New £5 billion East Coast rail vision unveiled

York Press: New £5 billion East Coast rail vision unveiled New £5 billion East Coast rail vision unveiled

AMBITIOUS plans to boost York's economy by improving the East Coast Main Line will today be unveiled.

City of York Council has joined forces with nearly 40 other councils as part of The Consortium of East Coast Main Line Authorities (ECMA), to produce a list of improvements that they say could generate £5 billion for the UK's economy, or £9 billion if HS2 is also taken in to account.

The list includes:

  • Bringing the HS2 high speed rail link to York, Leeds and the north east earlier than proposed
  • Providing eight, long distance, 100mph-passenger trains every hour from London
  • Improving the movement of freight, and the quality of rail trips by introducing 100 per cent mobile connectivity on all journeys.

The consortium's manifesto suggests the economies linked by the ECML are worth more than £300 billion a year to the UK, and could generate £5bn of growth if rail connections were improved along the whole route.

Cllr James Alexander, leader of City of York Council and chairman of the consortium, said: “Businesses, politicians and interested parties will see a united call for investment in the East Coast Mainline from the authorities up and down the line. "We want to see the collective economic benefits to be harnessed from improved connectivity.

"We have had very positive conversations with the Department for Transport, but the Treasury is the one we have to convince."

He said the line was essential to economic growth and was very significant for production in Scotland, industry in Tyne and Wear and renewable energy in Peterborough, The manifesto claims: "Services from HS2 will create the conditions along the whole ECML that would generate a higher total Gross Domestic Product of £9bn. Thus, investment in the ECML needs to be made as well as investment in HS2 to allow both to perform to their full economic potential."

The consortium hopes to fund the proposals through Government funding, local enterprise partnerships, council funds, and the private sector, but must first win the backing of potential investors when the plans are launched today in Edinburgh.

If successful, the plans will be wide ranging and boost towns and cities up and down the line, including Edinburgh, Newcastle and Peterborough, the consortium says.

A spokesman for Peterborough City Council added: "We're fully behind the work of the consortium because we know that upgrading the line will bring further benefits to us and the many other communities along the route."

Barry Dodd, chairman of the York, North Yorkshire and East Riding Local Enterprise Partnership, said: "Continuing to improve capacity on the East Coast Mainline while improving communications technology is of paramount importance to retaining York's position as the city of choice for London businesses wishing to open a northern office."

Suzanne Burnett, president of York & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce, added: "If HS2 is to provide maximum benefit to the UK economy then it has to be considered in terms of the wider rail network.

"This means looking beyond the current proposed ‘station cities’ and ensuring locations such as York, Harrogate and Scarborough are able to benefit from the additional capacity HS2 will bring through improved regional rail connectivity."

........................

York needs and deserves this, says Sarah Tanburn, City of York Council's interim director of city and environmental services.

The East Coast Mainline is a national artery. York sits at a key point, one-third of the 566 miles from London to Inverness.  The city relies on the line for work, trade and travel. For instance, nearly two million of York's tourists come by train each year.

So we need the line to be as good as it can be. York has led in creating an association of councils along the line to lobby for a planned investment programme to unlock the economic potential of all our communities.

We commissioned research to show what could be achieved and found that improving services would unlock £5 billion of benefit. When you add HS2 into the mix, the added value goes up to a staggering £9 billion. York needs and deserves both the high speed links and an upgraded East Coast Mainline.

This week the association, with York in the lead, is launching its manifesto in both Holyrood and Westminster. We will be lobbying for governments to invest not only in HS2 but to adopt the mainline as a major national project.

You can get the manifesto by emailing ecma@york.gov.uk, and register your interest for the technical prospectus when it comes out later in the year. Behind the technical detail, the overall message is simple. York, and the country, needs the trains to be as good as they can be, and we want to unlock the benefits for jobs and businesses that come from strategic investment up and down the east coast.

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7:30am Tue 15 Jul 14

pedalling paul says...

Past. recent and forthcoming infrastructure schemes to improve capacity have enabled Network Rail to offer more timetable slots to train operators. eg Flyovers at Hitchin and more recently north of Doncaster, diversion of Skegness branch services away from the main line at Grantham, and upgrade of the alternative route via Lincoln for slower moving freight trains. This will not just benefit East Coast, but also open access operators like Hull Trains who aspire to run more through services to places like Cleethorpes.
Past. recent and forthcoming infrastructure schemes to improve capacity have enabled Network Rail to offer more timetable slots to train operators. eg Flyovers at Hitchin and more recently north of Doncaster, diversion of Skegness branch services away from the main line at Grantham, and upgrade of the alternative route via Lincoln for slower moving freight trains. This will not just benefit East Coast, but also open access operators like Hull Trains who aspire to run more through services to places like Cleethorpes. pedalling paul
  • Score: 151

8:39am Tue 15 Jul 14

old_geezer says...

... provided the money's not squandered on HS2, a vanity project misleadingly described as a "network" by politicians with no knowledge of the industry. For a more productive use of the money, see http://www.highspeed
uk.co.uk/abouthsuk.h
tml
... provided the money's not squandered on HS2, a vanity project misleadingly described as a "network" by politicians with no knowledge of the industry. For a more productive use of the money, see http://www.highspeed uk.co.uk/abouthsuk.h tml old_geezer
  • Score: 8

9:28am Tue 15 Jul 14

Pinza-C55 says...

It's lovely that the image they use for this story is of an HST (High Speed Train), a design developed by good old British Rail and introduced on the ECML way back in 1977.
It's lovely that the image they use for this story is of an HST (High Speed Train), a design developed by good old British Rail and introduced on the ECML way back in 1977. Pinza-C55
  • Score: 25

10:10am Tue 15 Jul 14

bolero says...

Just a not very convincing ploy to shift the emphasis away from the Lendal Bridge fiasco. Another excuse to empty the city's coffers before they leave office. Remember Gordon Brown; similar tactics.
Just a not very convincing ploy to shift the emphasis away from the Lendal Bridge fiasco. Another excuse to empty the city's coffers before they leave office. Remember Gordon Brown; similar tactics. bolero
  • Score: -9

10:28am Tue 15 Jul 14

Ignatius Lumpopo says...

100mph trains to London?

Pathetic idea - what's wrong with the 125mph trins we have now? In fact, what's wrong with running the class 91s + Mk4 coaches we've had for over 20 years at 140mph, the speed they were designed to travel at?
100mph trains to London? Pathetic idea - what's wrong with the 125mph trins we have now? In fact, what's wrong with running the class 91s + Mk4 coaches we've had for over 20 years at 140mph, the speed they were designed to travel at? Ignatius Lumpopo
  • Score: 18

11:58am Tue 15 Jul 14

Badgers Drift says...

Sarah Tanburn said,
"York has led in creating an association of councils...."


Only in her Interim Job since May, and according to Kersten England was brought in to concentrate on delivering the the Local Plan to adoption, and here we have her speaking on economic matters for the region?

Another example of Alexander punching above his weight, glory-hunting, and his grab for increased power, assisted by politicalally Ms Tanburn...?

These people are not here to help york, they are helping themselves and their political agenda, by concentrating/spendi
ng too much time and money on issues that are of regional, not local importance. They are using York, and they need to go!
[quote] Sarah Tanburn said, "York has led in creating an association of councils...." [/quote] Only in her Interim Job since May, and according to Kersten England was brought in to concentrate on delivering the the Local Plan to adoption, and here we have her speaking on economic matters for the region? Another example of Alexander punching above his weight, glory-hunting, and his grab for increased power, assisted by politicalally Ms Tanburn...? These people are not here to help york, they are helping themselves and their political agenda, by concentrating/spendi ng too much time and money on issues that are of regional, not local importance. They are using York, and they need to go! Badgers Drift
  • Score: 1

12:14pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Garrowby Turnoff says...

A recent holiday in Germany, where all the trains "run on time", proved just the opposite. Often their intercity trains were late, old and slow, and often three or four shows of tickets and seat reservations was demanded.

On return to Heathrow every train was on time and efficient especially the 125 to York from Kings X which left bang on time, was clean and new, and arrived in York on time as well.

The crazy little short stay car park "tea garden" loop at the exit to the station is still annoying though, giving visitors a poor first impression of York's transport shortcomings.
A recent holiday in Germany, where all the trains "run on time", proved just the opposite. Often their intercity trains were late, old and slow, and often three or four shows of tickets and seat reservations was demanded. On return to Heathrow every train was on time and efficient especially the 125 to York from Kings X which left bang on time, was clean and new, and arrived in York on time as well. The crazy little short stay car park "tea garden" loop at the exit to the station is still annoying though, giving visitors a poor first impression of York's transport shortcomings. Garrowby Turnoff
  • Score: 21

12:23pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Pinza-C55 says...

Ignatius Lumpopo wrote:
100mph trains to London?

Pathetic idea - what's wrong with the 125mph trins we have now? In fact, what's wrong with running the class 91s + Mk4 coaches we've had for over 20 years at 140mph, the speed they were designed to travel at?
One of my few claims to fame is that I took part in the first ever UK test run where a train (Class 91 Kings Cross to Grantham) was authorised to run at 140MPH. It was eventually decided that to run at 140 regularly the trains required in-cab signalling and that the extra wear and tear on the existing track and catenary were unacceptable so it was ditched.
The same went for the Class 89 http://en.wikipedia.
org/wiki/British_Rai
l_Class_89 which was wildly powerful but they decided the 6 wheel bogies would damage the track at high speeds.
[quote][p][bold]Ignatius Lumpopo[/bold] wrote: 100mph trains to London? Pathetic idea - what's wrong with the 125mph trins we have now? In fact, what's wrong with running the class 91s + Mk4 coaches we've had for over 20 years at 140mph, the speed they were designed to travel at?[/p][/quote]One of my few claims to fame is that I took part in the first ever UK test run where a train (Class 91 Kings Cross to Grantham) was authorised to run at 140MPH. It was eventually decided that to run at 140 regularly the trains required in-cab signalling and that the extra wear and tear on the existing track and catenary were unacceptable so it was ditched. The same went for the Class 89 http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/British_Rai l_Class_89 which was wildly powerful but they decided the 6 wheel bogies would damage the track at high speeds. Pinza-C55
  • Score: 10

1:08pm Tue 15 Jul 14

mgoodman says...

where's Hugh Bailey in all this?

this is going to take massive, government investment, surely the local MP would be involved?

or is he trying to distance himself from James Alexander as much as possible?
where's Hugh Bailey in all this? this is going to take massive, government investment, surely the local MP would be involved? or is he trying to distance himself from James Alexander as much as possible? mgoodman
  • Score: -1

1:43pm Tue 15 Jul 14

johnwill says...

The Railway needs to get some basics right before setting their sights on ambitious programmes.
New rolling stock must come first ,this current fleet of 30yr old trains are becoming unreliable, spew toilet waste onto the track and (the diesels) diesel fumes into the air.
Most of the overhead line is substandard for running faster trains, it was the cheaper option when installed and has its limitations.
The track ride into York station is appalling, short lengths with dips on most joints give it a rollercoaster feel.
Its good to see a forward plan but get the basics right to start with, I guess corporate image of a modern railway comes before good engineering.
The Railway needs to get some basics right before setting their sights on ambitious programmes. New rolling stock must come first ,this current fleet of 30yr old trains are becoming unreliable, spew toilet waste onto the track and (the diesels) diesel fumes into the air. Most of the overhead line is substandard for running faster trains, it was the cheaper option when installed and has its limitations. The track ride into York station is appalling, short lengths with dips on most joints give it a rollercoaster feel. Its good to see a forward plan but get the basics right to start with, I guess corporate image of a modern railway comes before good engineering. johnwill
  • Score: 7

2:34pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Ignatius Lumpopo says...

Pinza-C55 wrote:
Ignatius Lumpopo wrote:
100mph trains to London?

Pathetic idea - what's wrong with the 125mph trins we have now? In fact, what's wrong with running the class 91s + Mk4 coaches we've had for over 20 years at 140mph, the speed they were designed to travel at?
One of my few claims to fame is that I took part in the first ever UK test run where a train (Class 91 Kings Cross to Grantham) was authorised to run at 140MPH. It was eventually decided that to run at 140 regularly the trains required in-cab signalling and that the extra wear and tear on the existing track and catenary were unacceptable so it was ditched.
The same went for the Class 89 http://en.wikipedia.

org/wiki/British_Rai

l_Class_89 which was wildly powerful but they decided the 6 wheel bogies would damage the track at high speeds.
Interesting (which should be expected from someone named after D9007). I only travelled on Mk 4s at 140mph once and the ride was superb. The cab signalling thing surprises me (nowadays) but they're probably right about the wires.
[quote][p][bold]Pinza-C55[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Ignatius Lumpopo[/bold] wrote: 100mph trains to London? Pathetic idea - what's wrong with the 125mph trins we have now? In fact, what's wrong with running the class 91s + Mk4 coaches we've had for over 20 years at 140mph, the speed they were designed to travel at?[/p][/quote]One of my few claims to fame is that I took part in the first ever UK test run where a train (Class 91 Kings Cross to Grantham) was authorised to run at 140MPH. It was eventually decided that to run at 140 regularly the trains required in-cab signalling and that the extra wear and tear on the existing track and catenary were unacceptable so it was ditched. The same went for the Class 89 http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/British_Rai l_Class_89 which was wildly powerful but they decided the 6 wheel bogies would damage the track at high speeds.[/p][/quote]Interesting (which should be expected from someone named after D9007). I only travelled on Mk 4s at 140mph once and the ride was superb. The cab signalling thing surprises me (nowadays) but they're probably right about the wires. Ignatius Lumpopo
  • Score: 9

3:10pm Tue 15 Jul 14

moongrass says...

who wants to drive into york to get to the station then go to scarborough..get haxby station reopened and more will use the train.
who wants to drive into york to get to the station then go to scarborough..get haxby station reopened and more will use the train. moongrass
  • Score: 8

3:21pm Tue 15 Jul 14

gravitydrips says...

We do not need this money spent another London-centric transport project. If someone somewhere thinks they have £5 billion to spend may I suggest it's spent on:

A significant increase in the local bus networks. Locally I'm thinking especially the mess thats been made of the Coastliner service.

At least double the number of carriages per train on the Transpennine route. I, like hundreds of others, are sick of standing on 3 car trains between Leeds and Manchester, either at rush-hour or the weekends.

The same for the trains running from Scotland/Newcastle down to the south coast/south west, which arguably see as many passengers as the East Coast line. 5 cars on those voyager trains is just a tired joke.
We do not need this money spent another London-centric transport project. If someone somewhere thinks they have £5 billion to spend may I suggest it's spent on: A significant increase in the local bus networks. Locally I'm thinking especially the mess thats been made of the Coastliner service. At least double the number of carriages per train on the Transpennine route. I, like hundreds of others, are sick of standing on 3 car trains between Leeds and Manchester, either at rush-hour or the weekends. The same for the trains running from Scotland/Newcastle down to the south coast/south west, which arguably see as many passengers as the East Coast line. 5 cars on those voyager trains is just a tired joke. gravitydrips
  • Score: 6

4:30pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Tug job says...

moongrass wrote:
who wants to drive into york to get to the station then go to scarborough..get haxby station reopened and more will use the train.
Those who live in Acomb, Fulford and Heworth, among numerous other suburbs.
[quote][p][bold]moongrass[/bold] wrote: who wants to drive into york to get to the station then go to scarborough..get haxby station reopened and more will use the train.[/p][/quote]Those who live in Acomb, Fulford and Heworth, among numerous other suburbs. Tug job
  • Score: 0

4:35pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Pinza-C55 says...

moongrass wrote:
who wants to drive into york to get to the station then go to scarborough..get haxby station reopened and more will use the train.
Yes that needs to be done but it never will be because politicians like big sexy projects which cost astronomical sums of money.
Personally I think this is James Alexander trying to find himself a job for the next part of his career.
[quote][p][bold]moongrass[/bold] wrote: who wants to drive into york to get to the station then go to scarborough..get haxby station reopened and more will use the train.[/p][/quote]Yes that needs to be done but it never will be because politicians like big sexy projects which cost astronomical sums of money. Personally I think this is James Alexander trying to find himself a job for the next part of his career. Pinza-C55
  • Score: 4

4:53pm Tue 15 Jul 14

old_geezer says...

gravitydrips wrote:
We do not need this money spent another London-centric transport project. If someone somewhere thinks they have £5 billion to spend may I suggest it's spent on:

A significant increase in the local bus networks. Locally I'm thinking especially the mess thats been made of the Coastliner service.

At least double the number of carriages per train on the Transpennine route. I, like hundreds of others, are sick of standing on 3 car trains between Leeds and Manchester, either at rush-hour or the weekends.

The same for the trains running from Scotland/Newcastle down to the south coast/south west, which arguably see as many passengers as the East Coast line. 5 cars on those voyager trains is just a tired joke.
And what has stymied sensible rolling stock investment ever since privatisation?

If you don't know what ROSCOs are and how their directors have ripped off the taxpayer, use the power of the internet to enrage yourself.
[quote][p][bold]gravitydrips[/bold] wrote: We do not need this money spent another London-centric transport project. If someone somewhere thinks they have £5 billion to spend may I suggest it's spent on: A significant increase in the local bus networks. Locally I'm thinking especially the mess thats been made of the Coastliner service. At least double the number of carriages per train on the Transpennine route. I, like hundreds of others, are sick of standing on 3 car trains between Leeds and Manchester, either at rush-hour or the weekends. The same for the trains running from Scotland/Newcastle down to the south coast/south west, which arguably see as many passengers as the East Coast line. 5 cars on those voyager trains is just a tired joke.[/p][/quote]And what has stymied sensible rolling stock investment ever since privatisation? If you don't know what ROSCOs are and how their directors have ripped off the taxpayer, use the power of the internet to enrage yourself. old_geezer
  • Score: 0

5:51pm Tue 15 Jul 14

Pinza-C55 says...

johnwill wrote:
The Railway needs to get some basics right before setting their sights on ambitious programmes.
New rolling stock must come first ,this current fleet of 30yr old trains are becoming unreliable, spew toilet waste onto the track and (the diesels) diesel fumes into the air.
Most of the overhead line is substandard for running faster trains, it was the cheaper option when installed and has its limitations.
The track ride into York station is appalling, short lengths with dips on most joints give it a rollercoaster feel.
Its good to see a forward plan but get the basics right to start with, I guess corporate image of a modern railway comes before good engineering.
" New rolling stock must come first ,this current fleet of 30yr old trains are becoming unreliable"

That's already in hand.

http://www.hitachira
il-eu.com/super-expr
ess-iep_57.html
[quote][p][bold]johnwill[/bold] wrote: The Railway needs to get some basics right before setting their sights on ambitious programmes. New rolling stock must come first ,this current fleet of 30yr old trains are becoming unreliable, spew toilet waste onto the track and (the diesels) diesel fumes into the air. Most of the overhead line is substandard for running faster trains, it was the cheaper option when installed and has its limitations. The track ride into York station is appalling, short lengths with dips on most joints give it a rollercoaster feel. Its good to see a forward plan but get the basics right to start with, I guess corporate image of a modern railway comes before good engineering.[/p][/quote]" New rolling stock must come first ,this current fleet of 30yr old trains are becoming unreliable" That's already in hand. http://www.hitachira il-eu.com/super-expr ess-iep_57.html Pinza-C55
  • Score: 0

9:41am Wed 16 Jul 14

Jim says...

moongrass wrote:
who wants to drive into york to get to the station then go to scarborough..get haxby station reopened and more will use the train.
You can't 'reopen' something that doesn't exist any more.
[quote][p][bold]moongrass[/bold] wrote: who wants to drive into york to get to the station then go to scarborough..get haxby station reopened and more will use the train.[/p][/quote]You can't 'reopen' something that doesn't exist any more. Jim
  • Score: -1

9:53am Wed 16 Jul 14

Pinza-C55 says...

Jim wrote:
moongrass wrote:
who wants to drive into york to get to the station then go to scarborough..get haxby station reopened and more will use the train.
You can't 'reopen' something that doesn't exist any more.
Alloa station was closed in the 1960's, demolished in the 80s and then the line itself was closed. It didn't exist. Then it was reopened in 2008.
http://en.wikipedia.
org/wiki/Alloa_railw
ay_station
Note "Passenger use of the new railway station has greatly exceeded forecasts and since re-opening the service has been improved by increasing evening and Sunday frequencies from two-hourly to hourly and by adding the peak hour service to Edinburgh in 2009. In its first year the station was used by 400,000 passengers, against a forecast of 155,000"
This is not untypical of railway station reopenings, ie use greatly exceeding forecast use.
If Haxby and Strensall stations were reopened it would very likely be the same there.
[quote][p][bold]Jim[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]moongrass[/bold] wrote: who wants to drive into york to get to the station then go to scarborough..get haxby station reopened and more will use the train.[/p][/quote]You can't 'reopen' something that doesn't exist any more.[/p][/quote]Alloa station was closed in the 1960's, demolished in the 80s and then the line itself was closed. It didn't exist. Then it was reopened in 2008. http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Alloa_railw ay_station Note "Passenger use of the new railway station has greatly exceeded forecasts and since re-opening the service has been improved by increasing evening and Sunday frequencies from two-hourly to hourly and by adding the peak hour service to Edinburgh in 2009. In its first year the station was used by 400,000 passengers, against a forecast of 155,000" This is not untypical of railway station reopenings, ie use greatly exceeding forecast use. If Haxby and Strensall stations were reopened it would very likely be the same there. Pinza-C55
  • Score: 2

4:18pm Wed 16 Jul 14

Jim says...

It wasn't 'reopened' - it's a NEW station on a new site as stated in the wiki that you quote. The site of the old Haxby station has been reused so a site will have to be found for a new station. Nothing wrong with building a new station at Haxby but let's be clear - it's not as simple or cheap as reopening the old place.
It wasn't 'reopened' - it's a NEW station on a new site as stated in the wiki that you quote. The site of the old Haxby station has been reused so a site will have to be found for a new station. Nothing wrong with building a new station at Haxby but let's be clear - it's not as simple or cheap as reopening the old place. Jim
  • Score: -1

6:09pm Wed 16 Jul 14

Pinza-C55 says...

Jim wrote:
It wasn't 'reopened' - it's a NEW station on a new site as stated in the wiki that you quote. The site of the old Haxby station has been reused so a site will have to be found for a new station. Nothing wrong with building a new station at Haxby but let's be clear - it's not as simple or cheap as reopening the old place.
You will need to rewrite 191 years of railway history if you wish to do away with the concept of "reopening". Place "X" used to be served by station "X" which closed. If a new station serving "X" is opened, even on a different site then it is "reopened".
Yarm station http://en.wikipedia.
org/wiki/Yarm_railwa
y_station
"The station re-opened in 1996, replacing a former station further north that had closed in 1960 and is situated about a mile (1.6 km) south of the town's High Street."
Keep going though, this is fun.
[quote][p][bold]Jim[/bold] wrote: It wasn't 'reopened' - it's a NEW station on a new site as stated in the wiki that you quote. The site of the old Haxby station has been reused so a site will have to be found for a new station. Nothing wrong with building a new station at Haxby but let's be clear - it's not as simple or cheap as reopening the old place.[/p][/quote]You will need to rewrite 191 years of railway history if you wish to do away with the concept of "reopening". Place "X" used to be served by station "X" which closed. If a new station serving "X" is opened, even on a different site then it is "reopened". Yarm station http://en.wikipedia. org/wiki/Yarm_railwa y_station "The station re-opened in 1996, replacing a former station further north that had closed in 1960 and is situated about a mile (1.6 km) south of the town's High Street." Keep going though, this is fun. Pinza-C55
  • Score: 1

8:18pm Wed 16 Jul 14

Pinza-C55 says...

Jim wrote:
It wasn't 'reopened' - it's a NEW station on a new site as stated in the wiki that you quote. The site of the old Haxby station has been reused so a site will have to be found for a new station. Nothing wrong with building a new station at Haxby but let's be clear - it's not as simple or cheap as reopening the old place.
And in addition this statement " The site of the old Haxby station has been reused so a site will have to be found for a new station." is incorrect. Although Haxby station building is in use the platforms were "staggered" either side of the crossing - the Scarborough platform was on the east side of the crossing and the York platform was on the west side, opposite the station building. Both of the platform sites are empty. You need to do better research.
https://www.whatdoth
eyknow.com/request/h
axby_railway_station


http://forum.yourloc
allink.co.uk/news/lo
cal-news/2013/jan-13
/next-stop,-haxby.as
px
[quote][p][bold]Jim[/bold] wrote: It wasn't 'reopened' - it's a NEW station on a new site as stated in the wiki that you quote. The site of the old Haxby station has been reused so a site will have to be found for a new station. Nothing wrong with building a new station at Haxby but let's be clear - it's not as simple or cheap as reopening the old place.[/p][/quote]And in addition this statement " The site of the old Haxby station has been reused so a site will have to be found for a new station." is incorrect. Although Haxby station building is in use the platforms were "staggered" either side of the crossing - the Scarborough platform was on the east side of the crossing and the York platform was on the west side, opposite the station building. Both of the platform sites are empty. You need to do better research. https://www.whatdoth eyknow.com/request/h axby_railway_station http://forum.yourloc allink.co.uk/news/lo cal-news/2013/jan-13 /next-stop,-haxby.as px Pinza-C55
  • Score: 0
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