Category Archives: Transport

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>>

Train line

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

West Yorkshire Combined Authority is urging people whose trains were delayed to check whether they are eligible and if so, to make a claim through a new special compensation scheme. New procedures, which rail companies Northern and TransPennine Express have agreed with the government, are now in place for passengers who have been affected or… read more … about West Yorkshire rail users and Mcard holders urged to claim timetable chaos compensation>>

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>>

Cllr Swift

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>>


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