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Travelling to see the Tour de France: update

Updated: Saturday, 28 June 2014

le tour de franceROAD CLOSURES

Roads closures in Calderdale will be taking effect from 6.30am on Sunday 6th july. This page (updated 26 June) gives details of which roads are closed.


The Hebden Bridge Spectator Hub is the designated Grand Depart hub for Calderdale and has therefore received regional and national promotion from Welcome to Yorkshire. The 'Spectator Guide' is in all Tourist Information outlets and will be distributed regionally. There will be a video screen for viewing the race.


At the hubs, announcements will be made inviting people who wish to view the race roadside to make a move. Spectators will be stewarded towards available space.

Travelling to see the Tour de France

Friday, 6 June 2014

le tour de francePARK & RIDE

A Park & Ride will be available from Savile Park, Halifax on July 6th, with over 5000 parking spaces. Parking will be free. A bus service will travel to Calder High, Mytholmroyd. There will be a charge for the return bus journey, price currently TBC.

The bus service will start from 7am, with 35 buses providing approx 40 departures per hour. The last return trips will be between 5pm and 5.30pm.

Or why not park and stride (or bus) from Todmorden, where the High School is opening their car park for race goers.

From the other directionwill come visitors from the Greater Manchester area. Parking will be provided at Belhome Sports Centre, Todmorden High and other locations catering for hundreds and hundreds of vehicles.


National Rail Enquiries: www.nationalrail.co.uk

Northern Rail: www.northernrail.org

Hebden Bridge Station Services:

Manchester - Halifax - Leeds
Manchester - Hebden Bridge - Halifax - Leeds - York
Blackpool - Halifax - Leeds - York

First arrival: 0752 Manchester Victoria to Hebden Bridge (arr. 0838) (Extra train)
Last departure: 10.26pm to Manchester. 9.52pm to Blackpool
First Arrival: 7.28am from Bradford. Extra train: 08.29 Leeds to Hebden Bridge (arr 0916)
Last departure: 10.54pm to Bradford & Leeds.

Mytholmroyd Railway Station Services

First arrival: 9.52am from Manchester.
Last departure; 10.23pm to Manchester
First arrival: 8.54am from Leeds via Huddersfield. 9.06am from Leeds via Halifax
Last departure: 10.58 to Halifax & Leeds. 5.17pm to Huddersfield & Leeds.


There will be additional buses across Calderdale on race weekend with changed times, and more frequent buses on key routes. Local train companies will be putting on additional services and extra carriages to allow people to get to the race in plenty of time. The times and details of all the enhanced services are available from the transport providers and you can check out the times and plan your route at West Yorkshire Metro.

Halifax via King Cross to Mytholmroyd

First buses #590: every 15 minutes. Bus goes to Mytholmroyd Calder High School. Walk to route via A646 Burnely Road to Mytholmroyd village centre.

Rochdale via Todmorden to Hebden Bridge

First buses # 590: enhanced service every 30 minutes from Rochdale and every 15 minutes from Todmorden to the Mytholm turning circle at Hebden Bridge. Walk to the race route via A646 King Street / Market Street to the centre.

Blackshaw via Heptonstall to Hebden Bridge

Update: TLC bus: 596 (TLC) confirmed 15 minute frequency between Blackshaw Head and Hebden Bridge. First departure 0905.

Burnley via Todmorden to Hebden Bridge

First bus # 592: every hour. Walk to race route from Mytholm turning circle via A646 King Street / Market Street to Hebden Bridge centre.

The enhanced bus services from Greater Manchester will bring people all the way up to Mytholm Turning Circle – people coming in this direction then have to walk through the centre of Hebden Bridge as well as the park to access vantage points on the race route.

Extra buses: Special X1 limited stop service from Manchester picking up at Middleton and Rochdale. 4 morning journeys to Hebden Bridge and 4 returns after the race has gone through



Cragg Vale

Craggs Energy Ltd: The Craggs Country Business Park, New Road, Cragg Vale, HX7 5TT. £10 per car. 1000 spaces. Tel: 01422 882500. Email: chris@craggsenergy.co.uk

Please note: On Sunday 6th July there will be no access to Craggs Energy Ltd from the B6138 after 6.30am.


Bellholme Sports Centre: Rochdale Road, Walsden, OL14 6UH. £10 per car. 100 spaces. Tel: 07766 663155. Email: kevbrough@talktalk.net

The Leader of Calderdale Council, Cllr Tim Swift, has said, "We are advising all residents to arrange their travel plans now, to make the most of the race coming to Calderdale. There is lots of work going on around the traffic and transport plans for race weekend and regularly updated information will be available on the visitcalderdale website.

"Of course even with the plans we are making, there are many parts of the route where it simply won't be possible to get there by vehicle, so you do need to build in plenty of time to continue your journey from your parking space or train station."

More information can be found here on the Visit Calderdale website