Kirkstall Forge new rail station

West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA), in partnership with Network Rail, Northern Rail and Commercial Estates Group (CEG) has built a new rail station at Kirkstall Forge.

 

Page updated: July 2016  
    
WYCA, in partnership with Leeds City Council, Network Rail, Northern Rail and Commercial Estates Group (CEG) has built a new rail station at Kirkstall Forge Leeds. Kirkstall Forge is packaged (as the Rail Growth Package) with another new rail station at Apperley Bridge, Bradford. The station, on the busiest stretch of the Airedale and Wharfedale rail lines between Leeds and Shipley, is located adjacent to the former Kirkstall Forge industrial site off the A65, three miles north-west of Leeds city centre. Access to the station has been created through a new highway and signalised junction off the A65. The station will complement the CEG proposal to regenerate the site (external link - opens in new window)
 

Background 

The new station includes:
  • Pick-up/drop-off point and approximately 129-space station car park.  
  • Fully-accessible platforms with staircases and lifts.  
  • CCTV.  
  • Passenger information displays and public address system.  
  • Secure cycle parking.  
  • Modern waiting shelters.  
     

Access 

Vehicle and pedestrian access will be via a new highway and signalised junction off the A65. The planning  application for the new rail station was approved by Leeds City Council (LCC) on 18 June 2010.

 

Funding 

Rail Growth Package has been granted Full Approval’ by Department for Transport (DfT) in May 2014 and provided £9.573m funding towards the £15.9m scheme for both new stations. The remaining cost is made up of local funding contribution, which includes a private sector contribution of over £5m, supplemented by WYCA funding.

 

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