York Bus Forum News

The Voice of York’s Bus Users

We are now an established, recognised pressure group that is widely listened to and has regular contact with the Executive Member for Transport and the Council’s Sustainable Transport Team as well as the major bus operators. We have raised issues relating to temporary bus stops, bus stop infrastructure, potential re-routeing of services, cuts in evening services, withdrawal of of Sunday services and faulty display screens. We have also sought information on the bus operators’ plans for introducing audible and visible announcements.

We have been helped by a grant from the Joseph Rowntree Foundation to establish a sound organisational structure with membership (and hence funding) now building. We have affiliated memberships from York Older Persons Assembly and five Parish/Town Councils.

Cross-party involvement – we have active members from the Labour, Liberal Democrat and Green Parties. We also have good links with Andy D’Agorne (Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Transport).

We have set up bus station and strategy working groups and are working with the York Civic Trust and York Environment Forum on a public engagement strategy to form an input to York’s next Local Transport Plan. A city-wide consultation was held in September 2019 and the results were published on 10th January. See:


Please also browse our news posts below and click any post to read more.


Park and Ride Evening Services – No Need to Drive into York!

Posted: 17 January 2020

We welcome the continuing evening services on Park and Ride Routes 2 (Rawcliffe Bar), 3 (Askham Bar) and 7 (Designer Outlet). All these services run daily (including Sundays) until 2230. For more details and full timetables see:  https://www.itravelyor …

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YBF Open Meeting on Tuesday 21st January 2020

Posted: 16 January 2020

The next YBF meeting will be held at West Offices, York from 5.30 to 7pm on Tuesday 21st January. There will be updates on current bus developments from Julian Ridge, Head of Sustainable Transport, City of York Council. There will also be an opportunit …

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City-Wide Transport Survey confirms need for Improved Bus Frequencies

Posted: 12 January 2020

The results of the City-Wide Transport Survey – run in September 2019 by York Civic Trust in conjunction with York Bus Forum and York Environment Forum – were published on 10th January. See: …

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YBF Open Meeting on Tuesday 17th December 2019

Posted: 11 December 2019

This month’s presentation is by transport expert Martin Higginson, entitled The Real FTR: Three stages to making York’s buses the mode of choice. FTR, of course, alludes to that famous purple thing, driven not by a driver but a ‘pilot’, a bendy bus wit …

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YBF Open Meeting on Tuesday November 19th 2019

Posted: 14 November 2019

The next YBF meeting will be held at West Offices, York from 5.30 to 7pm on Tuesday 19th November. There will be updates on current bus developments from Julian Ridge, City of York Council’s Head of Public Transport and Brandon Jones, External Relation …

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New Wheelchair Securement System for the Bus!

Posted: 13 October 2019

A new securement system for wheelchairs and most mobility scooters on buses

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York Balloon Fiesta 27 to 30 September – Travel Advice

Posted: 23 September 2019

Travel to the York 2019 Balloon Fiesta

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York’s next Local Transport Plan – What should be included?

Posted: 23 September 2019

Our meeting on 17th September included a thought-provoking presentation on what should be included in York’s next Local Transport Plan by Professor Tony May – Chair of York Civic Trust’s Transport Advisory Group and Emeritus Professor, Institute of Tra …

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Innovative Suggestions from Transport Survey!

Posted: 15 September 2019

Some of the many suggestions made already by those who have completed the survey include: Orbital bus routes; A rechargeable smart card; Bus links between villages and park and ride sites; A workplace parking levy:  Continental style “cars are guests” …

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YBF Open Meeting on Tuesday September 17th 2019 5.30 to 7pm at West Offices

Posted: 12 September 2019

The next open meeting of the York Bus Forum will be at 5.30 pm on Tuesday, 17 September (at York Council’s West Offices).  The principle issue for discussion will be the City of York’s Local Transport Plan, work on which is just beginning*.  Tony May ( …

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Changes to Tendered Bus Services wef 1/2 September 2019

Posted: 12 September 2019

A number of City of York Council supported services have been re-tendered. This has led to some changes of operator and some welcome improvements. Full details are on the iTravelYork website at: Retendering September 2019

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Major City-wide Transport Survey Launched from 2nd September

Posted: 30 August 2019

York Civic Trust has launched a major City wide transport consultation to find out what residents think are the key issues in York and how to tackle them. Partnering with the York Environment Forum and York Bus Forum, The Trust has launched a survey th …

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