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The Haste Report was presented to the Town Council recommending a Station Car Park.
The Town Council have decided to follow this up further.
The valiant train users from Mytholmroyd faced frozen points and snow drifts during their recent journeys.
On behalf of Hebden Royd Town Council, volunteers from the station group have been out since dawn ascertaining whether there is any demand for a car park in the old goods yard at Mytholmroyd.
The hundreds of completed questionnaires have been sent to transport specialists Haste Partnership of York who will analyse and report to the Town Council in early January.
Commenting on the tight timescale, the project has to be completed by 5th January 2011, Richard Haste said “ideally we would have liked more than four and one half weeks to carry out this sort of study but we recognise the timing pressures on budget setting and will pull out all the stops to meet the deadline we’ve been set“.
In the meantime, Geoff Mitchell, Chairman of the Station Partnership, thanks everyone who has participated in this Survey for their sense of humour – especially when the ink froze in the pens due to the minus 9 degrees!
Whilst we do not have an official car park at the station, the approach road has been very useful for those with mobility problems.
Mytholmroyd is the only station in the Upper Calder valley that is practical for step-free access between parked cars/taxis and the station platforms.
The Station Partnership members reported more wheelchair-users coming from Todmorden (and beyond) to gain access to the trains here at t’Royd.
A word with our nice friends at Network Rail – and Bob’s (not his name) the Contractor was here within a couple of weeks….
Good job they were not Listed Buildings!
Right Lads !
Smooth as a ……..
station approach road !!!!!!
So, at last……