Elland on track for a new station

Elland Station has moved a step closer to becoming a reality after the Investment Committee at the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) recommended the allocation of £20 million to the scheme. 

The decision was taken by the Investment Committee last week, after a review of a new scheme for the station. 

Craig Whittaker MP said:

“This is a great investment for Elland in improving the town’s transport links, business and employment opportunities and overall community infrastructure. I am pleased to see that Elland is being put back on the map and prioritised for long awaited major investment.”

There is a strong economic case for opening a station at Elland, since studies have shown that it has the potential to bring up to 1500 new, high quality jobs to the area.  Local firms have also indicated that the station will make further investment in the area more likely because of improved connectivity with the rest of the region.  

The Council has been working hard with WYCA and the rail industry to develop Elland Station for several years and the new scheme has the full support of Northern and Network Rail. 

An outline business case will be finalised by WYCA in December 2018 and it is anticipated that the station will be completed by early 2022.

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