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West Yorkshire Railway

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1857 The Bradford, Wakefield and Leeds Railway opened to provide a direct link from Wakefield to Leeds.

1863 The line was renamed the West Yorkshire Railway

1865 The line opened for goods traffic

1869 The line opened for passengers

The company was absorbed by the Great Northern Railway in 1865


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Sources of Information


  • Encyclopedia of British Railway Companies by Christopher Awdry. Published 1990