£15.8 million new Halifax Bus Station moves a step closer

Pre-construction works due to start on site in preparation to replace existing bus station with new state-of-the-art facility

Plans for the new £15.8 million Halifax Bus Station delivered by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority in partnership with Calderdale Council are due to move a step closer this week.

Pre-construction works are due to start on site from today (Tuesday 2 March) in preparation for replacing the existing bus station with a new state-of-the art facility.

These works will take place for a short period of time, with construction due to start in full this summer (2021).

Alongside improved passenger facilities and better access to the town centre, plans for the new bus station include environmentally friendly features, such as measures to enable the future introduction of electric bus charging points, bike parking and solar panels, as well as a living roof and green wall complete with plants.

The new Halifax Bus Station, which was granted planning permission last autumn, is part of a wider package of schemes to transform the way people travel in and around the town.

It is being delivered with money from the Leeds City Region Transforming Cities Fund, which is helping to transform gateways to towns and cities across the region by making it easier to walk, cycle and use public transport.

Willmott Dixon will be undertaking the construction work, which is expected to continue until late 2022.

More information about any changes to bus services during this time will be available in due course.

For more information about the new bus station visit calderdalenextchapter.co.uk/projects/halifax-bus-station.