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Written by Daniel Druce - 02 Mar 2008
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Location notes
York station is right in the centre of York on the East coast mainline to Scotland and London. Also trains for Manchester Airport and Scarborough stop here.
Railway type and traffic
On a typical day you are most likely to see National Express 43s and 91s, Cross country Voyagers, an EMT 222. The most common unit you will see is a 185 for Trans Pennine Express as well as Northern 150s, 156s and 144s.

From the Southern end of the station you can view the freight line from a distance and using this line is mainly DB Schenker and Freightliner 66s. On the weekends about 2- 5 charters can stop at York making this a very busy location.
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RTT Link York Station
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Environment
York Station is a large and busy station in the centre of York. There are lots of staff around and there is CCTV. There are often loads more enthusiasts as it is a very popular location.
Local BTP can be over enthusiastic at times, and the general public can often be swept along in the excitement of a charter arriving. Exercise caution.
Road directions
Once in York city centre it is not practical to drive and the easiest way around is by bus. There are numerous park and rides which go to the station and these are all signposted on the outskirts of York. or you can park in the Railway museum as it is only 2-3 minutes walk from there.
If you really must drive the station is well sign posted from all the major in roads.

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York Station map co-ordinates
Parking
There a a few car parks at York station all perfectly safe to park. They are quite expensive though and I would recommend parking in the railway museum car park.
Public transport
Trains from Scotland, London, Manchester and Middlesbrough stop here. It is fairly easy to get here by train from most places in the country.

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Amenities
There are station toilets, a few station cafes, and just a short walk from the station is all the major attractions.
Accommodation
There is a station hotel at York and hundreds of B&Bs in the City.
Sun Compass
Sun Compass using Suncalc by brought to you by Vladimir Agafonkin:
It might be necessary to adjust the time to suit your visit, this link should open with the current day.
York Station

Googly map
Streetmap links
York Station general view map
York Station close up map

Windows Local Live Link - image quality may vary
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Photographic notes
Update note: staff are very helpful to photographers so long as you visit the station supervisor's office (to the right of the concourse as you enter the station from the front) and sign the visitors' book and, usually, wear a visitors' badge during your visit. If you do this, don't forget to sign out.

The light can get poor with the sun shining right into the camera if you are photographing Northbound trains in the afternoon. However on a cloudy day the light is fine.


General views - All photographs © Daniel Druce unless otherwise stated
Fig 1 - Looking south


Fig 1 - Looking south


Fig 2 - Looking west


Fig 2 - Looking west


Fig 3 - Looking east


Fig 3 - Looking east


Fig 4 - Looking south


Fig 4 - Looking south


Fig 5 - Looking south - Image © Paul Williams



Fig 5 - Looking south - <i>Image © Paul Williams</i>


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