Category Archives: Rail

The results are in from the Council’s Halifax rail station user survey, and it’s clear that people want to see improvements to the current facilities on offer. The survey ran between September and November 2018, and looked at what people did and didn’t like about the existing station and its facilities. Over 1,000 people took… read more … about Results are in from station satisfaction survey>>

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A petition calling for the electrification of the Calder Valley line has been launched by Calderdale Council as part of its campaign for greater investment in the service. After months of misery, the Council is asking commuters to pledge their support for change by signing the online petition at www.calderdale.gov.uk/electricvalley Commuters, businesses and visitors can… read more … about Sign up for #electricvalley>>

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Approximately 200 parking spaces will be created at Mytholmroyd railway station as part of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s station park and ride programme.  A report outlining the plans was discussed at West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Investment Committee and agreement has now been given to deliver the scheme.  The rail station park and ride programme… read more … about Station car park expansion on track>>

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Delays and cancellations on the Calder Valley line are having a severe impact on businesses and commuters according to the Leader of Calderdale Council. The latest performance figures published by Northern Rail, which owns the franchise across much of the North of England, including the Calder Valley line, show that only 39.7% of the company’s… read more … about Change overdue on Calder Valley line>>

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People are being invited to have their say about the future of Halifax Rail Station, to help shape major improvement plans. Early designs for a major upgrade of Halifax Rail Station were approved by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet earlier this year. Plans are progressing well and the project is working towards submitting an outline business case… read more … about Have your say on station upgrade plans>>

Plans to improve accessibility at Todmorden train station are being put forward by Calderdale Council in partnership with Todmorden Town Council and the Todmorden Development Board. The train station in Todmorden is one of the busiest in Calderdale, but lacks suitable access for disabled users or for those with mobility problems. Platform two at the… read more … about Improving access at Todmorden station>>

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Plans to press home the campaign for vital improvements to the Calder Valley train line, including electrification, will be discussed by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet on Monday 3 September 2018. Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader, said: “Reliable and good-quality rail services are absolutely essential for residents and businesses. The underinvestment in the Calder Valley line… read more … about Time for change on the Calder Valley line>>

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