Thursday 30 May 2019

Passengers urged to check before travelling as Leeds station reopens

Region & Route:
London North Eastern & East Midlands
Eastern

Train services have started to resume at Leeds station and the platforms have reopened.

British Transport Police and Network Rail partially closed the station earlier today (Thursday, 30 May) due to a vulnerable trespasser at the station.

Although the station has now reopened, there is still widespread disruption to train services and bus replacement services are running.

Anyone who is planning on travelling to, from or through Leeds is advised to delay their journey until later today and to check before they travel via National Rail Enquiries or with their train operator.

Network Rail is working closely with British Transport Police and train operators to get passengers moving and we would like to thank all those affected for their patience.

ENDS

Notes to Editors

For up to date travel advice please visit National Rail Enquiries

CrossCountry Customer Advice:

Road transport is running between York / Sheffield and Wakefield Westgate.

Please note, there is no CrossCountry road transport to / from Leeds due to traffic congestion, however other rail operators are running coaches to/from Leeds, and CrossCountry passengers are welcome to use these services.

To help with your journey, tickets will be accepted on the following services:

  • Arriva Buses & Yorkshire Tiger services between Wakefield Westgate and Leeds
  • LNER and TransPennine Express services via any reasonable route
  • ScotRail services between Edinburgh and Glasgow Central / Glasgow Queen Street until 15:00.

Some CrossCountry services may be diverted and will not call at Leeds and Wakefield Westgate.

LNER Customer Advice:

Services due to terminate at Leeds will be diverted to York where rail replacement buses will operate from York calling at Leeds, Doncaster and Wakefield Westgate.

Rail replacement buses are running as below:

From Leeds to York:

  • 4 Coaches provided by JB Travel
  • 4 Coaches provided by Forway Travel

From York to Leeds:

  • 6 Coaches provided by York Pullman

From Wakefield to Leeds:

  • 1 Coach provided by Fourway Travel
  • 4 Coaches provided by York Pullman

From Doncaster to Leeds:

  • 4 Coaches provided by Johnsons Travel

To help with your journey, tickets will also be accepted on the following services on any reasonable route:

  • Grand Central
  • CrossCountry
  • Northern
  • TransPennine Express

If you do not travel today, your ticket will be valid on London North Eastern Railway services tomorrow.

Northern Customer Advice: 

Customers travelling between Leeds and Wakefield Westgate / Huddersfield may use their tickets on Arriva Buses and Sheffield Trams (Supertram) between these stations.

Road transport has been sourced to run as follows:

  • 5 Coaches to run from Harrogate towards Leeds
  • 3 Coaches to run from Shipley towards Leeds
  • 1 Bus to run from Bradford Interchange towards Leeds

TransPennine Express Customer Advice:  

You may use your ticket on CrossCountry via any reasonable route.

If you do not travel today, your ticket will be valid on TransPennine Express services tomorrow.

Contact information

Passengers / community members
Network Rail national helpline
03457 11 41 41

Latest travel advice
Please visit National Rail Enquiries

Journalists
Network Rail press office - Amy Brenndorfer
Media Relations Manager
01904383180
07730359569
Amy.Brenndorfer@networkrail.co.uk

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