Services at Halifax Bus Station are set to change from later this month (February) as work progresses on a new £17.7 million state-of-the-art facility delivered by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority in partnership with Calderdale Council.
Alongside improved passenger facilities and better access to the town centre, plans for the new station include environmentally friendly features, such as measures to enable the future introduction of electric bus charging points, bike parking and solar panels, a living roof complete with plants, and a water storage tank to manage the flow of rainwater in a storm. Overall, the scheme will deliver more green space as well as other environmental benefits.
From Sunday 27 February, the station entrance, travel centre and bus stands are being relocated to the other side of the site, near the Sunday School Façade and Sainsbury’s on Winding Road.
Services 586 and 587, 226, 348 and 349 will also move to town centre bus stops from that date.
Most bus services will run from the town centre during the day with some evening services returning to the station from 7pm. A small number of services are remaining on site throughout.
Passengers are being asked to visit www.wymetro.com/halifaxbusstationworks or call 0113 245 7676 for travel information.
Posters detailing where to catch buses and how to find out more about the project will be displayed at the bus station, on buses, and on key buildings and bus stops across the town centre.
Staff will also initially be on hand at the bus station and on-street to help people and answer questions.
During this latest phase of works, which is expected to last until summer 2023, the cash and vending machines, as well as the photobooth, will be unavailable.
There will not be any public toilets at the bus station during this time. The nearest facilities are on Albion Street, next to the Borough Market’s southern entrance, which is within walking distance and closer to most bus services that have been moved to existing stops in the town centre.
The new Halifax Bus Station 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.
Construction work is expected to continue until summer 2023.