Travel tickets can be singles (SGL), the outward portion of a return (OUT) or the return portion of a return (RTN). Some tickets issued for special trains and charters were single-portion returns showing OUT and RTN, although ordinary tickets for scheduled services were never issued in this format. In the illustrated example, this is the journey back to Bradford-on-Avon. The distinction between the two portions of a return ticket is required because certain ticket types have different restrictions for the outward and return portions. For example, Savers allow a break of journey on the return portion, but not the outward portion; also the outward portion must be on the date shown, but the return portion can be on day(s) within a month of the date shown.
Tickets issued from British Rail's APTIS system had a considerable amount of detail, presented in a consistent, standard format. This format has formed the basis for all subsequent ticket issuing systems introduced on the railway network - Ticket Office-based, self-service and conductor-operated machines alike. In the other direction there is a train every 15 minutes to Halifax with two trains an hour continuing to Manchester Victoria, one to Blackpool North and one to Wakefield Westgate via Huddersfield where customers can change for Sheffield and services to Leicester. Sundays there is an half-hourly service to Halifax with an hourly service on to Manchester Victoria and one train an hour alternates between Blackpool North and Huddersfield.
Northern Rail have proposed changes to the Caldervale line services from December 2008. Three trains per hour will run between Leeds and Manchester Victoria - one will be the current stopping service, one will go via Dewsbury and Brighouse, and include stops at Moston, Mills Hill and Castleton, and one will be a limited stop service - between Bradford and Manchester the service will only call at Halifax, Hebden Bridge, Todmorden and Rochdale. This limited stop service will bring the journey time down between these two cities to less than one hour. Grand Central Railway, an open-access company that operates services between London and Sunderland, has proposed to run services into Bradford Interchange using both the East Coast Main Line from Kings Cross via Doncaster under the name Grand Central, and the West Coast Main Line from Euston via Stockport under the name Grand Union.
Bradford became a municipal borough in 1847, and received its charter as a city in 1897. Following a boundary reform in 1974, city status was bestowed upon the wider metropolitan borough.The textile sector in Bradford fell into a terminal decline from the mid-20th century. Since this time, Bradford has faced similar challenges to the rest of the post-industrial area of Northern England,including deindustrialisation, economic deprivation and housing problems. Since the 1950s Bradford has experienced significant levels of immigration, particularly from Pakistan, and consequently has the fourth highest proportion of Muslims in England and Wales. Since the decline in heavy industry, Bradford has emerged as a tourist destination with attractions such as the National Media Museum, Cartwright Hall, and Saltaire, a World Heritage Site.
The City of Bradford is a local government district of West Yorkshire, England, with the status of a metropolitan borough and a city. It is named after its largest settlement Bradford, but covers a larger area, including the towns of Keighley, Bingley and Ilkley. The city council (i.e. the local authority) brands itself the "Bradford Metropolitan District Council. Places within the borough boundaries (in addition to the Bradford city area itself include Addingham, Baildon, Bingley, Burley-in-Wharfedale, Cottingley, Cullingworth, Denholme, Gilstead, Haworth, Ilkley, Keighley, Manningham, Menston, Oakworth, Oxenhope, Queensbury, Saltaire, Shipley, Silsden, Steeton with Eastburn, Thornton and Wilsden.The northern and western parts of the district are largely rural, with areas of high moorland including the famous Ilkley Moor and Bronte Country.