Good news on Woodthorpe Sunday bus service

We are pleased to report that First bus have confirmed that a Sunday bus service connecting Woodthorpe with Askham Bar is to continue.

A revised service 500 will begin on 2 April. The bus will no longer go up Alness Drive & Acomb Wood Drive towards Foxwood, but will still serve the Moorcroft Road / Acorn Way / Ryecroft Avenue / Grassholme loop.

The 500 service will not terminate at Askham Bar but will travel through to the city centre, via Bishopthorpe and Bishopthorpe Road. Passengers boarding in Woodthorpe can however get off the 500 at Tesco and get on to the number 3 Park & Ride bus. The bus will be free for the first few weeks of operation, but after than normal fares will apply. The new timetable can be downloaded Here


Woodthorpe free Sunday bus link to Askham Bar will run until end of January

First have announced that the trial bus which links Foxwood, Woodthorpe & Bishopthorpe with Tesco and Askham Bar will continue to run until the end of January 2017.

The services will also run on:

  • Tuesday 27 December 2016
  • Bank Holiday Monday, 2 January 2017 as well as
  • Sundays 8, 15, 22 and 29 January 2017

Download Service 500 timetable

The free service, numbered 500, runs with an electric bus, subject to availability, to reduce noise and emissions. It was due to finish on 18th December

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New free Sunday bus service from Woodthorpe

Service 500 will launch on Sunday 13th November and will run free of charge

In the run-up to Christmas, First York are trialling a Sunday service which will take passengers from Foxwood, Woodthorpe and Bishopthorpe, direct to Askham Bar Park & Ride, where they can connect with a direct, frequent buses on Park & Ride service 3 to York City Centre.

The service will also serve stops at Askham Bar Tesco.

At the time of writing First haven’t published a timetable for the service on their web site

The company says that recent changes by City of York Council have meant that residents of Woodthorpe and Bishopthorpe have been without a Sunday bus service. “We’re now launching a free shuttle bus service to Askham Bar Park & Ride to help you travel into York, and enjoy the Christmas shopping opportunities and festivities”.

First York  Managing Director, Marc Bichtemann, comments: “At First York, we’re dedicated to providing our customers with the best service possible. We wanted to ensure that our customers in Bishopthorpe, Woodthorpe and Foxwood who want to travel into York in the run-up to Christmas, have the opportunity to do so. We will therefore be offering a free shuttle bus service to the Askham Bar Park & Ride from this Sunday, and look forward to welcoming our customers on board.”

The service, numbered 500, will run with an electric bus, subject to availability, to reduce noise and emissions. The trial will end on Sunday 18 December. We’ll then assess demand for the service before deciding if it can be extended into 2017.

Changes to York bus services from this weekend

Change Date   Service No.    Operator Brief summary of changes
28/08/16 11 Transdev Sunday service cancelled.
28/08/16 13 Transdev Sunday service cancelled.
28/08/16 16A Transdev Sunday service cancelled.
28/08/16 ZAP CityZap Friday night trips removed.
28/08/16 10 Transdev Reduced Monday to Saturday evening service. Sunday evening service cancelled.
30/08/16 20 Transdev Revised timetable and route shortened to: Rawcliffe – Clifton Moor – Haxby – Monks Cross/Heworth.
30/08/16 22
22X
23
23X
Transdev Revised timetable.
30/08/16 36
X36
Pullman York Pullman will start running these services to revised timetables.
04/09/16 14 First Sunday service cancelled.
04/09/16 19 Reliance Sunday service cancelled. Two extra Monday to Friday pm trips.
04/09/16 30 Reliance Revised timetable for school days trips and additional York College to Easingwold trip.
04/09/16 40 Reliance Additional pm school days only trip (Easingwold to Wigginton).
05/09/16 24 Arriva Revised timetable.
05/09/16 25 Arriva New service: Fulford – City Centre – Derwenthorpe.
05/09/16 26 Arriva Revised timetable (also see 26 First below).
05/09/16 26 First First will operate late night Friday and Saturday trips instead of Arriva.
05/09/16 27 Arriva Service cancelled.
05/09/16 627 Arriva Minor route and timetable changes.
05/09/16 637 Arriva Service runs later in both directions.
05/09/16 647 Arriva Service cancelled.
05/09/16 415
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Arriva The 00:05 Friday and Saturday night trips will not call at Barlby.
25/09/16 6 First Increased frequency of weekday trips from Clifton Moor during a.m. peak.
25/09/16 56 First Route changed to: University of York – Fourth Avenue – Exhibition Square.
25/09/16 66 First Revised timetable.
25/09/16 CB1
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First New timetable.

First announce changes to York bus services

Services 1, 4, 5/5a, 10/10a & X10 affected

old busService 1 – revised timetable
Chapelfields – City Centre – Wigginton
The Sunday afternoon timetable will be revised to provide more even gaps between buses.
An additional Saturday morning journey will be introduced from Wigginton.
An additional journey will be introduced at 2320 from Wigginton to the City Centre.

Service 4 – revised timetable
Acomb – Foxwood Lane – City Centre
Minor timetable changes, with more time allowed between Clifford Street and Station Road, to improve reliability.

Services 5/5A – revised timetable
Strensall – City Centre – Acomb
A revised timetable will be introduced, with some journeys adjusted to run slightly faster, such as the 0655 from Strensall.

An additional Monday to Friday morning peak journey will be introduced from Strensall to the City Centre.

Services 10/10A – revised timetable
Nether Poppleton – City Centre – Stamford Bridge

A revised timetable will be introduced, with improvements to the afternoon peak frequency.

Some duplicated evening journeys will be withdrawn.

Departure times from Piccadilly stop PA will be adjusted to remove clashes with other services.

A slight adjustment will be made to the morning journey past Manor School, to improve arrivals in relation to session times.

Service X10 – service withdrawn
Dunnington – City Centre – Askham Bar
We’re withdrawing this service so the resource can be reinvested to provide more services during peak times.

Revised timetables are available Forthcoming Timetables (click)

 

What’s on: Fairfax House Christmas

Date: Wed 9 Dec
Fairfax Xmas 08 18Time: 7.00pm – 9.00pm
Cost: £14 discounts are available

Enjoy seeing Fairfax House after dark in all its festive glory, and hear about the merrymaking, decorations, feasting and activities that surrounded this festival in the eighteenth century. The tour is led by Director Hannah Phillip. 

Date: Sat 19, Sun 20 Dec
Time: 5.00pm
Cost: Adult £8.50, child £6.00, Family £17.50 including a warm drink and mince pies.

 

Storytelling with Jenna Drury, Mud Pie Arts

As Christmas approaches and the nights draw in, join us for some enchanting winter tales and traditional storytelling. Meet Molly our scullery maid as she takes you through the house, sharing festive stories from Scandinavia and reading classic tales from Dickens and Wind in the Willows. She may even tell tales about secrets in the house! To keep out the winter chill, huddle round as we also enjoy hot chocolate, mulled wine and mince pies – the perfect Christmas treat for all the family. Suitable for age 4yrs and above.

Flooding in York – bus diversions 3. 4 and 59

Location: Skeldergate/Clifford Street and Nether Poppleton
Cause: Flooding
Responsibility:
Dates: 7 Dec 2015
Skeldergate Flooding

From Blossom Street buses will divert via Nunnery Lane, Prices Lane, Bishopgate Street, Tower Street then as normal route.

Skeldergate and Clifford Street Flooding

Buses will follow normal route to Railway Station, where they will terminate, returning by turning at Station Road.

Nether Poppleton Flooding

Buses will divert in Poppleton as follows;

From Millfield Lane  left on to Ebor Way, right onto Alllerton Drive, Riversvale Drive, left on to Main Street, then as normal route. Wait time at Upper Poppleton Green.

Clifton Green/Leeman Road Flooding

From Poppleton, buses will divert from Boroughbridge Road via Poppleton Road, Holgate Road, Blossom Street, Queen Street, Station Road, then as normal route.

To Poppleton, buses will divert from Rougier Street via Station Road, Railway Station, Queen Street, Blossom Street, Holgate Road, Poppleton Road, then as normal route.

Stamford Bridge Flooding

Buses will divert from Dunnington as follows; From Greyhound crossroads, left on to Common Road, left on to A1079, leftonto Long Lane, bear right Lofthouse Lane, follow road round, High Catton Road, to Stamford Bridge Terminus.

Returning; via Roman Avenue loop, left High Catton Road, Lofthouse Lane, Long Lane, right on to A1079, right on to Common Road, left at Greyhound crossroads, then as normal route.

More at http://manage.firstgroup.com/york/news-and-service-updates/current-issues/buses-3-4-and-59

Christmas bus services in York

“Free” Park and Ride from some sites on Boxing Day

All Services
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[5]Additional buses from:

  • (1) Wigginton at 0607, 0633, 0725 /
  • Chapelfields at 0625, 0655 /
  • (5/5A) Strensall at 0620 /
  • Acomb at 0620, 0650 /
  • (11) Bishopthorpe at 0703 /
  • Ashley Park at 0753 /
  • (12) Foxwood Lane at 0635, 0725 /
  • Monks Cross at 0658, 0728
Park and Ride
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[6] Free buses on 3, 7 and 9 running every 15 minutes, calling at all stops: York Boxing Day timetable