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New West Yorkshire station takes one year’s traffic in five months

John W E Helm
13 March 2017
Kirkstall Forge Railway Station
Kirkstall Forge Railway Station

 

Patronage at the new Kirkstall Forge station in West Yorkshire has far exceeded expectations:  21,400 journeys were made to Leeds in the first five months, as against the annual 20,200 forecast.

The disclosure was made at Landor’s 2017 Rail Stations & Property conference.

The station opened in June and cost £16.0m to build. Funding was provided by the DfT (£9.6m), developer CEG (£5.1m), and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (£1.3m).

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