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The Olympic Torch is Coming to York

Olympic Torch is coming to YorkGet set for the arrival of the Olympic torch in York. It arrives in York for an overnight stop on Tuesday 19 June.

There will be an exciting Knavesmire concert (at the Racecourse) from 5:30pm to 8pm. Katy B and other acts will be performing and a crowd of 10,000+ is expected!

As part of the early evening celebrations, there will be opportunities for people to try out new sports or games activities.

Timings and route through York:

Tuesday 19 June:

  • 17:24 Tadcaster Road to the Mount
  • 17:48 The Mount to Micklegate Bar
  • 17:56 Along City Walls to Lendal Banks
  • 18:03 Lendal Banks onto Rougier Street
  • 18:04 Rougier Street to George Hudson Street
  • 18:05 George Hudson Street onto Bridge Street
  • 18:06 Over Ouse Bridge onto Spurriergate
  • 18:09 Spurriergate / Coney Street onto St Helen’s Square
  • 18:11 St Helen’s Square to Stonegate
  • 18:12 Stonegate onto Low Petergate
  • 18:13 Low Petergate onto King’s Square
  • 18:15 King’s Square onto Shambles
  • 18:19 Shambles onto Pavement
  • 18:19 Pavement to Coppergate
  • 18:20 Coppergate to Clifford Street /Tower Street
  • 18:21 Tower Street onto Bishopgate Street
  • 18:24 Bishopgate Street over Skeldergate Bridge and Bishopthorpe Road
  • 18:28 Bishopthorpe Road onto Campleshon Road
  • 18:38 Campleshon Road into Racecourse Road running behind York Racecourse buildings
  • 18:42 York Racecourse Road onto Racecourse Track
  • 18:50 Torch onto York Stage

Wednesday 20 June:

  • 07:44 York Minster, Duncombe Place onto High Petergate and under Bootham Bar
  • 07:45 High Petergate onto St Leonard’s Place
  • 07:46 St Leonard’s Place onto Museum Street
  • 07:47 Museum Street, over Lendal Bridge and onto Station Rise
  • 07:50 Leeman Road onto National Railway Museum (NRM)
  • 07:55 into NRM
  • 08:14 Scots Guardsman train leaves NRM for Thirsk