New transparent roof first of several upgrades announced for Leeds station [RTM]

Date: 18/10/2018

Network Rail and the East Coast Main Line Railway board have announced a new state-of-the-art roof will be installed at Leeds station as part of the next step of upgrades. A new transparent roof made of ethylene tetrafluoroethylene (ETFE) will be installed on the southern concourse at one of the UKs busiest railway stations. The organisations said the new roof would be ready in time for UCI Road World Championship next autumn, replacing the current dark and tired wooden roof with a light-weight design.

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