Issued by City of York Council
Plans to develop a new train station in Haxby could get the green light next month – providing access to the rail network for over 22,000 residents living within a three mile radius of the station, and faster more efficient links for commuters to York, Leeds, Manchester and beyond.
City of York Council is set to bid for a share of £20m funding from Network Rail, as part of a countrywide competition to help towards the cost of building new stations.
Cllr Dave Merrett, Cabinet Member for Transport, Planning and Sustainability, said: “It has been our vision to build a new Railway Station at Haxby Railway Station for many years, so we are excited to announce that we are developing our business case which we hope will place York in the best position to be selected for this funding . This is a relatively limited pot of money, so there no guarantee’s that we will be successful on this when the results are announced next month, but this would make a big difference in travel terms for the large part of the city’s residents who live in the Haxby and Wigginton area. ”
The proposal consists of a station south of the existing level crossing on Station Road and a small car park with 90 spaces.
If the bid is successful, construction of the new station could start as soon as 2015 and will provide a TransPennine network service with trains to York, Scarborough, Leeds and Manchester.
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