Forgotten tram tracks in Leeds city centre exposed by roadworks at Corn Exchange

Forgotten tram tracks in Leeds city centre have been exposed by roadworks outside the Corn Exchange.

Excavations beneath the road surface near Leeds Corn Exchange have exposed old tram tracks that once ran through the city.

Photographs provided by Leeds Civic Trust show the tramlines in action in the city during the 1950s.

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The tramlines are expected to be dug up by the contractors on the site, according to the trust.

Excavations beneath the road surface near Leeds Corn Exchange have exposed old tram tracks that once ran through the city.

It's not the first time the old tramways have resurfaced during modern groundwork.

There are examples of old tram infrastructure that can still be seen around Leeds, including electrical boxes and signage.

Clifford Stead from the trust told the YEP: "I had a chat with the contractor, they are digging up the tram lines altogether here.

Excavations beneath the road surface near Leeds Corn Exchange have exposed old tram tracks that once ran through the city.

"The last passenger tram ran on those tracks on November 7th 1959.

"The Corn Exchange was a key tram Interchange."

Excavations beneath the road surface near Leeds Corn Exchange have exposed old tram tracks that once ran through the city.
Leeds Civic Trust: "Tram track has resurfaced at the Corn Exchange!"
Leeds Civic Trust: "Tram track has resurfaced at the Corn Exchange!"