The changing face of a city: Is this the Leeds City Station you remember?


Thousands of us pass through it every day en route to our final destination.

Leeds City Station lies at the heart of West Yorkshire’s commuter network and boasts a rich history dating back to 1938.

It was opened when two railway stations in Leeds - New and Wellington - were combined together.

By 1967 further remodelling of the station took place which at the time served by 500 trains on a typical day, with 2.75 million passenger journeys a year.

In 2002 the station was expanded from 12 to 17 platforms, with the construction of new platforms on the south side, and reopening of the disused parcels depot to passengers on the north side. In 2008 automated ticket gates were installed.

In 2016 a £17.3 million southern entrance was opened providing a direct link to the city’s growing south bank area – saving passengers up to an hour of travelling time each week.

Leeds train station’s new £20m south entrance opens

Click on the link to enjoy a look back at the how the station has evolved over the years.


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