New £20m Southern Entrance at Leeds city station unveiled

New entrance to Leeds City Station
New entrance to Leeds City Station
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The new £20m Southern Entrance at Leeds train station will be officially opened this morning.

The state-of-the-art entrance provides a direct link to the city’s growing south bank area – saving passengers up to an hour of travelling time each week.

Up to one fifth of the station’s 100,000 daily users are expected to benefit from the entrance, which also aims to ease congestion at the existing tickets gates.

And the first travellers into the city centre were able to use the new entrance for the first time on Sunday.

The £20m scheme is a joint project between West Yorkshire Combined Authority, Leeds City Council, the Department for Transport and Network Rail.

Around £12.4m of funding was secured from the Department for Transport for the scheme, as well as additional funding from West Yorkshire’s Local Transport Plan, Network Rail and Leeds City Council.

The new station entrance will be officially opened by transport and council officials during a ceremony this morning.