Trains to Bradford

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Bradford is in the north of England, in West Yorkshire. The city developed hugely thanks to textile industries that flourished during the Industrial Revolution. In the 20th century Bangladeshi and Pakistani communities settled down and bringing a new cultural mix to the city.

The city is served by Bradford Forster Square railway station and Bradford Interchange.

Bradford Forster Square railway station is served by Northern through the Airedale line to Skipton, the Wharfedale line to Ilkley and the Leeds‐Bradford line to Leeds. London North Eastern Railway also servers Bradford Forster Square railway station. It operates one service each way per day via Leeds and the East Coast Main Line to London King’s Cross.

Monday to Saturdays trains operate every 30 minutes on each route. Evening train services run every hour to Skipton and Ikley, but there are no trains to Leeds, there is instead a shuttle service between Bradford and Shipley, connecting with Skipton.

Bradford Interchange is 10 minute‐walk from Forster square. This train station serves the Caldervale line to Leeds, Halifax, Huddersfield, Manchester Victoria, Blackpool and London King’s Cross. There has been a proposal to link the two stations with the Bradford Crossrail, it is currently being reviewed, but it is unlikely to proceed.

Passengers travelling long distance can catch trains to Shipley where they will find connection trains to Morecambe and Carlisle. In case of engineering work on the line direct trains to these destinations are available.  On Sundays, there are hourly train services running between Bradford and Leeds. Services to Skipton and Ilkley have been upgraded and since December 2017 they run every two‐hours.

Bradford station offers the following facilities to travellers: ticket office, vending ticket machines, CCTV security service, toilets, Wi‐Fi and waiting rooms, ATM, payphones and post box. Staff help is available on this train station together with wheelchairs and ramp for train access. Refreshment facilities, shops, parking and bike facilities are also available.

Travelers visiting Bradford will find that they city offers numerous museums: Bradford Industrial, Bronte Parsonage, National Science, the Media museum and Oakwell hall. For those passionate about nature, Bradford offers beautiful parks such as North Cliffe park, Peel Park Lister Park with a boating lake and Cromwell Bottom Nature Reserve. City park is a six‐acre park famous for its 100 water fountains reaching 30 feet into the air. The city also offers to art and heritage lovers: Bolling Hall Grand Manor house, the Impression Gallery and the Cartwright Hall Art Gallery with a dedicated exhibition to the local artist David Hockney.