QUESTIONS continue to be asked surrounding the partial closure of Bradford Interchange.

West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) - which runs the site - announced last Thursday night that the bus station would shut "following some damage believed to be linked to recent extreme weather".

WYCA said it had taken the "precautionary measure" because public safety is a "top priority".

The Telegraph & Argus has been contacted by a number of residents wanting to know exactly what damage has been caused to the bus station at Bradford Interchange and, at this stage, how long officials expect it to be closed. 

A number of people have also asked why this information has not yet been released nearly a week after it was shut. 

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: A view across the Interchange bus station on TuesdayA view across the Interchange bus station on Tuesday (Image: T&A)

The Telegraph & Argus put these points to WYCA and asked for answers - but a WYCA spokesperson today reiterated a statement which was issued last night. 

That statement said: "Bradford Interchange bus station is closed until further notice, with services continuing to run from nearby streets.

"The closure will allow contractors to survey the damage and report back on the next steps to ensure it is safe before reopening.

"We have taken this precautionary measure because public safety is our top priority and thank people for their understanding. 

"We will provide further details in due course, but in the meantime, we would encourage people to check our Metro travel website for the full list of alternative bus stops before starting their journey."

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: There was little sign of the bus station reopening when the T&A visited on TuesdayThere was little sign of the bus station reopening when the T&A visited on Tuesday (Image: T&A)

The list of alternative bus stops can also be found on the Telegraph & Argus website.

Train services have not been affected and that part of Bradford Interchange remains open.

The concourse below the bus station - which includes food company Greggs, coffee shop Java Joe, and WHSmith - is closed to the public.

The Telegraph & Argus also asked bus provider First if it knew when the bus station would reopen - but First told us to contact WYCA. 

Commenting on our Facebook page, Sammy Ann said: "It's OK saying 'shut due to bad weather' but exactly what has happened?"

On our website, David Keegan said: "So why no details as to why it's closed. Think the public has a right to know what the problem is."

YouDoYou commented: "Whatever the problem is, it needs fixing quickly as Bradford Interchange is about to get a multi-million pound makeover."