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Wakefield Kirkgate Rail Station Redevelopment

February 2015

The West Yorkshire Combined Authority and our partners Network Rail, Northern Rail, Grand Central, Wakefield Council, Railway Heritage Trust and Groundwork Wakefield are working together to bring much needed improvements to Wakefield Kirkgate rail station.


The major scheme to restore the Grade II listed building commenced in August 2013.  The £4.6 million scheme driven by Groundwork Wakefield and multiple funding partners will see the building brought back to life.  The restoration is transforming the station building to provide an important gateway to the city by providing facilities for rail passengers, local communities, enterprises and Groundwork.  Plans include units for new businesses, a café, a retail outlet with rail ticket sales, exhibition spaces, meeting rooms for community and local businesses and accommodation for Groundwork Wakefield.


Partners funding the scheme include: Network Rail, Wakefield Council, West Yorkshire Combined Authority, Railway Heritage Trust, Grand Central Rail, Northern Rail, European Regional Development Fund, Groundwork Wakefield, Garfield Weston Foundation and Headley Trust. Additional funding has been secured from the Station Commercial Project Facility and National Stations Improvement Programme, which are administered by Network Rail.


All partners involved in the project welcome the redevelopment of the station which is a catalyst for the regeneration of the entire Kirkgate area.

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