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Halifax bus station to fully reopen later this month | News Center

Halifax bus station to fully reopen later this month | News Center
Halifax bus station to fully reopen later this month | News Center

The new Halifax Bus Station will make it easier for people to travel by bus in Calderdale and the surrounding areas. The station will be fully opened later this month.

All 19 bus stops at the station will be ready from Sunday 21 July, with services operating from city centre stops moving to the new bus station. This follows the completion of the £20m project at the end of June.

The renovated bus station features improved safety and accessibility measures, making it easier for passengers to transfer to another bus.

Solar panels, bike sheds and a new ‘green roof’ covered in bee-friendly plants are also part of the scheme, as well as more greenery. This will contribute to West Yorkshire’s goal of being carbon neutral by 2038.

The full opening follows a partial opening of the facility in October 2023. It is the latest infrastructure project to be delivered by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority as it better connects the region.

Mayor of West Yorkshire Tracy Brabin said:

“I am delighted that the people of Halifax and beyond will soon be able to enjoy the benefits of this fantastic multi-million dollar facility as part of our plans for a better connected West Yorkshire.

“We want bus travel to become the first choice for everyone in West Yorkshire, and state-of-the-art facilities like this will only make it more attractive to get around.”

The scheme is being delivered by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority in partnership with Calderdale Borough Council.

Councillor Scott Patient, deputy leader of Calderdale Borough Council, said:

“The full opening of Halifax’s transformative bus station is a significant milestone in the redevelopment of the city and Calderdale.

“It offers local people what they need: safety, comfort and first-class facilities that everyone can access thanks to a step-free entrance and level areas for moving around and getting on and off the bus.

“By improving the way people connect with jobs, education, shops, businesses and tourist attractions, the new facilities support the Council’s priorities of reducing inequalities and creating thriving cities and places.

“Calderdale’s climate action also benefits – through encouraging more active, healthier and more environmentally friendly bus journeys, and through the building’s features contributing to local and regional net zero carbon targets.”

There will be staff on site at the station to assist people and answer questions.

The programme was delivered through the Combined Authority’s Transforming Cities Fund programme, which aims to make it easier to walk, cycle and use public transport.

More information about the new bus station can be found at westyorks-ca.gov.uk/hbs(external link).