It’s been a long time coming, but work has finally begun on the new Low Moor railway station, off Cleckheaton Road, with a breaking ground ceremony taking place earlier today.
The contractors are now on-site and work has begun work in earnest to deliver the £10.8 million development ready for passengers next spring.
Low Moor station has been funded by West Yorkshire Combined Authority, Bradford Council and Network Rail, and will serve the Calder Valley Line between Bradford Interchange and Halifax.
Facilities will include:
• Fully-accessible platforms with footbridge and passenger lifts;
• Modern waiting shelters with seating, lighting and CCTV coverage
• Passenger information displays and public address system;
• Approximately 131 space car park with dedicated disabled persons parking bays, drop off point and cycle parking;
• Direct access to and from the adjacent Spen Valley Greenway for pedestrians and cyclists.
Judith Cummins MP said: “This is a really exciting project that will bring immense benefits to Bradford South, attracting investment, creating jobs and increasing overall prosperity of our local community.
“It will really open up this part of Bradford to new economic opportunities, which is fantastic news for the local community, who have been left without direct access to the rail network for too long.
“I know that residents and businesses are really looking forward to enjoying the benefits that the new station will bring, it’s a great example of how people working together can achieve great things”.