Mirfield station car park extension opens

3 July 2018

People using Mirfield rail station have 24 additional park and ride spaces available as part of a programme of investment by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

The investment at Mirfield brings the total number of parking spaces to 56, including three Blue Badge spaces.

West Yorkshire Combined Authority's £31.5 million programme of extending rail station car parks is designed to help connect local people to jobs, training, education, services and leisure as well as reducing congestion and air pollution in major city areas.

Cllr Eric Firth, Deputy Chair of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority Transport Committee, said:

"The 24 new spaces at Mirfield are the latest part of our ambitious rail park and ride programme which has already seen 150 new, spaces at South Elmsall and Fitzwilliam rail stations.

"We have further schemes at Hebden Bridge, Mytholmroyd, Normanton, Shipley and Steeton & Silsden that could start over the next 12 to 18 months and feasibility work is being carried out on further schemes at Apperley Bridge, Ben Rhydding, Guiseley, Moorthorpe and Outwood stations.

"Our scheme have taken the total number of park and ride spaces at West Yorkshire's stations to over 5,000 and earlier this month we agreed funding to develop up to 2,500 more spaces at 12 more."

Investment for the Station Car Park Extensions programme is through the Combined Authority's West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund, and the Leeds City Region Growth Deal - a £1 billion package of Government investment through the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP) to accelerate growth and create jobs across Leeds City Region.