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New South Entrance to City of Leeds main railway station, Pontefract

  • Lecture
  • Pontefract
  • 15 November 2017
  • 10:30 - 14:00
New South Entrance to City of Leeds main railway station, Pontefract

About this event

100,000 passengers a day pass through Leeds Railway Station, with an increasing number approaching from and returning to the south of the city. Until 2016 this involved walking a convoluted route down steep steps, under the station and along a busy road. Now an award winning, architecturally magnificent entrance and passage has transformed this journey into a quicker and much more pleasant experience.

Whilst the passengers’ walk is now much easier, the design and build process was anything but. The entrance was built in a river, wrapped around a 150 year old viaduct, above an electrified railway, joined into two separate footbridges and squeezed between two apartment blocks. The project team worked tirelessly to overcome all of these anticipated challenges and many more - floods, high winds and bees to name a few. The talk will explore a variety of these challenges.


10.30: Coffee and registration
11.00: Presentation, followed by questions and discussion
12.45: Bar open and buffet lunch service


Penny Gilg MEng (Hons) MSc GMICE, Consultant, Transport Planning, Atkins
Please see the ‘speaker’ tab for more details.


Contact Hugh Allan mail@hughallan.net by midday on Monday 13 November 2017 to book your free place. Please let Hugh know if you would like to stay for the buffet lunch, the cost for lunch will be £12 per person and £2 for dessert, payable on the day.

Event venue

Rogerthorpe Manor Hotel
Thorpe Lane
Pontefract WF9 1AB
United Kingdom

For more information please contact:

ICE Yorkshire and Humber

e: iceyandh@ice.org.uk