Bradford fire view from train station

Fire near Bradford railway lines to cause delays

Northern Rail passengers are being urged to check before they travel in light of a large fire close to the railway in Bradford.

The fire, which was first reporting in the early hours of this morning (16 Nov) is causing huge disruption to journeys between West Yorkshire and Greater Manchester.

Until further notice, services between Leeds and Manchester Victoria are likely to be cancelled or diverted and, at present, services are unable to call at Bradford Interchange.

Rail replacement buses will run between Leeds, Halifax and Bradford Interchange and further services along the Calder Valley may also be subject to disruption and amendments.

Details of the impact to Northern’s services:

  • Leeds to Manchester Victoria – Services at 12 minutes past the hour service departing from Leeds will be cancelled. Services at 42 minutes past the hour departing from Leeds will be diverted and will not call at Bramley, New Pudsey, Bradford Interchange or Low Moor.
  • Manchester Victoria to Leeds – Services at 54 minutes past and 58 minutes past the hour from Manchester Victoria will be cancelled. Services at 17 minutes past and 19 minutes past the hour will be diverted and will not call at Low Moor, Bradford Interchange, New Pudsey or Bramley.
  • York / Blackpool North - These services will be diverted where possible and will not call at New Pudsey, Bradford Interchange and Halifax. Where Northern is unable to divert these services, they may be cancelled. Customers may travel on the Blackburn to Manchester Victoria service and change at Todmorden for a diverted service to Leeds or travel to Manchester from Preston then change to a TransPennine Express service to Leeds
  • Halifax/Hull - These services will run between Hull and Leeds, but will not travel beyond Leeds. They will not call at Bramley, New Pudsey, Bradford Interchange and Halifax.
  • Huddersfield to Bradford Interchange - These services will operate between Huddersfield and Halifax.

Regular updates can be found via the National Rail Enquires website.

Bradford fire from platform view

Images: Northern Rail 

RTM Dec/Jan 22

RTM Dec/Jan 22

Transforming Weather and Seasons

Our December-January 2021-22 edition of RTM is packed with insights and innovations to help us deliver the railway network of the future. As we enter into the winter period, it’s fitting that we offer our cover story to Network Rail’s Dr Brian Haddock, discussing how weather and seasons are changing our railway network. Elsewhere, we have Charlotte Blach explain a new tool to support supply chain opportunities, and delve deeper into Track & Infrastructure innovations, alongside so much more…




View all videos
Passenger Safety

RTM365 Online Festival

The future of rail safety
24 February 22

Everyone has the right to go home safe.

The health and safety of both our workforce and passengers are paramount and it should be a priority in all of our project, development, and maintenance activities. Despite the fact that our railway is one of the safest in the world, there is still work to be done to protect the safety of everyone. Using technology to its full extent can improve important, accurate, and potentially lifesaving communications.

RTM365 will bring together industry leaders on February 22nd to discuss how we can use changing safety technology, promote training and development, and create a safer railway for both our employees and passengers.


The Green Rail Revolution

Maria Machancoses, Director of Midlands Connect discusses the importance of HS2 to the Midlands and the UK, their collaborative work with the Department for Transport, and how we need to embrace the railways again.

More articles...

View all