Better access for Leeds

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A new £16 million scheme at Leeds station that will create a new entrance on the southern side of the station has been signed off by transport minister Baroness Kramer.

The scheme consists of an enclosed structure over the River Aire that incorporates lifts, escalators and stairs allowing passengers access from the current western footbridge within the station to ground level either side of the river. The proposals also include CCTV, lighting, help points, ticket machines, passenger information screens, ticket barriers, cycle parking and measures to improve pedestrian access in the immediate surrounding area.

The Leeds Station Southern Entrance scheme was one of the schemes given funding approval in 2011 as part of the Spending Review process. The work will be delivered by Carillion.