West Yorkshire Rail Growth Update

The West Yorkshire Rail Growth (WYRG) project is progressing well with works nearing completion on the new £1.2m James Cook University Hospital station.

The one-platform station is being developed in order to improve transport links for hospital staff.

The station is one of three developments that form part of the WYRG project and is due to be finished by May 4 after works at the site started shortly after Christmas.

Dave Burn, Operations Director at Spencer Rail, said: “The James Cook development is on a tight schedule to get the station open by May 4, with full completion planned for five weeks after that.

“We are working nights and weekends, in partnership with Network Rail, to move the platform works forward following delays at the start of the project due to third party developer issues.

“The works are within the vicinity of the hospital and we are also working closely with the hospital management to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum on the day to day operation of the facility.”

The £2.9m Apperley Bridge projects, in Bradford, is currently being designed and work is due to start on the site in the summer.

There is also a new car park planned for the site, at a cost of £3.7m, which we have priced separately and are in discussions with NWR and Bradford council about the scope of works.