Funding bid to begin plans for new Halifax bus station

Halifax bus station
Halifax bus station

A new bus station for Halifax has taken a step forward with Calderdale Council asking the West Yorkshire Combined Authority to release funds to begin the design process.

The update on the development has been revealed in documents that will go before th.e West Yorkshire Combined Authority Investment Committee.

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The development and delivery of a new bus station in Halifax is critical to the successful delivery of the A629 Phase 2 Halifax Town Centre highway infrastructure improvements.

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Strategy Councillor Barry Collins explained that the Council is keen to develop a new bus station for the town centre and has asked the WYCA to release funding to begin the design process.

The inclusion of a new bus station was incorporated within the A629 Phase 2 outline business case in December 2015, yet the level of project assessment and feasibility of a new facility at was limited, based on information at that time.

In the report it said: "In recognition of the fact that the Combined Authority are the asset owner, the organisation’s remit for public transport services and the experience it holds for new bus station redevelopment with the recent success in delivering new bus stations in the region, Calderdale Council sought agreement with the Combined Authority that the Combined Authority lead on the work package to undertake more detailed pre-feasibility works and an option appraisal study to identify and develop this aspects of the wider A629 Phase 2."

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