Leeds travellers quit rail car park

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POTENTIAL court action over a convoy of traveller caravans which took over a Leeds railway station car park for four days looked to have been avoided last night as the group moved off the site.

Extra rail staff had been drafted in to deal with any resulting commuter chaos after 18 caravans parked up at New Pudsey station car park – taking up a third of spaces.

A spokeswoman for Northern Rail confirmed that talks had been ongoing between managers and traveller representatives.

Half the caravans had gone by the afternoon, and the remainder were expected to be gone before today.

A spokesman for Leeds City Council said talks about an expanded, permanent traveller site remained an “issue” for Leeds, and “further work and discussion” continues.

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