Transdev, Arriva, Connexions, and EYMS.
Transdev, Arriva, Connexions, and EYMS.
As already noted the Sunday 500 bus service is set to continue, but from 2nd April it will be following a new route. This still includes the Askham Bar Park and Ride, but the good news for Bishopthorpe passengers is that it includes a direct link to and from town, so no need to go as far as Askham Bar and switch over to the Park and Ride.
The new route is:
Woodthorpe – Askham Bar (Tesco and Park & Ride) – Sim Balk Lane – Maple Avenue – Acaster Lane Keble Park (circuit) – Acaster Lane – Bishopthorpe Rd. – Clifford St.
The return journey follows the same route in reverse except that from Clifford St. it goes via Rougier St. , York Station and Nunnery Lane to Bishopthorpe Rd.
Frequency is 70 minutes. Buses will normally be electric.
Maple Avenue passengers heading for York (direct) will need to join the bus on the side opposite the stops.
Main Street passengers for town should join on Acaster Lane just before the Main St. junction, or on Sim Balk Lane at or across from the stop near the dentists.
Initially, the journey will be free, but it’s likely that normal fares will be charged in the fairly near future.
The local Sunday bus link from York city centre, via Bishopthorpe Road and Bishopthorpe village to Askham Bar will restart on Sunday 2 April 2017.
The service will be free to all passengers initially but First York is considering registering the service, which could mean applying a charge for the fares in the future.
The more it is used, the greater the chance that it will continue.
The Free Sunday Bus Service 500 is now set to continue at least until 26th March when it will again be reviewed. The service was introduced in November 2016 to provide connections for residents between Foxwood, Woodthorpe, Bishopthorpe, & the Askham Bar Park & Ride, and then on into York via the Park & Ride service. The route also serves Askham Bar Tesco.
Information about the service can be found by following this First York link https://www.firstgroup.com/york/plan-journey/timetables/service-500-free-trial-sunday-service
The current timetable can be downloaded here https://www.firstgroup.com/uploads/node_images/Service%20500_York_A5_030217.pdf
Although a lot of people complained about the loss of the Sunday service direct to town, it seems that to date the free bus has not been very well used. Unless this changes, it’s quite likely that we will again be without Sunday buses from April.
This might not be the most convenient way of getting to town but it’s certainly better than no service at all, so residents are encouraged to use this service wherever possible or face losing it altogether at the next review.
First York would like to hear any feedback or suggestions on service 500 by phone on 01904 883 063, by email at email@example.com, or tweet @FirstYork.
The normal Coastliner service will run between Leeds, York and Malton on a 30 min. frequency. Alternate buses will continue to Pickering or to Scarborough. Some Pickering buses will continue to Whitby.
Passengers for Bridlington and Filey should change at Malton.
(Alternatively, Bridlington travellers could use the East Yorks. Motors York-Bridlington service.)
From Monday 29th February 2016, city centre road and building works will affect routes and stopping places for buses and create traffic diversions.
Work on the adjacent building will necessitate the temporary closure of westbound bus stops.
The long bus shelter will be demolished and scaffolding erected.
Travellers towards Bishopthorpe should use the York Station stop.
After approx. two weeks, temporary stops will be put in place, to be succeeded by a splendid new bus shelter (features unspecified) a little later.
Work on the pavement will result in the temporary restriction of the bridge to one-way (westbound) traffic only and hence the temporary closure of the Lower Ousegate stops for about two weeks.
Bishopthorpe passengers should use the Stonebow stop.
(Car drivers will also, of course, be affected and the diversions are likely to cause congestion on the other two city centre bridges and adjacent roads.)
The work is expected to last about two weeks.
Commencing Mon. 22nd November, a bus will leave Acaster Lane at 0633 and reach York Station at 0700.
This could be very useful to people travelling to work, especially if continuing their commute by train