Halifax Railway Station

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Please note that this public consultation for the Halifax Railway Station has now closed.

All feedback will be taken into consideration for the public consultation on the full scheme later in 2021.

The information below was presented during the public consultation between 18 January - 14 February 2021.

Improvements to Halifax Railway Station (also referred to as Halifax Station Gateway).


Have your say on the transformational proposals to provide improvements to Halifax Railway Station.


Calderdale Council, in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, is working to provide improvements to Halifax Railway Station. The new facilities will include a new two-storey station building, a new town footbridge, improved walking and cycling connectivity and the reopening of an historic underpass beneath the station, allowing access to the eastern side of the station.


Halifax town centre has received significant recent investment, which has now been extended to the railway station and surrounding public space. Currently, the railway station does not provide a sense of arrival or a positive gateway to Halifax, the 2018 station user survey highlighted potential areas for improvement which this scheme is proposing to provide.


The proposed improvements are aligned with Leeds City Region and Calderdale Council strategic priorities, supporting economic development, regeneration and sustainable transportation across Calderdale and the city region. 


Benefitting Halifax


  • Transformational change for the Halifax Railway Station area, town centre, and benefits to the wider local authority area.
  • An integrated and modern transport facility.
  • Better links to other modes of transport and better connection to Halifax town centre.
  • A new gateway to Halifax and the north, encouraging greater use of public transport, cycling and walking.
  • Greater inward economic investment from tourism.
  • A driver of growth, increasing the economic attractiveness of the town and enabling the aspirational job and economic growth targets set out by Calderdale Council.

Proposed Improvements include:


  • There will be an improved waiting lounge inside the station building at both ground and first floor level, providing passengers with a better view of the platforms outside. The new facilities will include real time journey information boards. Passengers can wait for trains on the platforms or in the improved waiting lounge facilities.
  • The new station building will include expanded retail options, new and improved toilets.
  • The new town footbridge will provide walking and cycling access to the new station building at first floor level. It will also provide direct and accessible connectivity between the town centre and the railway station including wayfinding and signage to guide visitors to key locations.
  • Existing station car parking will be relocated within the current Eureka! car park (northern car park) in front of the new station building at ground floor level. Spaces will be available for staff and station customers. There will be high quality parking spaces with accessible walkways, well defined bays, improved lighting, and CCTV. Provision will also be made for EV charging and wider bays to accommodate parent and child spaces as well as disabled user spaces.
  • The reopening of the underpass will improve access to the station, through the introduction of a step free route beneath the station. New lighting and CCTV will also be installed in the underpass.
  • Cyclists will benefit from better cycle storage facilities and improved connectivity to local cycle routes, including the Hebble Trail and A629.


This scheme is being delivered through the Leeds City Region Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) and West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund (WY+TF) programmes. The TCF is a major new programme of transport infrastructure investment aimed at providing a viable alternative to car journeys. Find out more information at www.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/TCF


Have your say


Between Monday 18 January 2021 and Sunday 14 February 2021, we are asking for your feedback on the latest designs. Your views are important as we shape designs, so please take this opportunity to let us know what you think.


Step 1: Have a look at the latest proposals in the ‘Consultation Slides’ PDF attachment which has been uploaded to the top of this webpage, or by clicking this link (opens in a new tab).


  • Overview – main overview of the proposals.
  • Getting around – access to and around the Station.
  • Landscape improvements to the landscaping.
  • Inside the station floor plans and enhancements.
  • New town footbridge – indicative images to illustrate what might be achievable.
  • You said, we listened – highlighting the 2018 Station User Satisfaction Survey results.
  • Key benefits

These are preliminary plans so your feedback will help inform the next design stage.


Step 2: Tell us what you think by completing our survey, which you can access by clicking the button below. This will only take a few minutes to complete.


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.


Next Steps


Following the close of the public consultation on Sunday 14 February 2021, all feedback will be considered as the designs evolve. There will be more opportunities to provide feedback on the evolving designs later in 2021.


If you are unable to access the supporting materials and the survey and would prefer printed versions, send an email with your name and address to Mott MacDonald, the design consultants for the scheme (details below), who will organise for a printed copy of the supporting materials and the survey to be sent to you. You can also call Mott MacDonald on the number below who will organise for a printed copy of the supporting materials and the survey to be sent to you.


Completed surveys should be submitted by the consultation deadline on Sunday 14 February 2021, so please allow plenty of time to request and return printed materials.


Contact us


Via email: rachel.pechey@mottmac.com

Via phone: 0113 3946697    

Via post: Freepost CALDERDALE COUNCIL IMPROVEMENTS


For more information on the project visit: calderdalenextchapter.co.uk/projects/halifax-railway-station


For social media updates on this project and other schemes being delivered by Calderdale Council, follow us on:


Twitter: @CalderdaleNC

Facebook: Search Calderdale Next Chapter


Please note that this public consultation for the Halifax Railway Station has now closed.

All feedback will be taken into consideration for the public consultation on the full scheme later in 2021.

The information below was presented during the public consultation between 18 January - 14 February 2021.

Improvements to Halifax Railway Station (also referred to as Halifax Station Gateway).


Have your say on the transformational proposals to provide improvements to Halifax Railway Station.


Calderdale Council, in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, is working to provide improvements to Halifax Railway Station. The new facilities will include a new two-storey station building, a new town footbridge, improved walking and cycling connectivity and the reopening of an historic underpass beneath the station, allowing access to the eastern side of the station.


Halifax town centre has received significant recent investment, which has now been extended to the railway station and surrounding public space. Currently, the railway station does not provide a sense of arrival or a positive gateway to Halifax, the 2018 station user survey highlighted potential areas for improvement which this scheme is proposing to provide.


The proposed improvements are aligned with Leeds City Region and Calderdale Council strategic priorities, supporting economic development, regeneration and sustainable transportation across Calderdale and the city region. 


Benefitting Halifax


  • Transformational change for the Halifax Railway Station area, town centre, and benefits to the wider local authority area.
  • An integrated and modern transport facility.
  • Better links to other modes of transport and better connection to Halifax town centre.
  • A new gateway to Halifax and the north, encouraging greater use of public transport, cycling and walking.
  • Greater inward economic investment from tourism.
  • A driver of growth, increasing the economic attractiveness of the town and enabling the aspirational job and economic growth targets set out by Calderdale Council.

Proposed Improvements include:


  • There will be an improved waiting lounge inside the station building at both ground and first floor level, providing passengers with a better view of the platforms outside. The new facilities will include real time journey information boards. Passengers can wait for trains on the platforms or in the improved waiting lounge facilities.
  • The new station building will include expanded retail options, new and improved toilets.
  • The new town footbridge will provide walking and cycling access to the new station building at first floor level. It will also provide direct and accessible connectivity between the town centre and the railway station including wayfinding and signage to guide visitors to key locations.
  • Existing station car parking will be relocated within the current Eureka! car park (northern car park) in front of the new station building at ground floor level. Spaces will be available for staff and station customers. There will be high quality parking spaces with accessible walkways, well defined bays, improved lighting, and CCTV. Provision will also be made for EV charging and wider bays to accommodate parent and child spaces as well as disabled user spaces.
  • The reopening of the underpass will improve access to the station, through the introduction of a step free route beneath the station. New lighting and CCTV will also be installed in the underpass.
  • Cyclists will benefit from better cycle storage facilities and improved connectivity to local cycle routes, including the Hebble Trail and A629.


This scheme is being delivered through the Leeds City Region Transforming Cities Fund (TCF) and West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund (WY+TF) programmes. The TCF is a major new programme of transport infrastructure investment aimed at providing a viable alternative to car journeys. Find out more information at www.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/TCF


Have your say


Between Monday 18 January 2021 and Sunday 14 February 2021, we are asking for your feedback on the latest designs. Your views are important as we shape designs, so please take this opportunity to let us know what you think.


Step 1: Have a look at the latest proposals in the ‘Consultation Slides’ PDF attachment which has been uploaded to the top of this webpage, or by clicking this link (opens in a new tab).


  • Overview – main overview of the proposals.
  • Getting around – access to and around the Station.
  • Landscape improvements to the landscaping.
  • Inside the station floor plans and enhancements.
  • New town footbridge – indicative images to illustrate what might be achievable.
  • You said, we listened – highlighting the 2018 Station User Satisfaction Survey results.
  • Key benefits

These are preliminary plans so your feedback will help inform the next design stage.


Step 2: Tell us what you think by completing our survey, which you can access by clicking the button below. This will only take a few minutes to complete.


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.


Next Steps


Following the close of the public consultation on Sunday 14 February 2021, all feedback will be considered as the designs evolve. There will be more opportunities to provide feedback on the evolving designs later in 2021.


If you are unable to access the supporting materials and the survey and would prefer printed versions, send an email with your name and address to Mott MacDonald, the design consultants for the scheme (details below), who will organise for a printed copy of the supporting materials and the survey to be sent to you. You can also call Mott MacDonald on the number below who will organise for a printed copy of the supporting materials and the survey to be sent to you.


Completed surveys should be submitted by the consultation deadline on Sunday 14 February 2021, so please allow plenty of time to request and return printed materials.


Contact us


Via email: rachel.pechey@mottmac.com

Via phone: 0113 3946697    

Via post: Freepost CALDERDALE COUNCIL IMPROVEMENTS


For more information on the project visit: calderdalenextchapter.co.uk/projects/halifax-railway-station


For social media updates on this project and other schemes being delivered by Calderdale Council, follow us on:


Twitter: @CalderdaleNC

Facebook: Search Calderdale Next Chapter

  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded and results are being analysed. Once complete, an outcome report will be published on this page.
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