The West Yorkshire Combined Authority has closed Bradford Interchange bus station due to structural damage. During the closure services will use alternative stops in Bradford city centre. You can view a city centre map of where buses will start and end on the Metro website. Rest assured, we’re doing our best to keep you moving during the closure and we continue to work with WY Metro to minimise delays.

The rail station is open as normal, with access via the ramp footpath on Bridge Street. Rail services are not affected.


Bradford Interchange bus station to remain closed until September

The updated report from the Combined Authority indicates that the bus station will continue to be closed until September, as in-depth surveys are completed to determine if it can ever be safely reopened. The report said the bus station has become increasingly difficult to maintain and a decision will soon be made on its viability.

The Combined Authority has committed to continue investing in the broader Bradford Interchange site while a long-term solution is found. The council is working with the Combined Authority to support this. Plans are underway to develop an enhanced rail gateway at the Interchange train station, drawing on £22 million of funding previously set aside for Bradford Interchange improvements.

Officials from the Combined Authority and Council have reviewed a shortlist of potential sites for a temporary bus facility fit for Bradford's UK City of Culture 2025, in case the Interchange remains closed at that time.

The latest report incorporated findings from the initial survey report - ordered by the Mayor Tracy Brabin after the bus station was closed by officials on January 4 - which revealed that drainage problems had caused extensive water leakage and steelwork corrosion. The engineers concluded that further in-depth surveys are necessary before reaching a final decision.

Prioritising public safety and minimising disruption have been at the heart of the Combined Authority’s decision making throughout.

Options on the table for the future of the Interchange bus station include permanent closure, a partial reopening or full reopening. A detailed report will be presented at the Combined Authority's September meeting to determine next steps, once outcomes from the more in-depth surveys are known.


West Yorkshire Mayor Tracy Brabin said:

“We are very sorry for the disruption caused by the closure of the bus station and roadworks linked to investment in the city centre.

“We are working flat out to come to the right decision on the future of the Interchange, bearing in mind the critical importance of public safety.

“In the meantime, residents and businesses have my word that we will continue to invest in Bradford to make a great success of this magnificent city as its 2025 UK City of Culture year approaches.”

UPDATED: 3rd June 2024


Alternative bus stops

72 towards Leeds - Bridge Street B1 (opposite Bradford Interchange), Little Germany Z on Vicar Lane
363 towards Huddersfield - Hall Ings H11
576 towards Halifax - Nelson Street N1
607 towards Thornton - Nelson Street N2
608 towards Holme Wood - Bridge Street B1 (opposite Bradford Interchange)
612 613 614 towards Shipley - Little Germany Z on Vicar Lane
613 614 towards Buttershaw - Nelson Street N2
615, 616, 619 towards Bingley - Nelson Street N1
617 618 towards Allerton - Nelson Street N1
617 618 towards Holme Wood - Nelson Street N3
620 621 towards Bierley - Nelson Street N1
620 621 towards Haworth Road - Nelson Street N2
622 towards Bingley - Bridge Street B1 (opposite Bradford Interchange)
626 towards Baildon - Bridge Street B1 (opposite Bradford Interchange)
633 (Weekdays & Saturdays) towards Tyersal - Bridge Street B1 (opposite Bradford Interchange)
633 (Weekdays & Saturdays) towards Shipley - Little Germany Z on Vicar Lane
633 (Evenings & Sundays) towards Shipley - Bridge Street B1 (opposite Bradford Interchange)
636 637 towards Clayton - Hall Ings H11
640 641 towards Buttershaw - Hall Ings H11
640 641 towards Five Lane Ends - Little Germany Z on Vicar Lane
645 towards Buttershaw - Hall Ings H11
645 towards Greengates - Little Germany Z on Vicar Lane
671 towards West Bowling - Nelson Street N2
671 towards Thorpe Edge - Little Germany Z on Vicar Lane
680 towards Bingley - Bridge Street B1 (opposite Bradford Interchange)
681 682 towards Halifax - Hall Ings H11
686 687 towards Fagley - Little Germany Z on Vicar Lane
686 688 towards Brighouse - Hall Ings H11
687 towards Scholes - Hall Ings H11
864 towards DalesBus - Bridge Street B1 (opposite Bradford Interchange), Cheapside L
X6 towards Leeds - Bridge Street B1 (opposite Bradford Interchange), Little Germany Z on Vicar Lane
X11 towards Leeds - Bridge Street B1 (opposite Bradford Interchange), Little Germany U on Well Street
X63 towards Huddersfield - Hall Ings H11

Map of Bradford City bus stops