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York Railway Station

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Address: Station Rd, York YO24 1AB, England
Phone Number: 08457 225 225
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Description: At the time of its opening in June 1877, this railroad station was the...
At the time of its opening in June 1877, this railroad station was the center of Britain's rail network and the largest station in Europe.
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One the best stations in the UK

I guess I am biased as I live in york and used to travel from here by train every week but this is definitely one of the best stations in the UK with its lovely architecture. It... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
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Glasgow United Kingdom
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72 reviews 72 reviews
27 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

great station very easy to navigate good obvious boards very clear tannoy you could understand every word and hear it al over the station nice clean toilets and good waiting toomsbest station i have been in

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York, United Kingdom
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58 attraction reviews
80 helpful votes 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

I guess I am biased as I live in york and used to travel from here by train every week but this is definitely one of the best stations in the UK with its lovely architecture. It was always a pleasure to come home to. The recent upgrade to the waiting rooms is a big improvement and there are a... More 

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Chicago
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32 reviews 32 reviews
13 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

This is a beautiful old train station. It is huge and has so much to look at. It's also in a great location. It's close to the City Centre and to the National Railway Museum. There are so many different trains that come through this station everyday. It's cool just to see all of the trains! If you are traveling... More 

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North Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Horrendously slippy flooring. Virtually impossible to walk to the platforms or lift without slipping and impossible for my dog to walk on, only made worse by the terrifying screeching of a commercial train careering through the station. We had no choice but to leave York station and I had to pay for a taxi home instead due to our traumatic... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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215 attraction reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

What an impressive way to arrive in York. I travelled first class from London and felt spoilt due to the excellence of the service. The train arrived on time into this stunning victorian building. It was amazing and i imagined myself in the footsteps of those intrepid victorian travellers. As an Australian buildings like this don't exist at home. This... More 

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Rotherham, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Beware! After seeing a sign for weeks on end £5 per day parking,last week (16th April) I recently parked my car for five and a half hrs and had to pay £15!!! (More than parking in London) I tried to complain but was told I had to pay it and "there was no way round it" I then asked another... More 

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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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294 helpful votes 294 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

We mt our friends who were travelling up from London at this station. It'sreally easy to get around and the platforms are well signposted. For anyone with heavy luggage or mobility issues, there is a lft that takes you down a level and then brings you back up on the other side of the tracks. Plenty of places to eat... More 

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Aylesbury, England, United Kingdom
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25 reviews 25 reviews
14 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015 via mobile

It's quite a pleasant train station, sure, but still a train station, and it's not exactly St Pancras, either. To be fair, I'm not sure what I was expecting, perhaps I had just looked at too many pictures of Deltics passing through York when younger.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

Spacious, clean and with lots of facilities to take the stress out of travelling. Experiences of "bad old British Rail" have been banished to my distant memory...

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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

The station is brilliant. It's quite big so be prepared to walk to a platform. There are plenty of information boards as well as places to get coffee.

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