If you haven’t been to Shipley station recently, you won’t aware that they are currently some improvements taking place. After campaigning from Shipley station adopter Bob Watson, new public toilets off Platform 5 are progressing. He recently visited the station and he says ‘It looks as though they should be able to be opened quite […]
If you’re a AVRUG or FoAL member then you should be getting the latest edition of our AIRE LINES newsletter through the post any day. In this issue – In Times of Covid-19 – where does our railway go from here. How have our trains been running? Passenger Numbers and Overcrowding after Covid-19 Speeding up […]
This week, Bradford Interchange station was closed, with no trains for 4 days and only limited services between Leeds and the station for one. This was due to massive fire on nearby property that also caused several roads & local schools to be closed for several days. Obviously, due to the current Lockdown restrictions in […]
If you haven’t been to Leeds station for a while, then this is what you’ve missed. Work continues on the construction of the new Platform 0, and currently a temporary Platform 1 is in use. According to Network Rail the new platform will open in early 2021
Bradford Forster Square station used to look very different to the current 3 platform layout that it has now. Head to Lost Railways West Yorkshire and have a look at the history of not just Forster Square station, but also Bradford Interchange, or Exchange as it was previously known. It’s hard to believe such wonderful […]
With Northerns essential travel and key worker timetable reducing services in the East Region by almost 50%, it is natural that less trains are used. Whilst their engineering team are using this time to enhance current fleet, their set of 144 units, which were due to retire in the May timetable change, have gone into […]
You may have noticed that there is quite a bit of engineering work going on at the side of Platform 1 at Leeds station. Between Christmas and New Year that work will increase and it will have a major effect on services on the Airedale line. Major works will take place at Leeds station over […]
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