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Metro, in partnership with Network Rail and Northern Rail is
planning to build a new rail station at Apperley Bridge. The proposed station
site is located off Apperley Lane (A658) and is ideally situated to serve the
communities on the outskirts of Bradford, Apperley Bridge, Yeadon and Guiseley
by car or bus and the near community on bicycle or foot. Apperley Bridge is packaged (as the Rail Growth Package) with the development of another new rail station at Kirkstall Forge Leeds.
Planning consent was granted March 2010 by City of Bradford
Metropolitan District Council. Phase 1 Works at Apperley Bridge were completed
in March 2013.
Proposals for the new station include:
- New access
road off Apperley Lane
off point and 300-space station car park
Fully-accessible platforms with both staircase and ramp
information displays and public address system
The station will be accessed by a new link road situated
between the Stansfield Arms Public House and Little Park. The new link road
will provide a dedicated access road to the car park and drop off point.
Rail Growth Package has been granted 'Programme Entry
Status' by the Department for Transport (DfT) in December 2011. The DfT will
provide a maximum of £10.3m towards the £16.9m scheme. The remaining 40% of the
cost is made up of a local funding contribution which includes a private sector
contribution of over £5m, supplemented by Metro funding.
In early April
2014, the full approval documents were sent to the DfT, allowing the project to
progress to the next stage, with an expected announcement in May (delayed
due to a Purdah period)
Commencement of Phase 1 works at Apperley Bridge: 18 February 2013
Commencement of station construction: Sept 2014
Station open: Aug 2015
For planning details, project plan documents can be found at the City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council's website (opens in new window).
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