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Taxi!

By TrevBatWCC    
From the front of the Royal Armouries Museum runs this water taxi service. There are 2 pick-up/drop-off points which are located at Granary Wharf (just by the new South entrance of Leeds train station) & Leeds Dock. Two taxis run every 20 minutes and are completely free.
I met up with Patty (pentaxpatty) back in July 2015, when she came up to Leeds by train and we visited the Royal Armouries, and instead of walking back to the train station on her return, we both took the water taxi. As well as it being handy for travelling between the two points, itís great too for seeing Leeds from a different perspective. Although it's free, it was well worth putting a good tip in the tin when we alighted! 💰
The journey covers a distance of 1.25 km (0.77 mile) each way; the version shows a map (thanks to Google) and I've marked the pick-up points and route it takes.
The lead image was taken just after the taxi set off, heading out of the Dock towards the River Aire.

Many thanks to Colleen and Kate (Irishkate) for their User Awards on my previous upload The Candy Store , most appreciated 🏆👍

Raw images processed in Adobe Camera Raw, tweaked in Nik Collection's Viveza 2 and Photoshop Elements 14.

Thanks again to everyone for your votes & comments on my previous uploads, it really is appreciated and encouraging 👍

Trev 😀

Tags: Boat Transport Leeds Water taxi Easter monday Leeds dock

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Comments


22 May 2019 11:01AM
an excellent shot with some nice reflections and the map is a bonus
Maiwand 14 3 73 England
22 May 2019 11:12AM
Excellent and informative narrative Trev.
Ron
Jasper87 Plus
11 2.8k 158 England
22 May 2019 11:45AM

Quote:Excellent and informative narrative Trev.
Ron



Well worth remembering....especially with a brother in Leeds.
Irishkate Plus
11 45 121 United Kingdom
22 May 2019 12:36PM
A free taxi service - wow - what a fantastic way to get about Leeds.
Never been to Leeds but you're selling it well.
KateGrin
22 May 2019 1:33PM
Excellent and interesting images
Saastad 2 16 15 Norway
22 May 2019 2:19PM
Lovely shot! And a nice map to follow the trip too!

Arne Smile
cats_123 Plus
17 5.1k 30 Northern Ireland
22 May 2019 2:33PM
Only ever paid a fleeting visit when working, so we have yet to explore this interesting looking city. With flights from Belfast we may look closer 😁
22 May 2019 2:43PM
What a great view of the water taxi taking off, last time was with you and before that with Barbara, we used to go on it every time I came up to Leeds.

Can't belive it was that long ago.

Great to see it once again, thank you too for the mention


PattySmileSmile
Fefe Plus
9 57 37 United Kingdom
22 May 2019 4:54PM
Free water taxi? I'm speechless Trev 😲
Diane
EMJAYCEE Plus
12 10 10 England
22 May 2019 8:41PM
Excellent shot of the taxi and the area it works in Trev. Didn't know that anything came free in this day and age!!!!!
Joan
Chinga Plus
10 3 2 United Kingdom
23 May 2019 1:14AM
Love that water Taxi !! Great boatabilia shot and I wish one of those flats above was mine... What a perfect location,
Nice one Trev !! Isabel GrinGrin
bliba Plus
15 2 Austria
23 May 2019 12:16PM
interesting image
Interesting narrative and image Trev, I like the inclusion of the map of the journey.
Carol
LynneJoyce Plus
13 22 101 United Kingdom
23 May 2019 6:20PM
Cracking image.

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