Thursday 30 May 2019

Major disruption at Leeds station - Leeds railway station closed

Region & Route:
London North Eastern & East Midlands

Network Rail and British Transport Police have closed Leeds railway station due to a vulnerable trespasser on the railway.

The closure means that no trains are able to call at the station.  It also means that the station building itself, including the concourses, are shut.

Anyone who was planning on travelling to, from or through Leeds today is advised to delay their journey until later.

Passengers can keep up to date with the latest travel information by checking National Rail Enquiries or checking with their train operator.

Network Rail and British Transport Police would like to thank all those affected for their patience.


Notes to Editors

Detailed train info - please visit NRES for the latest travel info.

CrossCountry Customer Advice:

Road transport is running from Wakefield Westgate / York and will travel towards Leeds. Please note there is no road transport from Leeds to any other stations.

To help with your journey, tickets will be accepted on the following services:

  • Arriva Buses & Yorkshire Tiger services between Wakefield Westgate and Leeds
  • LNER services between Leeds and Doncaster
  • TransPennine Express services via any reasonable route

Some CrossCountry services may be diverted and will not call at Leeds and Wakefield Westgate.

LNER Customer Advice:

Services due to terminate at Leeds will be diverted to York where rail replacement buses will operate from York calling at Leeds, Doncaster and Wakefield Westgate.

Rail replacement buses are running as below:

From Leeds to York:

  • 4 Coaches provided by JB Travel
  • 4 Coaches provided by Forway Travel

From York to Leeds:

  • 6 Coaches provided by York Pullman

From Wakefield to Leeds:

  • 1 Coach provided by Fourway Travel
  • 4 Coaches provided by York Pullman

From Doncaster to Leeds:

  • 4 Coaches provided by Johnsons Travel

To help with your journey, tickets will also be accepted on the following services:

  • Grand Central services via any reasonable route
  • CrossCountry services via any reasonable route

If you do not travel today, your ticket will be valid on London North Eastern Railway services tomorrow.

Northern Customer Advice: 

Northern are unable to source any replacement road transport at this time. Customers are advised to seek alternative methods of travel or consider delaying their journey. 

TransPennine Express Customer Advice:  

You may use your ticket on CrossCountry via any reasonable route.

Contact information

Passengers / community members
Network Rail national helpline
03457 11 41 41

Latest travel advice
Please visit National Rail Enquiries

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Media Relations Manager

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