york railway station

Live Webcam at York Railway Station

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  • Location: York Rail Station, York Engineers Triangle, Cinder Lane off Leeman Road, York, North Yorkshire
  • Source: Railcam
  • Info: Live streaming train webcam at York Railway Station. York railway station was the largest in the world, when it opened in 1877. The camera is at York Operating Centre located at the south western end of York railway station.
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More info: York Operating Centre is one of the sites responsible for controlling signalling across the UK. It is the largest of the centres and controls the London North Eastern region which includes the East Coast Main Line between London King's Cross and the Scottish Borders.

York railway station is a key junction approximately halfway between London and Edinburgh. It is approximately five miles north of the point where the Cross Country and Trans Pennine Express routes via Leeds join the main line, connecting Scotland and the North East, North West, Midlands and southern England.

When it opened in 1877, York railway station was the largest in the world. Built by the North Eastern Railway, the structure included 13 platforms, a train shed, station buildings and a hotel. The track layout of the new station allowed trains to pass directly through York for the first time. The previous building, now known as York old railway station, was designed as a terminus – trains for London had to reverse out of the station to continue their journey.

In 1909 two additional platforms were added. Other later works included repairs after extensive bombing in World War 2 and changes to track layout in 1988 as part of preparations for electrification of the line.