Over £14 million has been secured from the Transforming Cities Fund to transform and improve York Station as a key transport hub and gateway to the city.
Following on from the recent confirmation of £77.1 million to progress York Central, The Transforming Cities Fund bid will also include a range of improvements to bus, cycle and pedestrian routes, in order to better connect communities to the station and therefore, the wider region.
The Transforming Cities Fund allocation was part of the recent West York Yorkshire devolution deal, of which York is a non-constituent member. The Transforming Cities Fund aims to improve productivity and economic growth through investment in public and sustainable transport and was introduced in 2017.
Cllr Keith Aspden, Liberal Democrat Leader of the Council, commented:
"It has been a good week for York and I am pleased that we have secured this funding to deliver the ambitious York Station programme."
"This administration has committed to better connecting our communities and with this funding, we will create new sustainable transport routes to the station."
"Combined with the excellent news on our York Central application, we will continue to push for greater investment in our region and create a fitting gateway to the city."