For our Constitution see here. Press Releases, Minutes, and other documents can be downloaded below: most recent documents first.
11 October: CYC’s response to YBF1.
8 July: YBF1: YBF’s Bus Station Report.
24 June: CYC1: the CYC Station Front proposals.
18 September: Two documents relating to the meeting “Does York need a Bus Station” in West Offices at 5.30 on September 18th:
18 September: Press Release – Meeting on 19 September to be address by Julian Sturdy MP.
17 September: Press Release – Meeting on 18 September re YBF Bus Station proposals.
13 September: Press Release – “Think Again on York Central: York Bus Forum call for York Central application to be withdrawn”. Resulting story (18 September) in York Press here. This press release also resulted in two interviews on Radio York on 18 September: Alan Robinson at 8.50am and Graham Collett at 4.45pm.
8 September: Station Front Proposals: New Bus Interchange & Bridge over Railway – this 29-page document was prepared by YBF member Alan Robinson. It gives detailed plans for (a) a new Bus Interchange at York railway station, near where the long-stay carpark now is, and (b) a new walk/cycle bridge to join the front of York station with the new “York Central” development at the back on the “Teardrop” site. An earlier version of Alan’s document was included in “Better than a Bus Station?”: YBF’s Response to the CYC StationFront proposal dated 8 July 2018 (see below).
5 September: Press Release – Statement from Rachael Maskell MP re extending free bus passes and meeting on 6th September to commemorate 10th anniversary of bus pass.
26 August: Press Release – “£200k to save 90 seconds?”; CYC Wigginton/Haxby Road consultation.
12 August: Press Release –“York MP supports HospiBus proposal”.
RECENT COVERAGE IN YORK PRESS:
Search for recent coverage of York Bus Forum in York Press: http://www.yorkpress.co.uk/search/?search=bus+forum
Bus Rally in St Sampson’s Square to celebrates the 10th anniversary of the national free bus pass, brought in by the Labour government in 2008: Rally in York hears calls for free bus travel for under-25s. A YORK MP spoke at a rally in York which was held to mark the 10th anniversary of the national free bus pass. Thursday 6 September 2018
Wigginton Road: Spending bus money on road improvements is ‘abuse of funds’ …. HUNDREDS of thousands of pounds from York’s Better Bus Fund should be spent on public transport instead of improvements to Wigginton Road. Sunday 19 August 2018
Buses caught in congestion on Wigginton Road and Clarence Street, where City of York Council is proposing £200,000 works: £200k road plan could ‘make things worse’, fear campaigners. PLANS to spend £200,000 on roadworks near York Hospital “might make things worse”, according to a public transport group. Wednesday 29 August 2018
York hospital car park: Plan for shared taxi service aims to reduce traffic at hospital. PLANS for a new shared taxi scheme to reduce traffic around York Hospital have been backed by MP Rachael Maskell. Sunday 12 August 2018
Readers’ letters: Station bus stops…Tea Room Square…bus shelters…Nestlé link road
THANKS for your editorial and the picture showing the council’s station-front plans (“Not enough bus stops in scheme”, The Press, June 26). Thursday 28 June 2018
What we need at York railway station is a bus interchange, says the York Bus Forum
Bus interchange idea for York station: Recent letters show considerable interest in York having a bus station. Tuesday 10 July 2018
Concerns over single lane traffic plans for Leeman Road tunnel: YORK’S biggest bus operator and opposition councillors have raised concerns about proposals to reduce the Leeman Road tunnel to a single lane for vehicles. Wednesday 25 July 2018
Four campaign groups slate York Central engagement process: FOUR campaign groups claim there have been ‘serious flaws’ in the public engagement process over the York Central development. Thursday 19 July 2018
News in the town and village where you live. Saturday 28 July 2018
9 July: Press Release – “Better than a Bus Station”; YBF proposals regarding front of York station, proposing a bus interchange and a walk-cycle bridge over to the York Central “Teardrop” site.
8 July: “Better than a Bus Station?”: YBF’s Response to the CYC Station Front proposal; Our response to CYC’s “Station Front” proposals are generally supportive, except that we feel their provision for buses is poor compared with that allocated to taxis and private cars. We propose and give detailed plans for
For an update of these plans, see 8 September above.
2 July: Press Release – Press Release plus 2-page summary of YBFs submission regarding CYC Station Front consultation. .
October 2016: Minutes – October 2016
July 2016: Radio York – “Proposed York bus cuts rolled back“