Leeds and Selby Railway

The Leeds and Selby Railway was an early British railway company and first mainline railway in Yorkshire. It was opened in 1834.

The company was absorbed by the York and North Midland Railway and the line remained in use through the subsequent NER, LNER, BR and post-privatisation periods.

As of 2010 the line is still in mainline use and is part of the York & Selby Lines operated by First Transpennine Express for services to Selby, Hull, and York and beyond.

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