York Station Front

Since 1877, York Railway Station has helped to transform the city, connecting York to the wider world. In the current climate, public transport has never been more important and as we move towards vehicle rationalisation and a greener city, developments like the ‘York Station Front’ will enable a smoother transition to public transport.

The ‘York Station Front’ development creates a welcoming pedestrian-orientated arrival into the city. Making it easier for travellers to change between modes of transport, creating new public spaces and an improved setting for the city walls and other heritage buildings in the area.

Also, by removing the Queen Street Bridge vehicle movements will be rationalised, improving connectivity, reducing conflict and congestion. Leading to a more efficient station front and greater accessibility.

Key benefits: Pedestrian safe entrance | Better connectivity to bus routes and cycles lanes | Inviting public spaces, in-keeping with the bar walls and heritage buildings.

Plans submitted: Autumn 2018, City of York Council approved the ambitious Castle Gateway Masterplan. In May 2021 Wates was approved as the Contractor and in Autumn 2021 a planning application was submitted.

Start date: In early 2022, the Council Executive will decide on whether to proceed based on the tender cost.

For more information, please visit: https://www.york.gov.uk/StationFront https://www.york.gov.uk/downloads/download/871/york-station-front-masterplan

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