New Castleford bus station takes shape

An artist's impression of Castleford Bus Sation
An artist's impression of Castleford Bus Sation

Work on the final phase of Castleford’s new multi-million pound bus station is underway.

Bus operator Metro started work on the new £6m facility in January and said it is on target to open early next year.

Coun Peter Box, West Yorkshire Combined Authority chairman, said: “As well as representing a huge improvement in levels of convenience and comfort for local bus users when it opens in spring next year, Castleford’s new bus station will provide a new, welcoming gateway to the town.

“Wakefield Council and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority have worked closely to develop this new passenger facility that will benefit Castleford residents, local companies and people visiting the town for leisure, shopping and business.”

The temporary walkway between Albion Street and Enterprise Way has now closed, and a new temporary walkway has opened along Albion Street in front of the bus station.

During the work, passengers and buses will not be allowed into the bus station site and the temporary bus exit onto Booth Street will be closed.

The three remaining bays for waiting buses within the bus station site will also move.

Services using the temporary bus stops on Enterprise Way will take a new route via Powell Street.

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

For further information on the project, visit www.wymetro.com/CastlefordBusStation