Low blow for rail station project

Plans for a new rail station in Low Moor have taken yet another hit after transport chiefs announced the site missed out on extra government funding for the project.

Metro announced that its bid for an extra £3.3 million for Low Moor Rail station from the government’s New Stations Fund was rejected.

Metro chairman coun James Lewis said: “Naturally I am disappointed that the Department for Transport hasn’t been able to support our bid application.

“Work by Metro and Bradford council shows that a new station would generate significant local benefits.

“But it is because of those strategic local economic and social benefits that Metro and its partners remain committed to this key Bradford project.”