Work starts on new transport hub

Work starts on new transport hub

Work on South Elmsall’s new public transport hub has started today, and is expected to take around 10 weeks to complete.

Led by West Yorkshire Combined Authority in partnership with Wakefield Council, work on the £320,000 scheme will provide new shelters and real-time departure screens with a digital clock and information panels.

Cllr Peter Box CBE, leader of Wakefield Council and chair of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, said: “This hub will provide important interconnectivity for our transport services across the Wakefield district. I’m pleased that investment is being made in our local public transport to improve facilities for our residents.”

Cllr Keith Wakefield, chair of West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s Transport Committee said: “I am delighted to see work is underway for a new Transport Hub which will coordinate services and improve facilities at the current South Elmsall Bus Station site, which is served by 16 local bus routes and used by over 193,000 bus passengers a year.

“Feedback from the public consultation showed 94% of local residents and businesses were supportive of the scheme.

“By improving access to the transport network through projects such as this, the West Yorkshire Combined Authority helps to connect people to a wide range of destinations and opportunities for employment, training and education.”

 

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