This image is the first to give an idea of what York’s new station looks like.
The ‘conceptual image’ has been released as City of York Council gave the results of feedback from residents on the plan.
More than 1,000 responses have followed a consultation with residents and businesses.
And 80% of respondents supported a station and 83% said they would use it.
City of York Council selected a site on Towthorpe Road as the proposed location of the new station.
The responses will help shape the design of the station and also the funding bid to government, which will be submitted later this year.
The council says it is “working to fully analyse all the comments and responses to the consultation”.
An initial summary of the findings shows:
- 1,200 people participated in the consultation
- 81% of participants support the station proposal (67% strongly support)
- 14% are opposed, with 5% neutral
- 83% of respondents say that they would use Haxby station
- 78% said that they would use the station for leisure travel (for example, shopping; visiting families etc)
- 66% would use it as part of longer distance journeys (such as for journeys to London and Manchester Airport)
- 33% would use the station as part of their daily commute
- 57% said that they would likely walk to the new station, 47% said that they may use a bus service, 30% said that they would likely cycle and 29% said that they would use private motor vehicle
- 65% of respondents said that opening a station in Haxby meant that they would not need to use their car as much; 53% said that they would be able to access Manchester Airport via rail and 32% said that it would allow them to travel to work or study for their commute
- 70% said that they would be more likely to visit Leeds due to a new station in Haxby, 64% said York city centre and 63% said that they’d be more likely to visit Scarborough.
During the consultation people also asked questions and raised concerns. City of York Council said they were around these themes:
- the number of potential car parking spaces
- the need for a walking route and a cycle route from Strensall and/or Towthorpe
- concerns over on-street parking and potential increases in traffic on nearby residential streets
- road safety concerns
- questions over Towthorpe Road as the location.
Council leader Keith Aspden said: “The feedback and comments we have received will help shape our funding bid to central government and future plans around Haxby station to ensure we deliver the best possible scheme.”