Wall collapse at York Railway Station under investigation | So Good News
AN INVESTIGATION has been launched after a wall at York Railway Station partially collapsed, spreading dangerous debris across a footpath and cycle path.
The incident happened last night at the pedestrian and cycle entrance to the station’s long-term car park from Lowther Street, off Holgate Road.
Bricks and a chunk of metal fell onto the path, which could have caused serious injury or even death to anyone who happened to be walking or cycling by at the time.
Station operator LNER said today that no one was injured, but it is not known if anyone was nearby when the collapse happened.
It said an investigation had been launched into the cause of the collapse and into the steps needed to resolve the problem.
The gate to the trail was closed on Thursday evening but had reopened today, with temporary fencing installed to keep people away from the wall and debris.
Struts also appear to have been installed as a temporary measure to support remaining sections of the wall.
A regular user of the route told The Press it was often used by cyclists and pedestrians from Holgate and Acomb to get to and from the station, while avoiding the traffic and pollution of busy Blossom Street and Queen Street.
“It is particularly popular with commuters and bus passengers take the bus to a nearby bus stop and use it,” they said.