Screens are just the ticket for Leeds train users

Passengers boarding the train at Burley Park station in Leeds.
Passengers boarding the train at Burley Park station in Leeds.
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Thousands of rail passengers are on track to getting up-to-date information on their journeys.

Commuters from Morley, Burley Park, Cottingley, Headingley will be among those to benefit from real-time travel information as the latest Customer Information Screens are unveiled.

Passengers at South Elmsall, Featherstone and Batley are also among those at 14 stations across West Yorkshire set to get on track with the new screens.

Northern Rail and West Yorkshire Combined Authority have invested £360,000 into the scheme along with an additional contribution from Grand Central Rail.

Natalie Loughborough, customer service director for Northern Rail, said screens will be installed at 130 locations across the north throughout the year.

She said: “We listen carefully to our customers’ feedback and we know they value real-time travel information.

“They will keep people up-to-date with information about arrival and departure times as well as station calling points along the route.

“The launch of these Customer Information Screens demonstrates our commitment to investing in communication channels at our smaller stations.

“These are just some of the screens that will be installed at 130 locations across the North throughout 2015.”

Coun James Lewis, chair of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Transport Committee, said the scheme builds on the work already in place for bus passengers with real-time journey information at bus stops across Leeds and West Yorkshire.

He added: “Passengers value the convenience of accurate, timely information.”

ON TRACK WITH JOURNEY DETAILS

The stations benefiting from the new scheme are: South Elmsall, Denby Dale, Mirfield, Honley, Shepley, Slaithwaite, Featherstone, Burley Park, Cottingley, Marsden, Morley, Batley and Headingley.

The majority of screens will be installed over the next few months.

The screen at Headingley will be installed later this year due to bridge replacement works in the vicinity.

The investment was generated through a partnership between the
 West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Northern Rail respectively.

£30k was contributed by Grand Central Rail.

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