Micklefield Parish Council

Serving the people of Micklefield

Coat of Arms

Clerk & RFO: Joanne Hebden
6 Churchville Avenue
Micklefield, Leeds LS25 4AS

Tel: 0113 2875829

Network Rail's Transport and Works Act Order

Network Rail is undertaking a Transpennine Route Upgrade (a major programme of improvements), which includes a proposed number of changes between Leeds and Micklefield.

Works include replacing five level crossings with safer alternatives; raising, reconstructing or removing a number of bridges to enable electrification; and installing some small-scale infrastructure. A number of temporary work compounds are proposed to help Network Rail carry out its improvements.

The proposals include closing Peckfield level crossing and diverting the route of the bridleway and footpath; closing Highroyds Wood level crossing and diverting the route of the footpath; demolishing the grade II listed railway bridge on Ridge Road and building a new one; and putting a temporary works compound on Phoenix Avenue.

A Transport and Works Act Order (TWAO), which sets out Network Rail's proposals, is required to deliver these elements of the Transpennine Route Upgrade. This is a piece of legislation approved by the Secretary of State for Transport, granting permission to carry out the above works.

Network Rail has submitted its TWAO to the Secretary of State and anyone can submit their comments or objections to the proposals.

Micklefield Parish Council has submitted its comments and objections to the Secretary of State for Transport and a copy of the letter is attached.

If you want to know more or to submit your own comments or objections, more information and details of the consultation can be found at the webpage below.

Posted: Fri, 25 Aug 2023 13:22 by Joanne Hebden

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