Low Moor Station Opening Date

8:30am, Sunday 2nd April 2017.

The first train in 50 years will depart from Low Moor on Sunday 2nd April, after years of tireless campaigning, the station will finally open.

The station is the culmination of work by BRUG, the Friends of Low Moor Station, local councillors, Bradford Council and WYCA.

Come down to the station and celebrate the transformation of the station, and a new future for Low Moor and Bradford South.

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“finding” Baildon railway station!

We all know that Baildon Railway station is located on Ridgewood Close, just off Station Road don’t we? Or that the grid reference for it is: 53° 51′ 0″ N, 1° 45′ 14.4″ W don’t we?

What if you didn’t know that? On Monday we went to find Baildon railway station, we walked, we drove, and we photographed.

We believe that if members of the public don’t know where a station is, or that it is has regular, reliable train services, how are we going to encourage more people to travel by public transport?
We set out to use the normal road signage to find the station. There is no signage for the station from the A6038 (Otley Road) either at the Junction Inn, Kirklands Lane or Roundwood Road. Whilst this may not be the primary catchment of Baildon station, it already limits who can find and use the station. The only clues that there is even a railway is the Victorian Viaduct crossing the River and Otley Road near Midland Road. – Whilst Saltaire station with no car-parking facilities has regular signage from Shipley to the Saltaire Roundabout.

Where is the railway station?

We went upto Baildon village to find any signage, it isn’t shown on the main posts near the roundabout.

We then decided to try find the station from Roundwood Road, as though we were coming from Guiseley, as we approached the railway bridge, we found a direction sign! But it was obscured by the weight restriction sign that had been placed over the front of it!

Spot the sign

When we continued up Roundwood Road we walked straight past the turning for the station as the 20ft tall sign outside the station could only have been seen if you were walking or driving backwards.

Station Sign

If this sign were nearer the road junction this would alleviate this part of this problem.

At the station there are very clear maps to show where the nearest, and correct, bus stop is for your continuing journey. However at the Bus stops and shelters, even at the bus stop labelled “Baildon Station” there is no map or guidance about the location of the train station. If the main station sign was moved up towards the road junction, this would make the station easier to find. Though a map similar to that at the railway station would be helpful at the bus shelter and bus-stops.

UPDATE: We have received feedback from Cllr Green of Bradford Council and from Cllr Lewis of Metro, they have forwarded our concerns about the lack of signage, and asked for Council Officers to investigate what works can be undertaken.

Bradford Cross Rail Working Group – Majority Report

BradfordIt is here! The majority report from the Bradford Cross Rail Working Group.

The Cross Rail Link Scrutiny Report will be presented the Regeneration, Overview & Scrutiny Committee on Thursday 27th October at 5:30pm in City Hall.

We hope you will all be able to attend.

Cross Rail Scrutiny Committee 03/02/2011

Bradford Council Scrutiny Committee will meet at 5:30 in Committee Room 3 at City Hall to discuss the proposed cross-rail plan.
A review of the meeting will be available later this evening.

Cross Rail Progress

This month has seen two highly productive Cross Rail meetings in Bradford. Come along to the next BRUG meeting (October 4th), to find out more. – Progress is being made!

London for 25% less this half term!

Take the kids to London this half-term with Grand Central!

Grand Central are offering a massive 25% discount on their fares from West Yorkshire stations on journeys to London Kings Cross.
This offer is valid between the 1st June and 11th June for travel dates between the 1st and 19th. Click here.
This discount is also available from thetrainline.com using discount code GC25OFF.

Tickets are sold subject to conditions as specified on the Grand Central website.

Cross Rail (X-Rail) – The Campaign

There have been many letters in the Telegraph & Argus in the last few days supporting the idea of the Cross Rail (X-Rail) link between the two Bradford stations. It has also been interesting reading those opposing the scheme – and their reasons!

We would like to ask everyone to write to their local Bradford Councillors (you have 3) and tell them you support the scheme and ask them to support the scheme in the council.

If you live outside of Bradford write to your local councillor (links at the bottom of the article) and tell them how X-Rail will improve not just Bradford but your local area as well. We will need support from across West Yorkshire to develop the X-rail scheme.

Our local MPs also need to support the scheme, find your MP here. You can write a letter or an email to push them to support the X-Rail plan.

We will have more information about the Cross-Rail (X-Rail) plan at our meeting on the 7th June 2010, address details here.

Councillor Information:

Calderdale, Leeds, Kirklees,  Wakefield

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