Category Archives: Transport

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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Passengers at Bradford Interchange and Castleford, Dewsbury, Halifax, Huddersfield, Keighley, Leeds and Pontefract Bus stations can now take advantage of free wi-fi. Providing users with access to free wi-fi at its eight busiest facilities is part of the Combined Authority’s current project with BT to upgrade CCTV coverage across all of 25 of its West… read more … about Free Wi-Fi now available at eight West Yorkshire bus stations>>

Three people have been fined for misusing blue badge permits. Calderdale Council prosecuted three people last month for separate offences of illegally displaying a blue badge permit. All were found guilty (two found guilty in absence) and the court issued fines and costs, totalling over £1000. Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Communities and Neighbourhood Services,… read more … about Fines for blue badge misuse>>

Calderdale Council is celebrating the completion of highway improvements between Salterhebble Hill and Shaw Hill – the first project being delivered as part of the £120m A629 improvement programme, funded by the West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund. Final milestones have been reached with the seeding of the innovative ‘living wall’ alongside Salterhebble Hill, the reopening of… read more … about A629 Salterhebble to Shaw Hill project complete!>>

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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>>

Cllr Swift

A programme of work to help inform major transport schemes in Calderdale is being considered by Calderdale Council’s Cabinet. Councillors will look at options for the development of a ‘multi-modal transport model’. This is a complex transportation project which would look at the current use and performance of the transport network in the borough, assessing… read more … about Supporting the delivery of major transport projects>>

Cllr Barry Collins

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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Saturday 22 September is the last in a series of drop-in events for people to find out more about Calderdale Council’s planned improvements to the local road network. The event also offers a chance to see initial ideas for a Sowerby Bridge ‘masterplan’. The event at Sowerby Bridge Market runs from 10am – 2pm and… read more … about Designs on display for Sowerby Bridge masterplan>>

Cllr Barry Collins