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York Press: Traffic at York Station Traffic at York Station

THIS photograph, taken at 15.45 on February 15, is a good illustration of the problems with vehicular access at York Station.

The silver car is reversing out of the traffic jam in Tea Room Square, where a BT Police officer was trying to get traffic moving. I saw another car do the same reversing move into Queen Street two minutes earlier. The road here is a further example of poor traffic management and lack of signage for pedestrians wishing to cross .

Neil Barthorpe, Girvan Close, Acomb Park, York.

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12:46pm Tue 19 Feb 13

pedalling paul says...

I recall that the original driver for change was a need to enable bus operators to comply with the DDA requirements, by creating level access for mobility restricted passengers. That's why the extra inbound boarding platform was built.
Was there not a long term ambition to do what Network Rail did at Leeds, and have public transport at a separate access from private car pick up/drop off. The stalled York Central scheme was surely going to create a taxi access at the leeman Road side of the station.
I recall that the original driver for change was a need to enable bus operators to comply with the DDA requirements, by creating level access for mobility restricted passengers. That's why the extra inbound boarding platform was built. Was there not a long term ambition to do what Network Rail did at Leeds, and have public transport at a separate access from private car pick up/drop off. The stalled York Central scheme was surely going to create a taxi access at the leeman Road side of the station. pedalling paul

1:06pm Tue 19 Feb 13

MarkyMarkMark says...

Of course, the removal of the 4-5 short stay spaces in Tea Room Square (is it really called that?) so that British Transport Police can park their vehicles easily (instead of the customers being able to!) doesn't help the situation any, either.

Now everyone in a car needs to go through the (one car wide) bottleneck into the short stay car park, even to just pick up an arriving passenger.

Heaven help us if the trial removal of the drop-off zone in the portico, were to be made permanent in future.
Of course, the removal of the 4-5 short stay spaces in Tea Room Square (is it really called that?) so that British Transport Police can park their vehicles easily (instead of the customers being able to!) doesn't help the situation any, either. Now everyone in a car needs to go through the (one car wide) bottleneck into the short stay car park, even to just pick up an arriving passenger. Heaven help us if the trial removal of the drop-off zone in the portico, were to be made permanent in future. MarkyMarkMark

3:35am Thu 21 Feb 13

Magicman! says...

I have come by there on my bike for the last few days and it is just a complete shambles. Traffic is now backed up all through the daylight hours back to the bottom of Lendal Bridge... not only is this causing significant delays to bus passengers but also it means cyclists cannot get by in the cycle lane because vehicles on the turn from the archway into the station approach road block the cycle lane. Oh, and then we have fencing along station road where the pavement towards west offices has been redone... but the pavement is in place and there has been literally no work for 2 weeks but still fences reducing carriageway width.

Just for the sake of it, why not reverse the entire flow through the station frontage? have an anti-clockwise loop around tea room square to the drop off point, so that if taxis or other cars can't get in they can just exit the loop onto the road again and go along to the car park by the bridge...?
I have come by there on my bike for the last few days and it is just a complete shambles. Traffic is now backed up all through the daylight hours back to the bottom of Lendal Bridge... not only is this causing significant delays to bus passengers but also it means cyclists cannot get by in the cycle lane because vehicles on the turn from the archway into the station approach road block the cycle lane. Oh, and then we have fencing along station road where the pavement towards west offices has been redone... but the pavement is in place and there has been literally no work for 2 weeks but still fences reducing carriageway width. Just for the sake of it, why not reverse the entire flow through the station frontage? have an anti-clockwise loop around tea room square to the drop off point, so that if taxis or other cars can't get in they can just exit the loop onto the road again and go along to the car park by the bridge...? Magicman!

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