Outwood Rail Station set for improvement

26/02/2019, PR-8995

Share your views

Wakefield Council is asking for residents' views on proposals for a new surface car park at Outwood Rail Station.

The proposed 160 space car park would improve car parking capacity at the station and be based on land at Lofthouse Gate Country Park and be accessed by car from Colliery Approach.

The scheme is being funded via the West Yorkshire Combined Authority's West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund. The Fund is supported through the Leeds City Region Local Enterprise Partnership Growth Deal - a £1billion package of Government investment delivered in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority to accelerate growth and create jobs across Leeds City Region.

A display of the proposals can be viewed at Outwood Park Medical Centre, Potovens Lane, from Monday 4 March until Friday 15 March 2019 (from 8am to 6:30pm) or a questionnaire is available at the Medical Centre.

There will also be a drop-in session at Outwood Working Men's Club, Ledger Lane on Friday 15 March from 5pm to 8pm, with plans on display and officers available to answer any questions.

Cllr Matthew Morley
Cllr Matthew Morley

Cllr Matthew Morley, Wakefield Council's Cabinet Member for Transport and Highways, said: "The new surface car park at Outwood Rail Station is much needed to create extra capacity. At the moment, the existing car park is full well before 9am, leading people to park on side streets which is inconvenient for both residents and passengers.

"We want to encourage people to use trains to travel within our district and beyond and I would urge people to have a look at the plans and share their views."

Cllr Kim Groves, Chair of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority Transport Committee, said: "Our investment in rail station car parks across West Yorkshire is helping improve access to the rail network and encourage public transport use while also relieving parking pressures on communities around stations.

"I hope as many people as possible take this opportunity to look at the Outwood Station proposals and contribute their views."

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