From Telegraph & Argus, August 27th, 2019
Written by Alistair Shand
TRAINS will run from Skipton and Keighley to Bradford on Boxing Day for the first time in decades. The Airedale line is among several routes across the north of England where services will operate. Keighley MP John Grogan, who has long campaigned for Boxing Day train services, welcomes the move. But he voices concerns that there will be no services to Leeds, where extensive work is being carried out on the station.
He added; "We need a joined-up approach.”
A Northern spokesman told us: “As part of our franchise we have a commitment to run a small number of Boxing Day services.
"We’ve taken into account several considerations – including engineering work by Network Rail over Christmas – and are looking at a number of routes that include Skipton-Bradford and Ilkley-Bradford.”