Second World War Bomb Damage York Station
The building was heavily bombed during the Second World War.
On one occasion, on 29 April 1942, 800 passengers had to be evacuated from a Kings Cross-Edinburgh train which arrived during a bombing raid. On the same night, two railway workers were killed, one being station foreman William Milner (born 1900, who died after returning to his burning office to collect his first aid kit. He was posthumously awarded the King’s commendation for gallantry. A plaque in his memory has been erected at the station.
The station was extensively repaired in 1947.