Have your say on new southern entrance to Leeds Station

Leeds Station southern entrance
Artist's impression of the new southern entrance to Leeds Station
Metro has been given the go-ahead by the Department for Transport to develop a new pedestrian entrance for Leeds Rail Station, called Leeds Station Southern Entrance (LSSE).

Situated over the River Aire, to the south of the station complex, the new £14.2m entrance will give direct access to and from the station to the river and canal-side areas around Granary Wharf and Water Lane. It’s hoped the entrance will improve access to Holbeck and surrounding areas in south Leeds.
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Metro is holding three exhibition events for passengers, local residents and businesses, to be held on:

– Monday 5 December from 6:30am until 10am at Leeds Rail Station
– Tuesday 6 December from 4pm until 7pm at Leeds Rail Station
– Wednesday 14 December from 2pm until 7pm at Mint Hotel, Granary Wharf

Metro staff will be on-hand to answer questions about the new station entrance proposals at all three events.

Anyone unable to attend can still have their say by visiting www.wymetro.com/lsse and completing the on-line questionnaire; by emailing lsse@wypte.gov.uk; or by writing to Leeds Station Southern Entrance, Metro, 40-50 Wellington Street, Leeds, LS1 2DE.

Construction is due to start in summer 2013 and the new entrance is expected to open in summer 2014.