The railway station helped to transform the city when it was opened in 1877. At the time of opening it was the largest in the world and connected York to the wider world. It helped attract new businesses, create jobs and wealth for the region while opening up York’s heritage to more visitors from across the country and beyond.
Now the railway station and surrounding area are set to play just as big a part in the first half of the 21st Century. The station will play a key role connecting the city centre and surrounding communities with York Central – one of the largest city-centre regenerations in Europe.
Tours are available to book on:
|Wednesday, 27 June 2018 5pm – fully booked|
|Wednesday, 27 June 2018 6pm|
|Saturday, 30 June 2018 10am|
|Saturday, 30 June 2018 11am|
|Saturday, 30 June 2018 12 noon|
|Saturday, 30 June 2018 1pm|
The events are part of a four-week conversation about plans to transform the front of the station into a ‘fitting gateway to the city’. Under the proposals, the redundant Queen Street Bridge would be removed to create the space for the changes, which include:
- an improved transport interchange with separate arrival points for cars, buses, taxis and cyclists
- moving the taxi-rank, drop-off points and short stay parking access to create car-free public spaces in Tea Room Square and a new ‘Station Square’
- revealing hidden parts of the City Wall, the station and York Railway Institute’s buildings to offer a better setting for the city’s heritage
To book free tickets for the tour visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/york-station-tour-tickets-46841980625
You can see all the proposals online at www.york.gov.uk/stationfront