Bradford Interchange

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The lower concorse links the bus and railway stations above

Bradford Interchange is one of two main railway stations in Bradford, West Yorkshire.[1] The other is Bradford Forster Square.[1] It is a transport interchange in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. It consists of a railway station and combined bus and coach station adjacent. The Interchange was designed in 1962. At the time it was hailed as a showpiece of European design when it opened in 1971. It is served by the majority of bus services in the city centre. It is also served by National Express.[1] The railway station, which is one of two in the city centre, is served by Northern Rail. It is also the terminus for Grand Central services to Kings Cross railway station.

History[change | change source]

The station opened as part of the Leeds and Bradford railway in 1850 as Bradford Exchange It has been rebuilt since. The latest part to be rebuilt is the bus station in the 1990s.

Layout[change | change source]

The station has an unusual layout with a concorse on the ground floor and both the bus and train stations on the first floor. They are accessed by escalators. The railway station is a terminus station.

Services[change | change source]

Rail[change | change source]

The train platforms

The station has services to Leeds, Halifax and Manchester Victoria.[2] For most long distance trains passengers change at Leeds. Grand Central Trains run a service to London King's Cross.

Bus and coach[change | change source]

Inside the bus and coach station

The Interchange is the city's main bus and coach station. Buses run by First Bradford run throughout the city from the Interchange and National Express coaches to other cities do too.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Rough Guides, The Rough Guide to Yorkshire (London: Rough Guides, 2011), p. 107
  2. "Bradford interchange closes for rail work". Yorkshire Evening Post. 18 October 2014. Retrieved 18 October 2014.

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