The project involved the construction of a new car park at Hebden Bridge station to improve the availability of parking at the popular station by increasing the number of spaces. An additional 46 spaces brought the total to 127 spaces.
The completed scheme included the installation of lighting columns, CCTV (requiring railway telecoms approval) and white lining of the vehicle parking bays.
The Hebden Bridge car park scheme is one of 14 projects within Phase 1 of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority’s £31.5 million Rail Park and Ride Programme, which has been designed to increase station parking and provide people with increased access to train services. In turn, this will help reduce congestion, improve local air quality and enhance people’s access to jobs, training and apprenticeship opportunities, as well as leisure activities.
The station remained operational for the duration of the works with detailed Traffic Management Plans being put in place to ensure continual access was provided for pedestrians and taxi’s and delivery vehicles. A minimum level of car parking spaces was maintained at all times for disabled station users with alternative parking also signposted.