Castleford Bus Station
Phase 1 of Metro and Wakefield Council’s project to provide Castleford with a brand new bus station began on Sunday 26 January 2014.
Because the new bus station is being built on the same site, the current bus station will close partially with most buses will run from temporary stops and shelters. Most of them will be on nearby Albion Street, Bank Street and Station Road. Until Phase 2 of the project in the spring, Coaches and five bus services will continue to operate from part of the existing bus station.
Leaflets and posters have been produced to show people where to catch their buses and when the closure takes place, Metro will have staff on hand to point passengers to their correct stops.
Metro Chairman Councillor James Lewis said:
“Due to open by spring 2015, Castleford’s new bus station will mean improved facilities and higher levels of comfort for local bus users.”
“For the work to take place we will eventually be completely closing the existing facility.
“We will be relocating stops to busy nearby roads and we have worked with Wakefield Council, bus operators and local businesses to do this with minimum inconvenience and disruption during the transformation.”
Castleford’s new bus station will feature an enclosed waiting area, CCTV coverage, real-time information display and public toilets. Improved links between the new bus station and the town’s rail station will also be created.
“Around 1,000 people visited Metro’s exhibitions showing plans for a new Castleford Bus Station earlier this year and nearly every one of them supported the project,” said Metro’s Wakefield Spokesperson Councillor Yvonne Crewe. “I’m pleased to see work to make those plans a reality will soon be underway.”
The project has been developed in partnership with Wakefield Council.
Councillor Denise Jeffery, Wakefield Council’s cabinet member for Regeneration and Economic Growth, said:
“The new bus station will provide a new gateway to Castleford, from which residents, local businesses and visitors can benefit.”