The Anonymous Widower

Morley’s New Accessible Station Set To Open In Summer 2023

The title of this post, is the same as that of this press release from Network Rail.

These paragraphs outline the work to be done to create the new Morley station.

A new, fully accessible station is set to open in Morley, Leeds in summer 2023 to make way for longer trains, more seats, and better journeys as part of the Transpennine Route Upgrade.

As a multi-million-pound investment, the new station will boast longer platforms to provide space for faster, more frequent, greener trains with more seats available for passengers travelling between Manchester, Huddersfield, Leeds and York.

The new, remodelled station will sit 75 metres away from the existing station and be fully accessible, with a footbridge and lifts connecting the two platforms.

Moving the station opens up opportunities to transform the platforms and track layout while installing the overhead wires needed to power electric and hybrid trains in the future. It also means that the current station can largely remain open for passengers whilst the new one is built.

It is not often, that a station upgrade, is such a comprehensive demolish and rebuild of a not very large station as this.

But rarely have I seen such a long list of problems as the one in this section in the Wikipedia entry for the station.

It looks like the Government is having a go, at levelling-up Morley.

Network Rail seem to be attempting to do the rebuild in under a year.

November 28, 2022 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , , , ,

2 Comments »

  1. OK recent additional Government funding has contributed to the success of this project but give credit where credit is due, “12 missions” at the heart of the Johnson government’s levelling up strategy were largely cut-and-pasted from Theresa May’s 2017 Industrial Strategy plans. Morley was core funded within that broader intention.

    Comment by fammorris | November 29, 2022 | Reply

  2. Having seen the birth of the Overground under Hendy, I have a feeling he looks at problems in a different way. And I suspect, he also brought some of his lieutenants with him from TfL.

    There’s no denying TfL has got worse since he changed jobs and Network Rail has got better.

    Comment by AnonW | November 29, 2022 | Reply


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