Bradford Interchange facts for kids
Bradford Interchange is one of two main railway stations in Bradford, West Yorkshire. The other is Bradford Forster Square. It is a transport interchange in Bradford, West Yorkshire, England. It consists of a railway station and combined bus and coach station adjacent. The Interchange was designed in 1962. At the time it was hailed as a showpiece of European design when it opened in 1971. It is served by the majority of bus services in the city centre. It is also served by National Express Coaches. The railway station, which is one of two in the city centre, is served by Northern Rail. It is also the terminus for Grand Central services to Kings Cross railway station.
The station opened as part of the Leeds and Bradford railway in 1850 as Bradford Exchange It has been rebuilt since. The latest part to be rebuilt is the bus station in the 1990s.
The station has an unusual layout with a concorse on the ground floor and both the bus and train stations on the first floor. They are accessed by escalators. The railway station is a terminus station.
Bus and coach
The Interchange is the city's main bus and coach station. Buses run by First Bradford run throughout the city from the Interchange and National Express coaches to other cities do too.
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