Leeds railway station

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Leeds
Leeds railway station
Inside Leeds City Station
Location
Place Leeds
Local authority City of Leeds
Operations
Station code LDS
Managed by Network Rail
Platforms in use 17
Live arrivals/departures and station information from National Rail
Passenger Transport Executive
PTE West Yorkshire (Metro)
National Rail - UK railway stations
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

Leeds railway station or Leeds City Station is one of the largest railway stations in the United Kingdom. The station is the largest one in Leeds as well as being the main public transport facility in West Yorkshire. There is no larger railway interchange in Yorkshire or North East England.

The station is one of 17 in Great Britain to be managed by Network Rail. It is the busiest English station outside London, and the UK's second busiest station outside London after Glasgow Central.[1]


History[change | change source]

North Concorse
South Concorse

Leeds City Station was built as Leeds New Station, to operate alongside Leeds Central Station (which has since closed). Leeds City Station was rebuilt twice, once in 1963 and again in 2002. Automatic ticket barriers were installed in 2008 replacing manned ticket booths.

Future[change | change source]

There are plans to build a entrance to the station from the South side. This would let passengers leave with a short walk to Bridgewater Place and Granary Wharf at the moment they have to walk from the North Side and under the station in a tunnel. As part of High Speed 2 a new station is planned to the south called Leeds New Lane railway station, this will be linked to the current railway station by a bridge. Because of the number of trains now using Leeds railway station new platforms have been proposed.

Destinations[change | change source]

The railway station has services to London, Sheffield, Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle Upon Tyne, Birmingham, Bristol, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Kingston upon Hull and Scarborough. There are also many local services to Wakefield, Bradford, Huddersfield, Halifax, York, Harrogate and other local towns and cities.

References[change | change source]

  1. http://www.rail-reg.gov.uk/upload/xls/station-usage-2006-07.xls Station Usage (excel)