Huddersfield and Leeds to complete these major upgrades.

“This important work will ultimately help bring about major improvements for passengers travelling across the North of England, with faster, more reliable and greener services.”

Additional work for the TransPennine Route Upgrade will also take place on weekends around this period, affecting trains between Marsden, Huddersfield and Heaton Lodge near Mirfield.

Services will be affected between Huddersfield, Dewsbury and Leeds on weekdays – with 24-hour working – between April 22 and May 17.

The same train services will also be affected on weekdays, between Monday June 24 and Friday July 19.

TransPennine Express:

  • Services between Huddersfield and Leeds will be diverted and will not run through Dewsbury;
  • Rail replacement bus services will replace services between Huddersfield, Dewsbury and Leeds;
  • Services from Hull will start/terminate at Leeds;
  • Services from Saltburn to Manchester Airport will start/terminate at Manchester Victoria;
  • Rail replacement buses will operate between Huddersfield and Manchester Airport via Stockport.


  • Services between Leeds and Wigan via Brighouse will be diverted and will not run through Dewsbury;
  • Rail replacement bus services will run between Halifax, Brighouse, Dewsbury and Leeds.

Services between Marsden, Huddersfield and Heaton Lodge will also be affected on Saturdays and Sundays over the following weekends, with passengers advised to check before they travel:

  • May 18-19
  • May 25-26
  • June 1-2
  • June 8-9
  • June 15-16

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