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Leeds Festival advice for drivers

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  • Motorways and major A roads leading to the Bramham Park are likely to be busy from today until Saturday, then again on Monday as people leave the festival.
  • Festival traffic will use the A1(M) to junction 44 (A1M/A64 Bramham Interchange) where traffic will exit and continue on the westbound A64 towards Leeds. Traffic will be using both lanes on a one-way system on the A64 and will turn right into the Festival car parks.
  • To manage this additional route, the A64 is being closed to all through traffic travelling eastbound from midnight on Wednesday 26 August and all day Thursday 27 August, until 5.00am on Friday 28 August.
  • Traffic travelling from York to Leeds on the A64 will continue as normal but drivers should be aware that queues are likely on the A1(M) at junction 44 (Bramham Interchange).

We will be doing all we can to alleviate congestion on the major routes to the event to keep traffic flowing, even so it will be busier than normal in this area over the festival weekend.

We have a lot of experience of handling events like this and have tried and tested systems in place. We work with our emergency service colleagues and the event organisers to ensure those heading for the events get there with minimum fuss and delays.

Drivers are advised to plan and check their travel routes in advance, and to keep up-to-date with the latest road conditions.

– Emergency planning manager for Highways England in Yorkshire, Andrew Charnick

Signalling problem delays trains between York and Leeds

A signalling problem at Harrogate is causing delays of up to 15 minutes between on trains between Leeds and York via Harrogate.

The 07:34 Harrogate to London Kings Cross service will start from Horsforth and not call at Harrogate.

These delays are expected to continue until approximately 12:00.



Overturned lorry on A1 causing tailbacks

Overturned lorry on A1 Credit: ITV Calendar
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