Context and project delivery
Who is responsible for improving Halifax Bus Station?
West Yorkshire Combined Authority is the owner and
operator of the existing bus station, and is responsible for making the
improvements at Halifax Bus Station. The Combined Authority works with Local
Authorities and businesses across West Yorkshire and York to create economic
growth through large and small-scale infrastructure projects such as this.
Why do you need to do something?
The existing bus station does not meet modern
standards and the Halifax Bus Station project aims to address this by creating
a new, efficient layout that provides a better offer for passengers and
therefore encourages the use of public transport in Halifax and the wider Leeds
What are the timescales for redeveloping Halifax Bus Station?
What is the total cost of redeveloping Halifax Bus Station?
The estimated cost of redeveloping Halifax Bus Station
is £15.4 million.
Can the money be spent on other things instead of improving the bus station? (e.g. bus services, other projects)
- Improved accessibility for all users, with a central level concourse, level boarding of buses, accessible toilet facilities and wayfinding for the partially sighted
- Improved safety and security, with a single passenger concourse, CCTV, separated bus and pedestrian movements, automatic doors to bus stands and main entrances, fences to encourage the use of safe routes and toilet charges to deter to anti-social behaviour
- Facilitation of growth in bus use, with two additional bus stands and three additional bus layover bays
- Improved interchange, with better improved walking routes to the town centre, Sixth Form Centre and Dean Clough; a fully enclosed single passenger concourse with all bus stands in one place; comprehensive bus information in a central location; and provision of real-time bus and rail information. Cycling provision will also be improved, with secure bike storage and new routes to the bus station from Northgate and Winding Road
- The use of environmentally friendly building materials
- Reduced energy use by introducing efficiency measures, including LED lights and energy saving glazing
- Reduced waste
- Local energy generation through solar panels
- Clean energy opportunities through the provision of ducting for charge
points for electric buses and cycles
What is being proposed for the Halifax Bus Station redevelopment? How will bus users benefit?
The proposals are described in detail on LINK TO DISPLAY BOARDS. Some of the key benefits are listed below:
The project will also contribute to the Leeds City Region’s objective to be carbon neutral by 2038 by delivering an efficient bus station facility, which includes:
What do you hope to achieve by making the improvements?
The new bus station will be an important transport hub and gateway into Halifax Town Centre, providing key connections for visitors, students and workers to access employment, education, leisure and other essential services.The project aims to deliver a modern, fit for purpose facility that complements the surrounding heritage, public realm and urban fabric of Halifax town centre.
How will non-bus users benefit?
The project will enhance existing buildings and the surrounding public realm, creating a more attractive environment for local people and businesses.The redevelopment will include deterrents for anti-social behaviour, making the surrounding area a safer place to be.
Will electric buses serve the new bus station?
How will the bus station address Calderdale’s climate emergency?
Will the work on site impact on my bus route?
Yes. During construction it is likely that the bus station will be closed. We will use existing town centre bus stops and where this is not possible, temporary bus stops will be in place near the bus station.There will be communications to inform passengers about the temporary arrangements prior to construction. Information will be available at www.wymetro.com, on buses, at bus stops and at local bus stations.
Will all bus routes from the station continue to operate?
Compatibility with other projects
- Creating a bus-rail interchange outside Halifax rail station
- Creating a bus-box (bus route loop around the town centre), which will improve connectivity to the rail station, the cultural attractions on the eastern side of the town and the bus station
- Improving the route west of the town centre to reduce congestion and improve journey times.
Will there be a bus-rail interchange in Halifax? How does this project relate to the Halifax Rail Station project?
Is this project compatible with the A629 Halifax Town Centre project?
The A629 Halifax to
Huddersfield Corridor comprises a multi-modal corridor improvements scheme
which will drive economic growth by addressing transport and accessibility
issues. The A629 Halifax Town Centre project (Phase 2) will complement the
Halifax bus station redevelopment by delivering the following bus travel improvements:
Is the project guaranteed to be delivered? Who is paying for the improvements? Where is the money coming from?
What if First and Arriva stop serving West Yorkshire?
It has recently been announced that both First Group and Arriva are up for sale. At present, many of their bus routes are run commercially, with some subsidised by the Combined Authority.
The Combined Authority is committed to protecting local passengers’ interests and will work with the new owners to ensure services are maintained.The Combined Authority are also considering participating in the forthcoming sale of First West Yorkshire.
Feedback and keeping up to date
How can members of the public have their say?
When can I take part?
I work for a group/organisation and transport is important to the staff/business, can I take part in the engagement with shared views?
What will you do with all the feedback received during the engagement period?
The feedback will be analysed, and recommendations
will be made.
How will I be kept informed of the outcome of this engagement?