Plan approved to start construction of White Rose Railway Station in Leeds, UK

WCN Editorial Team 28 Jun 2021 EUROPE TRANSPORT INFRASTRUCTURE

Leeds City Council has approved plans to commence construction of White Rose Railway Station in Leeds, the UK this autumn.

Located on the Transpennine rail route, near White Rose Shopping Centre, the new station is estimated to cost approximately £22m.

It is being developed in collaboration between Munroe K, Network Rail, Leeds City Council and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

White Rose Railway Station, which has already received planning permission, will play a vital role in connecting people to Cottingley, Churwell and Millshaw to jobs, education and training opportunities in the communities.

The Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme will provide £5m funding and the Leeds City Region Transforming Cities Fund has also agreed to provide up to £12m for the station.

As part of the collaboration, Munroe K will be responsible for the development of the new railway station.
The company will initially receive up to £4.5m loan from the Leeds Council to cover its share of funding package for the project.

Construction work is scheduled to commence on the new station this autumn, with completion expected by the end of 2022.

Leeds City Council infrastructure and climate executive member Helen Hayden said: “Improved transport connections are a hugely-important way of unlocking the potential, economic and otherwise, of all our local communities, particularly now, as we look to bounce back from the many problems caused by COVID-19.

“The new White Rose Railway Station will help deliver those connections, making it easier for people to access jobs, education and training.

“It will also underline the council’s commitment to tackling the climate emergency by getting more cars off the city’s roads.

“In addition, the station will have a vital role in driving wider regeneration efforts, both at the White Rose Park and in areas across the rest of south Leeds, by supporting housing and economic growth.”

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Rendering of the new White Rose Railway Station in Leeds, the UK. Credit: Leeds City Council.

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