Category Archives: Transport

A team from Calderdale Council and Jackson Civil Engineering were Highly Commended in the Civil Engineering Contractors Association (CECA) annual Yorkshire and Humber Awards. The partnership was nominated in the ‘Project of the Year over £2 million’ category for the Salterhebble phase of the A629 project, and received the prestigious Highly Commended rating. The project… read more … about Award success for Salterhebble project>>

New, eye-catching bike racks are appearing around Halifax town centre, as part of cycle-friendly measures across the borough. Calderdale Council and the Halifax Business Improvement District (BID) have worked together to commission four new cycle storage facilities in the town. The colourful storage racks each have space for up to eight bikes and will be… read more … about New cycle stores for Halifax>>

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Accessibility at Todmorden train station is set to improve, as funding has been secured for a major upgrade, from the Department for Transport’s Access for All programme. Calderdale Council, Todmorden Town Council, Todmorden Development Board, West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Network Rail worked together to bid for the grant. Their success was confirmed on Thursday… read more … about Todmorden rail access improvements will be just the ticket>>

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The next phase of improvement works on the A629 between Halifax and Huddersfield has moved a step closer, with the submission of the planning application for the Calder and Hebble junction. The A629 is a key route through the borough, and the planned major upgrade will reduce journey times, relieve congestion and improve pedestrian and cycling… read more … about Next step for A629 improvements>>

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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