The Transpennine Route Upgrade (TRU) has announced the commencement of major upgrades at Huddersfield Station in the UK at the end of this month.
As part of a multibillion-pound railway project, the ‘old tearoom’ at the station will be relocated, repaired, and repainted. The old tearoom refers to the site’s waiting rooms and toilet area.
These upgrades will be conducted without affecting the heritage of this Grade I Listed station.
To make this possible, engineers will carefully disassemble the waiting room and then transport it off site for storage. It will be restored later as a component of the redesigned layout for platforms 3 and 4 at the station.
A temporary toilet facility will be arranged at the Manchester end of platform 4 while the waiting room is unavailable.
These toilet facilities will consist of a fully accessible toilet, equipped with baby changing.
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The improvement work is part of a long-term goal of transforming the station with a new layout, longer platforms, a new footbridge, and a refurbished roof structure, with the restored lantern.
TRU senior sponsor Paul Sumner said: “Huddersfield Station is an iconic building and an intrinsic part of West Yorkshire heritage, so whilst this series of improvements are necessary, the restoration and retention of its historic features is of paramount importance.
“That’s why – after an extensive in-depth planning process – the Transpennine Route Upgrade will bring the station up to modern standards in terms of functionality, without harming it’s cultural and traditional significance.”