Council to spruce up routes to city's two railway stations

First published in News Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Photograph of the Author by , T&A Reporter

PREPARATION works are starting this week ready for improvements between Bradford's two main railway stations.

The plans at Forster Square include refurbishing the fibres sculptures, replacing uneven paving with new stone, planting more trees and installing new lighting and new street furniture.

Two plane trees in a poor state at the bottom of the ramp leads from Forster Square station up to Cheapside will be replaced by four new trees to stay in keeping with refurbished raised planter and seating area in St Blaise Square next to the railway station.

Other improvements to be carried out on Bridge Street between the Interchange and Market Street junction, are similar natural stone paving, tree planting and better street lighting - all to help improve the main route pedestrians use between the city's two stations.

The improvements are being financed by the Regional Growth Fund which needs to be spent during this calendar year, although Bradford Council was not able to say last night how much they will cost.

Bradford Council leader, Councillor David Green, said: "We are working on an integrated approach to turn both Forster Square station and the Interchange into high quality city centre gateways.

"These public realm works are the initial steps but the long-term aim is to work with partners to improve the station buildings themselves."

The trees are being cut down this week with the groundworks and repaving starting at the beginning of September.

While work on the ramp is taking place, it will be closed to pedestrians.Signs will be put up to divert pedestrians along the alternative flat route which connects Forster Square station to Lower Kirkgate. This lies between the Midland Hotel to the west and the HMRC building and the Westfield compound to the east. Once the ramp and associated works are finished, the flat route will be repaved as part of the works.

Meanwhile a petition on Bradford Council's e-petition page shows a move to develop the archways leading from Forster Train Station.

James Moore's idea is for a development to complement the regeneration of the city centre - as well as act as a link to the new Westfield Centre and the Sunbridge Wells project which has just got planning permission to create Bradford's first underground market in a tunnel system.

It will become the city's own Victorian quarter for shop units together with trading streets barrows, restaurants and bars in a setting in keeping with the history and ambiance of Bradford, say those behind it.

The main entrance to the tunnel is behind the City Park development fronting the new City Park lake.

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7:20am Wed 27 Aug 14

Albion. says...

"natural stone paving"=Transits at the ready! It all sounds rather extravagant for a supposedly skint council.
"natural stone paving"=Transits at the ready! It all sounds rather extravagant for a supposedly skint council. Albion.
  • Score: -15

7:33am Wed 27 Aug 14

Joedavid says...

I see no mention of the non-working and unreliable lift at Forster Square station being repaired or replaced.
I see no mention of the non-working and unreliable lift at Forster Square station being repaired or replaced. Joedavid
  • Score: 8

8:50am Wed 27 Aug 14

bcfc1903 says...

Some excellent improvements here by Bradford Council, surely Metro could also refurb Forster Square station, automatic ticketing gates would be a good start. Great Idea about the archways, a smaller version of Leeds dark arches would be a great improvement. Bradford's regeneration continues with some excellent schemes coming to fruition including the Kirkgate pathway and square between Westgate and the Kirkgate shopping centre which will fit nicely with this council scheme.
Some excellent improvements here by Bradford Council, surely Metro could also refurb Forster Square station, automatic ticketing gates would be a good start. Great Idea about the archways, a smaller version of Leeds dark arches would be a great improvement. Bradford's regeneration continues with some excellent schemes coming to fruition including the Kirkgate pathway and square between Westgate and the Kirkgate shopping centre which will fit nicely with this council scheme. bcfc1903
  • Score: 16

10:46am Wed 27 Aug 14

Albion. says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
Some excellent improvements here by Bradford Council, surely Metro could also refurb Forster Square station, automatic ticketing gates would be a good start. Great Idea about the archways, a smaller version of Leeds dark arches would be a great improvement. Bradford's regeneration continues with some excellent schemes coming to fruition including the Kirkgate pathway and square between Westgate and the Kirkgate shopping centre which will fit nicely with this council scheme.
Most amusing.
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: Some excellent improvements here by Bradford Council, surely Metro could also refurb Forster Square station, automatic ticketing gates would be a good start. Great Idea about the archways, a smaller version of Leeds dark arches would be a great improvement. Bradford's regeneration continues with some excellent schemes coming to fruition including the Kirkgate pathway and square between Westgate and the Kirkgate shopping centre which will fit nicely with this council scheme.[/p][/quote]Most amusing. Albion.
  • Score: -11

11:37am Wed 27 Aug 14

bcfc1903 says...

Albion. wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
Some excellent improvements here by Bradford Council, surely Metro could also refurb Forster Square station, automatic ticketing gates would be a good start. Great Idea about the archways, a smaller version of Leeds dark arches would be a great improvement. Bradford's regeneration continues with some excellent schemes coming to fruition including the Kirkgate pathway and square between Westgate and the Kirkgate shopping centre which will fit nicely with this council scheme.
Most amusing.
You sound like you need cheering up, glad I could help.

Some excellent improvements here by Bradford Council, surely Metro could also refurb Forster Square station, automatic ticketing gates would be a good start. Great Idea about the archways, a smaller version of Leeds dark arches would be a great improvement. Bradford's regeneration continues with some excellent schemes coming to fruition including the Kirkgate pathway and square between Westgate and the Kirkgate shopping centre which will fit nicely with this council scheme.
[quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: Some excellent improvements here by Bradford Council, surely Metro could also refurb Forster Square station, automatic ticketing gates would be a good start. Great Idea about the archways, a smaller version of Leeds dark arches would be a great improvement. Bradford's regeneration continues with some excellent schemes coming to fruition including the Kirkgate pathway and square between Westgate and the Kirkgate shopping centre which will fit nicely with this council scheme.[/p][/quote]Most amusing.[/p][/quote]You sound like you need cheering up, glad I could help. Some excellent improvements here by Bradford Council, surely Metro could also refurb Forster Square station, automatic ticketing gates would be a good start. Great Idea about the archways, a smaller version of Leeds dark arches would be a great improvement. Bradford's regeneration continues with some excellent schemes coming to fruition including the Kirkgate pathway and square between Westgate and the Kirkgate shopping centre which will fit nicely with this council scheme. bcfc1903
  • Score: 13

11:46am Wed 27 Aug 14

Albion. says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
Albion. wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
Some excellent improvements here by Bradford Council, surely Metro could also refurb Forster Square station, automatic ticketing gates would be a good start. Great Idea about the archways, a smaller version of Leeds dark arches would be a great improvement. Bradford's regeneration continues with some excellent schemes coming to fruition including the Kirkgate pathway and square between Westgate and the Kirkgate shopping centre which will fit nicely with this council scheme.
Most amusing.
You sound like you need cheering up, glad I could help.

Some excellent improvements here by Bradford Council, surely Metro could also refurb Forster Square station, automatic ticketing gates would be a good start. Great Idea about the archways, a smaller version of Leeds dark arches would be a great improvement. Bradford's regeneration continues with some excellent schemes coming to fruition including the Kirkgate pathway and square between Westgate and the Kirkgate shopping centre which will fit nicely with this council scheme.
I think the needle has stuck.
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: Some excellent improvements here by Bradford Council, surely Metro could also refurb Forster Square station, automatic ticketing gates would be a good start. Great Idea about the archways, a smaller version of Leeds dark arches would be a great improvement. Bradford's regeneration continues with some excellent schemes coming to fruition including the Kirkgate pathway and square between Westgate and the Kirkgate shopping centre which will fit nicely with this council scheme.[/p][/quote]Most amusing.[/p][/quote]You sound like you need cheering up, glad I could help. Some excellent improvements here by Bradford Council, surely Metro could also refurb Forster Square station, automatic ticketing gates would be a good start. Great Idea about the archways, a smaller version of Leeds dark arches would be a great improvement. Bradford's regeneration continues with some excellent schemes coming to fruition including the Kirkgate pathway and square between Westgate and the Kirkgate shopping centre which will fit nicely with this council scheme.[/p][/quote]I think the needle has stuck. Albion.
  • Score: -12

1:11pm Wed 27 Aug 14

bcfc1903 says...

Albion. wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
Albion. wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
Some excellent improvements here by Bradford Council, surely Metro could also refurb Forster Square station, automatic ticketing gates would be a good start. Great Idea about the archways, a smaller version of Leeds dark arches would be a great improvement. Bradford's regeneration continues with some excellent schemes coming to fruition including the Kirkgate pathway and square between Westgate and the Kirkgate shopping centre which will fit nicely with this council scheme.
Most amusing.
You sound like you need cheering up, glad I could help.

Some excellent improvements here by Bradford Council, surely Metro could also refurb Forster Square station, automatic ticketing gates would be a good start. Great Idea about the archways, a smaller version of Leeds dark arches would be a great improvement. Bradford's regeneration continues with some excellent schemes coming to fruition including the Kirkgate pathway and square between Westgate and the Kirkgate shopping centre which will fit nicely with this council scheme.
I think the needle has stuck.
You've been playing the same old record for years Albion (We're from Bradford by the Negatives), it must have a few scratches with the odd sticking point, so you should be used to hearing and repeating the same old stuff.

Some excellent improvements here by Bradford Council, surely Metro could also refurb Forster Square station, automatic ticketing gates would be a good start. Great Idea about the archways, a smaller version of Leeds dark arches would be a great improvement. Bradford's regeneration continues with some excellent schemes coming to fruition including the Kirkgate pathway and square between Westgate and the Kirkgate shopping centre which will fit nicely with this council scheme.
[quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: Some excellent improvements here by Bradford Council, surely Metro could also refurb Forster Square station, automatic ticketing gates would be a good start. Great Idea about the archways, a smaller version of Leeds dark arches would be a great improvement. Bradford's regeneration continues with some excellent schemes coming to fruition including the Kirkgate pathway and square between Westgate and the Kirkgate shopping centre which will fit nicely with this council scheme.[/p][/quote]Most amusing.[/p][/quote]You sound like you need cheering up, glad I could help. Some excellent improvements here by Bradford Council, surely Metro could also refurb Forster Square station, automatic ticketing gates would be a good start. Great Idea about the archways, a smaller version of Leeds dark arches would be a great improvement. Bradford's regeneration continues with some excellent schemes coming to fruition including the Kirkgate pathway and square between Westgate and the Kirkgate shopping centre which will fit nicely with this council scheme.[/p][/quote]I think the needle has stuck.[/p][/quote]You've been playing the same old record for years Albion (We're from Bradford by the Negatives), it must have a few scratches with the odd sticking point, so you should be used to hearing and repeating the same old stuff. Some excellent improvements here by Bradford Council, surely Metro could also refurb Forster Square station, automatic ticketing gates would be a good start. Great Idea about the archways, a smaller version of Leeds dark arches would be a great improvement. Bradford's regeneration continues with some excellent schemes coming to fruition including the Kirkgate pathway and square between Westgate and the Kirkgate shopping centre which will fit nicely with this council scheme. bcfc1903
  • Score: 8

1:17pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Albion. says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
Albion. wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
Albion. wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
Some excellent improvements here by Bradford Council, surely Metro could also refurb Forster Square station, automatic ticketing gates would be a good start. Great Idea about the archways, a smaller version of Leeds dark arches would be a great improvement. Bradford's regeneration continues with some excellent schemes coming to fruition including the Kirkgate pathway and square between Westgate and the Kirkgate shopping centre which will fit nicely with this council scheme.
Most amusing.
You sound like you need cheering up, glad I could help.

Some excellent improvements here by Bradford Council, surely Metro could also refurb Forster Square station, automatic ticketing gates would be a good start. Great Idea about the archways, a smaller version of Leeds dark arches would be a great improvement. Bradford's regeneration continues with some excellent schemes coming to fruition including the Kirkgate pathway and square between Westgate and the Kirkgate shopping centre which will fit nicely with this council scheme.
I think the needle has stuck.
You've been playing the same old record for years Albion (We're from Bradford by the Negatives), it must have a few scratches with the odd sticking point, so you should be used to hearing and repeating the same old stuff.

Some excellent improvements here by Bradford Council, surely Metro could also refurb Forster Square station, automatic ticketing gates would be a good start. Great Idea about the archways, a smaller version of Leeds dark arches would be a great improvement. Bradford's regeneration continues with some excellent schemes coming to fruition including the Kirkgate pathway and square between Westgate and the Kirkgate shopping centre which will fit nicely with this council scheme.
I'd prefer it if the money went to some of the reduced services for the elderly, disabled and poor, instead of unnecessary cosmetic work.
Anyway don't let that stop you toadying.
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: Some excellent improvements here by Bradford Council, surely Metro could also refurb Forster Square station, automatic ticketing gates would be a good start. Great Idea about the archways, a smaller version of Leeds dark arches would be a great improvement. Bradford's regeneration continues with some excellent schemes coming to fruition including the Kirkgate pathway and square between Westgate and the Kirkgate shopping centre which will fit nicely with this council scheme.[/p][/quote]Most amusing.[/p][/quote]You sound like you need cheering up, glad I could help. Some excellent improvements here by Bradford Council, surely Metro could also refurb Forster Square station, automatic ticketing gates would be a good start. Great Idea about the archways, a smaller version of Leeds dark arches would be a great improvement. Bradford's regeneration continues with some excellent schemes coming to fruition including the Kirkgate pathway and square between Westgate and the Kirkgate shopping centre which will fit nicely with this council scheme.[/p][/quote]I think the needle has stuck.[/p][/quote]You've been playing the same old record for years Albion (We're from Bradford by the Negatives), it must have a few scratches with the odd sticking point, so you should be used to hearing and repeating the same old stuff. Some excellent improvements here by Bradford Council, surely Metro could also refurb Forster Square station, automatic ticketing gates would be a good start. Great Idea about the archways, a smaller version of Leeds dark arches would be a great improvement. Bradford's regeneration continues with some excellent schemes coming to fruition including the Kirkgate pathway and square between Westgate and the Kirkgate shopping centre which will fit nicely with this council scheme.[/p][/quote]I'd prefer it if the money went to some of the reduced services for the elderly, disabled and poor, instead of unnecessary cosmetic work. Anyway don't let that stop you toadying. Albion.
  • Score: -17

1:30pm Wed 27 Aug 14

bcfc1903 says...

Albion. wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
Albion. wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
Albion. wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
Some excellent improvements here by Bradford Council, surely Metro could also refurb Forster Square station, automatic ticketing gates would be a good start. Great Idea about the archways, a smaller version of Leeds dark arches would be a great improvement. Bradford's regeneration continues with some excellent schemes coming to fruition including the Kirkgate pathway and square between Westgate and the Kirkgate shopping centre which will fit nicely with this council scheme.
Most amusing.
You sound like you need cheering up, glad I could help.

Some excellent improvements here by Bradford Council, surely Metro could also refurb Forster Square station, automatic ticketing gates would be a good start. Great Idea about the archways, a smaller version of Leeds dark arches would be a great improvement. Bradford's regeneration continues with some excellent schemes coming to fruition including the Kirkgate pathway and square between Westgate and the Kirkgate shopping centre which will fit nicely with this council scheme.
I think the needle has stuck.
You've been playing the same old record for years Albion (We're from Bradford by the Negatives), it must have a few scratches with the odd sticking point, so you should be used to hearing and repeating the same old stuff.

Some excellent improvements here by Bradford Council, surely Metro could also refurb Forster Square station, automatic ticketing gates would be a good start. Great Idea about the archways, a smaller version of Leeds dark arches would be a great improvement. Bradford's regeneration continues with some excellent schemes coming to fruition including the Kirkgate pathway and square between Westgate and the Kirkgate shopping centre which will fit nicely with this council scheme.
I'd prefer it if the money went to some of the reduced services for the elderly, disabled and poor, instead of unnecessary cosmetic work.
Anyway don't let that stop you toadying.
You need to read T&A piece, can't imagine this Government grant gotten by Bradford Council could be used for the needy folk you mentioned. Still why let the facts get in the way eh....

Some excellent improvements here by Bradford Council, surely Metro could also refurb Forster Square station, automatic ticketing gates would be a good start. Great Idea about the archways, a smaller version of Leeds dark arches would be a great improvement. Bradford's regeneration continues with some excellent schemes coming to fruition including the Kirkgate pathway and square between Westgate and the Kirkgate shopping centre which will fit nicely with this council scheme.
[quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: Some excellent improvements here by Bradford Council, surely Metro could also refurb Forster Square station, automatic ticketing gates would be a good start. Great Idea about the archways, a smaller version of Leeds dark arches would be a great improvement. Bradford's regeneration continues with some excellent schemes coming to fruition including the Kirkgate pathway and square between Westgate and the Kirkgate shopping centre which will fit nicely with this council scheme.[/p][/quote]Most amusing.[/p][/quote]You sound like you need cheering up, glad I could help. Some excellent improvements here by Bradford Council, surely Metro could also refurb Forster Square station, automatic ticketing gates would be a good start. Great Idea about the archways, a smaller version of Leeds dark arches would be a great improvement. Bradford's regeneration continues with some excellent schemes coming to fruition including the Kirkgate pathway and square between Westgate and the Kirkgate shopping centre which will fit nicely with this council scheme.[/p][/quote]I think the needle has stuck.[/p][/quote]You've been playing the same old record for years Albion (We're from Bradford by the Negatives), it must have a few scratches with the odd sticking point, so you should be used to hearing and repeating the same old stuff. Some excellent improvements here by Bradford Council, surely Metro could also refurb Forster Square station, automatic ticketing gates would be a good start. Great Idea about the archways, a smaller version of Leeds dark arches would be a great improvement. Bradford's regeneration continues with some excellent schemes coming to fruition including the Kirkgate pathway and square between Westgate and the Kirkgate shopping centre which will fit nicely with this council scheme.[/p][/quote]I'd prefer it if the money went to some of the reduced services for the elderly, disabled and poor, instead of unnecessary cosmetic work. Anyway don't let that stop you toadying.[/p][/quote]You need to read T&A piece, can't imagine this Government grant gotten by Bradford Council could be used for the needy folk you mentioned. Still why let the facts get in the way eh.... Some excellent improvements here by Bradford Council, surely Metro could also refurb Forster Square station, automatic ticketing gates would be a good start. Great Idea about the archways, a smaller version of Leeds dark arches would be a great improvement. Bradford's regeneration continues with some excellent schemes coming to fruition including the Kirkgate pathway and square between Westgate and the Kirkgate shopping centre which will fit nicely with this council scheme. bcfc1903
  • Score: 15

2:00pm Wed 27 Aug 14

basil fawlty says...

No doubt it will be a piddling amount of money compared with the extravagant £17 million on improving the back entrance to Leeds City station.
No doubt it will be a piddling amount of money compared with the extravagant £17 million on improving the back entrance to Leeds City station. basil fawlty
  • Score: -2

2:02pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Albion. says...

bcfc1903 wrote:
Albion. wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
Albion. wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
Albion. wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
Some excellent improvements here by Bradford Council, surely Metro could also refurb Forster Square station, automatic ticketing gates would be a good start. Great Idea about the archways, a smaller version of Leeds dark arches would be a great improvement. Bradford's regeneration continues with some excellent schemes coming to fruition including the Kirkgate pathway and square between Westgate and the Kirkgate shopping centre which will fit nicely with this council scheme.
Most amusing.
You sound like you need cheering up, glad I could help.

Some excellent improvements here by Bradford Council, surely Metro could also refurb Forster Square station, automatic ticketing gates would be a good start. Great Idea about the archways, a smaller version of Leeds dark arches would be a great improvement. Bradford's regeneration continues with some excellent schemes coming to fruition including the Kirkgate pathway and square between Westgate and the Kirkgate shopping centre which will fit nicely with this council scheme.
I think the needle has stuck.
You've been playing the same old record for years Albion (We're from Bradford by the Negatives), it must have a few scratches with the odd sticking point, so you should be used to hearing and repeating the same old stuff.

Some excellent improvements here by Bradford Council, surely Metro could also refurb Forster Square station, automatic ticketing gates would be a good start. Great Idea about the archways, a smaller version of Leeds dark arches would be a great improvement. Bradford's regeneration continues with some excellent schemes coming to fruition including the Kirkgate pathway and square between Westgate and the Kirkgate shopping centre which will fit nicely with this council scheme.
I'd prefer it if the money went to some of the reduced services for the elderly, disabled and poor, instead of unnecessary cosmetic work.
Anyway don't let that stop you toadying.
You need to read T&A piece, can't imagine this Government grant gotten by Bradford Council could be used for the needy folk you mentioned. Still why let the facts get in the way eh....

Some excellent improvements here by Bradford Council, surely Metro could also refurb Forster Square station, automatic ticketing gates would be a good start. Great Idea about the archways, a smaller version of Leeds dark arches would be a great improvement. Bradford's regeneration continues with some excellent schemes coming to fruition including the Kirkgate pathway and square between Westgate and the Kirkgate shopping centre which will fit nicely with this council scheme.
It could still have been used for work which will be financed from the council coffers, thus releasing funds for more vital and worthy causes. It wasn't granted just to do the specific work that it has been allocated to.
[quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: Some excellent improvements here by Bradford Council, surely Metro could also refurb Forster Square station, automatic ticketing gates would be a good start. Great Idea about the archways, a smaller version of Leeds dark arches would be a great improvement. Bradford's regeneration continues with some excellent schemes coming to fruition including the Kirkgate pathway and square between Westgate and the Kirkgate shopping centre which will fit nicely with this council scheme.[/p][/quote]Most amusing.[/p][/quote]You sound like you need cheering up, glad I could help. Some excellent improvements here by Bradford Council, surely Metro could also refurb Forster Square station, automatic ticketing gates would be a good start. Great Idea about the archways, a smaller version of Leeds dark arches would be a great improvement. Bradford's regeneration continues with some excellent schemes coming to fruition including the Kirkgate pathway and square between Westgate and the Kirkgate shopping centre which will fit nicely with this council scheme.[/p][/quote]I think the needle has stuck.[/p][/quote]You've been playing the same old record for years Albion (We're from Bradford by the Negatives), it must have a few scratches with the odd sticking point, so you should be used to hearing and repeating the same old stuff. Some excellent improvements here by Bradford Council, surely Metro could also refurb Forster Square station, automatic ticketing gates would be a good start. Great Idea about the archways, a smaller version of Leeds dark arches would be a great improvement. Bradford's regeneration continues with some excellent schemes coming to fruition including the Kirkgate pathway and square between Westgate and the Kirkgate shopping centre which will fit nicely with this council scheme.[/p][/quote]I'd prefer it if the money went to some of the reduced services for the elderly, disabled and poor, instead of unnecessary cosmetic work. Anyway don't let that stop you toadying.[/p][/quote]You need to read T&A piece, can't imagine this Government grant gotten by Bradford Council could be used for the needy folk you mentioned. Still why let the facts get in the way eh.... Some excellent improvements here by Bradford Council, surely Metro could also refurb Forster Square station, automatic ticketing gates would be a good start. Great Idea about the archways, a smaller version of Leeds dark arches would be a great improvement. Bradford's regeneration continues with some excellent schemes coming to fruition including the Kirkgate pathway and square between Westgate and the Kirkgate shopping centre which will fit nicely with this council scheme.[/p][/quote]It could still have been used for work which will be financed from the council coffers, thus releasing funds for more vital and worthy causes. It wasn't granted just to do the specific work that it has been allocated to. Albion.
  • Score: -3

2:02pm Wed 27 Aug 14

basil fawlty says...

What about getting some funding for some proper station roofs for both the Interchange and Forster Square stations? These are not village stations!
What about getting some funding for some proper station roofs for both the Interchange and Forster Square stations? These are not village stations! basil fawlty
  • Score: 5

2:06pm Wed 27 Aug 14

single says...

In yeas to come if wetlield thrives ,forget up town bfd ,kirkgate will close,morrisons wll buy oatler ,inc car park , canal road huts will be levelled,to make canal basin with trees grass picknik area little germany will be a desireable place to live . even now far seeing people are refurbishing property on canal rd and bdc eyeing up housing land . Wish i got money Alsop did (fiddle) for being a visonary , he just got area wrong .This post should open a new can of worms
In yeas to come if wetlield thrives ,forget up town bfd ,kirkgate will close,morrisons wll buy oatler ,inc car park , canal road huts will be levelled,to make canal basin with trees grass picknik area little germany will be a desireable place to live . even now far seeing people are refurbishing property on canal rd and bdc eyeing up housing land . Wish i got money Alsop did (fiddle) for being a visonary , he just got area wrong .This post should open a new can of worms single
  • Score: -3

2:15pm Wed 27 Aug 14

bcfc1903 says...

Albion. wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
Albion. wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
Albion. wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
Albion. wrote:
bcfc1903 wrote:
Some excellent improvements here by Bradford Council, surely Metro could also refurb Forster Square station, automatic ticketing gates would be a good start. Great Idea about the archways, a smaller version of Leeds dark arches would be a great improvement. Bradford's regeneration continues with some excellent schemes coming to fruition including the Kirkgate pathway and square between Westgate and the Kirkgate shopping centre which will fit nicely with this council scheme.
Most amusing.
You sound like you need cheering up, glad I could help.

Some excellent improvements here by Bradford Council, surely Metro could also refurb Forster Square station, automatic ticketing gates would be a good start. Great Idea about the archways, a smaller version of Leeds dark arches would be a great improvement. Bradford's regeneration continues with some excellent schemes coming to fruition including the Kirkgate pathway and square between Westgate and the Kirkgate shopping centre which will fit nicely with this council scheme.
I think the needle has stuck.
You've been playing the same old record for years Albion (We're from Bradford by the Negatives), it must have a few scratches with the odd sticking point, so you should be used to hearing and repeating the same old stuff.

Some excellent improvements here by Bradford Council, surely Metro could also refurb Forster Square station, automatic ticketing gates would be a good start. Great Idea about the archways, a smaller version of Leeds dark arches would be a great improvement. Bradford's regeneration continues with some excellent schemes coming to fruition including the Kirkgate pathway and square between Westgate and the Kirkgate shopping centre which will fit nicely with this council scheme.
I'd prefer it if the money went to some of the reduced services for the elderly, disabled and poor, instead of unnecessary cosmetic work.
Anyway don't let that stop you toadying.
You need to read T&A piece, can't imagine this Government grant gotten by Bradford Council could be used for the needy folk you mentioned. Still why let the facts get in the way eh....

Some excellent improvements here by Bradford Council, surely Metro could also refurb Forster Square station, automatic ticketing gates would be a good start. Great Idea about the archways, a smaller version of Leeds dark arches would be a great improvement. Bradford's regeneration continues with some excellent schemes coming to fruition including the Kirkgate pathway and square between Westgate and the Kirkgate shopping centre which will fit nicely with this council scheme.
It could still have been used for work which will be financed from the council coffers, thus releasing funds for more vital and worthy causes. It wasn't granted just to do the specific work that it has been allocated to.
I take it you make it up as you go along, your post doesn't even make sense.

Some excellent improvements here by Bradford Council, surely Metro could also refurb Forster Square station, automatic ticketing gates would be a good start. Great Idea about the archways, a smaller version of Leeds dark arches would be a great improvement. Bradford's regeneration continues with some excellent schemes coming to fruition including the Kirkgate pathway and square between Westgate and the Kirkgate shopping centre which will fit nicely with this council scheme.
[quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bcfc1903[/bold] wrote: Some excellent improvements here by Bradford Council, surely Metro could also refurb Forster Square station, automatic ticketing gates would be a good start. Great Idea about the archways, a smaller version of Leeds dark arches would be a great improvement. Bradford's regeneration continues with some excellent schemes coming to fruition including the Kirkgate pathway and square between Westgate and the Kirkgate shopping centre which will fit nicely with this council scheme.[/p][/quote]Most amusing.[/p][/quote]You sound like you need cheering up, glad I could help. Some excellent improvements here by Bradford Council, surely Metro could also refurb Forster Square station, automatic ticketing gates would be a good start. Great Idea about the archways, a smaller version of Leeds dark arches would be a great improvement. Bradford's regeneration continues with some excellent schemes coming to fruition including the Kirkgate pathway and square between Westgate and the Kirkgate shopping centre which will fit nicely with this council scheme.[/p][/quote]I think the needle has stuck.[/p][/quote]You've been playing the same old record for years Albion (We're from Bradford by the Negatives), it must have a few scratches with the odd sticking point, so you should be used to hearing and repeating the same old stuff. Some excellent improvements here by Bradford Council, surely Metro could also refurb Forster Square station, automatic ticketing gates would be a good start. Great Idea about the archways, a smaller version of Leeds dark arches would be a great improvement. Bradford's regeneration continues with some excellent schemes coming to fruition including the Kirkgate pathway and square between Westgate and the Kirkgate shopping centre which will fit nicely with this council scheme.[/p][/quote]I'd prefer it if the money went to some of the reduced services for the elderly, disabled and poor, instead of unnecessary cosmetic work. Anyway don't let that stop you toadying.[/p][/quote]You need to read T&A piece, can't imagine this Government grant gotten by Bradford Council could be used for the needy folk you mentioned. Still why let the facts get in the way eh.... Some excellent improvements here by Bradford Council, surely Metro could also refurb Forster Square station, automatic ticketing gates would be a good start. Great Idea about the archways, a smaller version of Leeds dark arches would be a great improvement. Bradford's regeneration continues with some excellent schemes coming to fruition including the Kirkgate pathway and square between Westgate and the Kirkgate shopping centre which will fit nicely with this council scheme.[/p][/quote]It could still have been used for work which will be financed from the council coffers, thus releasing funds for more vital and worthy causes. It wasn't granted just to do the specific work that it has been allocated to.[/p][/quote]I take it you make it up as you go along, your post doesn't even make sense. Some excellent improvements here by Bradford Council, surely Metro could also refurb Forster Square station, automatic ticketing gates would be a good start. Great Idea about the archways, a smaller version of Leeds dark arches would be a great improvement. Bradford's regeneration continues with some excellent schemes coming to fruition including the Kirkgate pathway and square between Westgate and the Kirkgate shopping centre which will fit nicely with this council scheme. bcfc1903
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2:17pm Wed 27 Aug 14

Albion. says...

single wrote:
In yeas to come if wetlield thrives ,forget up town bfd ,kirkgate will close,morrisons wll buy oatler ,inc car park , canal road huts will be levelled,to make canal basin with trees grass picknik area little germany will be a desireable place to live . even now far seeing people are refurbishing property on canal rd and bdc eyeing up housing land . Wish i got money Alsop did (fiddle) for being a visonary , he just got area wrong .This post should open a new can of worms
It might, if anyone could read it.
[quote][p][bold]single[/bold] wrote: In yeas to come if wetlield thrives ,forget up town bfd ,kirkgate will close,morrisons wll buy oatler ,inc car park , canal road huts will be levelled,to make canal basin with trees grass picknik area little germany will be a desireable place to live . even now far seeing people are refurbishing property on canal rd and bdc eyeing up housing land . Wish i got money Alsop did (fiddle) for being a visonary , he just got area wrong .This post should open a new can of worms[/p][/quote]It might, if anyone could read it. Albion.
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3:20pm Wed 27 Aug 14

FinlandStation says...

"an integrated approach ... into high quality city centre gateways" When is Cllr Green going to learn to speak English? Management drivel like this is usually hiding a paucity of purpose.

City Hall should never have let that destructive twerp Wardley demolish Forster Square station in the first place. It was a fine, confident, solidly built building that embellished our city. Something that can't be said for the tatty bus shelter that has taken its place.

Now there are petitions trying to scrape together and preserve what little is left of our Victorian heritage. Proof, if ever it was needed, that the Council can't be trusted to look after Bradford.
"an integrated approach ... into high quality city centre gateways" When is Cllr Green going to learn to speak English? Management drivel like this is usually hiding a paucity of purpose. City Hall should never have let that destructive twerp Wardley demolish Forster Square station in the first place. It was a fine, confident, solidly built building that embellished our city. Something that can't be said for the tatty bus shelter that has taken its place. Now there are petitions trying to scrape together and preserve what little is left of our Victorian heritage. Proof, if ever it was needed, that the Council can't be trusted to look after Bradford. FinlandStation
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5:16pm Wed 27 Aug 14

bcfc1903 says...

Some excellent improvements here by Bradford Council, surely Metro could also refurb Forster Square station, automatic ticketing gates would be a good start. Great Idea about the archways, a smaller version of Leeds dark arches would be a great improvement. Bradford's regeneration continues with some excellent schemes coming to fruition including the Kirkgate pathway and square between Westgate and the Kirkgate shopping centre which will fit nicely with this council scheme.
Some excellent improvements here by Bradford Council, surely Metro could also refurb Forster Square station, automatic ticketing gates would be a good start. Great Idea about the archways, a smaller version of Leeds dark arches would be a great improvement. Bradford's regeneration continues with some excellent schemes coming to fruition including the Kirkgate pathway and square between Westgate and the Kirkgate shopping centre which will fit nicely with this council scheme. bcfc1903
  • Score: 1

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