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Bus operator First West Yorkshire has tweeted that Bradford interchange has now re-opened. It was evacuated earlier after the discovery of a 'supsicious package'.
Bradford Interchange has just been reopened. Sorry for any inconvenience cause. - Courtney.
People travelling to and from Bradford are being warned to expect disruptions after the discovery of a 'suspicious package' at the city's interchange this morning.
There are currently no trains or buses running from the interchange, which has been evacuated, following the discovery of the package in Bridge Street at 11.15am.
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Motorists heading to the Little Mix concert in Huddersfield tonight are being urged to leave extra travel time due to closure of the M62.
Emergency electric works are being carried out on the road between J24 (Ainley Top) and J25 (Brighouse) after power cables fell onto the carriageway.
Highways England says diversions are in place.
More than 28,000 people are expected to attend the Little Mix concert which is the first major gig at John Smith's Stadium for over a decade.
Motorists are being warned to expect eight mile tailbacks on the westbound M62 in West Yorkshire due to an earlier lorry fire.
It happened between junction 23 A640 / A643 (Huddersfield) and junction 22 A672 (Rishworth Moor) earlier today Tuesday June 19.
There is congestion to junction 26 M606 / A58 Whitehall Road / A638 Bradford Road (Chain Bar).
The lorry has now been recovered from the hard shoulder and all lanes have re-opened.
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Northern has announced that it will make temporary changes to its timetable to tackle the problem of last minute rail cancellations.
Beginning on Monday, and lasting until the end of July, Northern say they will temporarily remove six percent of their daily train services, which amounts to a hundred and sixty five out of two thousand eight hundred daily services.
The company says that this will enable them to stabilise service levels and start to reduce the number of last minute cancellations, and that though In the short-term they will be running fewer services, it will still be more than before the May timetable change. The full timetable service will resume by the end of July.
What areas are affected?
For an initial period of two weeks, we are removing all services on the Lakes Line to and from Preston, Lancaster and Oxenholme and will, instead, operate a replacement bus service to keep people who live, work and visit the Lake District on the move.
In and around Blackpool we are reducing services between Blackpool South and Preston, Preston and Colne and will remove a small number of off-peak services between Blackpool North and Manchester Airport. Other services between Blackpool North and Manchester Piccadilly will start/terminate at Manchester Oxford Road.
There will be reductions between Ormskirk and Preston and a small number between Blackburn and Southport via Manchester Victoria, whilst many services on the Lancaster to Morecambe line will be removed.
We have reduced services on the Kirkby to Manchester Victoria line via Wigan, and the number of trains operating each day between Manchester Victoria and Stalybridge.
Liverpool City Region
Additionally, as already extensively communicated, there is a closure of Liverpool Lime Street for two months whilst significant work takes place on resignalling and remodelling of the infrastructure. We have reduced services during this interim period as a result of this closure. This will see three trains per hour run between Liverpool and Wigan/Manchester Victoria.
On a number of these routes there will be alternative rail services available, as well as other modes of transport. Where available, rail replacement buses will also operate on affected routes with details provided locally for customers.
We have been experiencing some significant disruption to train services, especially around north Manchester, Bolton, Liverpool, Blackpool and up to the Lake District. I’d like to apologise for this unacceptable situation and for the disruption and inconvenience many passengers have faced. We’re truly sorry for this and are working hard to fix this.
Again I would like to apologise on behalf of Northern for the unacceptable service many customers have been subject to. We are absolutely committed to resolving the service issues, and the interim plan will help ensure we start to get back on track and start to give customers more certainty around the services we operate.
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