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.


YBF Committee Meeting on Tuesday August 20th 2019 5.30 to 7pm at West Offices

Posted: 17 August 2019

The meeting will be addressed by Brendan Murphy, Senior Transport Project Manager at City of York Council, who will outline the latest position on the front of station proposals, and invite members’ views. We will also consider the withdrawal of First …

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Members Meeting on 16th July 2019

Posted: 16 July 2019

A message from YBF’s chair … Dear Friends, The next open meeting of the York Bus Forum will be at 5.30 pm on Tuesday 16 July (at York Council’s West Offices).  The main business of the meeting will be to hear from Julian Ridge (Acting Head of Public …

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Housing, employment and car dependency – what can be done about it? Meeting on 15th January 2019

Posted: 14 January 2019

Our meeting on Tuesday 15th Jan 5.30pm at West Offices will be addressed by Caroline Mullen from Leeds University’s Institute of Transport Studies on the topic of ‘Housing, Employment and Car Dependency – what can be done about it?’ It’s your chance to …

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Celebration Rally on 6th September 2018 – Tenth Anniversary of the Concessionary Travel Pass

Posted: 10 August 2018

Celebration Rally in York for 10 years of the Concessionary Travel Pass

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Meeting on 19th September with Julian Sturdy MP

Posted: 03 August 2018

Our meeting on Wednesday 19th September from 5.30 to 7pm at West Offices, Toft Green, York  will be addressed by Julian Sturdy MP for York Outer. Everyone is welcome. Julian will outline the prospects for York’s bus services, taking into account the op …

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New Bus Interchange at York Station? – Meeting on 18th September 2018

Posted: 02 August 2018

Please note that the regular Bus Forum meeting for September is on Wednesday 19th, not the usual third Tuesday. However, an Open Public Meeting on the Forum’s “Better than a Bus Station” Discussion Document is being planned for 5.30 on September 18th, …

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York Bus Forum “YorAccess Guide to Transport”

Posted: 11 July 2018

YorAccess Guide to Transport In association with York Community Transport Group, York Bus Forum has produced a handy guide providing overviews of the various accessible public and community transport options in York and area. The guide is available as …

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Bus Station Report: “Better than a Bus Station”

Posted: 08 July 2018

 “Better than a Bus Station:   A Transport Interchange for York” The YBF Bus Station Report and its associated press release are below: YBF Bus Station Report YBF press release. The Bus Station Report is  also included in YBF’s submission to City of Yo …

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York Station Frontage

Posted: 06 July 2018

This document: YBF response to CYC StationFront proposals ver4 FINAL is York Bus Forum’s response to the recent CYC consultation on the York Station Frontage. It incorporates the YBF Discussion Paper “Better than a Bus Station” (BTABS) which will be di …

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Bus Station Working Group

Posted: 02 July 2018

The last Forum meeting agreed to set up a separate working group to examine the question "Does York need a bus station?" and related matters.

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Bus Strategy Working Group

Posted: 16 February 2018

The bus strategy working group had a successful meeting in early January and will be continuing its work looking at what a future bus strategy for York should be

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New Park and Ride contract

Posted: 16 February 2018

The new Park and Ride contract has been awarded to First York and is due to commence in February 2018.

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