Buses – a partial reprieve

City of York Council, because of government financial cuts, is having to reduce the subsidies paid to loss-making bus services.
Some services will cease and others will be cut. The plan affecting Bishopthorpe would have meant an end to evening and Sunday services.
After a strong intervention by John Galvin, our local Councillor, our evening services have, it seems, been saved.
Sadly, we are to lose our Sunday buses. The last ones will run on Sunday 21st August.

Changes to Transdev Bus Services

  1. Transdev is operating a new service from York to Tadcaster bus station, thus serving the east side of Tadcaster. The normal Leeds-York service currently calls only at the west side of the town, stopping at the breweries.
  2. Transdev’s summer timetable commencing 27th March will see the introduction of a new express Leeds-York service, frequency and stopping place to be announced.

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.)

Temporary changes to city centre routes/stops

From Monday 29th February 2016, city centre road and building works will affect routes and stopping places for buses and create traffic diversions.

Rougier Street

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.


Ouse Bridge

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.