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“Great Station but difficulty finding exit”

York Railway Station
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Ranked #26 of 206 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.
Reviewed July 13, 2014

Our journey from King Cross to York was excellent, our seats were reserved, there was a buffet car for drinks and eats and although the train was very full it could not have been better. When we got off our train and looked around for the exit, everyone was crossing over the track via the stairs, however, we could not manage the stairs, especially with luggage. We eventually found a lift, but there was no signs on how to reach the exit. Eventually we asked some people and discovered we needed to take the lift down, walk along the underpass and then take another lift up to the surface. The Station was very good with everything a traveller needs for their journey, but please could there be some signs to help visitors to York Station to find their way out.

3  Thank Sheila R
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Reviewed July 11, 2014

We visited here with friends and I would highly recommend the trip to York via the station. The station is a very pretty attractive place with loads of architectural features and bikes everywhere! There are lifts available for the disabled and the staff were really helpful and very welcoming - total opposite from London!
Signposting was good and the station was about 5 minutes walk from the shops. Highly recommended.

2  Thank Whamchick
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Reviewed July 8, 2014

An architectural gem with a chequered past(it was badly bombed with several casualties and fatalities in a raid during WW2) this station is a friendly and cheerful place with something of a buzz about it. There are automated ticket machines, cash dispensers, information and travel advice points as well as timetables and leaflets galore. The usual newsagent and sandwich shop
offer food for the mind and body and all is pretty close by. One gripe is the longer hike to the gents toilets which are much further out than the ladies-allow enough time before your train. The bridge can be a bit of a pain for some although I believe lifts are available for the wheelchair user.Taxis aplenty as well as bus stops are outside the entrance for your connections. Parking is just about ok though can be pressured at busy times.
In all this is a very good station to use, being practical and not big enough to get too confusing, with helpful people around until later in the evening when most info and other facilities close down. The design is both original, being curved and aesthetically pleasant.

1  Thank Quixote2001
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Reviewed July 8, 2014

This is the BEST way to travel in England. We rode the train from Edinburgh to York. It took several hours but it didn't feel like it. Lots to look at while riding from town to town. 100% recommend!

1  Thank Jen S
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Reviewed June 15, 2014

I've visited this place many times. York station is beautiful, and is very much a place you'd want to photograph. The place is a perfect example of victorian architecture, and modern upgrades. Since it's a terminus for many local and express services across the UK, it is a busy station, and it can get even more packed when steam specials come in. (especially on Platforms 4, 5, 9, and 10). Theres plenty of stairs to get you from platform to platform, though elevators are sparse, something to keep in mind if you have luggage. Also, it's very convienient, and close to everything. The walk to the town center is about 10 minutes, and the National Railway Museum is a few hundred metres walk on a purpose built pathway. The one gripe i have with this station is the intercom system. Unlike Kings Cross or any of the other terminus stations, this one is voiced by an East Coast employee, and it sucks, its so scrambled and echoy you cant hear a thing, especially when trains come in. So if there's a platform change, you may as well look at the boards to see where your train is. Whether there to purposely catch a steam special or just passing through, it's well worth your time to look and marvel.

Thank Carlos F
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