Elland Station Plans On Track

The next phase of the project would be to complete full design work, with a view to starting construction work in 2021.

Plans are on track for the new rail station in Elland; with feedback from a recent consultation being used to shape the project.

The Elland station project will be funded with £20 million from the West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund, and see a new rail station being built on land off Lowfields Way in the town. This will link into the existing Calder Valley rail line allowing for direct access to stations in Leeds, Bradford, Halifax and Huddersfield.    

Managed by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, the Transport Fund has been part-funded through the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) Growth Deal – a £1 billion package of funding to drive growth and job creation across the Leeds City Region.

A new rail station in Elland will support existing local businesses and attract new ones, generating economic growth and jobs for the town. It will also provide better access to Elland town centre through improved facilities for pedestrians and cyclists.

To help inform the outline business case for funding for the project, a public consultation took place in summer 2018. Over 270 responses were received and showed an overwhelming support for the project, with 94% of respondents stating they were either happy or very happy with the proposals.

The next phase of the project would be to complete full design work, with a view to starting construction work in 2021.

Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Development, Cllr Barry Collins, said:

“It’s been a long-term ambition of the Council to see a rail station built in Elland and I’m pleased that residents share our enthusiasm for the project.

“The responses received in this consultation have been a huge help in the preparation of the outline plans for the project. We’ll continue to seek the opinion of local people as plans progress.”

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