£14.5 Million Funding Approved For York Station Transformation

16th March, 2020

Funding for an essential transformation project has been approved to demolish Queen Street Bridge and transform the frontage of York Train Station.

The £14.5 Million bid put forward by the City of York Council will encompass the removal and relocation of the taxi rank, the construction of a brand new pedestrianised seated area in Tea Room Square along with a new pedestrian crossing.

Internal renovations are set to include changes to the current entrance hall.

Additionally, in a bid to increase sustainable mobility and public transport access, the number of bus stops will be increased and spread out while routs for pedestrians and cyclists will be improved.

Cllr Andy D’Agorne, deputy leader and executive member for transport, said: “This is great news for residents and businesses, and for realising our ambitions to become a carbon-neutral city by 2030.

“The station improvements will greatly improve the station for people using all modes of transport.

“Removing Queen Street bridge will give us the space to make journeys by public transport, cycling and pedestrian journeys more attractive.”

Future plans additionally stretch to land to the west of the York Railway Station which could be transformed int a new multi-storey railway station.

The new construction project is due to be funded by the West Yorkshire Combined Authority with the allocation coming from the £317m Transforming Cities Fund which aims to improve rail, bus and bike journeys within cities for up to 1.5m people.