A diversion has been put in place for a key bus service which links people to Bradford city centre.

First bus' 645 service - a Greengates circular - will divert via Rookwith Parade, Ruswarp Crescent and Harrogate Road for three days.

It is due to a temporary closure of Ravenscliffe Avenue, Ravenscliffe, as roadworks take place. 

The route will be closed until Thursday, January 18. 

The service is already facing disruption after Bradford Interchange's bus station was forced to shut for safety reasons. 

Almost two weeks ago, West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) - which runs the site - revealed the station had been by "some damage believed to be linked to recent extreme weather".

Contractors have now started work to establish the extent of the damage and what remedial works are required.

These surveys are expected to take some time - meaning the Interchange will not be able to reopen until it is safe.

Bradford Interchange closure

A WYCA spokesperson said: “As the organisation responsible, we took the decision to close Bradford Interchange bus station last week after some damage was discovered.

“Contractors today began work onsite to establish the extent of the damage and what remedial works are required before it can be safely reopened. It is anticipated that these surveys could take several weeks to complete and the bus station will remain closed throughout this period.

“We are developing plans for a temporary bus station solution to limit disruption for passengers, operators and the city centre during this time. Bradford Council is supporting us with this to help minimise disruption to transformation work that is happening in the city centre.

“We have taken this precautionary measure because public safety is our top priority and we want to thank passengers and bus operators for their understanding.”