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, LiberalDemocrat 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 currently 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 is being launched on Monday 2nd September – see news post below.


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


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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2017 News Round-up

Posted: 16 February 2018

Explore a round up of our 2017 news and updates from meetings and talks involving York Bus Forum

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2016 News Round-up

Posted: 16 February 2018

Explore a round up of our 2016 news and updates from meetings and talks involving York Bus Forum

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