The construction of the new rail station at Low Moor has been completed and entered into service on the 2nd of April. Northern Rail will operate one train per hour from the station in either direction. Grand Central rail services, with the exception of the 07.52 departure on the West Riding route (between Bradford Interchange and London Kings Cross stations) will call at Low Moor from the 22nd of May.
The station has been developed by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA), in partnership with Network Rail, Northern Rail and City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council and is situated off New Works Road, off Cleckheaton Road in the Low Moor area, approximately three miles south-west of Bradford city centre.
The station development includes:
- Fully accessible platforms with foot bridge and passenger lifts,
- Approximately 128-space car park with dedicated blue badge parking bays, drop off point and cycle parking,
- Passenger information displays and public address system,
- Modern waiting shelters, lighting, seating and CCTV,
- Direct access to and from the adjacent Spen Valley Greenway.
The station which cost around £10.8m replaces the original Low Moor station, which was closed and demolished in 1965. WYCA expects more than 500,000 passengers to use the station every year.