The head of the Green Party faction in Bradford Council has penned a letter to the West Yorkshire Mayor, the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, and senior officials at Bradford Council, seeking clarity on the sudden closure of Bradford Interchange.

Shuttered since Friday, January 5th, the lack of information surrounding the nature of the issue and the expected duration of the closure has left the public in the dark even after more than a week.

Matt Edwards, Leader of the Green Group on Bradford Council said: “Bradford Interchange is one of the busiest public transport hubs in the North of England. We need to know much more about why it is closed, why it took a week for WYCA to get contractors in to start assessing the damage and how long this is going to last.

“If we are talking about weeks – or worse, months – then we need to know what the Mayor and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority are going to do to keep the city accessible for bus users. This is especially important because there are a lot of roadworks in the city centre at the moment and we know there is a lot of disruption because of this.

“At the moment many of the Aviva services serving the south of the city are only dropping off at Nelson Street – and with the bus station closed it is incredibly difficult to get from there into the city centre without walking through Interchange.

“Bus users need assurances from the West Yorkshire Combined Authority that this is going to be dealt with as a priority but at the moment I am not convinced. Would it be taking this long if it was Leeds Bus Station that was closed?”