At Moorthorpe rail station, over £1 million investment through the West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund could mean the creation of an additional 60 parking spaces, subject to approvals.

Moorthorpe rail station provides passengers with services to Leeds, Wakefield and Sheffield with almost 270,000 trips per year; as a result the current car park is at full capacity most weekdays. 

As well as 60 extra spaces, including 6 Blue Badge spaces, this scheme would include new CCTV, enhanced drainage and low energy LED lighting.

The scheme at Moorthorpe rail station is one of 14 projects within Phase 1 of our £30.5 million Rail Park and Ride Programme, which has been designed to increase station parking and provide people with increased access to train services. In turn, this will help reduce congestion, improve local air quality and enhance people’s access to jobs, training and apprenticeship opportunities, as well as leisure activities.

Project Lead

West Yorkshire Combined Authority

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Business case summary 

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Funding West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund - £778,551

Project Status

Activity 5: FBC+

Start and end dates

2014 - 2021

Delivery partners

Arriva Rail North

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This page was last updated in Quarter 1 21/22