South Elmsall are being consulted on proposals to renew the town’s bus station.
Combined Authority and Wakefield Council have drawn up plans for the Bus
Station and now want to get feedback from bus users and local people.
As part of the
bus station renewal, new shelters fitted with yournextbus real-time display
screens, safety measures including new pedestrian barriers and improvements to
the pedestrian crossing arrangements will be provided. It will also feature a
new Transport Hub Totem incorporating a digital clock and integral information
At the rail
station, footway improvements and a more suitable pedestrian landing area at
the bottom of the steps, leading from the B6474 High Street railway bridge down
to the Station Road approach to South Elmsall Railway Station, will be
will also provide improved wayfinding signage between the bus station, rail
station and town centre.
find out more about the proposals and how they can submit their comments
through WYCA’s Metro website at www.wymetro.com/SouthElmsallHub
also be ‘drop in’ events at which people will be able to examine scheme plans,
talk to the team working on the scheme and provide feedback through a
questionnaire. They will take place at:
The Grove Hall, The Grove,
Stockingate, South Kirkby, Pontefract WF9 3QF on Monday 30 November from 10am-12noon and 4pm –
Westfield Centre, Westfield Lane, South
Elmsall, Pontefract, West Yorkshire WF9 2PU on Wednesday 2 December 2015 from 10am-12noon and 4pm – 6pm.
Chair and Wakefield Council Leader Cllr Peter Box said:
“We are keen
to hear people’s views either right now through the website or at the
exhibitions when WYCA and Wakefield Council staff will be on hand to answer any
questions that people may have about these proposals, which represent a welcome
investment in public transport for South Elmsall.”
Transport Committee Chair Cllr Keith Wakefield said:
underpins the economy and local business and the Combined Authority is
committed to ensuring its public transport facilities provide passengers with a
comfortable, attractive and safe environment.
“I would urge
people who use public transport in South Elmsall to go along to the drop in
events and take part in the consultation about the future of transport in their
scheme will be developed in further detail after the public consultation has
taken place, with work on the scheme forecast to be completed in summer 2016.