Halifax Railway Station

Key details

The Halifax Railway Station project will deliver a transformational redevelopment of the current site. It will include a new two-storey station building, an iconic pedestrian footbridge and improve walking and cycling connectivity.

Current status

Concept (Completed)
Development (In Progress)
Construction (Pending)
Evaluation (Pending)

Have your say on the new, exciting proposals for Halifax Railway Station

We would like your feedback on the latest designs for Halifax Railway Station as part of our public consultation running from Tuesday 23 November until Sunday 16 January.

Details of the new facilities which include a new two-storey station building, a new town footbridge, improved walking and cycling connectivity and the reopening of an historic underpass beneath the station are on the West Yorkshire Combined Authority ‘Your Voice’ webpage. Here you will also find some common questions asked about the scheme plus a short survey where you can feedback your comments.

Below is a short film from Councillor Scullion giving a sumary of the consultation and below that, several short flythrough visualisations of how the station would look.

To see an explanation of the designs and to complete the survey visit... Halifax Railway Station Consultation  

Alternatively, printed copies of the consultation visuals and the survey can be picked up (subject to availability) from the following places:

  • Halifax railway station ticket office
  • Halifax Central Library
  • Discover Halifax Hub in Woolshops

Your feedback is really important, so please take the opportunity to have your say.

Thank you.

 

Plans

The Halifax Railway Station project includes:

  • Station building - with additional facilities and retail units. It would be accessed from the underpass, ground level car park and first floor via the proposed town footbridge.  This would require the demolition of the existing station building and access bridge.
  • Platform 1 and 2 reconfiguration - to create improved pedestrian space by reconfiguring the platform access and waiting area.
  • Town footbridge - for cycle/pedestrian use and connecting from the station building at first floor level to the Eastern Gateway (near Hughes Building) and Horton Street.
  • Car parking - part of the existing Eureka! car park (to the north) will be redesigned to provide drop-off facilities and taxi pick up for rail passengers. Spaces will be split between standard spaces, disabled users, parent and child, taxi drop-offs, pick-up bays, EV charging points, rail replacement bus area, and reserved Northern Rail employee spaces. Additional car parking space for Eureka! (to the south) will be created in a new area towards Water Lane
  • Viaduct underpass - reopening of the Navigation Road underpass beneath the station providing direct pedestrian/cycle access to current businesses and future development opportunities to the east of the railway.
  • Hebble trail extension (Water Lane to Berry Lane) – Hebble trail cycle route (National Cycle Network Route 69) forms a vital part of the Calderdale Cycle Network connecting south Halifax, Halifax Town Centre and north Halifax to the railway station. The redevelopment will create a more attractive environment for people arriving on foot and by bike, improving the passenger experience and encouraging use of public transport.
  • Hebble trail extension (to the town centre) - areas in the town centre will be linked via a step free east-west link beneath the station, improving access for residents, commuters, businesses, visitors, leisure and retail users travelling to and through Halifax.
  • Eureka! southern entrance - development of a new southern entrance to the Eureka! site via Discovery Road off South Parade. This will require modifications to the highway, a new entrance gateway feature and traffic regulation changes. 

Benefits

  • Transformational change for the Halifax Railway Station area, town centre, and benefits to the wider local authority area. 
  • Delivering a world-class integrated, fit-for-purpose transport facility.
  • Better links to other modes of transport  and better connection to Halifax town centre
  • The new gateway to Halifax and the north will encourage greater use of public transport, cycling and walking and will encourage investment and visitors
  • A driver of growth, increasing the economic attractiveness of the town and enabling the ambitious job and economic growth targets set out by Calderdale Council

Progress

The Outline Business Case (OBC), was approved in June 2020 by West Yorkshire Combined Authority. A public consultation asking for feedback on the latest designs took place 18 January to 14 February 2021 and the responses will be used to further develop the project designs. A follow up consultation will take place in autumn/winter 2021 to show the updated designs. Following this summer consultation, we will submit the planning application for the scheme and develop the Full Business Case (FBC).

Funding

This project was made possible through funding from:

    West Yorkshire Combined Authority Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership Northern Powerhouse Industrial Strategy Transforming Cities Fund

Supporting Documents

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