T&A Article – Throwing Rocks at Trains

The T&A is reporting incidents of rocks and even a television being thrown at trains on the Caldervale railway line.
The BTP are investigating and is asking for anyone with information to come forward.

Airport Rail Link

Underground trains may soon run on the Harrogate Line (cc) Tom Page

The Yorkshire Evening Post is reporting that the Harrogate Chamber of Commerce has written to the Minister for Railways to ask for an agreement in principal to the development of a new railway station new the airport, and the operation of a bus connection service to the terminal building.

The plan is significantly less than was hoped for, a full rail link from the Harrogate line to the Wharfedale line via the airport. The plan also recommends using old 3rd rail London Overground trains, this would represent a significant cost barrier. The DfT have stated their objection to new 3rd rail development however. There are alternative electrification schemes which would be suitable for the Harrogate Line.

Low Moor Station – View the plans

Plans for the proposed Low Moor railway station will be on display at Oakenshaw Veterans’ Bowling Club later this month:

Friday 18th November 2011: 2pm – 7pm

Saturday 19th November 2011: 10am – 1pm

Oakenshaw Veterans’ Bowling Club, Cleckheaton Road, Oakenshaw.

You can submit your views to BRUG or to lowmoor@wypte.gov.uk

London to Bradford in 6 minutes

Getting business and investment into Bradford!

In the T&A 28th March 2011

Mr Graham Hoyle quoted in the T&A:

SIR – In the footnotes of George Osborne’s Budget, and despite the austere economic times, he still managed to find £85m to pay for a new rail line to link the two separate stations in Manchester, aimed at bringing substantial improvements for through traffic and additional stimulus to that already successful city.

Makes you wonder if there’s any other city which could benefit from that sort of radically creative idea ?

Now that the funding for the Manchester rail link is secure, and the Northern Hub scheme is proceeding, can Bradford Cross-Rail move up the agenda?

Halifax Derailment – More Information

More information is available here about the derailment of the Class 158 Northern service from Hebden Bridge to Leeds on 5th February 2011.

Bradford Cross Rail

Following a packed scrutiny committee meeting of Bradford Council’s regeneration committee.

We have some excellent news to announce at our next meeting on Monday 7th. (7.30pm, Bradford VCS, Bridge Road, Bradford).

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