Disability Partnership Calderdale newsletter 26 October 2021

The latest Disability Partnership Calderdale discusses safeguarding issues, offers health advice and has practical information on staying warm from Citizens Advice and Yorkshire Water’s Priority Services.

 

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Disability Partnership Calderdale newsletter 31 August 2021

The latest Disability Partnership Calderdale offers a thorough cover of the plans for the upcoming redevelopment of Halifax Bus Station. It gives a comprehensive list of changes by bus routes and times that is really useful for all.

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Halifax Bus Station to be transformed

A new £17.7m state-of-the-art facility, delivered by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority in partnership with Calderdale Council is being built on the site of the current bus station. Work will start from 5 September and projected completion is summer 2023. Find out how this will affect your journeys.

The bus station will partially close for this to happen so some services will be picking passengers up from other locations in the town centre. Details of this can be found here wymetro.com/halifaxbusstationworks or by calling Metro on 0113 245 7676 for travel information.

  • Services at Halifax Bus Station are set to change from September to enable construction work to start.
  • Alongside improved passenger facilities and better access to the town centre, plans for the new bus station include environmentally friendly features, such as measures to enable the introduction of electric bus charging points, bike parking and solar panels, as well as a living roof complete with plants.
  • Overall, the scheme will deliver more green space with an extra 40 trees being planted as well as other environmental benefits.
  • The bus station is due to partially close to members of the public from Sunday 5 September and passengers are being asked to visit wymetro.com/halifaxbusstationworks or call 0113 245 7676 for travel information.
  • Most bus services will run from the town centre during the day with some evening services returning to the station from 7pm.  Some services will remain on site during construction.
  • Work will continue until summer 2023

What is done to share further information:

  • Posters detailing where to catch buses and how to find out more about the project will be displayed at the bus station, on buses, and on key buildings and bus stops
  • During the first few weeks of construction, WYCA staff will be on hand at the bus station and on-street to help people and answer questions
  • A press release is about to be issued by WYCA
  • WYCA are putting adverts in the local papers
  • WYCA will be doing social media from @WestYorkshireCA (Twitter) and @TheCombinedAuthority (Facebook) and will be retweeting/sharing some of these on the Council’s social media feeds
  • The Bus Station page on the CNC website will be updated with details and links

Get a Metro Senior Pass for FREE off-peak travel

If you are at or above pensionable age did you know you can get a Metro Senior English National Concessionary Pass which gives holders FREE off-peak bus travel throughout West Yorkshire and England as well as half fare off-peak rail travel in West Yorkshire.

For internet users or those whose family or friends can get online on your behalf, the quick, free and easy way to apply or renew a Senior Pass can be found online here.

If you don’t have access to the internet you can apply for or renew your Senior Pass at Bus Station Travel Centres… Find your nearest here…

Have Your Say: Calderdale bus review

Metro is reviewing bus services in the Calderdale area. The Combined Authority supports many early morning, rural, evening and Sunday services in Calderdale. However, like most public bodies its funding has reduced, making it even more important to ensure public money is spent in the most effective and efficient way.

Public consultation on the proposed changes will run until Monday 21 July 2014. Feedback gained will be used to help shape the new network and when that’s finalised, issue tender documents to bus operators. Contracts will be awarded in autumn and the new network will be in place by the end of January 2015.

The following documents list the bus services in Calderdale and whether they are affected by the review. Many bus services are operated commercially or have already been reviewed (such as Calder Valley and those operating into North Kirklees) and so are unlikely to change.

Calderdale Bus Service Proposals

The proposals also include some bus services which travel outside Calderdale District. These mainly involve the withdrawal of poorly used evening journeys however we are proposing to completely withdraw the following services:

The Combined Authority is holding a series of public consultation drop-in at Halifax Bus Station on Wednesday 2 July, 7.30am – 10.30am.

Metro would like to know what you think about the proposals. Please complete the Calderdale Bus Review Survey at https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/CalderdaleBusNetworkReview

If you need to contact the Authority regarding these proposals, please email busconsultation@westyorks-ca.gov.uk