Calderdale Council is working with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority on plans to build a new rail station for Elland.
The West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Calderdale Council are currently developing plans to build a new rail station in Elland and introduce a series of improvements, known as the Access Package, which will enhance walking and cycling access to the new station from across the town and the wider area.
The proposed new rail station is designed to serve Elland and to improve the town’s transport connectivity with the wider region. It will be located on the existing Calder Valley route (Leeds – Huddersfield Line) to the west of Lowfields Way and adjacent to the A629 Calderdale Way.
The station will be unstaffed and comprise of two 125m platforms positioned on the existing embankments at an elevated level, each of which will have covered waiting areas, and a ticket vending machine. Access via both lift and steps will be available from the car park level. Cross platform access will be provided at road level via the existing underpass on Lowfields Way.
It will be served by a 166 space (approx.) car park incorporating parking spaces for blue badge holders, an area for drop-off/pick-up, motorcycle parking, cycle storage facilities, low energy lighting and CCTV.
During summer 2018, a period of public engagement took place on these proposals which was almost unanimously positive with 94% of respondents stating that they were happy or very happy with the plans. The feedback received was then used to help the partnership to develop the proposals further and they are now running a second phase of public engagement which will allow you to comment on these updated plans. You can find out more and have your say before it closes on 16 August, by clicking here.
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The plans and the survey are being manged by West Yorkshire Combined Authority at the information and contact details are on their website (link below).
The survey will close at midnight on Sunday 16 August 2020.
Via phone: 0113 245 7676
Via post: Freepost CONSULTATION TEAM (WYCA)*