Later park and ride bus services this Christmas

 City of York Council and First York are making it easier for residents and visitors to stay in the city centre longer and take advantage of extended shop opening times in the run up to Christmas with a later running Park & Ride service.

Park and ride buses

Park & Ride services will be operating later than usual every Thursday evening until 17 December inclusive, with last buses leaving the city centre at around 9.30pm.

Additional late buses will also be running to and from the Designer Outlet with the last pick up from the city centre at 9.30pm on weekdays and 8.19pm on Saturdays until 23 December.

Shoppers looking to take advantage of the Boxing Day sales will be able to make use of three of the city’s Park & Ride services for free. Services from Askham Bar, Designer Outlet and Monks Cross will be free of charge on Saturday 26 December and will run from 7am with the last city centre pick up at approximately 6.40pm.

Cllr Ian Gillies, Executive member for Transport and Planning, said: “

The extended Park&Ride late night shoppingand Boxing Day services are part of our commitment to promoting sustainable travel to residents and visitors to York. I also hope it will encourage more people to come shopping in York and in turn boost the city’s economy.”

To watch the i-Travel mini series, including local actor Andrew Dunn and learn more about using different modes of travel, such as walking, cycling and public transport visit

For more information about the Christmas Park & Ride services visit

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