The initial survey of damage which led to the closure of Bradford Interchange bus station has been carried out.

The bus station has been closed since early January after safety issues were uncovered in concrete  “in the basement area” of the station.

Bradford Interchange Bus Station was closed on January 5, with West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) saying the closure was a “precautionary measure" that followed "some damage believed to be linked to recent extreme weather."

There has been very little information about the damage.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Bradford InterchangeBradford Interchange (Image: Telegraph & Argus)

On February 9, Simon Warburton, executive director of transport at WYCA, said public safety "remains our top priority and we will not open the bus station until it is safe to do so".

He added: "We cannot speculate further until we have the full results of the surveys that are underway onsite. 

"We will provide more information when we can, and will continue to assess with our partners at Bradford Council what work will be needed before safely reopening the bus station."

In the latest statement released on Wednesday, WYCA said an update is expected "in due course". 

A spokesperson for WYCA said: "The lower concourse of the interchange cannot be used by rail passengers, as this is where much of the surveying is taking place.

"We are awaiting an update from the initial survey which has been carried out. We will provide an update on this in due course."

It comes after Councillor Matt Edwards, leader of the Greens in Bradford, urged authorities to act on the closure's impact to rail users.

Cllr Edwards said: “The impact this is having on rail users is also not being talked about. At present, the main concourse of Bradford Interchange is completely closed but this area was used by both bus and rail passengers."