More parking at Morley Railway Station

mly pic station trouble'Morley Railway Station. (250215)
mly pic station trouble'Morley Railway Station. (250215)

Morley Railway Station’s car park could be expanded under plans to create more spaces for commuters travelling into Leeds.

The expansion would be part of a £14m county-wide scheme, paid for by the West Yorkshire Transport Fund.

Expansion work would initially be carried out at Fitzwilliam, Horsforth, South Elmsall and Mytholmroyd car parks.

Morley’s car park would be increased in a second wave of projects which would also see expansion at Hebden Bridge, Menston, Mirfield, Normanton, Shipley and Steeton and Silsden stations.

The expansions are designed to reduce the number of people leaving their cars on residential streets close to the stations.

It also aims to make it easier for people to access jobs over a wider area.

Improving the car parks is also part of a wider transport improvement plan, by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, to grow the area’s economy.

Councillors on the authority board will be asked to approve costs of £137,000 to develop the schemes in more detail. Work on the first schemes is expected to begin by the end of March.