HS2 will build a maintenance depot opposite Arla and next to the M1. This replaces the depot originally proposed at Crofton. The depot will be operational 24 hours a day.
The July 2018 announcement contains a map indicating that the site is around twice the size of the one disclosed during the consultation period:
The government has confirmed that the new HS2 rolling stock depot will be constructed in Leeds, driving forward local regeneration and creating up to 125 skilled jobs, ensuring Yorkshire benefits from the arrival of HS2.
The small number of new jobs indicated doesn’t justify the destruction of our area!
The depot connects to the HS2 tracks and is likely to cause further disruption to local rail services while these connections are made and realignment of the existing railway takes place. There are currently no firm estimates as to the severity or period of disruption anticipated.
The map below shows the original (much smaller) depot site disclosed for public consultation: