Halifax Bus Station Redevelopment

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Used by 15,000 people every day, Halifax Bus Station is a key gateway for people arriving in the town centre.

Developed with Calderdale Council, our proposals aim to deliver a modern fit for purpose facility that complements the surrounding heritage, public realm and urban fabric of Halifax town centre. Built on the same site as the existing bus station, the redevelopment will significantly improve safety, comfort, connectivity and accessibility for bus station users and local people.

The redeveloped bus station will be an important transport hub and gateway into Halifax town centre, providing key connections for residents, visitors, students and workers to access employment, education, leisure and other essential services.

Consultation feedback

We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part in our public consultation earlier this year. Your feedback has been extremely valuable in helping to shape our plans.

We received 237 responses to the consultation, which ran between January and February 2020. Following the consultation close, we analysed and considered all of the feedback received and included it in the Statement of Community Involvement as part of the planning application.

We have also produced a summary of the consultation, the responses received and our responses, which you can review by clicking here [external link – opens in a new window].

The proposals

The proposals, which aim to deliver significant benefits for passengers, staff and local people, include:

  • A bus station that can accommodate the predicted growth in travel in Halifax.
  • Separation of bus and passenger movements to improve safety.
  • A new single fully enclosed passenger concourse, with easy interchange between bus services, a safe and secure waiting environment, and level walking routes for all users.
  • Better connectivity to key destinations across the town centre, such as Trinity Sixth Form Centre, Dean Clough, Woolshops and Piece Hall.
  • Increased retail and commercial provision to help to improve the passenger experience.
  • Provision of improved real-time information, including rail services, to better integrate these modes of travel.
  • An ‘electric bus station’ that will allow the introduction of electric buses.
  • A harmonious modern building design that integrates well into the surrounding heritage assets and public realm

The proposals and details of the improvements can be  downloaded here.

Keep in touch

Although the consultation period for this project is now closed, you are still able to ask a question using the Q&A tool below.

You can also use the 'stay informed' tool to sign up to our mailing list for updates on the development of this project.

Additionally, you can register to be added to the Your Voice community where you will receive information on opportunities to have your say on a variety of projects.

Next steps

The planning application was submitted to Calderdale Council in July 2020. If our application is approved, we will finalise the details of the design and develop our plans for the operation of the bus station and associated bus services during construction, which is anticipated to begin in Summer 2021. A decision on the application is anticipated in Autumn 2020.

In advance of construction, we will publicise details of temporary arrangements to minimise the impact of any disruption. Temporary arrangements will include using existing town centre bus stops or, where this is not possible, providing temporary bus stops near the bus station. Works will be coordinated with Calderdale Council’s A629 Halifax Town Centre project and it is intended that Market Street will remain open until after the Bus Station redevelopment is complete.

We will continue to update this webpage as the project progresses.

Used by 15,000 people every day, Halifax Bus Station is a key gateway for people arriving in the town centre.

Developed with Calderdale Council, our proposals aim to deliver a modern fit for purpose facility that complements the surrounding heritage, public realm and urban fabric of Halifax town centre. Built on the same site as the existing bus station, the redevelopment will significantly improve safety, comfort, connectivity and accessibility for bus station users and local people.

The redeveloped bus station will be an important transport hub and gateway into Halifax town centre, providing key connections for residents, visitors, students and workers to access employment, education, leisure and other essential services.

Consultation feedback

We’d like to say a big thank you to everyone who took part in our public consultation earlier this year. Your feedback has been extremely valuable in helping to shape our plans.

We received 237 responses to the consultation, which ran between January and February 2020. Following the consultation close, we analysed and considered all of the feedback received and included it in the Statement of Community Involvement as part of the planning application.

We have also produced a summary of the consultation, the responses received and our responses, which you can review by clicking here [external link – opens in a new window].

The proposals

The proposals, which aim to deliver significant benefits for passengers, staff and local people, include:

  • A bus station that can accommodate the predicted growth in travel in Halifax.
  • Separation of bus and passenger movements to improve safety.
  • A new single fully enclosed passenger concourse, with easy interchange between bus services, a safe and secure waiting environment, and level walking routes for all users.
  • Better connectivity to key destinations across the town centre, such as Trinity Sixth Form Centre, Dean Clough, Woolshops and Piece Hall.
  • Increased retail and commercial provision to help to improve the passenger experience.
  • Provision of improved real-time information, including rail services, to better integrate these modes of travel.
  • An ‘electric bus station’ that will allow the introduction of electric buses.
  • A harmonious modern building design that integrates well into the surrounding heritage assets and public realm

The proposals and details of the improvements can be  downloaded here.

Keep in touch

Although the consultation period for this project is now closed, you are still able to ask a question using the Q&A tool below.

You can also use the 'stay informed' tool to sign up to our mailing list for updates on the development of this project.

Additionally, you can register to be added to the Your Voice community where you will receive information on opportunities to have your say on a variety of projects.

Next steps

The planning application was submitted to Calderdale Council in July 2020. If our application is approved, we will finalise the details of the design and develop our plans for the operation of the bus station and associated bus services during construction, which is anticipated to begin in Summer 2021. A decision on the application is anticipated in Autumn 2020.

In advance of construction, we will publicise details of temporary arrangements to minimise the impact of any disruption. Temporary arrangements will include using existing town centre bus stops or, where this is not possible, providing temporary bus stops near the bus station. Works will be coordinated with Calderdale Council’s A629 Halifax Town Centre project and it is intended that Market Street will remain open until after the Bus Station redevelopment is complete.

We will continue to update this webpage as the project progresses.