UK Rail Station to Get Easy-Access Entrance

16 August 2009 (Last Updated August 16th, 2009 18:30)

Plans for a new £15m entrance to Leeds Railway Station in England have been unveiled. The scheme, developed by public transport authority Metro and Network Rail is on display at the station to get the opinions of travellers, residents and businesses. The entrance will allow

Plans for a new £15m entrance to Leeds Railway Station in England have been unveiled.

The scheme, developed by public transport authority Metro and Network Rail is on display at the station to get the opinions of travellers, residents and businesses.

The entrance will allow people to get in and out of the station from both sides of the River Aire and has been designed as a curve to minimise its size, while remaining modern according to developers.

Network Rail route director Richard Lungmuss said the new entrance will not only improve access for those coming into the station from the south but will also help manage future demand.

The entrance is likely to open in 2012, if a planning application, submitted in September 2009, is approved.

The Department for Transport will fund 90% cost of the project.