Probably not, because of the single line sections, staff availability and unit availability (only Northern sign York-Harrogate). It's also a very slow way round.
Quickest route and gets them nicely to lines E/F for onward journey towards Manchester.Judging by RTT, TPE are running via Castleford then in and out of Leeds, not diverting via the Whitehall curve or Horbury.
Probably not. It's a very slow way round with the difficulties of single lines etc. I suspect you'd be better off running as many services as possible through to Micklefield from Leeds and using buses to fill the gap.
When i had the LWRT off the road at Crystal Palace a few years back we had to cut all the rails as they were quite distorted and the train can't run unless the rails can move freely.Just out of interest, do they have to cut all the new rails at wagon ends to lift the wagons back on, or can it be done with load in situ
Judging by RTT, TPE are running via Castleford then in and out of Leeds, not diverting via the Whitehall curve or Horbury.
I suspect missing Leeds would cause TPE more issues: for example there are likely to be a reasonable number of passengers who have Leeds as their destination or are waiting there to get on a service.
There may also be crew changeovers there on some services?