Meeting to update commuters on Mirfield Station renovations

Meeting to update commuters on Mirfield Station renovations

PLANS for renovations at Mirfield Railway Station are to be detailed at a public meeting.

James Nutter, rail manager at Metro, will be the guest at the Navigation Tavern on Monday June 29 at 7pm.

Key topics to be discussed include parking, platform access and possibly adding new waiting rooms.

The meeting at the Station Road pub has been timed so that commuters who use trains can attend.

Coun Martyn Bolt (Con, Mirfield) said: “Mirfield is the only station in Kirklees with a direct link to London.

“It is the busiest non-express station in the district, serving around 400,000 passengers each year, so investment is justified and well overdue.”

Land owned by Network Rail could be turned into a car park to add to 30 spaces currently available.

Other problems include a sink hole which appeared on one of the platforms and a lack of ticket machines and toilets.

Richard Hartley, of the Friends of Mirfield Railway Station, encouraged all to attend the meeting.

He said: “Our group began in response to continual comments about parking and the station itself becoming detrimental to the town.”

Transport chiefs have spent the last six months trying to address those issues.

The meeting is an update on progress and Mr Hartley said: “This is a chance to hear from the people in charge of delivering improvements.”

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