Flooding in York – bus diversions 3. 4 and 59

Location: Skeldergate/Clifford Street and Nether Poppleton
Cause: Flooding
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

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.

First Bus changes come into force

First York have brought in changes to some local bus services from Sunday 22nd November, including the number 4.

Number 4 bus

The changes are being made in response to problems that arose after changes were made to bus services during the summer. There will now be a shorter route for the number 4, which will loop back after Clifford Street in town heading back to Acomb round Skeldergate – see new route below.

New route of the number 4 bus

New route of the number 4 bus

There has been a slight change to the number 1 service (not to the route) but the timetable (Monday to Friday) has been altered to help buses keep to the advertised times. More details are available via the First Group website at http://www.firstgroup.com/york/news-and-service-updates/planned-changes/service-changes-around-york

Many residents reported that number 4 buses were frequently bunching into groups of three with long gaps in between. After the new service has been running for a short while we would be grateful if residents could let us know how the changes are working out.

Service 4  Acomb – Foxwood – City Centre

The route will be revised, with buses running between Acomb and the City Centre only, to improve reliability.

Buses will drop off on Rougier Street, then continuing to Clifford Street. Buses towards Acomb will start from Clifford Street, stop TB.

Buses will no longer pick up in Rougier Street, stopping instead on Station Road at stop CE.

A new timetable will apply, but no changes will be made to the frequency. Buses will run:

  • Up to every 10 mins, Mondays to Fridays
  • Every 10 mins, Saturdays
  • Every 20 mins, Sundays
  • Every 30 mins, each evening

St Helen’s Road closed on Friday 20th November for road work – buses rerouted

Location: Bus 4 St Helen’s Road
Cause: Roadworks
Dates: 20 Nov 2015


St. Helen’s Road Closure Friday 20th November closed 0900-1600

during CYC highways works on the above date.

Service 4 will divert via Chaloner’s Rd, Moor Lane, and Tadcaster Road in both directions.

Stops not served;

all stops on Eason view, St Helens Road

Additional stops served;

all stops on diversion route.

First York announce changes to bus services

Number 4 to loop through Skeldergate – direct link between Acomb and York University broken

First buses have responded to complaints about unreliability and lack of capacity on some bus services.

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A major change to the number 4 – the best used bus service in the City – means that it will no longer travel to the University. Instead it will loop through Skeldergate and over Skeldergate Bridge to reach its new terminus on Clifford Street. There are frequent buses from there to the University.

The last change to the route of the number 4  -which took the service on a meandering journey through Tang Hall before reaching Heslington – was heavily criticised by passengers. On occasions 3 or 4 buses would arrive in Acomb in convoy. We hope that the new service – which retains a 10 minute frequency during the day – will prove to more reliable when it is introduced on 22nd November.  The Sunday frequency will be 20 minutes while buses will continue to run every 30 minutes in the evening.

An additional morning service will be provided between Dunnington and York College on Tadcaster Road

Other changes affect service 6 (which gets a direct link to York University) and service 10 which will run via Battlefields Way with an early morning service between Bishopthorpe and the railway station also being introduced. 

Some minor timetable changes are promised on the number 1 service which links Chapelfields to Wigginton. A twelve minute frequency is promised at peak times between Monday and Friday.

Residents invited to give their views on buses

On the busesCity of York Council is calling on York’s bus passengers to tell bus bosses their views on local services at a ‘bus surgery’ event on Parliament Street on Thursday 8 October, from 10am – 4pm.

The ‘bus surgery’ event will give residents a chance to speak with representatives from York’s bus providers including First York, Arriva and Transdev. The event will be held on a bus provided by First York giving people who don’t normally use busses a chance to look at one.