York Green Party is urging residents and businesses to have their say on Cty of York Council’s plans for a new railway station in Haxby.
York Green Party spokesperson for York Outer & the villages, Parish Councillor Lars Kramm, said:
“We really welcome the consultation as it is for years the first lifeline for the dream to reopen one of York’s closed railway stations.
“Reopening a station at Haxby, 90 years after closure, would increase connectivity to the communities north of York, providing faster, more efficient sustainable transport links from Haxby and Wigginton into York, Leeds, Manchester and beyond, as well as linking this area with Malton and Scarborough.
“A key aim of our transport policies is to reduce the overall amount of traffic on our roads, aiming for excellent and affordable public transport, walking and cycling provision while giving priority to those who most need a car because of disability or the nature of their work.”
York Green Party Councillor and Executive Member for Transport, Councillor Andy D’Agorne, said:
“A new station at Haxby has been an ambition for many years as it would greatly increase transport connectivity from the north of the city whilst reducing traffic on a key arterial route.
“We are looking for a quick response from local residents in order to meet the government deadline for the funding bid, which could bring this vital investment a step nearer with more detailed consultation.”
The Business Case for the new station is currently being developed. If the bid is successful, it will be further developed by the council, with guidance from the DfT and Network Rail.
It will then be taken through the rail industry processes – and the usual planning process – for delivery.
You can comment on the plans until 26 May 2020. Click here to go to the survey.