A641 Bradford Road to be temporarily closed as TRU complete major upgrades in Huddersfield: Huddersfield Station East Side

Wednesday 15 May 2024

A641 Bradford Road to be temporarily closed as TRU complete major upgrades in Huddersfield

Region & Route:

As the next stage of work commences in Huddersfield as part of the Transpennine Route Upgrade, the A641 Bradford Road / Northgate will be closed for two weekends at the start of June.

Road users are being reminded to plan their journey ahead of time, as the A641 Bradford Road / Northgate is closed to vehicular and pedestrian traffic over the following dates:

  • From 23:45 on Friday 31 May to 05:00 on Monday 3 June 2024
  • From 23:45 on Friday 7 June to 05:00 on Sunday 9 June 2024

During these weekends, work will be undertaken to strengthen Huddersfield viaduct, in advance of new track being built over the structure.

The road closures provide access for the team to complete ground excavations and concrete pouring work, as part of the reinforcements.

Signposted diversions will be established along the A641 with clear directions of the best route to take.


Gareth Hope, Sponsor for the Transpennine Route Upgrade, said:

“We appreciate that closing roads such as the A641 causes a great deal of inconvenience in the local area, so I’d like to thank the community in Huddersfield for their patience and understanding while this work takes place.

“To minimise disruption and keep the closure as brief as possible, our team will be working around the clock throughout the day and night to complete these rail upgrades. The work will ultimately contribute to providing an improved railway service and an upgraded station to rail users in Huddersfield.”


As part of the Transpennine Route Upgrade, Huddersfield station is being remodelled to enable faster, longer and more frequent trains to run along the route between Manchester, Leeds and York.

This involves reconstructing the platform layout, increasing the number of tracks from three to four and installing a new, accessible footbridge with lifts.

Strong progress has been made on site in recent weeks, with mining mitigation work completed in the area and work starting on the station’s iconic roof canopy, which is being repaired and restored as part of the improvements.

Notes to Editors

Upcoming changes to train services

As part of the Transpennine Route Upgrade, train services will be affected between Huddersfield – Dewsbury – Leeds from Mondays to Fridays (24 hour working), from Monday 24 June to Friday 19 July.

TransPennine Express:

  • Services between Huddersfield – Leeds will be diverted and will not run through Dewsbury.
  • Rail replacement bus services will replace services between Huddersfield – Dewsbury – Leeds.
  • Services from Hull will start/terminate at Leeds.
  • Services from Saltburn to Manchester Airport will start/terminate at Manchester Victoria.
  • Rail replacement buses will operate between Huddersfield – Manchester Airport via Stockport


  • Services between Leeds – Wigan via Brighouse will be diverted and will not run through Dewsbury.
  • Rail replacement bus services will run between Halifax – Brighouse – Dewsbury – Leeds

Services between Marsden – Huddersfield – Mirfield will also be affected on Saturdays and Sundays over the following weekends. Northern and TPE will be running to amended timetables so passengers are advised to check before they travel:

  • 18-19 May
  • 25-26 May
  • 1-2 June
  • 8-9 June
  • 15-16 June

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Ewan Bayliss
Communications Executive
Network Rail

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