York & North Yorkshire Chamber of Commerce has welcomed the news that John Sisk and Son has been appointed to carry out part of the revamp of York’s railway station.
City of York Council confirmed the news this week that the firm had been awarded the contract to deliver a key wing of the York Station Gateway project.
John Sisk & Son has been awarded a contract for the £7.8m highway works which will include the removal of the Queen Street bridge, a realignment of Queen Street, the creation of Station Square and improvements to the cycle and pedestrian routes.
The £25.73 million project is to be delivered in partnership with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority, London North Eastern Railway (LNER) and Network Rail.
Project partner LNER will go out to tender for the remaining station works phase of the project later this year.
Sarah Czarnecki, president elect of York & North Yorkshire Chamber, said: “This is a pivotal step in the journey to give York a world-class railway station.
“As one of the most important railway cities in the world, it is right and proper that we should have a station to match our heritage.
“We all wish John Sisk & Sons the very best in this important piece of infrastructure provision.”