Safety, Accessibility and Environment Programme

Investing in Safer, Cleaner, More Accessible and More Efficient Bus Stations

  • The Safety, Accessibility and Environment Programme includes three aims from the Local Transport Plan programme:

    1.The Safety and Security element will improve the safety and safety of 10 bus stations across West Yorkshire – key priorities set out in the West Yorkshire Transport Asset Development Plan

    1. The Accessibility element aims to make these sites more accessible based on the feedback of disabled user groups, specifically in this case, in ensuring a consistent approach to head of queue tactile signage used by visually impaired customers to navigate at bus stations.

    3.The Environment element will provide new infrastructure to reduce water and electricity consumption, improve recycling rates and reduce the number of Combined Authority vehicles powered by fossil fuels. Reducing emissions from the Combined Authority’s assets will help achieve our ambition of being net zero carbon economy by 2038.

    These changes will be implemented at bus stations across West Yorkshire.

    These are:

    1. Batley Bus Station
    2. Bradford Interchange Bus Station
    3. Brighouse Bus Station
    4. Castleford Bus Station
    5. Cleakheaton Bus Station
    6. Keighley Bus Station
    7. Leeds City Bus Station
    8. Osset Bus Station
    9. Pontefract Bus Station
    10.   Pudsey Bus Station

     The objectives of the programme are:

    • Keep our passengers safe and improve our safety offer at Bus Stations
    • Improve accessibility for all passengers including those with specific access needs
    • Significantly reduce the impact on the environment of Bus Stations
    • Maintain, improve and protect public assets and enable them to be used in a more efficient and cost-effective way.
    • Standardise the approach to safety and access across the sites within the scope to provide a ‘Metro style’ transport system fit for the 21st Century
    • Provide station upgrades in line with the Transport Strategy 2040 and Asset Development Plan

    The benefits of the programme are:

    • Improve safety outcomes for our passengers and staff
    • Improve environmental impact and reduce carbon footprint contributing to the Leeds City Region 2038 target of net zero carbon
    • Improved air quality following transport modal shift
    • Reducing running costs delivering better value for money for the tax payer

 

Project Lead

West Yorkshire Combined Authority

District/ Area

West Yorkshire

Business case summary

Link Here

Funding

Currently approved £438k

Total project value £1.9m

Project Status

Activity 2: Strategic Outline Case

Start and end dates

2019 - 2022 (Construction due April/May 2021)

Delivery partners

TBC following procurement processes

Get in touch (contact information)

TransportProjects@westyorks-ca.gov.uk

This page was last updated in Quarter 4 2021