£4.5m scheme to create additional train station parking spaces

7 January 2014.  Mytholmroyd Train Station. (TJ1001/82c) Picture by Tony Johnson
7 January 2014. Mytholmroyd Train Station. (TJ1001/82c) Picture by Tony Johnson

Calderdale railway stations could be set for an investment of more than £4.5m to increase the number of car parking spaces.

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority is progressing to create an additional 81 spaces at Hebden Bridge train station, costing an estimated £1.23m.

Mytholmroyd station will see a larger investment of £3.64m be put into parking provision with the creation of an additional 203 spaces.

Councillor Barry Collins, Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development, said: “We are delighted that plans for train station car park extensions at Mytholmroyd and Hebden Bridge are progressing. We welcome more parking spaces to make travelling easier for commuters and visitors and to help boost our local economy through enhanced employment accessibility.”

West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Investment Committee supported a £138k project to carry out pre-feasibility work investigating the potential use of land adjacent to over 40 local stations for additional park and ride spaces in January.

The combined authority is now looking to progress with proposals at the stations and create more detailed plans for the car parks.