Spending approved for Castleford transport facilities

15 June 2012  •  Source: Metro

Authority gives green light to £250,000 for enhancing Castleford Bus Station & improving links with town’s rail station.

Members of the West Yorkshire Integrated Transport Authority (ITA) Executive Board have approved £250,000 for work to enhance Castleford Bus Station, and provide better links with Castleford Rail Station.

Metro, working with Wakefield Council, has drawn up proposals for a new, spacious, high-quality, drive-in reverse-out bus facility with electronic information, CCTV coverage and improved waiting facilities and travel information. The development plan includes an improved link between the town’s bus and rail stations and enhancements to the Rail Station itself.

Speaking after the meeting, Metro District Spokesperson for Wakefield, Cllr Yvonne Crewe said: “I am pleased my ITA colleagues have given their approval so that the project can progress.

“These plans will provide bus users in Castleford with a facility in line with Metro’s modern, award-winning bus stations across West Yorkshire, while further work can provide train passengers with better facilities and improved interchange.

“The new facilities will provide an impressive welcome for visitors arriving in the town and show our commitment to the regeneration of Castleford and the Five Towns area.”

Further to detailed design and subject to planning application approval the estimated cost of improving the bus station is around £4m and is expected to be completed by Spring 2014.

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