Access options

Western option 01

Access to the site

Key landmarks

Western option 01 is the most complex as a result of the impact on the existing rail bridge on Water End and the larger bridge span over the East Coast Main Line. It is therefore the most costly of all the options currently under consideration.

Necessary work will include:
Creation of a new traffic light signalled road junction at the eastern end of the existing Water End road bridge over the East Coast Main Line (ECML)

A section of new road linking the traffic light signalled road junction with a second bridge over the ECML

A new road through the York Central site to link to the western entrance of York Station and on to Leeman Road plus a further road to connect with the western end of Leeman Road

Building on part of Leeman Road Millennium Green

Western option 02

Access to the site

Key landmarks

Western option 02 does not require works to the existing rail bridge on Water End. The total cost of constructing the bridge and access road for Western option 02 is approximately 45% cheaper than Western option 01.

Necessary work will include:
Creation of a new traffic light signalled road junction at the eastern end of the existing Water End road bridge over the East Coast Mainline (ECML)

A section of new road linking the traffic light signalled road junction with a bridge over the ECML

A new road through the York Central site to link to the western entrance of York Station and on to Leeman Road plus a further road to connect with the western end of Leeman Road

Building on part of Leeman Road Millennium Green

Southern option

Access to the site

Key landmarks

The Southern option does not require work near the East Coast Main Line and a cheaper single-span bridge can be lifted into place. The Southern option bridge and access road is approximately 65% cheaper than Western option 01.

Necessary work will include:
A new bridge over the Freight Avoiding Line, originating from Holgate Road and running broadly parallel to Wilton Rise

Building on the site of Holgate Community Garden

A new road through the York Central site to link with the western end of Leeman Road

A new link road to connect with the western entrance of York Station and the eastern end of Leeman Road and Salisbury Terrace