York has one of the most successful Park & Ride systems in the UK.
With six Park & Ride sites normally in operation, offering 5,000 parking spaces in total, York has the biggest Park & Ride system in the country.
York Park & Ride has been awarded a Certificate of Excellence by TripAdvisor
All six Park & Ride sites have been independently assessed and accredited by People's Parking, acknowledging the high standards of signage, pedestrian access, lighting, cleanliness and provision of spaces for disabled drivers.
Park & Ride has been operated by First York in partnership with City of York Council for over 25 years.
First run the service using a fleet of modern, low-floor, electric and low-emission diesel buses bearing a smart new Park & Ride livery. A mix of double decker, single decker and articulated 'bendy' buses are used, based on the requirements of each of the six routes. 21 brand new, fully electric double deckers entered service during 2020 and 2021.
Each Park & Ride site is staffed by a member of First's dedicated team of site supervisors who have an excellent understanding of the operational requirements and issues at each site.
Regular meetings take place between council officers and First's management team to discuss and resolve any issues which arise.