Arriving at and leaving the station can be awkward and confusing - the entrance and exit are difficult to understand, with visitors often unsure where to go next. Taxi ranks, bus stops, drop-off points and pedestrians are all crammed into a small area with narrow walkways, which creates congestion.
The number of passengers is forecast to triple over the next 30 years due to the growing popularity of rail travel, the York Central development and the arrival of HS2 and Northern Powerhouse Rail. Our new local plan sets out an ambition for the sustainable growth of the city, and these proposals reflect the need to for more bus services, more cycle parking and more pick-up and drop-off space.
York Station Front transport ideas
Ideas for improved transport links with York Station including facilities for:
A wide pedestrian 'super' crossing in front of the station entrance and wider footpaths would improve the experience and clarity of the pedestrian routes to the city centre:
Map of existing pedestrian access
Map of proposed pedestrian access
New segregated cycle routes, wider shared cycleways and more cycle parking increase safety and encourage more people to cycle to the station:
Map of existing cycle routes and parking
Map of proposed cycle routes and parking
Increasing the number of bus stops and relocating the stops within sight of the station is an opportunity to improve the operation of buses and the quality of bus stops:
Map of existing bus stops
Map of proposed bus stops
Taxis and public drop off/pick up
The taxis ranks and public pick-up/drop-offs will be moved to an open and spacious area to the side of the station entrance, reducing congestion and improving the flow of traffic for people arriving by other modes of transport, including pedestrians. After the reorganisation of Parcel Square, the station façade would be sympathetically restored.
Map of existing taxi and pick-up/drop-off area
Map of proposed taxi and pick-up/drop-off area
Short and long-stay car parks will be accessed from a one-way loop road around the Railway Institute Gym. Public pick-up will be retained at the short stay car park.
Relocating parking to one side of the station entrance reduces congestion and improves the flow of 'traffic' for people arriving by other modes of transport, including pedestrians.
Map of existing parking
Map of proposed parking