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Rail Infrastructure

White Rose Rail Station takes shape as Spencer Group delivers for partners

Spencer Group are making significant progress on the construction of a £26.5 million station in South Leeds.

Situated between Morley and Cottingley, the White Rose Rail Station will be located on the main trans-Pennine route to Manchester via Huddersfield.

It will be a two-platform station providing improved access to the adjacent White Rose office park, shopping centre and bus interchange.

The fully accessible station will include cycle storage next to the White Rose Park, along with improved walking and cycling routes between Cottingley, Churwell and Millshaw, and the White Rose Shopping Centre and bus interchange.

We are delivering the project for White Rose owner Munroe K in conjunction with Network Rail, the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, Leeds City Council and the Department for Transport.

Construction of the new station, which will replace Cottingley Rail Station, is scheduled to be completed in 2024. Watch the drone footage below to see the latest progress made on site.

Mayor of West Yorkshire, Tracy Brabin, visited the site to see the progress being made on the project earlier this year.

The visit included a first look at the steel frames for the new station buildings, which will house two lifts and the stairs to the station platforms. This work follows the installation of the station platforms on the railway line embankment.

Watch the video below to take a look back at the visit.

The scheme has received funding from the Leeds City Region Transforming Cities Fund, the Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme and £5 million from the Department for Transport’s New Stations Fund, alongside contributions from Munroe K.

Take a look at further progress videos on our YouTube page


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