STUDENTS have won a 50 year battle to get a zebra crossing outside their campus.

Since the colleges that became Leeds Trinity University were opened in 1966, students have campaigned for a pedestrian crossing to improve safety - even attempting to paint their own markings on the road.

And now their efforts have finally paid off after Leeds City Council put a crossing in place outside the university campus on Brownberrie Lane in Horsforth.

Charles Isherwood, president of the student's union, said: "We’re delighted to finally have a zebra crossing. Brownberrie Lane is a really busy road so the crossing will make it so much easier and safer for staff, students and local residents to cross the road, especially with the dark nights approaching. We’re delighted that the campaigning of Leeds Trinity University students finally paid off."

He added: "We’d like to thank Leeds City Council for listening to the feedback of Leeds Trinity students and making the area safer for everyone."

Councillor Richard Lewis, Leeds City Council’s executive member for regeneration, transport and planning, said: "Following a review, it was agreed to install a zebra crossing on Brownberrie Lane as part of a collaborative agreement between the council and the university. We’re confident it will provide a safe crossing place for students, staff, visitors and local residents alike, particularly as it is where an adjacent bus stop is situated."