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Transport Leeds Railways Stations

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Leeds Train Station Bus Interchange & Taxi Stand    Bus Services from the interchange

Leeds Main Train Station 'Leeds City Station '

Leeds City station is located behind the Queens Hotel , the tall building just above the station in the photograph, City Square, Leeds

Aerial photograph Leeds City station courtesy of  webbaviation.co.uk


Leeds City train station station is the largest rail station in the UK outside London. It is one of the few stations remaining with permanent ticket barriers so a rail tickets must be purchased before hand either at the ticket office or online from the trainline

The entire rail station in built over large brick arches known locally as the Dark Arches. A large section, Granary wharf, has been turned into shops, restaurants, cafes and a nightclub. Granary wharf extends  over open land next to the Leeds Liverpool canal. The River aire Also runs through a couple of these arches. This area is well worth a visit , especially in summer when the holiday barges are traveling through the canal locks. see our riverside photographs of this area

Leeds City Station facilities

  • Rail information office, or information booths at various locations
  • Ticket office, and ticket machines
  • Several cafes and fast food outlets
  • Chemists / Phamacy Boots
  • 2 bars  Coopers bar & Weatherspoons
  • Tourist Information (Open in Office hours)
  • Newsagent
  • Marks & Spencer's Mini supermarket
  • Amusement arcade
  • Hole in wall bank machines
  • Money Exchange bureau
  • Bus interchange
  • Taxi rank
  • Toilets 20p entrance or free on the train side of barriers


The main entrance to Leeds City rail station located in New station street can be seen at the rear of the photograph

The manned ticket barrier is behind the photographer.

Toilets, 20p entrance are located on the right of the photograph

Shops and cafes are located all around this area.

Coopers bar is located to the right by the entrance.

The ticket office and The concourse, photo below runs at right angles to the above photograph on the left hand side











More cafes including Mac Donalds are located in the Concourse

At the far end is the entrance / exit to City Square

At the far end on the left is the second bar in the station, Weatherspoons, who have tables outside in good weather

On the immediate right just out of the photo is the Leeds Tourist information office.

Behind the photographer on the right is the ticket office., with a separate main rail information office entrance next to it.

There are additional rail information booths scattered around the station on both sides of the ticket barriers









Leeds Train Station Bus Interchange & Taxi Stand

Photograph of the Leeds Train Station Bus Interchange
Leeds City station bus interchange

Leeds City station Taxi stand


Bus Interchange



Leeds Station Interchange, located in the one way New Station Street, Leeds has 5 bus stands directly outside the entrance to Leeds City Rail Station.

 The new bus interchange at Leeds Station opened 7 March 2004. Many buses that traveled in a westerly direction along Duncan Street, Boar Lane and Mill Hill will now divert along New Station Street to the new train / bus interchange seen in the photograph.

The interchange provides has direct direct bus links from the city's bus station to the rail station.  To travel in the opposite direction, rail to bus station, passengers must walk to nearby Boar Lane or Infirmary Street.



Taxi Stand



The taxi stand waiting area is on far side of the road, near the circular glass roof, bus stands and shelters are on the near side of the road.

Bus Services from Leeds City Station Bus Interchange

Stand Destination Services
S6 Pudsey Waterloo 4 / 4C
Farsley (Dawson's Corner) 16 / 16A
S7 Pudsey Market Place / Owlcotes Centre 44
Farsley (Cenotaph) 44A
Pudsey 73
Bradford 89
Greengates 90
Tyersal 90A
Leeds Bradford Airport  Timetable Download (pdf format) 757
S8 Old Farnley 5
Farsley (Dawson's Corner) 6
Leeds Bradford Airport & Otley 757
Otley NightRider 927
S9 Kippax / Castleford 164
Kippax / Castleford 166
Terminating services: 18, 27, 35, 37, 37A, 40, 45, 47, 63A, 64, 65, 71  
S10 Ireland Wood 54
St James's Hospital 62
Headingley 63
Tinshill 75
Hall Green 443 / 444
Leeds University (Monday to Friday)
Barnsley (Saturday)
446 / 448
Denby Dale 447


Additional Bus Services


Buses to Leeds Bus and Coach station and many other areas are from Boar lane 2 minutes walk from the station and  / or Infirmary street, 3 minutes walk from the station

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Hotels Near to Leeds City Train Station


The Queens Hotel is located nearest to the station,

Queens hotel     Park Plaza hotel    Discovery Inn     Hilton hotel    Metropole hotel    Quebecs hotel    Novotel hotel     Marriott hotel    Malmaison hotel    Cosmopolitan hotel


Leeds local rail stations within or bordering the City

Outlying stations within or bordering the City of Leeds. The approximate trains per hour are for daytime hours and listed as a guide to train frequency, evening and Sunday trains are less frequent

Bramley. Located in Bramley leeds and on the Leeds Bradford and Leeds Halifax lines. 3 trains per hour run to Leeds

Burley Park on the Leeds Harrogate line 5 minutes from Leeds. Fairly close to Headingley ruby and cricket grounds.


Cross Gates

East Garforth


Guisley On the Leeds Ilkley & Bradford Ilkley lines, 4 trains per hour to Ilkley,  2 trains per hour to Leeds and 2 to Bradford per hour. One of the two nearest stations to Leeds Bradford International Airport. There is an hourly bus service 737 to the Airport along Oxford Road 3 minutes walk from the rail station. Because this is a local station, it may be better to use Leeds Main Line City Station


Horseforth also near to Tinshill & Cookridge On the Leeds Harrogate line, 2 trains per hour. One of the two nearest stations to Leeds Bradford International Airport. Because this is a local station, it may be better to use Leeds Main Line City Station



New Pudsey is a new station, built in 1967 on the Leeds Bradford and leeds Halifax lines. Approximately 3 trains per hour

Woodlesford On the Leeds Sheffield (Hallam line) and Leeds Knottingley (Pontefract line). 30 minute service to Leeds



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