Cleckheaton bus station

Cleckheaton bus station serves the town of Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, England. The station is owned and maintained by West Yorkshire Metro. It is situated in the town centre with entrances from Dewsbury Road and Greenside. It was rebuilt in April 2005 replacing the previous Arriva Yorkshire owned site.

Cleckheaton
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Cleckheaton bus station in March 2006
General information
LocationDewsbury Road, Cleckheaton
Kirklees
Coordinates53°43′19″N 1°42′43″W / 53.722°N 1.712°W / 53.722; -1.712Coordinates: 53°43′19″N 1°42′43″W / 53.722°N 1.712°W / 53.722; -1.712
Owned byWest Yorkshire Metro
Operated byWest Yorkshire Metro
Bus routes10 (July 2021)
Bus stands6
Bus operatorsArriva Yorkshire
First West Yorkshire
TLC Travel
Other information
Websitewww.wymetro.com
History
Opened24 April 2005

HistoryEdit

 
Cleckheaton bus station stands in January 2010
 
The earlier station in May 1983

The previous station was built in 1959 for the Yorkshire Woollen District Transport Company. This cost £22,000 and had 12 stands on four platforms.[1] It closed in July 2004.[2]

The bus station opened on 24 April 2005.[3] In 2010, the closure of the bus station was proposed by West Yorkshire Metro in an attempt to reduce costs.[4] However, in February 2011, it was announced that the bus station would remain open.[5]

In 2013, West Yorkshire Metro began playing classical music at the bus station in an attempt to improve its atmosphere.[6]

In July 2021, Tracy Brabin, the mayor of West Yorkshire, made facemasks mandatory on West Yorkshire's bus stations, including Cleckheaton.[7][8][9]

Planning approval has been sought to replace retail space at the station with an online pharmacy and consultation room and to add window-mounted advertising panels.[10]

In 2021, an estate broker advertised that the station was under offer, although it was unclear whether this meant for sale or for rent.[11]

FacilitiesEdit

There are six stands at the bus station with a real-time information board.[12] The main operator at the bus station is Arriva Yorkshire. In line with all other recently built West Yorkshire Metro bus stations, the passenger waiting area is fully enclosed. The bus station contains a shop.[13]

ServicesEdit

Arriva Yorkshire, First West Yorkshire and TLC Travel run services around the Heavy Woollen District and as far as Dewsbury, Huddersfield, Halifax, Bradford, Leeds and Wakefield.[3]

IncidentsEdit

In June 2009, a man was injured when he mistakenly drove his car into the bus station. The following year, the bus station was targeted by thieves, who crashed their car into the bus station.[13]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Cleckheaton's New Bus Station", Bus & Coach, 31: 356, 1959
  2. ^ Batley & Cleckheaton Bus Stations West Yorkshire Metro
  3. ^ a b "Cleckheaton Bus Station". West Yorkshire Metro. Archived from the original on 28 July 2021. Retrieved 28 July 2021.
  4. ^ Kilner, Will (15 October 2010). "'Please don't shut Cleckheaton bus station'". Telegraph & Argus. Archived from the original on 28 July 2021. Retrieved 28 July 2021.
  5. ^ "Cleckheaton Bus Station U-turn". YorkshireLive. 18 February 2011. Retrieved 28 July 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  6. ^ "Back to Bach is music to bus passengers's ears". Spenborough Guardian. 31 May 2013. Archived from the original on 28 July 2021. Retrieved 28 July 2021.
  7. ^ "Covid: West Yorkshire mayor makes bus station masks mandatory". BBC News. 14 July 2021. Retrieved 28 July 2021.
  8. ^ "West Yorkshire Mayor Tracy Brabin says masks must be worn in bus stations after July 19". Yorkshire Evening Post. Retrieved 28 July 2021.
  9. ^ "West Yorkshire Mayor makes face masks compulsory in bus stations including Halifax and Brighouse". Halifax Courier. Retrieved 28 July 2021.
  10. ^ "Kirklees Borough Council planning applications week ending Sunday, June 20". InYourArea.co.uk. 23 June 2021. Retrieved 28 July 2021.
  11. ^ "Rail Station - Miscl Building Commercial Property Under Offer in Dewsbury Road, Cleckheaton, West Yorkshire, BD19 5DL". www.lsh.co.uk. Retrieved 28 July 2021.
  12. ^ "Gallery". Infotec. Archived from the original on 12 November 2016. Retrieved 28 July 2021.
  13. ^ a b Meneaud, Marc (18 November 2010). "VIDEO: Ram raiders rob cash machine". Telegraph & Argus. Archived from the original on 28 July 2021. Retrieved 28 July 2021.

External linksEdit

  Media related to Cleckheaton bus station at Wikimedia Commons