Scheme for new rail station at Haxby is suspended

PLANS for a new railway station in York are set to be stalled because of the uncertainty clouding Government funding.

Coun Steve Galloway, City of York Council’s executive member for city strategy, will be asked to suspend any further work on the Haxby station project at a meeting next month until the amount of public money which may be available for such schemes can be clarified.

The authority has hoped to build a station in Haxby for many years, having included it within its Local Transport Plan, and the aim is for it to ultimately be placed on the TransPennine network with trains to York, Scarborough, Leeds and Manchester.

It is also hoped that the station, which could be built on a patch of land near the level crossing at Towthorpe Road and Station Road, would reduce congestion levels on the A64 and outer ring road.

However, the estimated cost of the project has been put at more than £4.9 million.

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2:21pm Sat 26 Jun 10

Pedro says...

There should always have been a railway station in Haxby. Pure and simple common sense. We build the world's largest, and most expensive, circus tent to commemorate a meaningless mathematical co-incidence and yet won't lay down a bit of concrete so people can get on a passing train!
There should always have been a railway station in Haxby. Pure and simple common sense. We build the world's largest, and most expensive, circus tent to commemorate a meaningless mathematical co-incidence and yet won't lay down a bit of concrete so people can get on a passing train! Pedro

3:32pm Sat 26 Jun 10

bloodaxe says...

One could have predicted this. The usual prevarication over infrastructural improvements in the north, no doubt followed by complaints that the northern economy isn't pulling its weight. A glance out of the window at Maryland on the way into Liverpool Street shows where all the spare cash in the UK is going at the moment: on a two week sportsfest. A fraction of what is being spent on the Olympics could have built as many stations, schools and hospitals as we're ever likely to need in the UK.
One could have predicted this. The usual prevarication over infrastructural improvements in the north, no doubt followed by complaints that the northern economy isn't pulling its weight. A glance out of the window at Maryland on the way into Liverpool Street shows where all the spare cash in the UK is going at the moment: on a two week sportsfest. A fraction of what is being spent on the Olympics could have built as many stations, schools and hospitals as we're ever likely to need in the UK. bloodaxe

1:01pm Mon 28 Jun 10

evelyn_trent says...

The Weardale railway recently built a fully-compliant railway platform in Bishop Auckland for a fraction of that price. Of course things are expensive if you don't get a price from someone who can do it cheaper...
The Weardale railway recently built a fully-compliant railway platform in Bishop Auckland for a fraction of that price. Of course things are expensive if you don't get a price from someone who can do it cheaper... evelyn_trent

4:13pm Mon 28 Jun 10

Stevie D says...

I remember when I first moved to York, there were plans to open a station at Haxby by 2001, and twelve years later it's further away than ever...
I remember when I first moved to York, there were plans to open a station at Haxby by 2001, and twelve years later it's further away than ever... Stevie D

5:43pm Mon 28 Jun 10

Haxbyite says...

I remember the old railway station at Haxby when it was in use...and I remember, as a kid, watching them tear up the platforms with JCBs etc.
Trains pass through Haxby on a regular basis - so why can't they stop for a couple of minutes to take passengers and increase their income?
Seems to me that the 'powers that be' don't do anything but talk about it.
I remember the old railway station at Haxby when it was in use...and I remember, as a kid, watching them tear up the platforms with JCBs etc. Trains pass through Haxby on a regular basis - so why can't they stop for a couple of minutes to take passengers and increase their income? Seems to me that the 'powers that be' don't do anything but talk about it. Haxbyite

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