Northern have announced that work on developing Mytholmroyd Railway Station in West Yorkshire will not only allow more car parking spaces but will reduce flooding risks in the village.
The new car park, which opens on Monday 1st of February 2021, will see 181 spaces available, including nine accessible bays and nine wide access bays.
The £3.9 million project, funded by West Yorkshire Combined Authority under their Rail Park and Ride Programme, has been carried out by Northern as they modernise the railway.
On top of the additional parking, a 431,000-litre water tank has been installed, which will capture water and release it at a slower rate, reducing the risk of flooding to an area hit hard by the issue in recent years.
Tony Baxter, Regional Director at Northern, said: “The new car park will deliver significant improvements for our customers using Mytholmroyd station, and we’re proud to have also been able to play a part in preventing future flooding in the area.”
“This project is a real testament to partnership work, and we are delighted that the community is now better protected. We know this will bring much-needed reassurance to local residents and businesses who are sadly familiar with the devastating impact of flooding.”
Councillor Tim Swift, Deputy Chair of West Yorkshire Combined Authority and Leader of Calderdale Council, said: “This facility will both help more people to travel by public transport and provide additional flood protection to the people and businesses of Mytholmroyd who have suffered greatly in the past.”
“The scheme has seen the creation of further car park spaces, providing further accessibility to the rail network. This is also the first of the Park and Ride car parks funded by the Combined Authority to include provisions for future electric charging bays, which further supports our drive to tackle the region’s climate emergency and create a greener, cleaner place for our communities to work and live.”
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