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October 31, 2019

Network Rail to upgrade Keighley station in West Yorkshire

Network Rail has revealed plans to invest £4m to improve the Keighley station in West Yorkshire, which is used by 1.7 million passengers every year.

Network Rail has revealed plans to invest £4m to improve the Keighley station in West Yorkshire, which is used by 1.7 million passengers every year.

The work by Network Rail will involve renovating the station building, footbridge and entrance to make it brighter and more appealing.

To make the station look more pleasant, the canopies above the access ramps will be painted and lights will be installed.

Plan also includes resurfacing of both platforms to improve stepping distances between the trains and platforms.

The station is managed by Northern with whom Network Rail is working on the project.

The company stated that the work will be done in stages to avoid disruption to train services and minimise disturbance to the passengers.

The work is expected to start in April 2021 after the design work is completed. It is expected to conclude in March 2022.

Network Rail Route Asset Manager Mark Bloor said: “This upgrade at Keighley station will bring many benefits to passengers and all those who use the station.

“Refurbishing the building and improving the footbridge will make using the station more pleasant.”

Northern stakeholder manager Pete Myers said: “Alongside Northern’s investment in brand new trains, the refurbished station will help to enhance Keighley’s status as an attractive place to live and work in, and to visit.”

Earlier this week, Network Rail Scotland announced plans to make an additional investment of £4.5m to improve performance in the north-east and Highlands rail networks.

Earlier this month, Network Rail also revealed plans to offer free Wi-Fi service at all of its stations starting next year.

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