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Leeds Underground Tramway

Discussion in 'Midlands and the North' started by seeformiles, Oct 27, 2011.

  1. seeformiles

    seeformiles Lost in the wood

    This may have been posted before but apparently Leeds nearly had its own "Tube" until postwar car use made the council abandon the plans. Got to the stage of artist's impression anyway. I wish they'd build it today!

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  2. Kaka Tim

    Kaka Tim Crush the Saboteurs!

    Way cool!

    Any more pics?
     
  3. Nearly eh? Like the tram system we've been "nearly" getting for the last 20 odd years. :(
    I'd settle for a few more rail stations with more services in Leeds, compared to other cities it's size there are very few local stations (I am lucky here in Bramley). Are they still building the extra station at Kirkstall Forge?
     
  4. elfman

    elfman 罗斯

    The local public transport in Leeds in shocking. It needs some sort of metro system.
     
  5. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat lumpen proletaricat

    ooo.

    i knew they had got as far as prototypes of the new generation of trams (one of the two is in captivity at the crich museum)

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    but didn't realise that subways had been part of the plan, and that looks more like a full scale underground rail station...

    i have been told that a change of political control on Leeds City Council in the mid 50s led to a decision being made to abandon trams (although I take this with a pinch of salt as the person telling me was very pro-tram and pro-tory) although the general lack of capital available in the 50s for all the large scale public infrastructure plans that existed may have played a significant part.
     
  6. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

  7. Kaka Tim

    Kaka Tim Crush the Saboteurs!

    Not sure Id have fancied hagning around East End Park tube station late at night though.. !
     

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