Leeds Station Improvement

Discussion in 'Infrastructure & Stations' started by Leedslad_, 8 Oct 2018.

  1. Halifaxlad

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    At least let them finish it first! If they have and all the scaffolding is down and gone, please forgive me as I haven't been through recently.

    It's certainly going to be interesting the types of light fittings and where they will hang them.
     
  2. MalaiseForever

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    Due to be finished end of September I believe.
     
  3. Ant158

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    The new roof looks a bit like the same wonderful material they used at Manchester Victoria. Hope it looks better than that when finished.
     
  4. Halifaxlad

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    I wonder how long before they have problems with pigeons and have to employ a man with an Eagle...
     
  5. tonysk14

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    Men with Eagles need work!
     
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    Track closures in leeds october 25th and 26th to enable works to take place Screenshot_20190823-194903_Samsung Internet.jpg Screenshot_20190823-194838_Samsung Internet.jpg
     
  7. johntea

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    I have just passed through, they have removed around 50% of the scaffolding now and it was pitch black had it not been for the use of several very bright floodlights on ground level :D
     
  8. Halifaxlad

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    I suspect once it's all down the electricians will be sent in (I hope)
     
  9. Glenn1969

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    Thought the full finish of Leeds Station works including the platform extensions was Autumn 2021?
     
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    That will be for the new P0, the roof is due to finish in the Autumn.
     
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    According to NRES, there are no trains through Leeds for 12 hours from 2340 on Saturday 26 October, for “station improvement works”.

    I wonder if that’s when the big reveal is.
     
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    The refurbished toilets on the South Concourse are now open for business and the last of the scaffolding boards has come down overnight to reveal the full extent of the replaced roof. Stange to see so much daylight in there after such a long period as a cave. Looks good. Sorry no pic.
     
  13. johntea

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    I’m not struck on the supporting beams to be honest, it’s certainly not a Kings Cross competitor for me!
     
  14. Cuboid

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    Then again isn't this concourse roof supposed to be changed when the station integrates with HS2 when that arrives? I believe this is a nice temporary but permanent structure which is nicer than before.

    But then again one (of the many) reasons why HS2 could be over budget is the need to create ridiculously expensive stations - personally what's wrong with a nice, tastefully designed & locally influenced designed station that's basically a box that doesn't cost an absolute fortune.
     
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    The roof's certainly looking quite nice now.

    One interesting feature is that they have removed most of the 1980's marble pannelling off of the walls to reveal some attractive red glass mosaic wall tiling, which I presume must date from the 1960's rebuild.

    I can't help thinking how stylish this must have looked with the pine ceiling !
     
  16. Andyh82

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    It’s quite a transformation and looks so different with all the light pouring in.

    As said above, now they’ve done the roof, they’ve turned their attention to the walls, all the walls have been stripped back, all the shop signs removed, revealing the red tiles, and a million wires.

    There is also no frontage at the moment, it’s basically just a roof.

    As others have said, I wonder what the permanent lighting solution will be for when it’s dark.
     
  17. 1D53

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    The engineering work is predominantly Platform 0 related.
     
  18. johntea

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    Leeds has now gone full London Paddington mode and removed the entrance glass and doors so at the moment it just appears to ‘merge’ into the outside!

    Presumably just a temporary measure whilst they’re finishing off the construction works although I actually quite like it! ;)
     
  19. takno

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    Any chance somebody can grab a couple of pictures?
     
  20. Spartacus

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    I hope it’s temporary otherwise there could be a terrible wind tunnel effect with the prevailing wind from the west diving down there instead of along the through platforms (which is bad enough at times anyway...).
     
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    I'll try to later if I remember.
     
  22. AndyHudds

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    It's still a bit of a hitch potch in all honesty, it is a lot more lighter though although they have the whole of the front entrance off at the minute. Is the floor getting re-done anyone know?
     
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    Which glass and doors are you referring to at Paddington?
     
  24. class 9

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    Just taken a couple of photos of the concourse, but can’t post as it says file too large. Any pointers please?
     
  25. SquireBev

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    Make the images smaller?
     
  26. class 9

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    Yeh I know that, how do you do that on an iPhone?
     
  27. Andyh82

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    The fact the main entrance to Paddington is just a open gap, they can’t ever close the doors as there isn’t any.
     
  28. JamesT

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    Either download an app that can resize them, or email them to yourself. If you click on the image attachment in mail then you can select different sizes.
     
  29. class 9

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    EF7BABCB-9C89-4A29-BF72-A55E9024EC81.jpeg Cheers JamesT, here’s the photo of the concourse yesterday
     
  30. class 9

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    Front of concourse.
     

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