Morley train station set for £700,000 revamp

Morley station.

Morley station.

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Draft plans to upgrade Morley Railway Station have been unveiled for the first time.

The station will be given a major face lift as part of proposals drawn up by West Yorkshire Combined Authority.

Improvements include a new car park, which will be built on Valley Road to give town commuters more space to park.

Coun Neil Dawson (Lab, Morley South) said the total investment plan for the town’s station could be worth up to £700,000.

He said under the proposals the station could be staffed for part of the day.

It would also feature improved drop-off facilities, better roads and upgraded security with new CCTV.

Coun Dawson said: “I am delighted that Morley’s voice is being heard and that WYCA will be discussing a £700,000 investment plan for Morley station.

“This will be the step change need to improve the station and is in addition to the proposal for a new car park on Valley Road.”

Other improvements set out in the draft plans include disabled access connecting the Huddersfield platform and the car park which will be built on Valley Road.

There may also be provision for shops, and new waiting rooms and facilities at the station.

Coun Dawson said it could also have new four-coach electric trains as part of Trans-Pennine electrification.

In the draft plans, the combined authority says its vision for the station is “to provide a seamless integrated public transport offer that connects Morley with West Yorkshire and Yorkshire”.