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York Bus Forum Online Meeting Tuesday 15th September

Posted: 08 September 2020

Our meetings programme is restarting on Tuesday 15th September at 5.30pm with an online meeting, to which everyone is welcome. Officers will give an update covering work carried out over the last few months, including meetings with Councillors and YBF’ …

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Half Price Bus Tickets for Families this Summer Holiday!

Posted: 13 August 2020

York Bus Forum welcomes this initiative by York’s Bus Operators and City of York Council to help families make the most of their school holidays. From Saturday 15 August until the end of the month, the All York Family Day ticket, which is valid for 2 a …

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Station Front Development – York Bus Forum Questions Public Consultation

Posted: 13 August 2020

NEWS RELEASE York Bus Forum’s response to the revised Station Front plans is to ask why so little has changed, and what happened to public consultation? Demolition of Queen Street Bridge and the space it creates gives York a once in a lifetime opportun …

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Check How Busy Your Bus is Before it Arrives!

Posted: 13 August 2020

York Bus Forum welcomes the introduction this week by First York of Space Checker, a brand new tool to help bus users plan ahead and travel with confidence. Space Checker allows you to see when your favourite bus stop and service is typically at its bu …

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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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