Apperley Bridge set for transport network boost

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: an artist's impression of how the station will look an artist's impression of how the station will look

Plans for a new railway station at Apperley Bridge have been submitted to Bradford Council.

The station, which lies between Leeds and Shipley, is part of a larger investment scheme by Metro to improve public transport in the area.

The plans, submitted by Network Rail and Metro – West Yorkshire Integrated Transport Authority – include two new platforms which would be linked by an existing bridge, access ramps, a 300-space car park and a new access road.

Metro’s plans for Apperley Bridge, a station at Kirkstall Forge, Leeds, and car park extensions in West Yorkshire have been identified as priorities by the Regional Transport Board with an estimated total scheme cost of £16.74 million.

Metro chairman, Councillor Ryk Downes, said: “New stations and more park-and-ride spaces will make the rail network more accessible and encourage more people to make business trips and commuter journeys by rail.

“An Apperley Bridge station will help reduce congestion on local roads by reducing commuter car journeys between Leeds, Shipley and Bradford.

“Electric trains like the class 333 trains that pass through the site at the moment will use the station, so there will be reduced CO2 emissions too, which is good for everyone.”

Each platform at the new station will be fully accessible by ramp. Secure cycle storage and CCTV will be provided.

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6:50pm Thu 10 Dec 09

DJ_TEZZA_93 says...

Where's the long awaited Manningham station going to happen? What about Bowling/Laisterdyke? Or the Cross City centre Railway?
Where's the long awaited Manningham station going to happen? What about Bowling/Laisterdyke? Or the Cross City centre Railway? DJ_TEZZA_93
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7:11pm Thu 10 Dec 09

Jammy says...

Interesting not a patch on the one they pulled down,I assume the car park will be where the engine shed and goods yard was.or will they be pulling down the Queens pub now its boarded up?
Interesting not a patch on the one they pulled down,I assume the car park will be where the engine shed and goods yard was.or will they be pulling down the Queens pub now its boarded up? Jammy
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7:17pm Thu 10 Dec 09

emma72 says...

If the plans are anything like those presented earlier this year I'm hoping they go through quickly

It's a much needed station
If the plans are anything like those presented earlier this year I'm hoping they go through quickly It's a much needed station emma72
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11:29pm Thu 10 Dec 09

smile... says...

Here's an idea! Why don't you all have a look at the plans before making comments? Then you won't have to ask questions on here about what the specifics of what the plans look like!
Here's an idea! Why don't you all have a look at the plans before making comments? Then you won't have to ask questions on here about what the specifics of what the plans look like! smile...
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9:36am Fri 11 Dec 09

Joedavid says...

Which people will use this station?
Will additional to now use the trains?
To me it is just an additional stop for the trains and will add to the journey time.
Which people will use this station? Will additional to now use the trains? To me it is just an additional stop for the trains and will add to the journey time. Joedavid
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10:15am Fri 11 Dec 09

albion says...

Joedavid wrote:
Which people will use this station?
Will additional to now use the trains?
To me it is just an additional stop for the trains and will add to the journey time.
And trains leaving Shipley from Skipton or Bradford are usually full.
[quote][p][bold]Joedavid[/bold] wrote: Which people will use this station? Will additional to now use the trains? To me it is just an additional stop for the trains and will add to the journey time.[/p][/quote]And trains leaving Shipley from Skipton or Bradford are usually full. albion
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2:37pm Fri 11 Dec 09

saltbantam says...

What has happend with the proposed plans for a station at Low Moor ?
What has happend with the proposed plans for a station at Low Moor ? saltbantam
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4:22pm Fri 11 Dec 09

Welcome To The New World Order says...

Time flies by when you're the driver of a train, steaming into Trumpton with a cargo of cocaine...
Time flies by when you're the driver of a train, steaming into Trumpton with a cargo of cocaine... Welcome To The New World Order
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