York to Leeds road and rail disruption during bridge upgrade

Church Fenton and Ulleskelf stations will be served by replacement bus services to York, and to Micklefield for rail connections to and from Leeds.

Network Rail said the bridge, which was opened in 1869 by the North Eastern Railway, was approaching the end of its life.

The bridge deck was being replaced prior to electrification, which would see the route used by "more frequent, faster, heavier passenger and freight trains", it said.

TransPennine Express major projects director Chris Nutton said: "The bridge work taking place at Barkston Ash between Micklefield and Church Fenton is essential for the delivery of the Transpennine Route Upgrade.

"While this work is being carried out, TransPennine Express will operate an amended timetable on our north route services and divert trains between Leeds and York via a diversionary route, with slightly longer journey times.

"We'd like to advise customers to check before they travel."

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