Category Archives: Transport

MyDay, a new all-day, £2.60 county-wide bus ticket for West Yorkshire’s young people is being launched on Monday 9 July 2018. Devised in consultation with young people from West Yorkshire, MyDay will be available to anyone aged under 19. The introductory £2.60 price will be fixed until the end of the year. Leeds Youth Council… read more … about MYDAY – The new £2.60 all-day, any bus ticket devised for young people by young people will help make their day>>

Overnight closures are scheduled for the A58 Aachen Way in Halifax and the A646 Market Street in Hebden Bridge, to allow for essential maintenance.  Calderdale Council is to carry out work on the A58 between King Cross Road and Queen’s Road, King Cross. The work is due to start on Monday 2 July and involves… read more … about Overnight closures for essential repairs>>

Roadworks

Online survey and drop-in events Residents and businesses are being invited to have their say on plans for the proposed new rail station in Elland. From Monday 18 June, people will be able to have their say online about the planned station that will improve connections to and from the Calderdale town, and provide opportunities… read more … about People invited to have their say on plans for an Elland rail station>>

Elland station

A £6.5 million project to strengthen the hillside, improve drainage and boost flood resilience at Scout Road in Mytholmroyd is now complete. The Boxing Day 2015 floods caused a landslip which blocked Scout Road and led to the temporary relocation of Scout Road Academy and the evacuation of nearly 20 homes for safety reasons. As… read more … about Major works now complete on Scout Road flood recovery scheme>>

Scout Road

The Leader of Calderdale Council has written to Northern Rail to express his grave concerns about the Calder Valley service following the introduction of the new timetable on 20 May 2018. In an open letter to Managing Director David Brown, Cllr Tim Swift argues that the level of delays and cancellations on the Calder Valley… read more … about Council Leader holds Northern Rail to account>>

Cllr Swift

The millions of spectators getting ready to line the route for the 2018 Tour de Yorkshire will have a special treat in store with organisers Welcome to Yorkshire and ASO confirming the largest-ever publicity caravan and ambassadors tour.   This popular cycling tradition will see some of the county’s best-loved brands travel behind the women’s… read more … about Largest-ever Tour de Yorkshire caravan and ambassadors tour!>>

People in West Yorkshire are now using the MCard travel smartcard to make around £30 million worth of bus and train journeys each year. As many as 400,000 journeys having been made in just one week. First introduced in 2014, West Yorkshire’s MCard is now the leading smart card travel in the North and one… read more … about West Yorkshire’s MCard smartcards being used for £30 million bus & train journeys per year>>

Early designs showing how Halifax train station could be transformed into a world-class facility, improve access to the town and boost economic growth will be discussed at Calderdale Council’s Cabinet meeting on Monday 19 March. As one of the main gateways into Calderdale, the proposed major upgrade to the station and surrounding area would bring… read more … about Transforming transport in Halifax>>

West Yorkshire Combined Authority, the body behind the Metro transport network, is reminding young people that with an Under 16 or 16-18 PhotoCard, they can enjoy half fare rail and bus travel throughout the county. ‘Travel Anytime, Anywhere for Half the Fare’, is the theme of a new Combined Authority campaign aimed to encourage Under… read more … about West Yorkshire’s under 19s reminded they can travel anytime, anywhere for half the fare>>

WYCA