Exhibition to reveal plans for new £5m train station in Low Moor

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: The old Low Moor Station The old Low Moor Station

A public exhibition and consultation about building a £5 million train station at Low Moor, Bradford, looks set for September.

The long-term proposals, going back to 2007, were updated in May last year and the site has now been confirmed at Cleckheaton Road, three miles south west of Bradford city centre.

The station will be created in partnership with Metro, Network Rail, Northern Rail and Bradford Council and will be on the line between Bradford Interchange and Halifax stations.

Metro has commissioned the next phase of the station, car park and road design work and it is expected to be included in a public exhibition and consultation in September before a planning application goes before Bradford Council.

Bradford Passenger Consultative Committee, which meets this Friday at City Hall, will hear how the proposed new station will have about 100 car parking spaces and cycle parking.

Platforms will be fully-accessible, there will be CCTV and passenger Help Points, passenger information displays and a public address system, and there will be direct access from the Spen Valley Greenway.

Friday’s meeting will also hear how the sale of rolling stock to a rail leasing company could release “significant” funding for another proposed station at Apperley Bridge.

Money from the sale of Metro’s old Class 155 and Class 144 rolling stock, which will continue to be leased by train operator Northern, will go into the Apperley Bridge and Low Moor station schemes as well as a scheme for Kirkstall Forge.

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11:00am Tue 12 Jul 11

bigo93 says...

Erm..What happened to the plan of merging the Interchange and Foster Sq into a single station built right outside the Broadway shopping centre (if that ever gets built as well)?

Surely getting that up and running is a larger priority than a sub-station on the outer edges of the city.
Erm..What happened to the plan of merging the Interchange and Foster Sq into a single station built right outside the Broadway shopping centre (if that ever gets built as well)? Surely getting that up and running is a larger priority than a sub-station on the outer edges of the city. bigo93
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11:16am Tue 12 Jul 11

Albion. says...

bigo93 wrote:
Erm..What happened to the plan of merging the Interchange and Foster Sq into a single station built right outside the Broadway shopping centre (if that ever gets built as well)?

Surely getting that up and running is a larger priority than a sub-station on the outer edges of the city.
Too expensive.
[quote][p][bold]bigo93[/bold] wrote: Erm..What happened to the plan of merging the Interchange and Foster Sq into a single station built right outside the Broadway shopping centre (if that ever gets built as well)? Surely getting that up and running is a larger priority than a sub-station on the outer edges of the city.[/p][/quote]Too expensive. Albion.
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11:39am Tue 12 Jul 11

NCC.1701A says...

It would be worth building this train station in Low Moor, then we wouldn't have to use the toilet (Interchange) in Bradford City Centre.
It would be worth building this train station in Low Moor, then we wouldn't have to use the toilet (Interchange) in Bradford City Centre. NCC.1701A
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12:13pm Tue 12 Jul 11

bigo93 says...

Albion. wrote:
bigo93 wrote:
Erm..What happened to the plan of merging the Interchange and Foster Sq into a single station built right outside the Broadway shopping centre (if that ever gets built as well)?

Surely getting that up and running is a larger priority than a sub-station on the outer edges of the city.
Too expensive.
Yes it would be expensive, but having the train stop right outside the shopping centre is a good idea. It would mean a lot less walking around to get to different department stores. This of course would be more appealing to people and attract more instead of them going to Leeds.

That and as I have stated before, not having to make a change between stations would decrease journey times and increase the range in which ppl can travel.

So even though it would cost more, it's probably worth the cost.
[quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigo93[/bold] wrote: Erm..What happened to the plan of merging the Interchange and Foster Sq into a single station built right outside the Broadway shopping centre (if that ever gets built as well)? Surely getting that up and running is a larger priority than a sub-station on the outer edges of the city.[/p][/quote]Too expensive.[/p][/quote]Yes it would be expensive, but having the train stop right outside the shopping centre is a good idea. It would mean a lot less walking around to get to different department stores. This of course would be more appealing to people and attract more instead of them going to Leeds. That and as I have stated before, not having to make a change between stations would decrease journey times and increase the range in which ppl can travel. So even though it would cost more, it's probably worth the cost. bigo93
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12:25pm Tue 12 Jul 11

bradford rose says...

bigo93 wrote:
Albion. wrote:
bigo93 wrote: Erm..What happened to the plan of merging the Interchange and Foster Sq into a single station built right outside the Broadway shopping centre (if that ever gets built as well)? Surely getting that up and running is a larger priority than a sub-station on the outer edges of the city.
Too expensive.
Yes it would be expensive, but having the train stop right outside the shopping centre is a good idea. It would mean a lot less walking around to get to different department stores. This of course would be more appealing to people and attract more instead of them going to Leeds. That and as I have stated before, not having to make a change between stations would decrease journey times and increase the range in which ppl can travel. So even though it would cost more, it's probably worth the cost.
Of course it's a good idea but Bradford doesn't go in for those.
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As for the station at Low Moor, that will only benefit a small number of people who live in that area. I can't see how they will ever recoup the cost of building it.
[quote][p][bold]bigo93[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigo93[/bold] wrote: Erm..What happened to the plan of merging the Interchange and Foster Sq into a single station built right outside the Broadway shopping centre (if that ever gets built as well)? Surely getting that up and running is a larger priority than a sub-station on the outer edges of the city.[/p][/quote]Too expensive.[/p][/quote]Yes it would be expensive, but having the train stop right outside the shopping centre is a good idea. It would mean a lot less walking around to get to different department stores. This of course would be more appealing to people and attract more instead of them going to Leeds. That and as I have stated before, not having to make a change between stations would decrease journey times and increase the range in which ppl can travel. So even though it would cost more, it's probably worth the cost.[/p][/quote]Of course it's a good idea but Bradford doesn't go in for those. . As for the station at Low Moor, that will only benefit a small number of people who live in that area. I can't see how they will ever recoup the cost of building it. bradford rose
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12:29pm Tue 12 Jul 11

Albion. says...

bigo93 wrote:
Albion. wrote:
bigo93 wrote:
Erm..What happened to the plan of merging the Interchange and Foster Sq into a single station built right outside the Broadway shopping centre (if that ever gets built as well)?

Surely getting that up and running is a larger priority than a sub-station on the outer edges of the city.
Too expensive.
Yes it would be expensive, but having the train stop right outside the shopping centre is a good idea. It would mean a lot less walking around to get to different department stores. This of course would be more appealing to people and attract more instead of them going to Leeds.

That and as I have stated before, not having to make a change between stations would decrease journey times and increase the range in which ppl can travel.

So even though it would cost more, it's probably worth the cost.
Well it wouldn't attract me.
"Department stores"? Very optimistic.
The advantages to anyone who wished to use such a service are obvious (although not that great) but I still don't see Bradford with a shopping mall as a great attraction.
[quote][p][bold]bigo93[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigo93[/bold] wrote: Erm..What happened to the plan of merging the Interchange and Foster Sq into a single station built right outside the Broadway shopping centre (if that ever gets built as well)? Surely getting that up and running is a larger priority than a sub-station on the outer edges of the city.[/p][/quote]Too expensive.[/p][/quote]Yes it would be expensive, but having the train stop right outside the shopping centre is a good idea. It would mean a lot less walking around to get to different department stores. This of course would be more appealing to people and attract more instead of them going to Leeds. That and as I have stated before, not having to make a change between stations would decrease journey times and increase the range in which ppl can travel. So even though it would cost more, it's probably worth the cost.[/p][/quote]Well it wouldn't attract me. "Department stores"? Very optimistic. The advantages to anyone who wished to use such a service are obvious (although not that great) but I still don't see Bradford with a shopping mall as a great attraction. Albion.
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1:05pm Tue 12 Jul 11

puddin says...

Just to set the record straight, It was promised in 2000 along with other stations and the bill as risen by £1.5 million in less than 2 years and the promise by the council to open in 2012 also looks very doubtful.
Just to set the record straight, It was promised in 2000 along with other stations and the bill as risen by £1.5 million in less than 2 years and the promise by the council to open in 2012 also looks very doubtful. puddin
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1:42pm Tue 12 Jul 11

royalscot says...

Please, please, please get this station built. I have spent the majority of my working life commuting to Leeds from South Bradford and its going from bad to worse. Increased traffic, higher parking fees, more expensive petrol, idiotic drivers and slower journeys. This station would mean I could cycle or walk and then catch a train. Come on Metro and Bradford Council give South Bradford a station it has been needing since the sixties - and don't spend too long planning it!
Please, please, please get this station built. I have spent the majority of my working life commuting to Leeds from South Bradford and its going from bad to worse. Increased traffic, higher parking fees, more expensive petrol, idiotic drivers and slower journeys. This station would mean I could cycle or walk and then catch a train. Come on Metro and Bradford Council give South Bradford a station it has been needing since the sixties - and don't spend too long planning it! royalscot
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1:59pm Tue 12 Jul 11

Cooperlane2 says...

Bradford South has excellent bus routes, so why blow money on a new small station?
Bradford South has excellent bus routes, so why blow money on a new small station? Cooperlane2
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2:39pm Tue 12 Jul 11

DCarbz says...

Two observations
1 - Apperley Bridge long over due for commuting both to Leeds and Bradford with a platform on the Ilkley line also.
2 - when/if Westfield completed, council could run a 'tram' (like the Manchester system) across town via Hall Ings BUT it needs thinking about/planning now
Two observations 1 - Apperley Bridge long over due for commuting both to Leeds and Bradford with a platform on the Ilkley line also. 2 - when/if Westfield completed, council could run a 'tram' (like the Manchester system) across town via Hall Ings BUT it needs thinking about/planning now DCarbz
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6:37pm Tue 12 Jul 11

albioff says...

Spare a thought for all the folk over in Wyke. Low Moor is little use to us unless you have a car to get to the station and as the line goes under Wyke in a tunnel we have no hope of easy access short of a station other end of the tunnel near Norwood Green and Judy Woods.
Spare a thought for all the folk over in Wyke. Low Moor is little use to us unless you have a car to get to the station and as the line goes under Wyke in a tunnel we have no hope of easy access short of a station other end of the tunnel near Norwood Green and Judy Woods. albioff
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7:34pm Tue 12 Jul 11

Albion. says...

albioff wrote:
Spare a thought for all the folk over in Wyke. Low Moor is little use to us unless you have a car to get to the station and as the line goes under Wyke in a tunnel we have no hope of easy access short of a station other end of the tunnel near Norwood Green and Judy Woods.
Hahahaha! I don't know whether I'm coming or going!
[quote][p][bold]albioff[/bold] wrote: Spare a thought for all the folk over in Wyke. Low Moor is little use to us unless you have a car to get to the station and as the line goes under Wyke in a tunnel we have no hope of easy access short of a station other end of the tunnel near Norwood Green and Judy Woods.[/p][/quote]Hahahaha! I don't know whether I'm coming or going! Albion.
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10:22pm Tue 12 Jul 11

snorton says...

A pity this station wasn't there when the Transperience Museum was open. Now that was somewhere that was really impossible to get to. A transport museum with no transport, how idiotic! I wasted half a day trying to find it and when I did find it I discovered it had closed down.

As for the idea of linking Forster Square with Bradford Interchange, how about a tramway which could also serve the airport, Otley and Addingham and link with the Harrogate line?
A pity this station wasn't there when the Transperience Museum was open. Now that was somewhere that was really impossible to get to. A transport museum with no transport, how idiotic! I wasted half a day trying to find it and when I did find it I discovered it had closed down. As for the idea of linking Forster Square with Bradford Interchange, how about a tramway which could also serve the airport, Otley and Addingham and link with the Harrogate line? snorton
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10:52pm Tue 12 Jul 11

basil fawlty says...

bradford rose wrote:
bigo93 wrote:
Albion. wrote:
bigo93 wrote: Erm..What happened to the plan of merging the Interchange and Foster Sq into a single station built right outside the Broadway shopping centre (if that ever gets built as well)? Surely getting that up and running is a larger priority than a sub-station on the outer edges of the city.
Too expensive.
Yes it would be expensive, but having the train stop right outside the shopping centre is a good idea. It would mean a lot less walking around to get to different department stores. This of course would be more appealing to people and attract more instead of them going to Leeds. That and as I have stated before, not having to make a change between stations would decrease journey times and increase the range in which ppl can travel. So even though it would cost more, it's probably worth the cost.
Of course it's a good idea but Bradford doesn't go in for those.
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As for the station at Low Moor, that will only benefit a small number of people who live in that area. I can't see how they will ever recoup the cost of building it.
Why are you worried about usage and cost? Metro is paying for it! I don't recall Leeds people moaning about the dozens of new stations opened around Leeds over the past 20 years!
[quote][p][bold]bradford rose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigo93[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigo93[/bold] wrote: Erm..What happened to the plan of merging the Interchange and Foster Sq into a single station built right outside the Broadway shopping centre (if that ever gets built as well)? Surely getting that up and running is a larger priority than a sub-station on the outer edges of the city.[/p][/quote]Too expensive.[/p][/quote]Yes it would be expensive, but having the train stop right outside the shopping centre is a good idea. It would mean a lot less walking around to get to different department stores. This of course would be more appealing to people and attract more instead of them going to Leeds. That and as I have stated before, not having to make a change between stations would decrease journey times and increase the range in which ppl can travel. So even though it would cost more, it's probably worth the cost.[/p][/quote]Of course it's a good idea but Bradford doesn't go in for those. . As for the station at Low Moor, that will only benefit a small number of people who live in that area. I can't see how they will ever recoup the cost of building it.[/p][/quote]Why are you worried about usage and cost? Metro is paying for it! I don't recall Leeds people moaning about the dozens of new stations opened around Leeds over the past 20 years! basil fawlty
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11:00pm Tue 12 Jul 11

hemmy says...

i seem to remember my late father saying low moor was like a hub in itself, and trains could go all over from there, something about going out a little way and coming in on another line to get to other parts of the country where we had no through line. i was only small at the time and had football with my mates on my mind at that age.trains were what you played with on the living room floor.
cooperlane... the idea of a new station is for trains, so the great bus routes are no good. you catch trains in a train station and buses in a bus station. bfd souths good bus routes are no good if you want to travel by rail outside the buses limits.
i seem to remember my late father saying low moor was like a hub in itself, and trains could go all over from there, something about going out a little way and coming in on another line to get to other parts of the country where we had no through line. i was only small at the time and had football with my mates on my mind at that age.trains were what you played with on the living room floor. cooperlane... the idea of a new station is for trains, so the great bus routes are no good. you catch trains in a train station and buses in a bus station. bfd souths good bus routes are no good if you want to travel by rail outside the buses limits. hemmy
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11:58pm Tue 12 Jul 11

bradford rose says...

basil fawlty wrote:
bradford rose wrote:
bigo93 wrote:
Albion. wrote:
bigo93 wrote: Erm..What happened to the plan of merging the Interchange and Foster Sq into a single station built right outside the Broadway shopping centre (if that ever gets built as well)? Surely getting that up and running is a larger priority than a sub-station on the outer edges of the city.
Too expensive.
Yes it would be expensive, but having the train stop right outside the shopping centre is a good idea. It would mean a lot less walking around to get to different department stores. This of course would be more appealing to people and attract more instead of them going to Leeds. That and as I have stated before, not having to make a change between stations would decrease journey times and increase the range in which ppl can travel. So even though it would cost more, it's probably worth the cost.
Of course it's a good idea but Bradford doesn't go in for those. . As for the station at Low Moor, that will only benefit a small number of people who live in that area. I can't see how they will ever recoup the cost of building it.
Why are you worried about usage and cost? Metro is paying for it! I don't recall Leeds people moaning about the dozens of new stations opened around Leeds over the past 20 years!
Who's worried about it? - I'm just stating my opinion.
And I really don't know what Leeds people have got to do with it!
[quote][p][bold]basil fawlty[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradford rose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigo93[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigo93[/bold] wrote: Erm..What happened to the plan of merging the Interchange and Foster Sq into a single station built right outside the Broadway shopping centre (if that ever gets built as well)? Surely getting that up and running is a larger priority than a sub-station on the outer edges of the city.[/p][/quote]Too expensive.[/p][/quote]Yes it would be expensive, but having the train stop right outside the shopping centre is a good idea. It would mean a lot less walking around to get to different department stores. This of course would be more appealing to people and attract more instead of them going to Leeds. That and as I have stated before, not having to make a change between stations would decrease journey times and increase the range in which ppl can travel. So even though it would cost more, it's probably worth the cost.[/p][/quote]Of course it's a good idea but Bradford doesn't go in for those. . As for the station at Low Moor, that will only benefit a small number of people who live in that area. I can't see how they will ever recoup the cost of building it.[/p][/quote]Why are you worried about usage and cost? Metro is paying for it! I don't recall Leeds people moaning about the dozens of new stations opened around Leeds over the past 20 years![/p][/quote]Who's worried about it? - I'm just stating my opinion. And I really don't know what Leeds people have got to do with it! bradford rose
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5:23am Wed 13 Jul 11

Danstarr69 says...

Where about in Low Moor was the old station,where is the new one going to be and where are the train tracks?
I live 10 mins walk away from Odsal and have no idea where the trains go because I've never seen any train tracks.Is it low down near Ciba, in the middle by the coop or further up by Harold Park???
Where about in Low Moor was the old station,where is the new one going to be and where are the train tracks? I live 10 mins walk away from Odsal and have no idea where the trains go because I've never seen any train tracks.Is it low down near Ciba, in the middle by the coop or further up by Harold Park??? Danstarr69
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9:35am Wed 13 Jul 11

Yorkshire Lass says...

basil fawlty wrote:
bradford rose wrote:
bigo93 wrote:
Albion. wrote:
bigo93 wrote: Erm..What happened to the plan of merging the Interchange and Foster Sq into a single station built right outside the Broadway shopping centre (if that ever gets built as well)? Surely getting that up and running is a larger priority than a sub-station on the outer edges of the city.
Too expensive.
Yes it would be expensive, but having the train stop right outside the shopping centre is a good idea. It would mean a lot less walking around to get to different department stores. This of course would be more appealing to people and attract more instead of them going to Leeds. That and as I have stated before, not having to make a change between stations would decrease journey times and increase the range in which ppl can travel. So even though it would cost more, it's probably worth the cost.
Of course it's a good idea but Bradford doesn't go in for those.
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As for the station at Low Moor, that will only benefit a small number of people who live in that area. I can't see how they will ever recoup the cost of building it.
Why are you worried about usage and cost? Metro is paying for it! I don't recall Leeds people moaning about the dozens of new stations opened around Leeds over the past 20 years!
So Metro are paying the bill? Where do you think they get their funding from? The fare paying public, of course!
[quote][p][bold]basil fawlty[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradford rose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigo93[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigo93[/bold] wrote: Erm..What happened to the plan of merging the Interchange and Foster Sq into a single station built right outside the Broadway shopping centre (if that ever gets built as well)? Surely getting that up and running is a larger priority than a sub-station on the outer edges of the city.[/p][/quote]Too expensive.[/p][/quote]Yes it would be expensive, but having the train stop right outside the shopping centre is a good idea. It would mean a lot less walking around to get to different department stores. This of course would be more appealing to people and attract more instead of them going to Leeds. That and as I have stated before, not having to make a change between stations would decrease journey times and increase the range in which ppl can travel. So even though it would cost more, it's probably worth the cost.[/p][/quote]Of course it's a good idea but Bradford doesn't go in for those. . As for the station at Low Moor, that will only benefit a small number of people who live in that area. I can't see how they will ever recoup the cost of building it.[/p][/quote]Why are you worried about usage and cost? Metro is paying for it! I don't recall Leeds people moaning about the dozens of new stations opened around Leeds over the past 20 years![/p][/quote]So Metro are paying the bill? Where do you think they get their funding from? The fare paying public, of course! Yorkshire Lass
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9:47am Wed 13 Jul 11

Saltaire Bantam says...

It costs £5m to build two 100m long platforms made of concrete, a car park, a shelter and a ticket machine? That means each metre of platform costs up to £25000!
So far its taken then 4 years to do nothing but talk a load of hot air.
It costs £5m to build two 100m long platforms made of concrete, a car park, a shelter and a ticket machine? That means each metre of platform costs up to £25000! So far its taken then 4 years to do nothing but talk a load of hot air. Saltaire Bantam
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9:49am Wed 13 Jul 11

bradford rose says...

Yorkshire Lass wrote:
basil fawlty wrote:
bradford rose wrote:
bigo93 wrote:
Albion. wrote:
bigo93 wrote: Erm..What happened to the plan of merging the Interchange and Foster Sq into a single station built right outside the Broadway shopping centre (if that ever gets built as well)? Surely getting that up and running is a larger priority than a sub-station on the outer edges of the city.
Too expensive.
Yes it would be expensive, but having the train stop right outside the shopping centre is a good idea. It would mean a lot less walking around to get to different department stores. This of course would be more appealing to people and attract more instead of them going to Leeds. That and as I have stated before, not having to make a change between stations would decrease journey times and increase the range in which ppl can travel. So even though it would cost more, it's probably worth the cost.
Of course it's a good idea but Bradford doesn't go in for those. . As for the station at Low Moor, that will only benefit a small number of people who live in that area. I can't see how they will ever recoup the cost of building it.
Why are you worried about usage and cost? Metro is paying for it! I don't recall Leeds people moaning about the dozens of new stations opened around Leeds over the past 20 years!
So Metro are paying the bill? Where do you think they get their funding from? The fare paying public, of course!
I'm sure they're not alone in paying for it anyway. The article states that the station will be created in partnership with Metro, Network Rail, Northern Rail and Bradford Council!
[quote][p][bold]Yorkshire Lass[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]basil fawlty[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bradford rose[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigo93[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Albion.[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bigo93[/bold] wrote: Erm..What happened to the plan of merging the Interchange and Foster Sq into a single station built right outside the Broadway shopping centre (if that ever gets built as well)? Surely getting that up and running is a larger priority than a sub-station on the outer edges of the city.[/p][/quote]Too expensive.[/p][/quote]Yes it would be expensive, but having the train stop right outside the shopping centre is a good idea. It would mean a lot less walking around to get to different department stores. This of course would be more appealing to people and attract more instead of them going to Leeds. That and as I have stated before, not having to make a change between stations would decrease journey times and increase the range in which ppl can travel. So even though it would cost more, it's probably worth the cost.[/p][/quote]Of course it's a good idea but Bradford doesn't go in for those. . As for the station at Low Moor, that will only benefit a small number of people who live in that area. I can't see how they will ever recoup the cost of building it.[/p][/quote]Why are you worried about usage and cost? Metro is paying for it! I don't recall Leeds people moaning about the dozens of new stations opened around Leeds over the past 20 years![/p][/quote]So Metro are paying the bill? Where do you think they get their funding from? The fare paying public, of course![/p][/quote]I'm sure they're not alone in paying for it anyway. The article states that the station will be created in partnership with Metro, Network Rail, Northern Rail and Bradford Council! bradford rose
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10:03am Wed 13 Jul 11

bradford rose says...

Danstarr69 wrote:
Where about in Low Moor was the old station,where is the new one going to be and where are the train tracks? I live 10 mins walk away from Odsal and have no idea where the trains go because I've never seen any train tracks.Is it low down near Ciba, in the middle by the coop or further up by Harold Park???
I think the rail tracks go close by the Euroway estate and the M606 if I'm not mistaken, although I've no idea where the old station was.
[quote][p][bold]Danstarr69[/bold] wrote: Where about in Low Moor was the old station,where is the new one going to be and where are the train tracks? I live 10 mins walk away from Odsal and have no idea where the trains go because I've never seen any train tracks.Is it low down near Ciba, in the middle by the coop or further up by Harold Park???[/p][/quote]I think the rail tracks go close by the Euroway estate and the M606 if I'm not mistaken, although I've no idea where the old station was. bradford rose
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10:48am Wed 13 Jul 11

Stevie-C says...

Danstarr69 - If you go down cleckheaton road past ciba (now basf) you come to a bridge (2 pubs on left, george & balck horse). The train tracks run right underneath, parallel with the brilliant greenway

Anyway I think the station is a great idea, get it built. At least our taxes will be spent on something productive, rather than cr@p
Danstarr69 - If you go down cleckheaton road past ciba (now basf) you come to a bridge (2 pubs on left, george & balck horse). The train tracks run right underneath, parallel with the brilliant greenway Anyway I think the station is a great idea, get it built. At least our taxes will be spent on something productive, rather than cr@p Stevie-C
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12:19pm Wed 13 Jul 11

royalscot says...

Cooperlane2 wrote:
Bradford South has excellent bus routes, so why blow money on a new small station?
Yes Wyke has some good bus services to Bradford, Brighouse and Huddersfield. But I'm not sure a peak time X6 bus from Wyke to Leeds that takes over an hour and a half on many days is excellent. I used to take the 223/224 from Wyke to Leeds until Arriva cut the service. Changing at Odsal for the 508 isn't an option either after it got rerouted via Kirkstall. I thought public transport would have improved by now but my personal experience is that it has got far worse.
[quote][p][bold]Cooperlane2[/bold] wrote: Bradford South has excellent bus routes, so why blow money on a new small station?[/p][/quote]Yes Wyke has some good bus services to Bradford, Brighouse and Huddersfield. But I'm not sure a peak time X6 bus from Wyke to Leeds that takes over an hour and a half on many days is excellent. I used to take the 223/224 from Wyke to Leeds until Arriva cut the service. Changing at Odsal for the 508 isn't an option either after it got rerouted via Kirkstall. I thought public transport would have improved by now but my personal experience is that it has got far worse. royalscot
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8:50pm Sun 17 Jul 11

Worried of Guildford says...

Bradford needs faster direct long distance services. Services to Huddersfield and Manchester are particularly slow and will be even slower if there are more stops. If Low Moor is to open, there needs to be a mixture of express and stopping trains.

But the key priority should be to link Interchange and Forster Square so that Bradford can become a key "inter-city" station with many more direct services. For example, it would be a simple matter for Leeds - Carlisle trains to run via Bradford without reversing. The Manchester hub project will open up many other opportunities.

With a huge hole in the city centre at the moment, now is the time to build the link. History will never forgive our shortsighted council if they let this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity pass.
Bradford needs faster direct long distance services. Services to Huddersfield and Manchester are particularly slow and will be even slower if there are more stops. If Low Moor is to open, there needs to be a mixture of express and stopping trains. But the key priority should be to link Interchange and Forster Square so that Bradford can become a key "inter-city" station with many more direct services. For example, it would be a simple matter for Leeds - Carlisle trains to run via Bradford without reversing. The Manchester hub project will open up many other opportunities. With a huge hole in the city centre at the moment, now is the time to build the link. History will never forgive our shortsighted council if they let this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity pass. Worried of Guildford
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