Castleford shortlisted

Castleford Bus Station shortlisted for national award

Castleford Bus Station, which opened in February, has been shortlisted at this year�s UK Bus Awards.

Developed by West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Wakefield Council to support the regeneration and growth of Castleford and the Five Towns area, the �6m facility is a finalist in the Local Authority Bus Project of the Year category.

The new Bus Station provides the 12,000 people who use it every day with a more comfortable waiting environment, better information and improved facilities. In addition to a covered waiting concourse, the new bus station features 24-hour monitored CCTV coverage, electronic departure information, toilets and baby changing facilities, passenger help points and a retail outlet.

Cllr Peter Box, Chair of West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Leader of Wakefield Council said, �I�m delighted that Castleford Bus Station has been shortlisted for this prestigious national award.

�I live in Castleford and have received some very positive feedback about the project, which is an example of what can be achieved by district councils, in this case my own Wakefield Council, and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority working together.

�Everyone is immensely proud of the new bus station and it�s given Castleford a great lift�.

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