Transforming Huddersfield Bus Station

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Please note that this public consultation has now closed.Artist impression of proposed Henry Street access to Huddersfield Bus Station

Feedback is now being analysed and a report will be published to this web page. All feedback will help shape the future development of more detailed designs, which will be brought back for further public consultation. The information below was presented during the public consultation between Thursday 29 July to Sunday 12 September 2021.




The West Yorkshire Combined Authority, in partnership with Kirklees Council, is seeking your feedback on the proposed transformation of the Huddersfield Bus Station building and its surroundings; including an improved interior, better accessibility and upgraded entrances.


In this public consultation we will be seeking feedback on initial proposals for the bus station, which will help shape the development of more detailed plans.


Background

Huddersfield Bus Station is a key transport hub in Kirklees providing connections within the local area and across the region. Before the pandemic it was one of the busiest bus stations in West Yorkshire, with over 37,000 bus station users per day on average in 2018-19.

Responses to the ‘Huddersfield Blueprint’ public consultation in 2019 revealed people’s concerns about the appearance and accessibility of the bus station. Having opened in 1974, some parts of the bus station need modernising to improve its appearance and the facilities for people living, studying, working in and visiting Huddersfield. 


Improvements in Huddersfield Town Centre

The Huddersfield Bus Station proposals are the first stage of a wider package to transform the way people travel in and around Huddersfield, including better walking and cycling access for the bus station, railway station and the town centre. There will be a separate consultation regarding the proposed improvements in Huddersfield Town Centre later in the year.


Aims

To encourage more people to use public transport in Huddersfield and the wider region, these proposals will seek to meet the following objectives:

  • Provide an enhanced customer experience for Huddersfield Bus Station users by upgrading facilities and improving user safety.  
  • Transform the interior and exterior spaces of the bus station to make it a modern and attractive gateway to Huddersfield.
  • Make Huddersfield Bus Station more accessible for all users and better connected with the town centre to increase numbers of people travelling by bus.
  • Make the bus station a greener, more energy efficient and environmentally friendly facility by adding solar panels and increasing green landscaping.
  • Improve the access routes to the bus station to make walking and crossing roads safer for people.
  • Make the bus station a more secure facility, to improve personal safety and encourage more people to travel by bus.


Find out more and have your say

To see our plans in more detail, please view the consultation materials attached and look through our draft proposals at the top of this webpage or by clicking here to view the plans (opens in a new tab). Once you have read the information, you can let us know what you think using the following methods:

  • complete our survey, by clicking the link below to take part in the survey; or
  • ask us a question using the Q&A tool on the bottom of this webpage

Please note: This survey has now CLOSED.

Responses to the consultation survey are being analysed and once complete, a report will be published on this page.


Webinars

We will be hosting a series of free online webinars on the transformation plans for Huddersfield Bus Station. These webinars will provide the public with an opportunity to learn more about the plans for Huddersfield Bus Station


Date*

Time

Registration Details

Wednesday 1 September 2021

18:00 – 19:00

This event has taken place.

Friday 3 September 2021

13:00 – 14:00

This event has taken place.


*These events have now taken place, a recording of one of the webinars can be found on this page.


To subscribe for updates on our consultation events, please enter your email address under the ‘Stay Informed’ tab on this page.

You can also contact us:

  • via email on yourvoice@westyorks-ca.gov.uk
  • via phone (Metroline Information Service) on 0113 245 7676
  • via post at Freepost CONSULTATION TEAM (WYCA).


Please contact us if you would like to receive this information in an alternative format.

This engagement will close at 11.59pm on Sunday 12 September 2021.


Included below is a video of the Mayor of West Yorkshire visiting Huddersfield Bus Station and promoting engagement with the public consultation:


Next steps

Feedback gathered from the public consultation will be taken into consideration and will inform the development of detailed proposals. A consultation outcome report summarising feedback from the public following analysis of the survey responses received will be produced and uploaded to this webpage.

The scheme is funded by the Leeds City Region Transforming Cities Fund (TCF), a major new programme of transport infrastructure investment. TCF aims to help create a positive change in the way we travel across the region, providing an accessible, attractive, and cleaner alternative to car journeys.

Please note that this public consultation has now closed.Artist impression of proposed Henry Street access to Huddersfield Bus Station

Feedback is now being analysed and a report will be published to this web page. All feedback will help shape the future development of more detailed designs, which will be brought back for further public consultation. The information below was presented during the public consultation between Thursday 29 July to Sunday 12 September 2021.




The West Yorkshire Combined Authority, in partnership with Kirklees Council, is seeking your feedback on the proposed transformation of the Huddersfield Bus Station building and its surroundings; including an improved interior, better accessibility and upgraded entrances.


In this public consultation we will be seeking feedback on initial proposals for the bus station, which will help shape the development of more detailed plans.


Background

Huddersfield Bus Station is a key transport hub in Kirklees providing connections within the local area and across the region. Before the pandemic it was one of the busiest bus stations in West Yorkshire, with over 37,000 bus station users per day on average in 2018-19.

Responses to the ‘Huddersfield Blueprint’ public consultation in 2019 revealed people’s concerns about the appearance and accessibility of the bus station. Having opened in 1974, some parts of the bus station need modernising to improve its appearance and the facilities for people living, studying, working in and visiting Huddersfield. 


Improvements in Huddersfield Town Centre

The Huddersfield Bus Station proposals are the first stage of a wider package to transform the way people travel in and around Huddersfield, including better walking and cycling access for the bus station, railway station and the town centre. There will be a separate consultation regarding the proposed improvements in Huddersfield Town Centre later in the year.


Aims

To encourage more people to use public transport in Huddersfield and the wider region, these proposals will seek to meet the following objectives:

  • Provide an enhanced customer experience for Huddersfield Bus Station users by upgrading facilities and improving user safety.  
  • Transform the interior and exterior spaces of the bus station to make it a modern and attractive gateway to Huddersfield.
  • Make Huddersfield Bus Station more accessible for all users and better connected with the town centre to increase numbers of people travelling by bus.
  • Make the bus station a greener, more energy efficient and environmentally friendly facility by adding solar panels and increasing green landscaping.
  • Improve the access routes to the bus station to make walking and crossing roads safer for people.
  • Make the bus station a more secure facility, to improve personal safety and encourage more people to travel by bus.


Find out more and have your say

To see our plans in more detail, please view the consultation materials attached and look through our draft proposals at the top of this webpage or by clicking here to view the plans (opens in a new tab). Once you have read the information, you can let us know what you think using the following methods:

  • complete our survey, by clicking the link below to take part in the survey; or
  • ask us a question using the Q&A tool on the bottom of this webpage

Please note: This survey has now CLOSED.

Responses to the consultation survey are being analysed and once complete, a report will be published on this page.


Webinars

We will be hosting a series of free online webinars on the transformation plans for Huddersfield Bus Station. These webinars will provide the public with an opportunity to learn more about the plans for Huddersfield Bus Station


Date*

Time

Registration Details

Wednesday 1 September 2021

18:00 – 19:00

This event has taken place.

Friday 3 September 2021

13:00 – 14:00

This event has taken place.


*These events have now taken place, a recording of one of the webinars can be found on this page.


To subscribe for updates on our consultation events, please enter your email address under the ‘Stay Informed’ tab on this page.

You can also contact us:

  • via email on yourvoice@westyorks-ca.gov.uk
  • via phone (Metroline Information Service) on 0113 245 7676
  • via post at Freepost CONSULTATION TEAM (WYCA).


Please contact us if you would like to receive this information in an alternative format.

This engagement will close at 11.59pm on Sunday 12 September 2021.


Included below is a video of the Mayor of West Yorkshire visiting Huddersfield Bus Station and promoting engagement with the public consultation:


Next steps

Feedback gathered from the public consultation will be taken into consideration and will inform the development of detailed proposals. A consultation outcome report summarising feedback from the public following analysis of the survey responses received will be produced and uploaded to this webpage.

The scheme is funded by the Leeds City Region Transforming Cities Fund (TCF), a major new programme of transport infrastructure investment. TCF aims to help create a positive change in the way we travel across the region, providing an accessible, attractive, and cleaner alternative to car journeys.

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