The Elland Rail Station project includes:
- a new rail station, located on the existing Calder Valley route at a location off Lowfields Way
- station platforms positioned on the existing embankment at an elevated level, with lift and stepped access provided from the car park level
- improved access to the proposed station location from across Elland, and from the wider area through improvements to the existing cycle network
- three new pedestrian and cycle bridges crossing the River Calder and Calder Hebble Navigation
- improvements to existing pedestrian and cycle routes, and public realm enhancements across the project area
- Economic growth: A new station will generate new jobs in Elland by making it more attractive to new businesses and support existing local businesses. It will also support future housing growth for Elland and western parts of Brighouse through improvements to the transport network.
- Improved landscape: The project will see improved public realm and environment on routes to and from the station.
- Accessibility: The new station and access package will improve access for all transport modes between the station, Elland town centre and surrounding areas.
- Journey times: Improved journey times and connectivity between Elland, the wider City Region, and beyond.
- Sustainability: A new and accessible station will encourage more people to use this sustainable travel mode. It will include improved pedestrian and cycle access with new facilities. It will also serve as a Park and Ride station, capturing commuter and leisure trips to relieve congestion on the A629.
We have developed the outline business case for the project, which was submitted to the West Yorkshire Combined Authority in October 2018.
The outline business case was shaped by the feedback received throughout the summer 2018 stakeholder and public engagement.