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Work to start next month on new Steeton railway station car park

West Yorkshire Combined Authority has confirmed that work on a new multi-storey car park at Steeton and Silsden railway station will start in 'early April'.

It aims to increase parking provision, improve overall accessibility and encourage rail use - by creating an extra 102 free parking spaces - taking the total number to 245.

There will also be improved CCTV facilities, LED lighting, and a fully accessible lift.

Once work begins, most of the existing car park will be closed - possibly for up to 12 months during the construction period. Around 40 spaces will remain available - so station users are being advised to consider alternative arrangements such as walking or cycling to the station.

Mayor of West Yorkshire, Tracy Brabin said: “As a passionate advocate of rail travel and a commuter myself, I understand the frustration commuters have felt due to the slow progress on the Steeton and Silsden Railway Station car park. I can appreciate however that improvements, like this one, can sometimes be met with significant obstacles and problems.

“I am however very pleased to be able to tell the people who use Steeton and Silsden Railway Station that we can now start the important improvements to parking at this station.

“In the Climate and Environment Plan for West Yorkshire, I launched last year, I committed to deliver a net zero carbon economy by 2038 at the latest. The work at Steeton and Silsden Railway Station will help reduce congestion and improve local air quality, which makes us one step closer to our economic ambition.

“It also goes without saying that improved ease of access to public transport enhances people’s employment, training and apprenticeship opportunities and of course their leisure activities. I welcome these improvements.”

 

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