York & North Yorkshire

New Haxby train station funding bid

The railway level crossing on Haxby Road
Image caption If the bid is successful construction of the new station could start in 2015

A new train station is to be built in Haxby, North Yorkshire, if a bid for a share of £20m from Network Rail is successful, said City of York Council.

The council is to bid for about £6m from the fund for a £7.5m station for more than 22,000 residents in the area 5 miles (8km) north of York.

Councillor Dave Merrett said a new station had been an ambition of "successive councils over 20 years".

If the bid is successful construction could start in 2015.

The money would come from a national fund to help towards the cost of building new stations.

The plan is for a new station on the Scarborough to York line south of the existing level crossing on Station Road, according to the council.

Campaigner David Wells, of Railfuture Yorkshire, said: "Connecting directly into York gives access to pretty much anywhere in the country."

A previous station in Haxby closed more than 80 years ago.

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