Huddersfield Station Gateway

Huddersfield Station GatewayHuddersfield Station Gateway Aerial View

Huddersfield railway station is a key transport hub which continues to play a key role in maintaining the town as a place where people want to live and work. Recent and emerging national and local rail strategies point to the continued growth of the station. Gateway to Huddersfield will be used to influence and complement the rail industry’s strategy development process, such as the wide scale £3 billion programme of upgrades to the Transpennine route which is due to begin from Spring 2019. This project will seek to maximise the benefits of this investment for Huddersfield.

Gateway to Huddersfield will see the regeneration of the rail station and its environs. Phase 1 of the project would provide:

  • Additional Eastern entrances (to provide better passenger access);
  • Improvements to the existing highway (to facilitate movements); and
  • Creation of a taxi hub off St George’s Square and re-modelling of space vacated (public realm upgrade).

The Gateway scheme will support sustainable growth of the town whilst proving much needed economic benefits not only in Huddersfield but also the wider Leeds City Region.

Project Lead

 

Kirklees Council

District/ Area

Huddersfield

 

Business case summary

 

 Link here

Funding

West Yorkshire plus Transport Fund- £5 million

 

Project Status

Activity2: Case Paper

 

Start and end dates

Post 2021

 

Delivery partners

West Yorkshire Combined Authority

Kirklees Council

Network Rail

First TransPennine Express

HD1 Developments Ltd

 

Other funders

Kirklees Council- £0.5 million

 

Get in touch (contact information)

major.transport@kirklees.gov.uk

 

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