Cross Rail (X-Rail) in Bradford

The plans are out, many of Bradford’s MPs support it. Will this now be the time for Bradford Cross Rail (X-Rail)?

The plans outlined here, followed up on Saturday here.

BRUG Chairman James Vasey,  speaking in the Telegraph & Argus:

It’s a very well planned proposal which has taken time, effort and money. It’s something the rail users’ group supports because it would be a new hub for transport in Bradford.

“We know we’re in a tight [financial] situation nationally, but if we can come back with a regeneration argument there will still be money around.

In the next few days, we will be gauging more opinion and expressions of support will be sought and published at our next meeting.

Previous suggestions for Cross Rail (X-Rail) have included a link between the two stations (similar to Manchester Piccadilly – Oxford Road). Arguments against those who think the scheme would be unsightly, please read this previous article.

A full presentation of the plans will be discussed at our next meeting: 7th June 2010, 7:30pm at Bradford CVS, Sunbridge Road, Bradford

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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

Rail Magazine: Bradford Cross Rail & Neville Hill Accident

Bradford cross rail plans have been published in the latest copy of Rail magazine (issue 632, page 12).

Also on page 12 are photos of the accident in Neville Hill, East of Leeds, that caused so much disruption to the network on November 17th.

Available from all good newsagents, and by subscription online.

Photos of the derailment are available here

A video is also available here

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