istory of the line
Developing from a small market town, Leeds (and specifically Holbeck) became an important international centre for the production of woollen cloth.
The Holbeck Viaduct is built
Built for the London and Western Railway during the industrial revolution, the viaduct is an acclaimed feat of Victorian engineering. The route of 92 brick arches provided a vital transport link into the booming city centre.
Falls out of use
It has languished in distinguished neglect ever since.
- Leeds 2023
Our next aim is to have meanwhile use of the viaduct and temporary opening by at least 2023, to coincide with Leeds 2023: