Location type


Names and dates

Leeds Wellington (1846-1938)
Leeds City (1938-1967)
Leeds (1967-)

Station code: LDS National Rail
Where: Yorkshire and Lincolnshire, England
Opened on the Leeds and Bradford Railway.

Chronology Dates

15/07/1967Newcastle and Berwick Railway
Edinburgh Waverley to Leeds 'North Briton' derails at Acklington. The train was travelling at 75mph and derailed due to the track condition. No casualties.
  /04/1996Great North Eastern Railway
Begins running the East Coast Main Line franchise using Class 91s and Mk4 trails to Glasgow and Leeds, and HSTs to Hull, Aberdeen and Inverness. (And also the Class 89 for Leeds and Bradford.)
17/10/2000Great North Eastern Railway
Great North Eastern Railway (GNER) London Kings Cross to Leeds train de-rails at 115mph and crashes at Hatfield, killing 4 people, when the railway track breaks due to gauge corner cracking. Over 100 speed restrictions were applied across the railway network where similar track wear was known.

News items

19/10/2023TransPennine Express to cut 20 services a day between Leeds and Manchester [The Guardian]
03/03/2023Return of commercial use of Aire and Calder Navigation to link Hull and Leeds [Business Live]
25/08/2022Electrification of the railway from York to Leeds could lead to a public inquiry over level crossing closures [YorkMix]
19/07/2022LNER advise customers do not travel [Railways Illustrated]
23/04/2022Memory Lane: How the Keighley district was transformed by arrival of canal [Keighley News]
04/01/2022Network Rail complete biggest track upgrade at Leeds station in 20 years [Network Rail]
29/12/2021Walking in a WiFi Wonderland - Leeds station receives free, unlimited WiFi to connect passengers [Network Rail]
19/11/2021Government planning to put HS2 on stilts through Manchester [The Guardian]
18/11/2021HS2 Leeds link cut amid promise to transform rail [BBC News]
17/11/2021Red Wall Tories 'incandescent' as HS3 across Pennines and the HS2 extension to Leeds face the axe [Daily Mail]