Investment in Dewsbury Rail Station
We are currently looking to improve the access routes to Dewsbury Rail Station as part of wider plan to improve Dewsbury’s transport infrastructure.
So, what’s the plan?
The plans mean that the entrance to the station is improved making it more appealing and safer for passengers. There will also be work to improve the pedestrian crossing from the station into the town centre.
Dewsbury Learning Quarter
The plans for the rail station follows on from the investment in Pioneer House as part of the Dewsbury Learning Quarter scheme which will bring Kirklees College into the town centre. Many of the students and staff will be using the station.
The Dewsbury Learning Quarter is being part funded through the Leeds City Region Growth Deal, delivered by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) and the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP), supported by Kirklees Council, The Heritage Lottery Fund, and The Dewsbury Townscape Heritage Initiative. This station investment is part of the North Kirklees Growth Zone (NKGZ) economic regeneration initiative.
What have our councillors said?
Cllr Peter McBride Cabinet Member for regeneration said:
“The rail station in Dewsbury is key to the whole North Kirklees Growth Zone initiative, it provides quick access to Leeds and Huddersfield, and provides travel to Manchester in less than an hour.
Dewsbury is set to grow over the next 10 years with 1000’s of new homes, new businesses and a thriving learning community. By investing in this essential part of our transport infrastructure we can really kick off the transformation we have planned for Dewsbury, ensuring that it becomes a fantastic place to live, work, study and do business.”
Cllr Naheed Mather Cabinet member for Regeneration said:
“This investment shows our commitment to North Kirklees and will give people coming to Dewsbury a real feeling of having arrived, the space will be more welcoming and improve the sense of flow into the town. As more people move into the area, as plans for increased housing progress, the train station will continue to grow in importance as it connects people with the rest of country.”