Shipley's Green councillors have raised concerns about poor maintenance at the town's train stations.

11 March 2019

Shipley's Green councillors have raised concerns about poor maintenance at the town's train stations.

Matt Edwards by Bingley BypassCouncillor Kevin Warnes has written to Northern Rail to raise concerns about Shipley station, where the access road running down from the junction with Otley Road is in a poor condition, riddled with potholes and cracked kerbs that are partly collapsed in places.

Kevin says, “This road is one of the key gateways to our town and it is very disappointing that Northern Rail has allowed it to fall into such a poor condition. The road is used by many pedestrians throughout the day, primarily to access platforms three, four and five.”

Councillor Martin Love has repeatedly alerted Northern Rail about the poor condition of the bike sheds at Saltaire Railway Station.

He says, "I first wrote to Northern about the bike sheds months ago, but nothing has been done. They have not even bothered to reply. It is a transport priority to encourage people to get around using public transport, so we need to promote seamless connections that allow people to walk, cycle and use public transport to get around.

“The poor condition of the bike sheds puts off cyclists from using the trains and Northern need to get this sorted as a matter of urgency.”