‘More service improvements’ call by Bradford rail passenger groups

Passengers disembarking from a Northern Rail service at Bradford Forster Square station

Passengers disembarking from a Northern Rail service at Bradford Forster Square station

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Bradford rail groups have demanded further improvement despite Northern Rail revealing its best punctuality figures during this month.

Northern Rail, which runs local regional services, outlined its overall performance figures for April, showing this month was its best since the start of its franchise in 2004.

During the past month, 95.26 per cent of services departed and arrived on time in line with the industry’s Performance and Punctuality Measure.

Tim Calow, chairman of the Aire Valley Rail Users’ Group, said: “These figures are not bad but could be better.

“More capacity is needed in Airedale. Nothing will be happening until the new franchise comes in in February 2016.”

Mr Calow’s views were echoed by James Vasey, chairman of the Bradford Rail Users’ Group, who said: “We are still campaigning for more improvements to trains that we get.

“Some are over 30 years old on the line.

“Now it’s time to get passengers’ satisfaction figures up as well. Then we will all be very happy.”

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10:36am Tue 29 Apr 14

Not so simple says...

Train services are generally on time from FSQ. However the trains/carriages could do with updating but that's the least of the big issues. One problem I noted is how many yobs/drunks/junkies and downright rude people use the train as a doss house or chill out space.

More security is needed on trains as CCTV is not a detterent considering how many thefts and assaults take place on these trains.
Train services are generally on time from FSQ. However the trains/carriages could do with updating but that's the least of the big issues. One problem I noted is how many yobs/drunks/junkies and downright rude people use the train as a doss house or chill out space. More security is needed on trains as CCTV is not a detterent considering how many thefts and assaults take place on these trains. Not so simple
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10:30pm Tue 29 Apr 14

bcfc1903 says...

Bradford Interchange was supposed to get direct links to Manchester Airport, Liverpool Lime Street and Chester, Where are they? Has HS2 taken all the cash? Shocking stuff going on at the minute, It's like Bradford, a major UK city, has been erased from government thinking.
Bradford Interchange was supposed to get direct links to Manchester Airport, Liverpool Lime Street and Chester, Where are they? Has HS2 taken all the cash? Shocking stuff going on at the minute, It's like Bradford, a major UK city, has been erased from government thinking. bcfc1903
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