The Anonymous Widower

Calls For Study Into Reopening Of Leeds Railway Station To Expand Capacity

The title of this post, is the same as that of this article on Rail Technology Magazine.

This is the introductory paragraph.

Local politicians in Leeds have called for the revival of Marsh Lane railway station to ease some of the pressure on the city’s busy main station, seeking viability studies to be carried out on it and other sites as a first step.

This Google Map shows the area of the proposed Leeds Marsh lane station.


  1. The Leeds Playhouse, Leeds Conservatoire, Northern Ballet  and large NHS offices in the centre of the circle of roads.
  2. Marsh Lane runs down the East side and crosses under the Leeds and Hull via Selby railway line.
  3. I would assume that the station will be built, where the road goes under the railway.

This second map is an enlargement of where the station used to be.

It looks like there would be space to put two platforms outside the double-track line.

Services Through Leeds Marsh Lane Station

The following services appear to run through the site of Leeds Marsh Lane Station.

  • CrossCountry – Plymouth and Edinburgh/Glasgow
  • LNER – Leeds and Edinburgh
  • Northern – Blackpool North and York
  • Northern – Halifax and Hull
  • Northern – Leeds and York
  • TransPennine Express – Liverpool Lime Street and Newcastle
  • TransPennine Express – Liverpool Lime Street and Scarborough
  • TransPennine Express – Manchester Airport and Newcastle
  • TransPennine Express – Manchester Airport and Redcar
  • TransPennine Express – Manchester Piccadilly and Hull


  1. All trains are hourly in both directions.
  2. There are also up to two freight trains per hour (tph) through the area.

There’s certainly scope for a balanced timetable through the station, but will there be enough time for all to stop?


Building this station looks to feasible and a good service could be provided.

Whether it is built would depend on passenger numbers and the cost of building.

Hence the need for a comprehensive study!


February 22, 2022 - Posted by | Transport/Travel | , , ,

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