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Senior councillors approve £39m stations improvement bid...

16th July, 2022.

An ambitious £39m bid to improve access to Thirsk, Scarborough and Seamer railway stations in has been given the go-ahead.

North Yorkshire County Council’s Executive has Tuesday 5 July approved submission of the bid to the Government’s Levelling-Up Fund.

At Thirsk, a £5.4m scheme would offer step-free access to every platform, bringing long awaited improvements for pedestrians and cyclists. It is proposed to replace the footbridge with a two-span bridge with three lift towers.

One tower would be adjacent to the upper car park and the other two on the island platforms. A high-level walkway would connect the new footbridge to the drop-off point on Carlton Road........

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