Problems on the Airedale line

Commuters between Shipley and Skipton suffered long delays this morning due to a broken down train near Bingley.

Many commuters expressed their frustration at not being provided timely information: – Read more for quotes Continue reading

CrossRail support builds!

Councillor Pennington

Councillor Pennington, (Con) Bingley

In an article on improving tourism to Bradford, Councillor Pennington stated his aspiration for an across Bradford rail link. Continue reading

Signal problems at Leeds, cable theft at Dewsbury

Services between Leeds and Huddersfield are suffering delays and cancellations.
No services are stopping at Dewsbury, Batley, Morley or Cottingley.
Transpennine through services are also suffering disruption.

Low Moor Services!

The following are the planned services from Low Moor (as at 26/03/10)

2 services an hour to Leeds

2 services an hour to Halifax (1 continues to Manchester Victoria, 1 continues to Wakefield Westgate*).

We will try find out if this is at all times, peak or off peak.

* for those who ever thought that the Selby – Wakefield 2hr27 minute (19mile direct) service couldn’t justifiably take any longer – it will now include Low Moor!

UPDATED: WYITA Meeting 26th March 2:30pm

The Bradford area passenger consultative committee will be meeting this Friday at City Hall.

Topics cover both bus and rail transport. Of specific interest will be plans to improve the facilities at Bradford Interchange: new canopy, new waiting room, and extra CCTV and lighting.

Low Moor will also discussed: The proposed plan will have 2 trains per hour from Low Moor to Leeds (via Bradford), 1 train to Mnachester Victoria and 1 train to Wakefield (both via Halifax).

Apperley Bridge station plans have been sent to the Department for Transport to be approved (and funded).

Please try attending the meeting if you can, otherwise look out for Will Kilner’s article in the Telegraph and Argus.

Updated link to T&A Article.

Low Moor – Pick an excuse – Any excuse!

The latest delay to Low Moor Railway Station has been announced!

Councillor Robinson told the Bradford Passenger Consultative Committee that “Bradford Highways’ proposed changes to the access arrangements to the station, which was delaying scheme development.” Minutes: 15th Jan 2010

So now it is the Highways department that is delaying the start of the design of the station? (A request for information has been logged).

The committee is still of the belief that the station will be opened in 2012.

UPDATED Airedale Line – Delays

There are currently delays of upto 18 minutes between Skipton and Leeds.

UPDATE: Delays were due to a failed train.

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