Rail stations under construction

Two new rail stations are under construction in West Yorkshire.

Apperley Bridge is on the outskirts of Bradford, and Kirkstall Forge is to the north of Leeds city centre.

Apperley Bridge station is located off Apperley Lane (A658) and will be accessed by a new link road. Passengers can take advantage of dedicated pick-up and drop-off points, park free in the 300-lot dedicated space or leave their bike in a secure cycle shelter. Tickets can be purchased from a vending machines, platforms are sheltered and have real-time departure boards plus round-the-clock TV surveillance. It is set for completion in September 2015.

Construction work on the Kirkstall Forge site began last October and the station is expected to open in late autumn 2015. The new station will include:

–          Pickup/drop off point and approximately 120 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;

–          Ticket vending machines for rail tickets

Kirkstall Forge station will be served by 2 trains per hour at peak times and 1 train per hour off peak, primarily by the existing Northern Rail services between Ilkley and Leeds. The journey between Leeds and Kirkstall Forge will be approximately 6 minutes long.

Funding for the Kirkstall Forge station includes a contribution from CEG, who are developing the whole Kirkstall Forge site to include housing, business and leisure opportunities.