Castleford Bus Station

Castleford Bus Station now open.

February 2016

Castleford Bus Station latest

Castleford’s new £6m bus station opened on Sunday 22 February. The bus station will provide the 12,000 people who use it every day with a more comfortable waiting environment, better information and improved facilities. It has been developed to support the regeneration and growth of Castleford and the Five Towns area and means Castleford has an impressive new gateway.

Unveiling a plaque to mark the occasion, Cllr Peter Box, Chair of West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Leader of Wakefield Council said Castleford Bus Station was the first major transport project completed under the West Yorkshire Combined Authority banner, and was the first of many.

West Yorkshire Combined Authority Transport Committee Chair, Cllr James Lewis described the new bus station as impressive and said facilities for Castleford bus users were now in line with the Combined Authority’s other modern, Metro bus stations across West Yorkshire.

In addition to a covered waiting concourse, the new bus station features 24-hour monitored CCTV coverage, electronic departure information, passenger help points and space for a retail outlet.

Funded in partnership with Wakefield Council, overwhelming support was received for the bus station at public exhibitions and consultation events. The old Albion Street bus station closed at the end of January last year and construction started in March 2014.

In line with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s commitment to developing an improved transport network, two other major transport projects are progressing in the Wakefield District. Work is underway on the Pontefract Northern Link Road and Wakefield Eastern Relief Road, which are both being delivered through the West Yorkshire Plus Transport Fund, designed to support growth and job creation and unlock housing development through better transport infrastructure.

Castleford’s new bus station features:

• An eight stand drive-in-reverse-out layout with three drive-through stands.
• A well lit, fully enclosed waiting area.
• Automatic doors.
• Level boarding for buses
• Real-Time Information screens
• Electronic Passenger Help Points
• 24/7 365 day monitored and recorded CCTV coverage
• Customer Information point
• Retail area
• Public toilets, accessible/baby changing facilities
• Bus drivers' rest area
• Open 0500 – 2310 Monday – Saturday, and 0800 – 2310 Sundays

Castleford Bus Station received silver at the UK Bus Awards 2015 and has recently been shortlisted for the RICS Pro Yorkshire Awards 2016.

If you would like to make a comment about the scheme, or request information in a large print or Braille format please email Steven.Butcher@westyorks-ca.gov.uk.

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