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Report (Permission Visit) Leeds Train Station (Subterranean Areas) - Aug 15

Discussion in 'Underground Sites' started by Hydro, Aug 14, 2015.

  1. Hydro

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    So as you all now know, Network Rail were kind enough to give us a tour of the lower levels of the Train Station as we had failed numerous times to reach these areas via stealth. Explored with Raz & Jord

    Bit of History;

    Leeds railway station (also known as Leeds City railway station) is the mainline railway station serving the city centre of Leeds in West Yorkshire, England. It is the second busiest railway station in England outside of London. It is located on New Station Street to the south of City Square, at the bottom of Park Row, behind the landmark Queens Hotel; it is one of 19 stations managed by Network Rail.

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    Leeds is an important hub on the British rail network. The station is the terminus of the Leeds branch of the East Coast Main Line which provides high speed inter-city services to London and is an important stop on the CrossCountry network between Scotland, the Midlands and South West England connecting to major cities such as Birmingham, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Derby, Nottingham, Reading, Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth and Penzance. There are also regular inter-city services to major destinations throughout Northern England including Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle and Sheffield. It is also the terminus for trains running on the scenic Settle to Carlisle line.

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    Leeds is a major hub for local and regional destinations across Yorkshire such as to York, Scarborough, Hull, Doncaster and Sheffield. The station lies at the heart of the Metro commuter network for West Yorkshire providing services to Bradford, Wakefield, Dewsbury, Huddersfield and Halifax.

    With nearly 28 million passenger entries and exits between April 2013 and March 2014, Leeds is the busiest railway station in the North of England and the second-busiest railway station in the United Kingdom outside London, after Birmingham New Street.

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    The Tour;

    Jordan had arranged the trip underneath the station with a contact of his in the weeks beforehand, and they had agreed to show us the old offices and workings under the station, and we hoped that the rumours of the old ststion beneath the current one were true. Here are a few pics of where we were taken.

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    We went through restricted areas such as the building works for the new south side entrace, through the British Transport Police car park, and of course through the warren of tunnels and corridoors which make up the bowels of this impressive termini.

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    At one point our guide led us through a series of doors and down a shady elevator into the car park of the Queens Hotel... a very familar smell of the Dark Arches reached out nostrils and we soon found ourselves under the arches which we had already explored many times;

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    At this point we were all looking at each other with a slight smirk and sort of acting all like "Yeah this is cool, never seen this before... oh wow i bet its impossible to get down here" - AWKWARD!!!!

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    And on the way out we nipped through the British Transport Police offices and as it turnes out they have a very pleasing staircase!

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    Throughout this entire trip even though i knew i had permission to be there, i was shatting myself everytime a member of Network Rail staff came across us after a couple of years of avoiding security forces and workers!! Old habits die hard!

    So i leave you with this question, there is a massive amount of evidence to suggest the existance of a railway station beneath the current known working station, and we were given full access to the lower levels but we were not shown this...

    Is there more?

    Thanks for looking :thumb
     
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  2. tweek

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    Good stuff.
     
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  3. Hydro

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    cheers mate :thumb
     
  4. ACID- REFLUX

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    Nicely done lads :thumb

    Well you"ve now given yourself a summer project to find the remains of the original or is it the 2nd Station (wasn"t the first one over by the tower Holbeck way?)
     
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  5. mickLUFC

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    Love the photo of the old Gentlemens toilets on the underpass. Remember that from years ago when it was open.
     
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  6. Ojay

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    No need to quote an entire thread!
     
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  7. Els

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    That's pretty good mate - thanks for posting.
     
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  8. Hydro

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    Cheers mate :thumb
     
  9. Will Knot

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    Splendid that fellas'....stunning report and pics :thumb
    Thanks for postin' :D
     
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    Nice to see, cheers for posting :thumb
     
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  11. Hydro

    Hydro 28DL Regular User
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    thanks guys :)
     
  12. mickLUFC

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    Sorry chief. I'm new to this on the iPad!
     
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  13. steven111326

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    The tour under glasgow central is well worth doing looks very much same idea
     
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