Full completion is inked in for early 2024. Credit: WYCA

Milestone for Halifax bus station

More than half the stands at the £20.5m project will open this weekend, along with some passenger facilities.

The complete rebuild of the bus station is a project delivered by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority in partnership with Calderdale Council. Willmott Dixon is the main contractor.

Transforming Cities Fund support is being used for the scheme. Plans were submitted in 2020 for a building with a fully-enclosed concourse, by a professional team led by Aecom and Leeds architect Stephen George + Partners.

Other services will continue to run from town centre stops until the new station is fully completed in early 2024. A newsagent is lined up ot open, with work now focusing on finding tenants for the other retail spaces, including a café unit.

The new station includes solar panels, cycle parking and a green roof.

Mayor of West Yorkshire Tracy Brabin said: “We want bus travel to be everyone’s first choice in West Yorkshire because it’s the most attractive option to get around.

“Improving facilities for passengers is a key part of our journey towards creating a more inclusive and better-connected region. We can’t wait to welcome passengers back when the transformation is fully complete early next year.”

Calderdale leader Cllr Jane Scullion said: “We’re really pleased with the modern new bus station ,which complements the other major regeneration projects around Halifax and Calderdale, as well as our wider plans to transform travel around the town centre.

“The building contributes to local and regional net zero carbon targets by encouraging people to travel sustainably by bus, and through its environmentally friendly features, improved cycle parking and walking routes.”

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