Category Archives: Transport

Once again, West Yorkshire Combined Authority will be funding Boxing Day bus services this Christmas. Buses will be running on almost 90 routes, every half hour between 9am and 6pm on main West Yorkshire routes to city and town centres, retail locations and hospitals. Destinations include Airedale Hospital, Birstall Retail Parks, Bradford, Brighouse Castleford, Dewsbury,… read more … about Combined Authority-funded Boxing Day bus services to go ahead for ninth year>>

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Visitors to Halifax now have more options for car parking, as a temporary car park has opened on the former Cow Green multi-storey town centre site.  The original car park was closed in 2013 due to severe structural deterioration. In February this year, it was demolished and the site cleared for redevelopment.  While future development… read more … about Extra parking option for Halifax>>

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However you choose to travel, getting around Calderdale and surrounding districts could soon be a lot easier, as members discuss the introduction of the Calderdale Transport Strategy 2016-2031.  Across the country the way people are travelling is changing. Rates of car use and ownership have declined in many cities and more people are choosing to… read more … about Improving Calderdale’s transport network>>

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Plans for major upgrades to Halifax train station are set to move a step closer, as Calderdale Council’s Economy and Investment Panel is asked to give the go ahead to carry out more detailed feasibility work. Today (Thursday 20 October) the Panel will discuss the exciting proposals for a complete revamp of Halifax Station and… read more … about Train station improvements on track>>

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With reliable, efficient and convenient transport universally acknowledged to be vital to business, West Yorkshire Combined Authority wants the business community’s views on transport. Businesses large and small across West Yorkshire are being encouraged to take part in the Your Travel Your Say consultations on the transport network and bus services, which close on Friday… read more … about Business leaders encouraged to have their say in West Yorkshire Transport Consultation>>

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Sales of MCard smart tickets and passes in West Yorkshire’s Payzone stores have now topped £10m. The purchase of a monthly 16-25 pass in Hebden Bridge in Calderdale on the morning of Sunday 3 September took sales through the £10m mark confirming MCard’s status as one of the largest travel smartcard schemes outside London. MCard… read more … about Mcard Sales at West Yorkshire’s Payzone Stores Top £10m>>

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At the meeting of Calderdale Council’s Cabinet on Monday 12 September, councillors discussed ways of improving parking services, to support both local business and the Council’s financial position, in the light of continuing funding cuts from central government.  After discussions at Scrutiny and at the Cabinet meeting on initial options, Cabinet has now asked the… read more … about Council continues parking discussion>>

Cllr Barry Collins

Over 3,000 young people across West Yorkshire have already applied for their Under 16 MCards and 16-18 PhotoCards online but twice as many are still spending time queuing at Bus Station Travel Centres. Since mid-August the cards have been available by applying via ticketsandpasses.wymetro.com(external link) Diane Groom, West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Assistant Director Customer Services… read more … about Jump the Travel Centre queues – by applying for under 16 photocards and 16-18 travel photocards online>>

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  From Tuesday 30 August, the cost of DaySavers for bus travel in West Yorkshire is dropping.   A single ticket on a Pink MCard will now cost £5.50 for all-day bus travel. When bought in multiples of 3, 5 or 10, the cost reduces to just £5 per ticket. Paper-based, single Metro Day tickets… read more … about Price drop for DaySaver and last call for paper-based Metrocards>>

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