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New Pudsey Station in line for facelift




As part of the New Pudsey Rail Station extension project to be carried out later in the year Leeds City Council has started work on improving the exit route.



Work has started to improve the route from the station out via Owlcotes Lane and Bradford Road. The highway scheme is being constructed prior to the start of the New Pudsey Rail Station car park extension and ticket office refurbishment, which is due to be carried out during the summer by Northern Rail and Metro.



The works will last approximately seven weeks, with temporary traffic management in place during off peak periods to keep disruption to a minimum.



In the summer an extension to the car park will take place to take the number of spaces up to 440. Included in the extension will be increased provision of accessible facilities and blue badge spaces.



Councillor Richard Lewis, Leeds City Council executive board member for development and the economy said:



“With the anticipated increase in demand at the New Pudsey Rail Station it is important that we have the infrastructure to cope with the amount of people wanting to use the station.



“The first stage of this project is to ensure we have the exit route sorted, and then further work to extend the car park can be carried out providing the station with much needed extra space and accessible facilities.”





Metro chairman, Cllr James Lewis said:

"I'm delighted that Metro has been able to work in partnership with Leeds City Council to fund improvements at this key station.



"New Pudsey lies on the important commuter route between Leeds and Bradford, and with a service every 15 minutes it helps move passengers into the heart of both cities while reducing congestion on adjacent road routes."



Notes to editors



In May 2012, confirmation was received of funding from Network Rail to enable an

extension of the New Pudsey Rail Station car park. The existing car parking

provision of 267 parking spaces is to be extended to provide a total 440 parking spaces.



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