Ambitions for multi-million pound revamp of Halifax railway station

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Halifax train station could be on track for a £10 million revamp including the opening of a third railway platform.

The plans were outlined at a meeting of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority at Halifax Town Hall this week.

Third platform at Halifax Station.

Third platform at Halifax Station.

The proposals could see the reopening of the old train station as a new platform, upgraded signalling and improvements made to the road and pavement layout outside the station.

Neil Wallis of West Yorkshire Combined Authority, said the plans will make it easier for passengers wanting to continue their journey by bus without having to walk up to the bus station.

He said: “It’s early days yet, but it is going on. We’ve had meetings with Calderdale Council and my understanding is that this is going ahead.”

See our video with Conservative leader of Calderdale Council Stephen Baines talking about the council’s ambitions.

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