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Bike Friendly Buses Come to York!

Posted: 11 August 2020

York Bus Forum welcomes this exciting new initiative by East Yorkshire to introduce eight state of the art, environmentally friendly new double decker buses with special racks to carry bikes on board. The cycle-friendly buses started being introduced f …

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Station Front Development – let’s make best use of space!

Posted: 05 July 2020

The demolition of Queen Street Bridge and the space it creates gives York a once in a lifetime opportunity to develop a major transport interchange at the railway station. But by being conservative, the Council are in danger of seeing this chance waste …

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Greater Funding to keep Bus Routes Running during the Coronavirus Pandemic

Posted: 03 April 2020

The Government has announced new funding of up to £167 million over 12 weeks under the new COVID-19 Bus Services Support Grant. As a condition of the funding, bus operators will be required to maintain necessary services at a level which is sufficient …

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Further Reductions to Bus Services from Monday 30th March

Posted: 28 March 2020

Demand for bus services has fallen significantly following the recent restrictions. As a result further reductions in bus services are being introduced from Monday, 30th March. Coronavirus update 27-Mar-20 v2 Further updates (including to rail services …

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No Moorsbus – Not the 2020 Vision we Wanted!

Posted: 20 March 2020

The Moorsbus Team have issued the following message regarding this year’s Moorsbus services. “In the light of the Coronavirus outbreak, you’ll probably not be surprised that we have reluctantly decided to cancel Moorsbus operations for 2020. This hasn’ …

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First York Bus Frequency Changes from Sunday 22nd March

Posted: 19 March 2020

First York have seen a significant fall in passenger numbers following Government advice urging people to avoid non-essential travel, consider working from home and to reduce social contact to slow the spread of Coronavirus. As a result they have revie …

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YBF AGM and Open Meeting on Thursday 19th March 2020

Posted: 09 March 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19) The AGM has been postponed to a later date due to the serious health situation. The position will be reviewed prior to our April meeting.    

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YBF Open Meeting on Tuesday 18th February 2020

Posted: 11 February 2020

The YBF meeting on Tuesday 18th February (5.30 to 7pm at West Offices) will feature the results of the City-Wide Transport Survey ran last autumn by York Bus Forum, York Civic Trust and York Environment Forum. We have already had confirmation of the ne …

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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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