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Start of work on the parking lot of the multi-storey station

A new multi-storey car park to encourage rail use at Steeton and Silsden station is one of 14 projects in the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s £31.5million Rail Park and Ride scheme.

The expected start date for development is early next month.

As part of the improvements, 102 additional parking spaces will be created, bringing the total available spaces to 245.

Parking will be free for rail users, who will also benefit from improved CCTV facilities and LED lighting, for their safety and comfort.

A fully accessible elevator will greatly facilitate access to the car park and the station.

West Yorkshire Mayor Tracy Brabin said: “As a passionate advocate for rail travel and a commuter myself, I understand the frustration commuters have felt at the slow progress on car parking. Steeton and Silsden station.

“However, I can understand that improvements, such as this, can sometimes run into significant obstacles and problems.

“I am very pleased to be able to tell people who use Steeton and Silsden station that we can now begin the significant parking improvements at this station.

“The works at Steeton and Silsden station will help reduce congestion and improve local air quality, bringing us one step closer to our economic ambition.”

The construction of the new car park will result in the closure of the existing main car park for the construction period, which is expected to last up to 12 months. Part of the annex car park will remain open to station visitors, with around 40 spaces available.

As the availability of parking spaces will be limited throughout the construction period, station users are encouraged to consider alternative arrangements and, if possible, walk or cycle to the station.

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