Residents reminded that public consultation on proposed railway upgrades in West Yorkshire begins next week.(Network Rail)

Residents reminded that public consultation on proposed railway upgrades in West Yorkshire begins next week
Residents reminded that public consultation on proposed railway upgrades in West Yorkshire begins next week 2
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Network Rail is reminding residents in West Yorkshire that a public consultation on proposed railway upgrades begins next week.

The public are being encouraged to have their say on plans to upgrade a section of the Transpennine route between Huddersfield and Westtown (Dewsbury) as part of the wider Transpennine Upgrade.

Drop-in events are taking place throughout September so residents and passengers can find out more about the outline proposals. Their views will help inform the further development of the scheme to bring a better performing railway with improved stations, more seats, more trains and faster journeys.

The events will take place on:

Monday, 9 and Tuesday, 10 September between 12:00-20:00 at Huddersfield Mission
Wednesday, 11 September between 12:00-20:00 at Deighton Sports Arena
Thursday, 12 September between 12:00-20:00 at Hudawi Cultural Centre
Saturday, 14 September between 10:00-13:30 at Bradley Park Community Centre
Tuesday, 17 September between 12:00-20:00 at Mirfield Community Centre
Wednesday, 18 September between 12:00-18:30 at Mirfield Community Centre
Thursday, 19 September between 12:00-20:00 at Dewsbury West Community Centre
Saturday, 21 September between 10:00-13:30 at Dewsbury West Community Centre
People are being asked to comment on the proposals, which include upgrading stations, electrifying this specific part of the railway and doubling the number of tracks from two to four.

The public can also share their views by sending a freepost feedback form, available to collect at one of the events, or by going online to networkrail.co.uk/transpennineengagement. They will be available between Monday, 9 September and Friday, 25 October.

Note:
Full addresses of the venue are:

  • Huddersfield Mission, 3-13 Lord Street, HD1 1QA
  • Deighton Sports Arena, Deighton Road, HD2 1JP
  • Hudawi Cultural Centre, Great Northern Street, Huddersfield, HD1 6BG
  • Bradley Park Community Centre, Wilton Avenue, HD2 1RS
  • Mirfield Community Centre, Water Royd Lane, WF14 9SG
  • Dewsbury West Community Centre, Church Street, Ravensthorpe, WF13 3LA