Halifax Bus Station Redevelopment

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Used by 15,000 people every day (pre COVID-19), 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].

To view all updates on this project please visit the West Yorkshire Combined Authority website.

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.

What's Happening

Phase 1 of the construction works have started on 05 September 2021. Phase 2 is due to commence on 02 October 2021. The new bus station is estimated to reopen to the public in Summer 2023.

Temporary arrangements 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.

Next Steps

Halifax Bus Station is partially reopening on Sunday 1st October 2023, with 10 of the 19 new bus station stands, new travel centre and toilet facilities opening to passengers.

Construction work will continue in the area currently occupied by the temporary bus station. The new bus station will be fully open early 2024.

Please click here for more information on the Halifax Bus Station scheme.

Used by 15,000 people every day (pre COVID-19), 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].

To view all updates on this project please visit the West Yorkshire Combined Authority website.

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.

What's Happening

Phase 1 of the construction works have started on 05 September 2021. Phase 2 is due to commence on 02 October 2021. The new bus station is estimated to reopen to the public in Summer 2023.

Temporary arrangements 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.

Next Steps

Halifax Bus Station is partially reopening on Sunday 1st October 2023, with 10 of the 19 new bus station stands, new travel centre and toilet facilities opening to passengers.

Construction work will continue in the area currently occupied by the temporary bus station. The new bus station will be fully open early 2024.

Please click here for more information on the Halifax Bus Station scheme.

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  • Share Is there going to be a shop opened at the new Halifax bus station on Facebook Share Is there going to be a shop opened at the new Halifax bus station on Twitter Share Is there going to be a shop opened at the new Halifax bus station on Linkedin Email Is there going to be a shop opened at the new Halifax bus station link

    Is there going to be a shop opened at the new Halifax bus station

    TD asked 9 months ago

    Many thanks for your query. Halifax Bus Station will have a newsagent and an additional retail unit, which is currently being advertised to potential tenants, and could include a new café.

    Please refer to our website for more information on the Halifax Bus Station works and to Metro for information on bus services changes.

  • Share Is it known when the bus station will re open, especially considering colder nights are coming on Facebook Share Is it known when the bus station will re open, especially considering colder nights are coming on Twitter Share Is it known when the bus station will re open, especially considering colder nights are coming on Linkedin Email Is it known when the bus station will re open, especially considering colder nights are coming link

    Is it known when the bus station will re open, especially considering colder nights are coming

    Elliot Barnett asked 9 months ago

    Many thanks for your query. Halifax Bus Station is partially re-opening on Sunday 1st October, with 10 of the 19 new bus station stands, a new travel centre and toilets facilities opening to passengers.

    Construction work will continue in the area currently occupied by the temporary bus station. The new bus station will be fully open early 2024.

    Please refer to our website for more information on the Halifax Bus Station works and to Metro for information on bus services changes.

  • Share Why are disabled people made to negotiate steps in to the bus area. Why also are the infirm and disabled passengers made to walk around an area that drivers would be able to walk freely yet disabled cannot . It's a disgrace. on Facebook Share Why are disabled people made to negotiate steps in to the bus area. Why also are the infirm and disabled passengers made to walk around an area that drivers would be able to walk freely yet disabled cannot . It's a disgrace. on Twitter Share Why are disabled people made to negotiate steps in to the bus area. Why also are the infirm and disabled passengers made to walk around an area that drivers would be able to walk freely yet disabled cannot . It's a disgrace. on Linkedin Email Why are disabled people made to negotiate steps in to the bus area. Why also are the infirm and disabled passengers made to walk around an area that drivers would be able to walk freely yet disabled cannot . It's a disgrace. link

    Why are disabled people made to negotiate steps in to the bus area. Why also are the infirm and disabled passengers made to walk around an area that drivers would be able to walk freely yet disabled cannot . It's a disgrace.

    Yorkshire Rob asked 10 months ago

    Thanks for your question. Disabled people have priority when boarding the buses, please contact a member of the bus station staff if you have any issues.

    Regarding the driver’s walk at the temporary bus station, it leads to their staff accommodation and it’s not a public entrance/exit route.

  • Share Is there a cafe and toilets on Facebook Share Is there a cafe and toilets on Twitter Share Is there a cafe and toilets on Linkedin Email Is there a cafe and toilets link

    Is there a cafe and toilets

    Giraffes asked 10 months ago

    Thanks for your query. The new bus station will have new toilet facilities, including an accessible toilet, a baby changing and a changing places facility.

    It will also have a newsagent and more retail units, which are currently being advertised to potential tenants, and could include a new café.

  • Share Is there any rough date for completion aside from Summer or Autumn 2023 such as the month and what details can you give about the opening ? on Facebook Share Is there any rough date for completion aside from Summer or Autumn 2023 such as the month and what details can you give about the opening ? on Twitter Share Is there any rough date for completion aside from Summer or Autumn 2023 such as the month and what details can you give about the opening ? on Linkedin Email Is there any rough date for completion aside from Summer or Autumn 2023 such as the month and what details can you give about the opening ? link

    Is there any rough date for completion aside from Summer or Autumn 2023 such as the month and what details can you give about the opening ?

    Abdullah asked 10 months ago

    Many thanks for your query. Halifax Bus Station is partially re-opening on Sunday 1st October, with 10 of the 19 new bus station stands, a new travel centre and toilets facilities opening to passengers.

    Construction work will continue in the area currently occupied by the temporary bus station. The new bus station will be fully open early 2024.

    Please refer to our website for more information on the Halifax Bus Station works and to Metro for information on bus services changes.

  • Share It says the new station will be done by summer but its still not open. Do you have a date for it opening? on Facebook Share It says the new station will be done by summer but its still not open. Do you have a date for it opening? on Twitter Share It says the new station will be done by summer but its still not open. Do you have a date for it opening? on Linkedin Email It says the new station will be done by summer but its still not open. Do you have a date for it opening? link

    It says the new station will be done by summer but its still not open. Do you have a date for it opening?

    Carter73 asked 10 months ago

    Many thanks for your query. Halifax Bus Station is partially re-opening on Sunday 1st October, with 10 of the 19 new bus station stands, a new travel centre and toilets facilities opening to passengers.

    Construction work will continue in the area currently occupied by the temporary bus station. The new bus station will be fully open early 2024.

    Please refer to our website for more information on the Halifax Bus Station works and to Metro for information on bus services changes.

  • Share How will jobs for the new bus station be advertised. I'm presuming there will be retail opportunities alongside working for First. Will cleaning jobs go through First or via another company. on Facebook Share How will jobs for the new bus station be advertised. I'm presuming there will be retail opportunities alongside working for First. Will cleaning jobs go through First or via another company. on Twitter Share How will jobs for the new bus station be advertised. I'm presuming there will be retail opportunities alongside working for First. Will cleaning jobs go through First or via another company. on Linkedin Email How will jobs for the new bus station be advertised. I'm presuming there will be retail opportunities alongside working for First. Will cleaning jobs go through First or via another company. link

    How will jobs for the new bus station be advertised. I'm presuming there will be retail opportunities alongside working for First. Will cleaning jobs go through First or via another company.

    jad64 asked 10 months ago

    Thanks for your query. Please refer to the bus operator’s websites (First, Transdev and Arriva) for job opportunities with them.

    For cleaning jobs please refer to Carlisle Support Services website.

  • Share I sent a message a month ago and you still refuse to answer me. When is Phase 4 starting because you have always said "Summer 2023" but let me tell you what August is the last month of Summer and there's still not a release date so it's not opening any point in the next three weeks which will be September by then on Facebook Share I sent a message a month ago and you still refuse to answer me. When is Phase 4 starting because you have always said "Summer 2023" but let me tell you what August is the last month of Summer and there's still not a release date so it's not opening any point in the next three weeks which will be September by then on Twitter Share I sent a message a month ago and you still refuse to answer me. When is Phase 4 starting because you have always said "Summer 2023" but let me tell you what August is the last month of Summer and there's still not a release date so it's not opening any point in the next three weeks which will be September by then on Linkedin Email I sent a message a month ago and you still refuse to answer me. When is Phase 4 starting because you have always said "Summer 2023" but let me tell you what August is the last month of Summer and there's still not a release date so it's not opening any point in the next three weeks which will be September by then link

    I sent a message a month ago and you still refuse to answer me. When is Phase 4 starting because you have always said "Summer 2023" but let me tell you what August is the last month of Summer and there's still not a release date so it's not opening any point in the next three weeks which will be September by then

    Dinal asked 11 months ago

    Many thanks for your query. Halifax Bus Station is partially re-opening on Sunday 1st October, with 10 of the 19 new bus station stands, a new travel centre and toilets facilities opening to passengers.

    Construction work will continue in the area currently occupied by the temporary bus station. The new bus station will be fully open early 2024.

    Please refer to our website for more information on the Halifax Bus Station works and to Metro for information on bus services changes.

  • Share It is Summer 2023. It is August...late Summer. Is Halifax bus station any nearer opening? on Facebook Share It is Summer 2023. It is August...late Summer. Is Halifax bus station any nearer opening? on Twitter Share It is Summer 2023. It is August...late Summer. Is Halifax bus station any nearer opening? on Linkedin Email It is Summer 2023. It is August...late Summer. Is Halifax bus station any nearer opening? link

    It is Summer 2023. It is August...late Summer. Is Halifax bus station any nearer opening?

    JoyceB asked 11 months ago

    Many thanks for your query. Halifax Bus Station is partially re-opening on Sunday 1st October, with 10 of the 19 new bus station stands, a new travel centre and toilets facilities opening to passengers.

    Construction work will continue in the area currently occupied by the temporary bus station. The new bus station will be fully open early 2024.

    Please refer to our website for more information on the Halifax Bus Station works and to Metro for information on bus services changes.

  • Share Apparently, construction for this project has been delayed with phase 4 meant to commence as of Sunday 23rd July. It has passed this date so when will it open. It shouldn't be September, which means you would have lied to everyone saying Summer is opening. on Facebook Share Apparently, construction for this project has been delayed with phase 4 meant to commence as of Sunday 23rd July. It has passed this date so when will it open. It shouldn't be September, which means you would have lied to everyone saying Summer is opening. on Twitter Share Apparently, construction for this project has been delayed with phase 4 meant to commence as of Sunday 23rd July. It has passed this date so when will it open. It shouldn't be September, which means you would have lied to everyone saying Summer is opening. on Linkedin Email Apparently, construction for this project has been delayed with phase 4 meant to commence as of Sunday 23rd July. It has passed this date so when will it open. It shouldn't be September, which means you would have lied to everyone saying Summer is opening. link

    Apparently, construction for this project has been delayed with phase 4 meant to commence as of Sunday 23rd July. It has passed this date so when will it open. It shouldn't be September, which means you would have lied to everyone saying Summer is opening.

    Dinal asked 11 months ago

    Many thanks for your query. Halifax Bus Station is partially re-opening on Sunday 1st October, with 10 of the 19 new bus station stands, a new travel centre and toilets facilities opening to passengers.

    Construction work will continue in the area currently occupied by the temporary bus station. The new bus station will be fully open early 2024.

    Please refer to our website for more information on the Halifax Bus Station works and to Metro for information on bus services changes.

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