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Plans for £42m 'Leeds Bradford Airport Parkway Station' revealed

West Yorkshire Combined Authority are seeking feedback after revealing plans to build a new rail station on the existing Harrogate line.

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority are seeking public feedback after revealing plans to build a new rail station on the existing Harrogate line. The new station, 'Leeds Bradford Airport Parkway', would be between Horsforth Station and the southern end of the Bramhope tunnel and aims to provide an interchange to serve Leeds Bradford Airport and the proposed employment hub. And the public are able to offer feedback until midnight on 21st February, with the proposals already being developed and updated based upon feedback received last year. [caption id="attachment_5837" align="alignnone" width="1487"] The proposed station includes 'convenience retail offerings', as well as two 125m platforms.[/caption] The current proposal for the station includes: A staffed station building with waiting area, convenience retail offerings, ticket purchasing facilities, toilets, staff accommodation and a bus interchange for transferring to the airport Two 125m platforms positioned in the existing cutting, therefore reducing the visual impact on the surrounding area Platform access via covered stairways and lifts A bridge linking the two platforms, which would also lead to a second pedestrian and cycle access route to the residential area of Cookridge Construction of an access road to Scotland Lane A 350-space park and ride car park to include blue badge holder spaces, electric vehicle charge points, dedicated drop off and pick-up points, secure cycle parking facilities, and a designated layby for the airport shuttle bus Low energy lighting and CCTV The project is currently being funded by the Leeds Public Transport Investment Programme (LPTIP) and is estimated to cost around £42m. The plans are available to view here. Read more local stories from Your Harrogate here.

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