Construction of the new Halifax Bus Station has reached a major milestone, with some bus services, a new travel centre and accessible toilet facilities opening to passengers from Sunday 1 October 2023.
This is an exciting step forward for the £20.5 million investment into Halifax town centre.
Ten of the new station’s 19 bus stands will be open from 1 October. Other bus services will continue to run from stops in the town centre until the transformational new station is complete in early 2024.
Construction work will continue until then, and the next milestones will include a newsagent and attracting tenants for the station’s other retail units, including a potential new café space.
Alongside improved facilities, safety measures and better access, the new station will enable passengers to switch between bus services more easily.
It also has solar panels, cycle parking, a new “green roof” covered in bee-friendly plants and more green space for people to enjoy, contributing to West Yorkshire’s aim to be carbon neutral by 2038.
From the start of October, people will also be able to access a new “Changing Places” toilet, which will have extra features for people with a range of disabilities, including a hoist and height adjustable changing bench.
Passengers are being asked to visit the West Yorkshire Metro website or call 0113 245 7676 for travel information.
Posters detailing where to catch buses and how to find out more about the project will be displayed at the station, on buses, and on key buildings and stops across the town centre.
Staff will also be on hand at the station to help people and answer questions.