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using New Pudsey Rail station are set to benefit from improved car
parking facilities, thanks in part to £710k of funding from
Metro, approved today.
At today's meeting, the West Yorkshire Integrated Transport
Authority Executive Board approved the funding as part of a
£1.14m scheme which will add 176 new car parking spaces and
make junction improvements on Owlcotes Lane.
"I am delighted that the Authority has approved funding towards
this scheme," said Metro Chairman Cllr James Lewis.
"New Pudsey Rail Station is an important stop on a key commuter
route between Bradford and Leeds and the extra places will extend
the existing car park by almost two-thirds encouraging more people
to change from car to train and relieving pressure on busy routes
between our two cities."
Additional funding will also come from Leeds City Council and
from Northern, through the Station Commercial Project Facility
(SCPF), a joint fund of the Department for Transport, Network Rail
and the Association of Train Operating Companies. And Metro and
Northern have bid for funding from the National Station Improvement
Plan (NSIP) to improve the existing ticket office and
pick-up/drop-off point ain the car park.
Leeds City Council will deliver the junction improvements while
the car park extension will be delivered by Northern, and follows
on from other successful car park extension schemes at Todmorden,
Sowerby Bridge and Crossflatts. If the funding and necessary
approvals are in place by the end of the year, the car park
extension and junction improvements could be completed by July