Great news, we’re improving Castleford station! Significant improvements and enhancements will be made to Castleford railway station, providing a more attractive and welcoming gateway to Castleford town centre.

What’s happening?

The new station building will have high-quality passenger waiting facilities with a ticket vending machine, a disabled toilet and sheltered cycle parking. The station car park layout will be remodelled to allow for easier pedestrian, cycle and accessible access.  There will also be a significant upgrade of the subway link to nearby residential areas to the south of Castleford town centre, including the installation of CCTV.


To enable improvement works at Castleford station to be carried out, the station car park will be closed until 7 December 2020. During this time, permit holders displaying a valid permit will be able to park free of charge at the nearby Castlefields car park a short walk away. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

The rail station car park closure coincides with the improvement works to the underpass.  Due to social distancing requirements the underpass will be closed during this period from 2 November to 11 December 2020 and therefore the following diversion route has been recommended.


Parking permits

Car Parking Permits are available from Castleford Travel Centre located in Castleford Bus Station and Wellington House Reception, LS1 2DE. To obtain a permit customers will need to have a valid monthly or annual rail pass. Proof of purchase is required for Northern tickets & Smartcard.

Conditions as stated on the back of the permit:

The ticket is the property of the West Yorkshire Combined Authority (WYCA) and must be produced or surrendered on request. Wakefield Metropolitan District Council, WYCA, the Train Operating Companies and Network Rail accept no responsibility for loss or damage sustained by persons or vehicles in the car park. Use of this ticket is confined to the purchaser of the corresponding MCard/Metrocard or rail season ticket and indicates acceptance of these conditions.


More about the project

More information about the Castleford Railway Station Improvement Scheme can be found at

This project has received funding through the West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund, and the Leeds City Region Growth Deal - a £1 billion package of Government investment through the Leeds City Region Enterprise Partnership (LEP), delivered by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority to accelerate growth and create jobs across Leeds City Region