Elland Rail Station

Get involved 

Residents and businesses are being invited to have their say on plans for the proposed new rail station in Elland that will improve connections to and from the Calderdale town, and provide opportunities for people to park and ride.

You can have your say online via www.yourvoice.westyorks-ca.gov.uk/ or you can join one of the drop-in events where representatives from the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Calderdale Council will be available to answer questions. The events are being held at:

  • Thursday 28 June from 12pm – 6pm at Elland Southgate Methodist Church, HX5 0JL
  • Wednesday 4 July from 12pm – 6pm at Brighouse Civic Centre, HD6 1RW
  • Saturday 7 July from 10am – 2pm at Elland Southgate Methodist Church, HX5 0JL
  • Monday 16 July from 12pm – 6pm at Halifax Town Hall, HX1 1UJ

Project

The Elland Rail Station and gateway project will improve the transport network in Calderdale, improve connectivity across Elland, and support local business.

Plans

We’re planning on building a new rail station location on the existing Calder Valley route. Due to engineering, environmental and operational constraints, the location of the proposed station is mostly fixed at a location off Lowfields Way. The station platforms will be positioned on the existing embankment at an elevated level, with lift and stepped access provided from car park level.

Alongside development of the rail station, a package of improvements has been developed to improve access to the proposed station location from across Elland, and from the wider area through improvements to the existing cycle network.

These proposed measures range from 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.

Objectives

  • Improve journey times and connectivity between Elland, the wider City Region, and beyond
  • Serve as a Park and Ride station, capturing commuter and leisure trips to relieve congestion on the A629
  • Promote sustainable growth by encouraging more people on to the rail network and decreasing car journeys
  • Provide new jobs in Elland by making it more attractive to new businesses and support existing local businesses
  • Support future housing growth for Elland and western parts of Brighouse through improvements to the transport network
  • Improve access for all transport modes between the station, Elland town centre and surrounding areas.
  • Improve the public realm and environment on routes to and from the station.

The Elland Access Package is jointly managed by Calderdale Council, who are delivering the wider access package, and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority who are delivering Elland rail station.