People invited to find out more about consultation on plans to transform Huddersfield Bus Station at online events

The free online events will take place on Wednesday 1 September, 6pm-7pm, and Friday 3 September, 1pm-2pm.

26 August 2021

People are being invited to find out more about a consultation on plans to transform Huddersfield Bus Station at two online events being held next week. 

Proposals to improve the bus station are part of a £32 million package of transport improvements in the town being delivered in partnership by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Kirklees Council.  

Plans for the bus station include better passenger facilities and access, and new cycle storage.   

Environmentally friendly measures, such as solar panels to help make the bus station more energy efficient, are also being considered. 

The free online events, which are being held as part of the public consultation on the plans, will take place on Wednesday 1 September, 6pm-7pm, and Friday 3 September, 1pm-2pm. 

Each session will include a presentation about the plans, followed by an opportunity to ask the project team questions.

Tracy Brabin, Mayor of West Yorkshire, said:

“In my manifesto, I committed to improving public transport, connecting more people with opportunities and helping tackle the climate emergency on our way to becoming a net zero carbon economy by 2038.

“That is why I am delighted people are being given the opportunity to shape these plans to transform Huddersfield Bus Station.” 

Cllr Susan Hinchcliffe, Chair of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority Transport Committee and Leader of Bradford Council, said:

“We are pleased to be working in partnership with Kirklees Council on this important scheme, which will make it easier for people to move around our region more sustainably, and I would encourage people to have their say on these proposals.”

Councillor Peter McBride, Cabinet Member for Regeneration at Kirklees Council, said:

“I am pleased to see that the people of Kirklees have yet another opportunity to shape the future of our town centres. The transformation of Huddersfield bus station is a vital step to improving connectivity in the town and complements our ambitious Blueprint plans. I encourage people to take a look at the plans and have their say on this exciting development.” 

These proposals are part of a wider package to make it easier for people to travel in and around Huddersfield by bus, train, bike and on foot.   

The schemes are being delivered with money from the Leeds City Region Transforming Cities Fund, which is helping to transform gateways to towns and cities across the region by making it easier to walk, cycle and use public transport, and match funding from Kirklees Council. 

The consultation is open until Sunday 12 September.