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Toilet charges scrapped at Leeds Station

Toilet charges are to be scrapped at one of our region's busiest train station. The facilities at Leeds station will be free from next week.

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Passengers are currently charged 40p to use the toilets at Leeds station.

Network Rail, which owns the station, say's it's the first improvement made after the Rail Minister, Andrew Jones, announced funding of £15 million pounds for passengers in the North of the country.

Mr Jones said the disruption suffered by passengers in the North has been "unacceptable".

Many Northern and TransPennine Express routes were crippled when new timetables were introduced in May.

Network Rail said in a statement:

We welcome the Rail Minister's funding package for passengers in the North.

"We will respond to this immediately and one of the first changes will be the removal of toilet charges at Manchester Piccadilly, Leeds and Liverpool Lime Street.

"This is a long-overdue Christmas present for train passengers in the North."

– Network Rail
  • Charges will also be scrapped at Manchester Piccadilly and Liverpool Lime Street and will be free to use from December 17.