Passengers reminded of major railway upgrades between Huddersfield and Leeds from next week

The Transpennine Route Upgrade are encouraging passengers to check before they travel as engineers complete five days of work across the Transpennine Route.  Upgrades in the Morley area will include track drainage and cabling work, whilst engineers in Dewsbury will replace and enhance telecommunications networks, allowing for future signalling improvements. Additionally, upgrades will take place […]

Feb 21, 2024

The Transpennine Route Upgrade are encouraging passengers to check before they travel as engineers complete five days of work across the Transpennine Route. 

Upgrades in the Morley area will include track drainage and cabling work, whilst engineers in Dewsbury will replace and enhance telecommunications networks, allowing for future signalling improvements.

Additionally, upgrades will take place in Huddersfield over this weekend (17/18 February) and next (24/25 February). 

In order for this essential work to be carried out whist also keeping customers on the move, some trains will be diverted via different routes while others will be replaced by buses – passengers can check www.nationalrailenquiries.co.uk to plan their journey ahead of time.  

Jonathan Hepton, Sponsor on the Transpennine Route Upgrade, said: “The works being carried out across the Morley, Batley and Dewsbury areas are an important step in the progress being made by the Transpennine Route Upgrade team.

“We’d like to extend our thanks to passengers for their understanding and would like to encourage them to plan ahead and check before they travel.”

The upgrades being carried out are part of the Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRU), a multi-billion-pound programme of railway upgrades that will enable faster, more reliable, greener services for customers travelling across the Pennines.

Chris Nutton, Major Projects Director at TransPennine Express, said: “The work around Morley and Dewsbury is essential for the delivery of more reliable services for our customers, as well as the delivery of the upgraded Morley station.

“We will be running an amended timetable on our North route while these improvement works are being carried out, diverting trains between Huddersfield and Leeds. Rail replacement buses will also be in place to keep customers on the move for more local journeys. We’d like to advise customers to check before they travel.”

These upgrades bring us one step closer to a better railway serving the new Morley station and at other locations in the Dewsbury and Batley area, with wider benefits across the entire Transpennine Route to create a cleaner, greener, and more reliable railway that will bring improved connectivity and travel experiences to passengers travelling between Manchester, Huddersfield, Leeds and York.

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