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Apperley Bridge almost ready to open

The new station at Apperley Bridge, between Leeds and Bradford Forster Square, is set to open at the end of this month, and will be immediately served by a half-hourly service between those two cities. The other new station on the same line - Kirkstall Forge - is now due to open next January.

The proposal for Apperley Bridge was first mooted in 1999. By 2009, the re-opening was anticipated for 2012. Although funding was first agreed in September 2009, the coalition government did not finally approve the programme until May 2014.

Meanwhile, construction of the long-delayed Low Moor station, to the south of Bradford Interchange, started towards the end of August.

Low Moor is due to open next spring, and will initially have just one train an hour each way, on the Huddersfield-Halifax-Bradford-Leeds service. Grand Central has applied to add a call there on its four-a-day Bradford-London King’s Cross services.

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  • anon - 10/09/2015 08:01

    So much for the end of August opening. Oh well at least the station is nearly finished even though it's a month late, like most things in the UK, never finished on time.

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  • Mark Tingle - 10/09/2015 17:39

    Needs 2Ts Maintenance To Look After the grounds for Them..

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  • Mark Neary - 10/09/2015 20:08

    So do I take it that from the above post that the trains that travel on the same line linking Leeds to the likes of Skipton, Keighley, Bingley, Ilkley, Carlise......the list goes on will not be serviced by the opening of this much needed station.....

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  • David dowker - 05/10/2015 19:46

    When will it open should have been finished in the summer ! Late again

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  • David C S Bartlett - 12/10/2015 11:33

    Always intrigued that announcements of new stations rarely give platform lengths and/or planned number of carriages accommodated.

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  • Arthur Dawson - 12/10/2015 23:26

    Nearly ready? It's miles away, not even close judging by the photo

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  • Andy - 20/10/2015 15:50

    They're old photos it looks just about ready to open. More of a question is where the extra passengers are going to fit. The rush hour trains through there are already packed and verging on unsafe

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  • Raymond Crook. - 04/11/2015 23:18

    Another politically motivated farce,build two stations on an already over capacity route!

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  • Concerned anon - 05/11/2015 23:23

    Ridiculous that no extra trains will run there is no space for passengers when it reaches Bingley ... So how on earth people are going to get on at Apperly Bridge will be impossible and extremely unsafe!

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  • Big Paul - 21/11/2015 07:06

    The only way I can see this working is if they manage to entice passengers away from Shipley and encourage them to go here instead, relieving the Leeds Road corridor to Shipley - will be interesting to see is Metro/WYCA place this station in Zone 2 or 3 for the M-Card....

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  • David Dowker - 22/11/2015 00:20

    when will it open should have been summer 2015 and still not open typical

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  • David - 22/11/2015 00:22

    well its end off month and stiil not open

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