A new-look public realm is just the ticket at Dewsbury Train Station after a £1.2million revamp.

The Kirklees Council scheme, funded by West Yorkshire Transport, began in May last year and was completed in February 2019.

The main change has seen the area at the front of the station pedestrianised, including new seating and planting.

Access has also been improved, with the entrance to the car parks redesigned to ease traffic flow. The pedestrian crossing into town has also been enhanced so both cyclists and pedestrians can cross the road.

Councillor Naheed Mather, Cabinet Member for Communities and Environment, said: “I’m delighted that these improvement works are now complete, they’ve really enhanced the area, making it more welcoming and accessible.

“It’s great to see such significant investment in what is a crucial gateway in and out of Dewsbury. The rail provides quick access to Leeds and Huddersfield, travel to Manchester in less than an hour and brings in visitors to the town.

“By investing in this essential part of our transport infrastructure we can really kick off the transformation we have planned for Dewsbury, ensuring that it becomes an even better place to live, work, study and do business.”