York Railway Station, York

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York railway station is the main-line railway station serving the city of York in North Yorkshire, England. It lies on Britain's East Coast Main Line (ECML), 188.5mi from London. Originally it was part of the North Eastern Railway.Despite the small size of the city, York is one of the most important railway stations on the British railway network because of its role as a key railway junction approximately halfway between London, the capital of England, and Edinburgh, the capital of Scotland. It is few miles north of the point where the Cross Country and First TransPennine Express routes via Leeds leave/join the ECML connecting Scotland and the North East with southern England, the North West and the Midlands. The junction was historically a major site for rolling stock manufacture, maintenance and repair.
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  • August 21, 2017
    Plenty of announcements and refreshments available in this busy station. However beaware of platform changes as I was waiting on one platform and with five minutes to go was told to go to another. Ver...  more »
  • August 21, 2017
    Its a train station !!! Would have been better if the lifts had been working......my 85 yr old Mum struggled with the stairs up and over the train lines......and so did I carrying both our weekend cas...  more »
  • August 21, 2017
    Don't often travel by rail but when I do I normally find stations quite dingy, dirty and not very well signed. York is certainly none of those and my whole brief experience of it was good. Plenty of p...  more »

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Where to stay in York

Despite York’s relatively small size, accommodations come in a variety of styles. You can choose from privately owned townhouses, low-cost hotels, luxurious international chains, and quiet B&Bs and guesthouses. For that ultimate urban experience, consider staying in the historical city center. This part of town is packed with options for every taste and budget, all close to York’s main attractions, as well as its main transportation systems. Just a short walk from the city center, family-run guesthouses in quiet neighborhoods offer cozy rooms and modern amenities at a fraction of the cost of the big hotel chains. Alternatively, the surrounding countryside is filled with charming private homes eager to welcome guests.
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