Monday, October 20, 2014

York Railway Station, England

The current York Railway Station opened in 1877 and was at that time the largest railway station in the world. It had thirteen platforms and has since been expanded. The station still has a classic look outside.

York Railway Station

More of the exterior

The inside has some historic decorations, including this old-style signal which has some Tour de France bicycles beneath it.

Railway signal

The York station was the zero point for ten different lines, including the rails to Beverley, Harrogate, Newcastle, and Scarborough. A commemorative post is displayed in the station.

York Zero Post

The interior of the station is open-air and retains the classy Victorian style.

Ironworks hold up a clock!

Footbridge view

Detail of the post top

View of some rails from the footbridge

The station is busy (it's the halfway point between London and Edinburgh) so the foot traffic is efficiently directed.

Advice for travelers

We've taken the train to and from York many times. On our way home is the charming town of Knaresborough which has a much smaller station but is still picturesque.

Knaresborough Railway Station

Knaresborough seen from the train

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