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York Station Gateway

Plan ahead - getting to York Station and nearby properties

As part of works to transform the entrance to York Station, Queen Street Bridge (between Blossom Street and Station Rise) will be closed:

  • from 8.00pm on Friday 19 April 2024 to 6.00am on Monday 22 April 2024
  • from 8.00pm on Friday 26 April to 6.00am on Monday 29 April 2024

Queen Street Bridge will be closed to all users, including pedestrians, buses, cyclists, vehicles, from the taxi drop-off point in front of York Train Station to the residential access opposite Fleetways Taxis.

This closure is to carry out limited demolition at either end of the Queen Street Bridge to allow the diversion road to be completed which will be used while we carry out the work to stabilise the City Walls and remove Queen Street bridge.

We know Station Road is a significant and well used road in the city so want to share information to help people plan ahead and get around the city, whatever mode of transport they use.

While there has been lots of work to minimise disruption during these closures, we're expecting the inner ring road to be very busy so we're asking people to plan ahead and consider other ways to travel to the city centre.

York, the Railway Station and its neighbouring businesses are open for business.

The city centre remains open for business as well and there are a number of ways you can enjoy our city during these weekends.

Find out more about how these works impact:


Trains

Trains are running through York Station as normal. You can get off at York Station as usual and make your way to your destination, there will be diversion signs in place to assist you. If travelling to York Station allow extra time and plan ahead.

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Pedestrians

Pedestrians coming from the city centre will be able to access the station from the Station Rise end of Station Road. Access to the station from Leeman Road is as usual.

If coming from the southern end of Station Road (from Blossom Street) pedestrians have 2 options:

  • walk via Toft Green and near the Grand hotel to get to Station Rise
  • walk via Blossom Street, Holgate Road and Lowther Terrace before travelling through the station car park and the pedestrian ramp on Platform 1

Marshals will be positioned at both ends of the closure if you need any help.

A map showing pedestrian and cyclist diversion routes


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Cyclists

Those travelling by bike will be able to access the station from the Station Rise end of Station Road. Follow the signs and advice of the marshals.

If travelling on Blossom Street or near Micklegate Bar, cyclists are advised to go via Tanner Row and Rougier Street to get onto Station Road.

Alternatively, cycle via Blossom Street, Holgate Road and Lowther Terrace before cycling through the station car park and the ramp on Platform 1.

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Buses

Buses will continue to operate around the station but some routes will change as a result of the road closures. This will include the temporary relocation of some bus stops. Plan ahead and allow extra time to travel.

Buses can access stops outside the station portico. As Queen Street bridge is closed they will turn around and head back towards Station Rise.

There will also be shuttle buses running between Blossom Street and stops RF-RJ (opposite York Station) during the closures. The shuttle buses will run regularly and will stop at a number of bus stops along the route. Find out more about bus diversions in York. In addition, read more about the city's Park & Ride services.

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Cars

With Queen Street Bridge closed diversions will be in place. We're expecting the inner ring road to be very busy during these weekends so plan ahead and consider other ways to travel.

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From North (A19)

Use sustainable transport wherever possible. For example, you can use Rawcliffe Bar Park & Ride which serves York Station and the city centre.

If parking is essential options include:

From East (A64)

Use sustainable transport wherever possible. For example, Grimston Bar Park & Ride serves the city centre and Monks Cross Park & Ride serves both the city centre and York Station.

If parking is essential options include:

From South (A64 and A19)

Use sustainable transport wherever possible. For example, Askham Bar or Designer Outlet Park & Ride both serve York Station and the city centre

For the station follow diversion route or alternatively the nearest convenient car parks are:

From West (A59)

Use sustainable transport wherever possible. For example, Poppleton Bar Park & Ride serves the station and York city centre

If parking is essential options include:

Drop off and pick up

If needed you'll be able to drop off and pick up from the station but we're expecting the area to be very busy.

Blue Badge holders

Blue Badge holders will be able to access the station short stay and drop off car park from the Station Rise end of Station Road only, throughout the weekend works.

Blue Badge spaces will be available in the short stay car park.

Marshalls will be on Station Rise so you can access this area.

Taxis

Taxis will be able to use the portico as normal. However, access will only be allowed from the Station Rise end of Station Road with diversions in place if coming from Blossom Street.

Marshals will be around the station to help if needed.

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Parking

You'll still be able to park at:

  • the Principal Hotel car park will be open for hotel guests
  • the Premier Inn car park will be open for hotel guests but can only be accessed from the Blossom Street end of Station Road

Traffic marshals will be on hand to help you if needed.

Accessible parking

Step free Blue Badge parking is available at:

Find additional information about Blue Badge parking in York.

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Residents

We've written to Queen Street Residents, who will have access to Loverose Street (alongside Hudson Quarter and West Offices) with the access gate to be controlled by marshals. Access to Loverose Street will be off Station Road.

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Neighbouring businesses

We have contacted neighbouring businesses and access will be maintained.

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Emergency services

Access will be maintained in emergencies for blue light services.

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Also see

York Station Gateway (Major Projects Team)

City of York Council, Transport Office, West Offices, Station Rise, York, YO1 6GA