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Holbeck Viaduct

Railway viaduct of 1882. More properly known as the 'Farnley Viaduct'. Built by the London & North Western railway company, it is now disused. Its value as part of the active rail network declined in the 1960's following the modernisation of Leeds City station, the last train to cross it did so in October 1987. Built in black brick, there are 85 arches and 9 bridges over its 1.7 km run from the live tracks south-west of the Leeds City station to Wortley via Holbeck and Beeston. Currently (2019) a community project is exploring various possibilities for bringing the viaduct back into use.


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Key Words :- railway viaduct
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Address :- Holbeck, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS11 5QG
Grid Ref :- SE 29423 33038
Co-ordinates :- Lat - 53.792829 , Long - -1.554841
Site Condition :- Site disused - but otherwise substantially intact
Site Dates :- 1882 - 1987