Apperley Bridge station approved in spending review

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Apperley Bridge railway station has been given the go ahead by the Government as part of a £5 billion injection to get the economy moving.

Work is expected to start as soon as the summer of 2013 and the station could be operational by the end of 2014.

The Leeds Rail Growth programme, which also includes plans for at station at Kirkstall Forge, was one of 22 schemes the Government last year said it liked, but savings needed to be found.

Yesterday Chancellor George Osborne gave it the green light along with six other projects across the region.

Metro chairman Councillor James Lewis said: “Metro has pushed for the building of these two new stations which will support new jobs, reduce traffic on busy routes between Leeds and Bradford and ease congestion in Leeds city centre.

“Designed with a 300-space car park, a new station at Apperley Bridge will be used by around a million passengers each year and will remove 200,000 car journeys from busy local roads annually. With a new station at Low Moor going ahead as well this means two new rail stations for the Bradford district.”

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8:43am Wed 30 Nov 11

angry bradfordian says...

Some good news from the Autumn Statement, let's hope there are more regional stations on the way.
As this was announced by Osbourne, I assume we can thank the bankers for this good news. After all, when it's bad news it's always their fault!
Some good news from the Autumn Statement, let's hope there are more regional stations on the way. As this was announced by Osbourne, I assume we can thank the bankers for this good news. After all, when it's bad news it's always their fault! angry bradfordian
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9:18am Wed 30 Nov 11

BigFigure says...

Any chance of new/more trains for the extra million passengers? (thought not!)
Any chance of new/more trains for the extra million passengers? (thought not!) BigFigure
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9:18am Wed 30 Nov 11

bantamcougar says...

And will there be more carriages on the already standing room only overcrowded trains on the route ?
And will there be more carriages on the already standing room only overcrowded trains on the route ? bantamcougar
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9:26am Wed 30 Nov 11

angry bradfordian says...

BigFigure wrote:
Any chance of new/more trains for the extra million passengers? (thought not!)
I seem to remember a story about a year ago that said there were new carriages coming to the Airedale Line, but they were going to be 'second hand' ones that were going to be coming available when a line in the South East had been upgraded.
[quote][p][bold]BigFigure[/bold] wrote: Any chance of new/more trains for the extra million passengers? (thought not!)[/p][/quote]I seem to remember a story about a year ago that said there were new carriages coming to the Airedale Line, but they were going to be 'second hand' ones that were going to be coming available when a line in the South East had been upgraded. angry bradfordian
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12:03am Thu 1 Dec 11

Vegan Justice says...

Re-nationalize the railways and subsidise them with taxes.
Re-nationalize the railways and subsidise them with taxes. Vegan Justice
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8:31am Thu 1 Dec 11

angry bradfordian says...

Vegan Justice wrote:
Re-nationalize the railways and subsidise them with taxes.
I assume that would be the taxes of the bankers, rather than the taxes of public sector workers?
[quote][p][bold]Vegan Justice[/bold] wrote: Re-nationalize the railways and subsidise them with taxes.[/p][/quote]I assume that would be the taxes of the bankers, rather than the taxes of public sector workers? angry bradfordian
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