Metro, at the meeting of the West Yorkshire Integrated Transport Authority Executive Board on 14th June, has approved funding for customer information screens at several stations including Slaithwaite & Marsden. In addition, the public address system (that’s the one which doesn’t work most of the time) is to be replaced.
Metro, in partnership with Northern Rail, are developing a third phase of electronic information screens installations at West Yorkshire rail stations. This latest phase builds on the installation works completed in spring 2012 which equipped an additional 18 stations with the facility.
This next phase of the project will provide another 14 stations with information screens which will be installed early 2014 and funded by Metro, Northern Rail, Grand Central and a Section 106 funding contribution.
The 14 stations are: Batley, Burley Park, Cottingley, Denby Dale, Featherstone, Headingley, Honley, Marsden, Mirfield, Morley, Shepley, Slaithwaite, South Elmsall and Walsden.
The screen installation works will follow a separate Network Rail funded scheme to replace the long line public address equipment on the Harrogate, Huddersfield and Penistone lines which will provide new announcement equipment at stations along these lines.