From Sunday 7 January 2018 First have made timetable changes to the 1, 4, 6, 9 (Park & Ride), 11, 66, 66A, so they “are running more reliably”
Download changes to the bus times from the pdf here.
All of the new timetables are linked below and the City of York council have the information to update the stops, so you know what time to catch your bus!
Park and Ride network
It seems that the council has finally received a bid to run its park and ride service. When the contract was first advertised no bids were forthcoming.
In the main the service will continue at it is today.
Key changes include
- a facility to use contactless bank cards to pay for journeys.
- Motorists will be able to park overnights (for up to three days) at the Askham Bar and Monks Cross sites (involving the provision of barrier access).
- New Euro IV compliant buses including the replacement of some articulated single deck buses with double deckers
- 11 single deck fully electric buses will be retained together with 3 fully electric double deckers
New Alexander Dennis Enviro 400MMC buses proposed
However users face a fare hike from £2-90 to £3-10 with a 10 minute frequency.
A number of enhancements including a late night service are on offer but are unlikely to be accepted for cost reasons.
The new contract will reduce the council’s income to an estimated £80,000 a year.
The Council have refused to disclose the name of the proposed operator.
The new contract will start next year.
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
The FREE Service 500, which links Woodthorpe to Askham Bar on Sundays, will continue until at least the end of March.
The service utilises electric buses whenever possible.
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
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.
Services 1, 4, 5/5a, 10/10a & X10 affected
Service 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)
Date: Wed 9 Dec
Time: 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
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.