If you need to drive to Leeds City Rail Station, we encourage you to plan your journey in advance.
The drop-off area at Princes Square is shared with taxis and private hire vehicles, and motorists are encouraged to allow extra time for their journey. You can also no longer drive to the station via Neville Street and Bishopgate Street, following changes to the local road network.
The pick-up area for passengers is at the multi-storey car park located on Aire Street. If you’re waiting to pick someone up, you can make use of the free 10-minute grace period. After that charges apply.
To drive to the station:
Bishopgate Street closure to private vehicles
Following changes to roads around City Square, private vehicles can no longer drive to Princes Square via Neville Street and Bishopgate Street (the roads immediately outside the station), and past the Queens Hotel.
Any private vehicles travelling in this direction will pass through a bus gate and incur a fixed penalty notice.
Motorists who need to drive towards the city in that direction (such as via junction 3 of the M621, Meadow Road and Victoria Road) are now being re-routed. After crossing the Neville Street bridge over the river, motorists must turn right at the bus gate onto Sovereign Street before turning left onto Swinegate. At the top of Swinegate you can continue onto Bishopgate Street and then turn right onto Boar Lane (as indicated by the green line on the below map).
This allows private vehicles to access Lower Basinghall Street and Mill Hill.
Alternatively, on reaching the top of Swinegate you can turn left to exit the city centre via Neville Street.
Car journeys around the city centre
For more information on how to travel around Leeds city centre by car, and how to access other locations, visit https://leedscitysquare.commonplace.is/proposals/diversion-routes/step1