|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.|
|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||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||627||Arriva||Minor route and timetable changes.|
|05/09/16||637||Arriva||Service runs later in both directions.|
|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.|
Roadworks on the A64 being undertaken by the Highways Agency, which will lead to night time diversion of traffic for periods of time from January until May, get underway on Monday 4th January. A press release has been issued to announce the start of the work – see http://tinyurl.com/A64-works
The roadworks will start with replacement of the safety barriers on the bridge that runs over the River Ouse at Bishopthorpe. The A64 will be closed in both directions for five nights to install narrow lanes and protective barriers as part of the scheme. The A64 will then be closed again towards the end of February for three nights to remove the protective barriers.
From the end of March, work will start on replacing the main expansion joint on the eastbound carriageway. This work will be carried out overnight and will require full overnight closure of the eastbound carriageway between 8pm and 6am Monday to Friday. The project is due to be completed in May.
When the night time road closures are in effect, local eastbound traffic will be diverted off the A64 up Tadcaster Road and then onto The Mount, Blossom Street and Nunnery Lane before going over the river and onto Fishergate and then onto the A19 through Fulford before rejoining the A64.
We understand that there will be diversion signs on the A64 at the A1237 junction (northern by pass) indicating that the A64 is closed ahead and the A1237 should be used for through trips, for example traffic heading to Malton and the east coast. This should hopefully remove a proportion of traffic that would otherwise end up being diverted up Tadcaster Road.
We would have liked to have been able to let local residents know about the Tadcaster Road diversion plans via our December FOCUS newsletter, but unfortunately we were not given advance notice of the plans.
So, in summary, our understanding is that the night time diversion of traffic from the A64 will be in effect as follows:
- Monday 4th to Friday 8th January inclusive
- At the end of February for three nights
- From the end of March until sometime in May
Its been a poor day for traffic congestion in York today as a result of several accidents.
Don’t forget you can get real time information on queue lengths by clicking here http://roadworks.org/
The Council is consulting local Councillors on plans for accident reduction initiatives in the area. By far the most controversial is likely to be a proposal to introduce a chicane on Thanet Road outside Lidl.
The initiative was prompted by the 11 accidents which have been recorded on the stretch of road between the Gale Lane junction and St James Place. Four of these were due to children running onto the highway. All of the accidents were recorded as “slight” (i.e. no major injuries)
While chicanes do slow traffic, they are unpopular as they lead to increased congestion.
We think that the installation of guard rails would be a better idea.
“Free” Park and Ride from some sites on Boxing Day
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
 Free buses on 3, 7 and 9 running every 15 minutes, calling at all stops: York Boxing Day timetable
The Council has published a report reviewing parking arrangements at several locations in the Dringhouses and Woodthorpe Ward.
The decisions, for four roads in the area which had been reported for action, were:
- E1 – Ullswater/Acorn Way – Agreed no action to be taken.
- E2 – Aintree Court/Mayfield Grove – Agreed to advertise no waiting at any time restrictions on Mayfield Grove for 10m either wide of the Aintree Court junction, plus 25m into Aintree Court.
- E3 – Bramble Dene – Agreed no action to be taken.
- E4 – Wains Road/Chaloner’s Road – Agreed to advertise no waiting at any time restrictions for 10m both sides of the junction.
Click the link below for details:
City of York Council and North Yorkshire Police have joined forces to relaunch a successful scheme aimed at keeping cyclists safe this winter.
City of York Council has funded high-visibility rucksack covers and small sets of emergency cycle lights, which will be offered to cyclists who are stopped by North Yorkshire Police.
Not everyone stopped by officers will be entitled to the lights – they will be handed to young people and other vulnerable people who would otherwise have to walk home if they were forced to continue their journey without lights. Officers will continue to issue tickets for cycling offences if necessary.
The campaign ran for the first time last year, and was well-received by cyclists and parents of young people who received the lights and reflective covers.
|Location:||Bus 4 St Helen’s Road|
|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.
The Council says it is reviewing the use of Vehicle Activated Signs.
These signs, which typically flash the prevailing speed limit to approaching vehicles, were introduced in York about 10 years ago.
They are now seen across the country with many now using a system which alerts drivers to their actual speed.
Sadly the Council has not maintained the signs in York and several have not been working for months.
Those that are faulty include the sign on Wetherby Road on the outbound carriageway. This was a problem location with the blind bend making it potentially hazardous for drivers reversing into their driveways.
A report to a meeting next week identifies £50,000 which will be used to repair the faulty signs. The signs have had some success as anyone, who watches vehicles approaching an illuminated sign, will see brake lights being applied by speeding drivers.
We think that a trial, where the actual speed of the vehicle is displayed, should be implemented in the City.
There is also now a “smart” sign available which records the actual speed of passing vehicles (but not the identity) which would give traffic engineers valuable information about behaviours but without the need to set up special equipment.
Another concern is the suggestion that the signs may only be installed “where an accident has been reported in the previous three years.”
Whereas accident locations should get priority for signs and camera enforcement, we believe that sites where a proportion of vehicles exceed the 30 mph limit, would also justify maintenance of the signs.
The report proposes action to reduce speeding at 16 sites. Most involve low cost lane marking changes. A complete list of detailed proposals for all locations can be viewed by clicking here
A list of sites to be reassessed – which includes Green Lane and Askham Lane – can be viewed by clicking here
There are three roads – including Moor Lane in Woodthorpe and two roads in Copmanthorpe – which have acknowledged speeding issues which have still to be addressed
The numbers killed or seriously injured in road traffic accidents in York increased from 58 to 75 last year.
Figures obtained using Freedom of Information legislation reveal that accident rates in York increased significantly in 2014.
All types of road user were affected including pedestrians and cyclists.
The increase was the largest since the “95Alive” task group was set up 10 years ago to counter a peak in road causalities.
The increase is bound to reopen the debate about wide area 20 mph speed limits. One of the claimed objectives of that project – launched in 2013 – was to reduce accidents. Opponents warned that the consequences could be that police enforcement time was reduced at accident black spots and that the deterrent affect, of focusing lower speed limits at key sites like schools and shopping areas, would be lost.
It appears that these concerns were justified.
Up to 2011, the Council’s Executive member used to receive a regular public report on road traffic accidents. The reports included details of the type of accident and the location. Officials made recommendations about possible remedial works (road alignment, signage, speed enforcement etc) which might avoid accidents in the future. This approach was abandoned by the last Council when it fell under Labour control.