John Sisk & Son has been awarded a contract for the £7.8m York Station Gateway: Highway Works project. Awarded through the YORCivil framework, this is a build contract with elements of design, and includes transforming many public realm aspects at the front of York Railway Station.
This includes removing the Queen Street bridge and realigning Queen Street, relocating the bus stops, moving taxis and drop off zones from the Portico to Parcel Square, enhancing cycle routes and cycle parking, improving pedestrian crossings and routes into the city, and creating a new public space called Station Square.
The project is being brought forward by City of York Council, West Yorkshire Combined Authority, Network Rail, and LNER, and is funded though the West Yorkshire-plus Transport Fund, the Transforming Cities Fund, and the UK Government.
The transformation of York Railway Station being undertaken by City of York Council includes improving the entire area to make a safer experience for vehicles, cyclists, pedestrians, and bus users. Removing the Queen Street bridge will also reveal more of York’s beautiful city walls to improve visitors first experience on arriving at York and open up new public spaces for both locals and tourists to use. Sisk will be working closely with a heritage stone mason to protect the fabric of the walls to ensur
York Railway Station is a key transport and business hub and Sisk will be proactively engaging with local businesses, residents, and stakeholders, with a range of information sessions and community engagement planned to keep the travelling public and local community up to date. The project is set to be completed in 2025.
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