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New Kirkstall Forge station to open

Artist's impression of the new station

West Yorkshire's latest rail station is set to welcome its first passengers today.

Kirkstall Forge Station is located within the new Kirkstall Forge development.

Initially, one train per hour will call in each direction, with additional services during the morning and evening peaks.

The new station includes a 129-space car park and a pickup/drop off point and, fully-accessible platforms with both staircases and ramps. It also has secure cycle parking and waiting shelters.

Together with Apperley Bridge Rail Station, which opened in December 2015, Kirkstall Forge is part of West Yorkshire's £15.9m Rail Growth Package.

It is fantastic news that rail services to the new Kirkstall Forge Station are about to open. The station has a key role to play in realising the major regeneration potential of the broader Kirkstall Forge development, bringing with it new jobs, training opportunities, housing and a range of office and leisure facilities to offer a significant boost to the local economy. We look forward to seeing lots of people making use of the new station and Kirkstall Forge as a prime destination as well as a gateway to the city centre and beyond in the weeks, months and years to come.

– Leader of Leeds City Council Councillor Judith Blake