Leeds Hunslet Lane railway station

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Leeds Hunslet Lane
Location
Place Leeds
Area City of Leeds
Coordinates 53°47′20″N 1°32′25″W / 53.788880°N 1.540280°W / 53.788880; -1.540280Coordinates: 53°47′20″N 1°32′25″W / 53.788880°N 1.540280°W / 53.788880; -1.540280
Grid reference SE303326
Operations
Original company North Midland Railway
History
1 July 1840 Station opened as Leeds
1 January 1849 renamed Leeds Hunslet Lane
1 March 1851 Station closed[1]
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Closed railway stations in Britain
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Railway Clearing House diagram of lines in Leeds in 1913

Leeds Hunslet Lane railway station was opened by the North Midland Railway in Leeds in 1840 in what was, at the time a middle class area, south of the city.

Designed by Francis Thompson, the trainshed consisted of an iron roof in four spans, with five lines running into it. Three of the lines were used for stabling carriages that were not in use under the central span, while each outer span had one line with a platform 300 yards (274 m) long. Turntables were provided at each end and the offices on the western side were fronted by an arcade with an arch surmounted with the arms of Leeds, Sheffield and Derby.[2]

It was shared by the Manchester and Leeds Railway which ran on the NMR tracks from just north of Normanton since Parliament had refused to sanction two lines running side by side.

It was replaced by the Midland Railway in 1846 by Wellington station [3] and became a goods depot which closed in 1972. The site is now occupied by the Crown Point Retail Park which opened in 1989.


Preceding station Historical railways Following station
Woodlesford   North Midland Railway
Midland Railway
  Terminus

References[edit]

  1. ^ Butt, R.V.J., (1995) The Directory of Railway Stations, Yeovil: Patrick Stephens
  2. ^ Whishaw, F., (1842) The Railways of Great Britain and Ireland London: John Wheale repub Clinker, C.R.ed (1969) Whishaw's Railways of Great Britain and Ireland Newton Abbot: David and Charles
  3. ^ Williams, R., (1988) The Midland Railway: A New History, Newton Abbot: David and Charles