Apperley Bridge

The first passenger train to operate from Apperley Bridge railway station will depart at 08:42 to Bradford Forster Square on Sunday 13th December.

The last passenger train departed the station on 20th March 1965.

Join us on the platform for the reopening or tune into Radio Leeds from 8:30 on Sunday morning

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Apperley Bridge Station / Kirkstall Forge

Construction at Apperley Bridge and Kirkstall Forge continue at a great pace…,

Apperley Bridge is due to open in August 2015 and Kirkstall Forge is due in October 2015.

Passengers travelling on the Airedale line between Leeds and Shipley will see construction underway as the platform sides and access routes are nearing completion.

Both stations will be served by the Bradford to Leeds services. Passengers to services along the Airedale line (Saltaire to Skipton and beyond, will need to change at Shipley.

Both stations will be immediately popular when they open later this year.

Apperley Bridge, Kirkstall Forge, Low Moor: On hold?

Planning permission for Apperley bridge has been approved, however the funding is not yet forthcoming from the Department for Transport, the 25% cut across government departments is holding back all spending until a full review of all planned works is undertaken. – Cllr Greaves in T&A.

We have written to Philip Hammond to express our concern about this and Kirkstall Forge, especially as Kirkstall Forge is partially funded by private money!

We remain worried about Low Moor station and will be campaigning hard with Metro/WYITA to ensure that the station does not fall off the list of priorities.

Cllr Greaves stated:

The Bradford worry, if that’s the right term, is Low Moor station. The funding for that was coming from the Regional Funding Allocation. That has been heavily cut so at the moment we don’t know where we are.
“What we have been told is that any spending of capital is at our own risk, so we are sitting on our hands until we know where we are.
The Bradford worry, if that’s the right term, is Low Moor station. The funding for that was coming from the Regional Funding Allocation. That has been heavily cut so at the moment we don’t know where we are.
“What we have been told is that any spending of capital is at our own risk, so we are sitting on our hands until we know where we are.
Just think, if Low Moor station had been rebuilt in 2001, we would have a busy passenger station, at half the current projected cost, earning revenue.

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.

Apperley Bridge Railway Station Approved

Bradford Council has approved planning permission for Apperley Bridge railway station. The station is to be built on the Aire Valley line and will have services between Leeds, Shipley, Frizinghall and Bradford Forster Square. There will be 300 car parking spaces at the site. Final planning permission will need to be approved by the Government as the station is within the greenbelt.

Article (T&A)

Apperley Bridge Station – Public Meeting

The Telegraph and Argus is reporting here on plans by WYMetro for reopening Apperley Bridge railway station. Meetings were held on the 15th and 16th May 2009 at Woodhouse Grove School near the site of the former station. The station will be located on the Airedale line, whilst the other planned station Kirkstall Forge will serve both Airedale and the Wharfedale lines.

Laisterdyke Station?

A £20m plan to regenerate the Bradford to Leeds corridor has been agreed between the two cities. Continue reading

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