A station has been on this site since 1839, only nine years after George Stephenson built the first inter-city line. Originally a wooden building, the impressive 13 platform stone station was opened in 1877 and was easily the largest in the world. Over the interim years, new platforms have been added, and although it suffered heavily in World War II, it’s been tastefully restored to its most iconic architectural period. The heavy glass and curling iron roof, so typical of the Victorian era as it headed into the splendor of Art Nouveau, still graces the ceilings of the concourse, earning the station Grade II listed status.
Close to shops, bars, and restaurants, there’s so much to see and do in York, and it’s all just a stone’s throw from the station.
To reach the city centre, it’s just a short ten-minute walk, through the ancient city walls and across the River Ouse.
Yes, there are 634 spaces in the 24-hour car park.
Absolutely, there are 626 cycle storage spaces, including 80 secure stands and sheltered storage, all overlooked by CCTV.
Disabled access - Step-free throughout the whole station, ramps for train access, wheelchair and induction loop available
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