Much of it is supported on Victorian brick-vaulted arches situated just off Neville Street which contain a centre consisting of cafés, restaurants, shops and exhibition spaces called Granary Wharf, known locally as the Dark Arches.
Leeds railway station retained manned ticket barriers through the 1990s until 2008 when they were replaced by automatic barriers by Northern to improve congestion around the barriers at peak times.
Leeds Interchange, located at the New Station Street exit, provides onward transport connections from the station.
There are five bus stands serving Arriva, First and Yorkshire Tiger routes 4, 5, 16, 16A, 19, 19A, 40, 85, 87, 90, 757, 870 and Dales Bus services.
A 24-hour taxi rank also operates at the interchange.
Further bus stops are located on Neville Street below the railway station, as well as around City Square outside the railway station.
Infirmary Street and Boar Lane Bus Points are a short walk for more bus connections.
Leeds Interchange hosts one of the UK's first cycle hubs that allows a number of cycling services including repair, storage and rental.
The facility opened in summer 2010 and is designed to encourage visitors and commuters into Leeds to continue their journey from the railway station by bike.
Leeds is an important hub on the British rail network.
The station is the terminus of the Leeds branch of the East Coast Main Line which provides high speed inter-city services to London and is an important stop on the Cross Country Route between Scotland, the Midlands and South West England connecting to major cities such as Birmingham, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Derby, Nottingham, Reading, Bristol, Exeter, Plymouth and Penzance.
There are also regular inter-city services to major destinations throughout Northern England including Manchester, Liverpool, Newcastle and Sheffield.