HUDDERSFIELD bus station has won praise from across the Pennines.
It's much better than any in Manchester, it was claimed today.
The plaudits came from Peter Garvey, chairman of the bus sub-committee of Greater Manchester Transportation Committee.
He challenged his region's passenger transport chiefs to visit Huddersfield - and Leeds - to see the bus station for themselves.
Mr Garvey thinks car drivers will not use public transport unless stations become more appealing places to be.
He said: "Unfortunately, for those of us who live in Greater Manchester, few of our bus stations can be described as user-friendly."
As well as challenging local officials, Mr Garvey has written to Transport Secretary Alistair Darling comparing bus stations in West Yorkshire to those in Manchester.
Mr Garvey said the virtues of the Yorkshire stations were that they were fume free, with little noise over the loudspeaker announcements.
According to Mr Garvey, they are also more secure and a staff presence gives passengers peace of mind.
West Yorkshire Metro spokesman Martin Driver said: "Our bus stations have won several awards for design.
"It is nice when someone appreciates it. I think more people are using the buses."