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In the centre the single storey entrance to the Midland Market Street Station which had been rebuilt and enlarged in 1890 largely to accommodate the increased traffic from the MR’s recently completed independent Anglo Scottish line, the…

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The original station here was built in 1846 by the Leeds & Bradford Railway which had been formed to connect the two towns by railway along the Aire Valley. The company was acquired by the MR in 1853 who rebuilt the station seen here and this in turn…

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The Leeds & Bradford Extension Railway, later a part of the MR, between Shipley and Colne opened through Keighley in 1847 giving the town its first station. The station seen here dates from 1883 and is on the opposite side of Bradford Road to the…

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The western terminus of the ‘Otley & Ilkley Joint Railway’ the joint MR/NER station opened with the line in 1865. In 1888 the MR opened a line from Ilkley to Skipton with their own through platforms which were regarded as a separate station from the…

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However all is not what it seems. The structure across the station entrance is a replica of the old Moot Hall and has been erected as part of the tercentenary celebrations of Leeds being granted a Royal Charter of Incorporation in 1626. The actual…

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The station was opened by the M&LR at the same time as the section of its line between Hebden Bridge and Normanton and was Wakefield’s only station until Westgate Station was opened in 1867. The station was rebuilt in 1854 and is seen here late 19th…

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The station was opened by the M&LR at the same time as the section of its line between Hebden Bridge and Normanton and was Wakefield’s only station until Westgate Station was opened in 1867. The station was rebuilt in 1854 and its frontage seen here…

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The station frontage before landscaping and pedestrianisation in 1994. The near end building is the long disused Parcels Office which was converted in to a Cafe in 1996.

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LYRS 4508 - The magnificent station building, now Grade I Listed. John Betjeman described the imposing frontage as 'the most splendid in England' and Nikolaus Pevsner considered it to be one of the best stations in the country. Its grandeur owes much…

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LYRS2736. The magnificent station building, now Grade I Listed, early 20th century with cabs outside. John Betjeman described the imposing frontage as 'the most splendid in England' and Nikolaus Pevsner considered it to be one of the best stations…
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