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“Christmas 2013”

York Railway Station
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Ranked #27 of 202 things to do in York
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Owner description: 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.
Barnstaple, United Kingdom
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56 reviews
13 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Christmas 2013”
Reviewed December 28, 2013

Busy, but up to date information easily available, waiting rooms with displays. Have to be careful with so many platforms, and confusing when coming from differant directions on platform 9.

Visited December 2013
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Nafferton
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“Terrible "left luggage" situation!”
Reviewed December 19, 2013

How can Network Rail and East Coast have allowed a situation where the left luggage facilities are not within the station but a fair walk away involving steps??? What on earth must the many overseas visitors make of this madness? AND they could make it easier to access through the station car park but won't permit this on "health & safety grounds". But it's clearly ok for elderly people to stagger through the streets and up and down steps with their luggage!

Visited November 2013
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82 reviews
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“Beautiful station”
Reviewed November 28, 2013 via mobile

After St Pancras ( which has got to be the most amazing station ever ) York is the second most interesting station ( architecturally ) it has character it also has a lovely costa in the old signal box. Somewhere to sit and watch the world rush by

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Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom
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“Still Life Sunny Morning”
Reviewed November 26, 2013

Just like London Kings Cross, York station is so photogenic. The best pictures can be captured on the bridge between platforms eary on a sunny morning when it's quiet. The metal arc roof, metal work, giant clocks, rows of cycles on the platform, and the Mouseman of Kilburn wooden benches. Go extra early for your train and watch some pulling out of an enthrawling cathedral like construction. A photographers dream. In the evening the familiar greeting of a platform row of cycles awaiting the commuters return make this station extra special. Sometimes steam trains arrive, now that is an uplifting sight. A real working station, timeless design and a 20 century WW11 survivor. 29th April 1942 rings a bell.

Visited November 2013
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Burnham, Essex
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“How a station should be!”
Reviewed November 6, 2013

I have visited York station many times, both as a train passenger and a casual visitor. My most recent visit was after visiting the National Railway Museum with my 7 year old grandson. I was delighted to find that, at a time when many stations have become impersonal, rationalised affairs, York remains a busy hub, with many and varied train movements, friendly and helpful staff and the atmosphere of a great traditional railway station. Add to that the magnificent, spacious, curved main train building and small historic items, such as the North Eastern Railway tile map and the preserved signal inside the entrance and York station becomes an attraction to add to the many others in this wonderful city. The only problem that I experienced was the difficulty in dragging the grandson away!

Visited October 2013
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