Category Archives: Transport

It’s now less than month until the Tour de Yorkshire cycles into Calderdale, and visitors and residents are being reminded of the road closure arrangements on the day.  On Sunday 30 April, 18 teams of cyclists will travel through Calderdale as part of Stage 3 of the race. To make sure that spectators, cyclists, support… read more … about Travel plans for the Tour>>


Yesterday’s West Yorkshire Combined Authority meeting welcomed an upturn in the construction of new housing across the City Region. Combined Authority members heard that the Leeds City Region’s districts have delivered over 10,000 additional new homes in 2015/16 and that the number of planning permissions for housing has increased significantly from 7,600 in 2012/13 to… read more … about Upturn in Leeds City Region house building welcomed by Combined Authority alongside moves to adopt a comprehensive low emission strategy across the region>>

Cllr Tim Swift

A new campaign to encourage people to leave their car at home one day a week will launch in Calderdale this April. By persuading people to take at least one in five of their journeys by bike, foot, train or bus, Calderdale Council hopes the campaign will encourage people to be more physically active, improve… read more … about Leave the car at home for 1 in 5>>

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Calderdale Council is calling for a new train station to be built in Elland in the next two to three years. This comes as the pre-feasibility study for the proposed station was presented at the Council’s Transport Working Party recently. The Council has been working tirelessly with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and the rail… read more … about Elland Station plans get green light to move forward>>

Cllr Barry Collins

Overnight closures are scheduled for Brighouse town centre to allow for essential maintenance.  Calderdale Council is to carry out work on the A641, Huddersfield Road, between Aire Street and The Calder pub. The work is due to start on Wednesday 8 March and involves the planing and resurfacing of the carriageway surface. The work is… read more … about Brighouse road closure for essential repairs>>


Issued by West Yorkshire Combined Authority Total of 184 services changing over weekend of Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 February. Most changes minor. New timetables required for almost 8,000 bus stops. Details available now on (external link)  West Yorkshire bus operators are making changes to a significant number of services over the weekend of Saturday… read more … about This weekend’s changes to bus services mean changes to 8,000+ West Yorkshire stops & shelters>>


Dozens of local people gathered today (Wednesday 8 February) to see Elland Bridge reopen to vehicles for the first time since it was destroyed by the Boxing Day 2015 floods.   Cllr Tim Swift, Calderdale Council’s Leader, and Simon Bamford, director of asset delivery for the Canal & River Trust, declared the bridge open after cutting… read more … about Elland Bridge now open to traffic>>

Elland Bridge cars

QR Codes and NFC Chips at West Yorkshire bus stops being used 10,000 times per week. Scans provide direct link to real time departure information for each stop. Over 400,000 scans in 2016. Leeds city centre stop West Yorkshire’s most scanned.  West Yorkshire bus passengers are now using QR Codes and NFC Chips at bus… read more … about West Yorkshire passengers now scanning 10,000 times a week for real-time bus updates>>


“We have always maintained that the Leeds City Region provides the best basis for devolution by driving growth in the fastest and fairest way and making sure everyone benefits.   “It is vital that we are in a position to shape our own destiny and make the decisions here that affect everyone across our City… read more … about West Yorkshire Leaders’ statement on devolution>>

Cllr Swift