West Yorkshire Combined Authority has today confirmed that the scheme will be funded from its £317m allocation from the Transforming Cities Fund.
The fund aims to improve journeys by bus, rail, bike and on for up to 1.5 million people, supporting Zero Carbon ambitions while providing a 21st century transport network to create economic growth across the region.
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
- improved pedestrian and cycle routes, connecting to the new pedestrian and cycle path over Scarborough Bridge
For more information about York Station front visit www.york.gov.uk/stationfront