Published On: Sat, Apr 19th, 2014 on 3:39 pm

Edgerton tram shelter dating back to 1896 gets a makeover

Edgerton Tram Shelter

Workers dismantle the tiles

£30,000 has been spent to repair a well-known landmark in Edgerton near Huddersfield.

A Grade 2 Listed tram shelter standing on Halifax Road has been in need of major repairs to ensure it could continue providing shelter for bus passengers for years to come.

Restoration work initially began some weeks ago, with workers from English Heritage specialist joiner Stephen Metcalfe Ltd, dismantling the shelter in pieces.

West Yorkshire Combined Authority Transport Committee member, Cllr Eric Firth, said: “Well-known by residents in Edgerton, this shelter is a piece of our local history.

“I am delighted as a result of the tireless efforts of Metro, Huddersfield Civic Society and local councillors, we have been able to preserve this element of West Yorkshire’s transport heritage for new generations of passengers.”

The stone foundations and base will be prepared for the refurbished shelter’s return in June, in time for the anticipated Grand Départ event.

The 503 First bus that travels between Halifax and Huddersfield, goes past the shelter on a regular basis.

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