Industrial action during December.
Unfortunately, the RMT union has called a number of strikes for December (the next scheduled dates are Saturday 23 December, Sunday 24 December, Wednesday 27 December and Sunday 31 December.) that will significantly affect CrossCountry train services. We will be operating a reduced service but running some longer trains. Amended timetables will be confirmed nearer to each strike day, so please keep checking this page for details before using any on-line journey planners. Click here for the latest information.
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Leeds is a lively city rich in heritage, stunning landscapes and incredible coastlines. Whether you are looking for some time to put your feet up and hide away from the hustle and bustle of your daily routine, a bit of retail therapy or an evening full of entertainment and a great night out, Leeds has it all. Here's a selection of some great attractions in Leeds:
Based in the heart of Leeds, the Corn exchange is an eye opener for all shopaholics. With its outstanding historical architectural setting it's of no surprise that this shopping complex is top listed for thousands of visitors throughout the year. The exchange includes a variety of retailers ranging from high street brands and designers to the classic independent stores. Open till late most days for those ready to splash the cash. The Corn exchange is a 15 minute walk from Leeds train station.
Home to the National collection of Royal Arms, Armours and Artilleries, this place will unfold the secrets of self-defence on the battlefields dating as far as 450 BC. The Royal Armouries boasts a collection of over 70,000 different objects, images and artefacts and holds a range of different seminars and curator talks focusing upon a range of topics. The Royal Armouries is a short bus ride from Leeds train station.
Be prepared to enter into a world of delightful and wild surprises. Trek through the enchanting Amazon House to experience life at the edge of the jungle and come face to face with some of the creatures of the tropics. With plenty to explore, Tropical World also offers visitors the chance to delve into and experience life in other regions of the world including The Desert House, Australasia house and many others.
The latest hub for entertainment, social drinks and dining. Situated near the surrealist dock, the Clarence Dock is the perfect place to have a stroll, host parties or have an amazing night out. The Clarence Docks are certainly the talk of the town and are approximately a 15 minute walk from Leeds train station.