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Passengers welcome bus station plans

Metro Chairman James Lewis, Metros Wakefield District Spokesperson Coun Yvonne Crewe handing out leaflet at Castleford Bus Station. (p602a403)

Metro Chairman James Lewis, Metros Wakefield District Spokesperson Coun Yvonne Crewe handing out leaflet at Castleford Bus Station. (p602a403)

Transport bosses have hailed public consultation events on Castleford’s new bus station a success as work on the new facility begins this week.

Bus operator Metro will start phase one of the £5.5m project on Sunday.

Buses in the town will operate from temporary stops and shelters while the work is carried out and transport bosses gave out leaflets detailing the changes to passengers on Friday.

Most of the stops will be located on Albion Street, Bank Street and Station Road.

Transport bosses handed out leaflets detailing the changes to passengers on Friday.

James Lewis, Metro chairman, said: “Passengers were very positive and said they are looking forward to work beginning on the site to bring all the new improvements.

“I also think it’s great that Castleford will be getting a new bus station which will help to revitalise the town.”

Plans for the new facility include a fully-enclosed waiting area, real time information screens, a Metro Travel Centre, retail unit, CCTV cameras throughout and public toilets.

More than 1,000 people viewed Metro’s plans at consultation events last year.

Coaches will continue to operate from the bus station until phase two of the project gets underway later this year.

Coun Denise Jeffrey, Wakefield Council’s cabinet member for regeneration and economic growth, said: “The new bus station will provide a gateway to Castleford, from which residents, local businesses and visitors can benefit.”

For details of all the changes to buses visit www.wymetro.com/castlefordbusstation

 

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