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Yorkshire Rail Academy

The YRA is a partnership between York College and the National Railway Museum. York College delivers a wide range of courses through the YRA, please view this website to see the variety of courses on offer. Also, the YRA has purpose-built training rooms available for hire. One of the main purpose built attractions of the YRA is the Rail Track training facility which is also available for hire.

Call us on 01904 770780 for more information or to book any of our facilities.

Yorkshire Rail Academy Facilities leaflet

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Rail Track Facility

This purpose-built external track and signalling facility was launched in February 2008 and provides the capability to simulate real track and signalling operations for training purposes.

The track is available for hire to operators holding the appropriate and valid track safety competence certificates.

Track & Facilities leaflet link

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The YRA is located only 5 minutes walk from York railway station, making it an ideal city centre venue. You will find the YRA clearly signposted alongside the National Railway Museum.

Map and directions

For further information regarding the YRA facilities, to arrange a viewing or to make a room or track facility booking, please call the YRA on 01904 770780 or email: reception@yra.ac.uk

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York College | Sim Balk Lane | YORK YO23 2BB | Main Number 01904 770200 | Course Enquiries 01904 770400 | Fax 01904 770499 | Text telephone 01904 770303