Key York road to close for two weekends in April

City of York Council has published information to support residents and visitors with a key road in the city set to close for two weekends this month.

As an essential part of works to transform the entrance to York Station, parts of Station Road and Queen Street Bridge will be closed from 8pm on Friday 19 April 2024 to 6am on Monday 22 April 2024 and 8pm on Friday 26 April 2024 to 6am on Monday 29 April 2024.

The closures are to allow for the diversion road to be completed through what was formally part of the station car park and also to start work to remove Queen Street Bridge. The diversion road will then be temporarily used by pedestrians, cyclists and vehicles while the project continues.

The works are being carried out by the contractor John Sisk & Son.

While there has been lots of planning to minimise disruption during these closures, we are expecting the inner ring road to be very busy so we are asking people to come in to the city but, if possible, leave the car at home.

The council has published information at to offer advice for pedestrians, cyclists, wheelers, blue badge holders, bus users, taxis and drivers.

Contractors John Sisk & Son and the Council have been holding drop-in sessions this week to help residents and businesses who require more information. Another session is being held on Tuesday 16 April, 5.00pm to 8.00pm at The Principal Hotel, York.

Trains to and from York will be running as usual.

Businesses and the Station will be open as usual. However the main LNER station car park will be closed to cars while the road closure is in place so people are advised to plan ahead and, if possible, take this opportunity to use other ways to travel to the station during these closures.

Councillor Pete Kilbane, Deputy Leader of City of York Council and Executive Member for Transport and the Economy said:

“We thank residents and visitors for their patience during these transformative works. As part of efforts to keep disruption to a minimum we urge everyone to plan ahead using the online resources or attending one of the drop-in events.

“The station, city centre and our brilliant businesses are open as usual throughout the works. To minimise congestion, it is more important than ever for visitors to arrive by train or Park and Ride and for residents, if possible, to leave the car at home.

“Together we can all reduce the amount of traffic on our streets to the benefit of everyone coming into our beautiful city, freeing up the roads for essential users such as blue lights, blue badges, deliveries, and those carrying heavy loads.”

This major scheme is being delivered in partnership by City of York Council, Network Rail, LNER and the West Yorkshire Combined Authority alongside contractor for the highways works for the project, John Sisk & Son.

The ambitious project will completely transform the station frontage, providing an improved transport interchange, as well as revamping the public space around the station. The scheme will also create an improved setting for the City Walls and other heritage buildings in the area.

For the latest information on the project visit: