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
- 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)
- 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 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.
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.
|S6||Pudsey Waterloo||4 / 4C|
|Farsley (Dawson's Corner)||16 / 16A|
|S7||Pudsey Market Place / Owlcotes Centre||44|
|Leeds Bradford Airport Timetable Download (pdf format)||757|
|Farsley (Dawson's Corner)||6|
|Leeds Bradford Airport & Otley||757|
|S9||Kippax / Castleford||164|
|Kippax / Castleford||166|
|Terminating services: 18, 27, 35, 37, 37A, 40, 45, 47, 63A, 64, 65, 71|
|St James's Hospital||62|
|Hall Green||443 / 444|
|Leeds University (Monday to Friday)
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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
Hotels Near to Leeds City Train Station
The Queens Hotel is located nearest to the station,
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.
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