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Beverley takes to the bus

Beverley Cole from Acomb got in touch with the i-Travel York team after seeing an article about the project in The Press, and requested a personal travel consultation over the telephone. Beverley explained that she cycles for most of her local journeys. If she needs to go further afield, she catches the train. However, she didn’t often use the local buses and wanted to know what her options were.

Our Travel Adviser, Stephen challenged Beverley to try the bus for some of her local trips. We provided her with a York bus route map and an AllYork Week bus taster ticket that can be used on any service in the York area. We later contacted Beverley to see how she got on.

She said: “The local buses are really nice and clean, and the service is excellent. I don’t like having to look up timetables and York is great for that – the buses are frequent enough that you just turn up a wait at the bus stop – you are soon on your way!”  She also took the Coastliner bus to Pickering and Scarborough for a day out and said that was a lot of fun.

Beverley explained that she used to own a car, but found that she didn’t need it because the alternatives in York are so good.  She commented: “Travelling by bike, bus or on foot is so simple in York - I can’t understand why everyone doesn’t do it!"

She thought the i-Travel York website and the personal travel advice service were great tools to help people find suitable travel alternatives for them. She actually bumped into one of our lucky monthly prize draw winners at Energise, who was using her 10 Free Swims card and said: “it’s fantastic to see the project having such great success”.

Beverley also commented on how impressed she was with the new online Journey Planner tool that's currently being tested ready for launch, and is looking forward to using that for finding the best ways around town.

Find out more about how you can use AllYork tickets on any bus, any time, anywhere in the York area.

Test out a preview of our online Journey Planner for yourself and send your review and comments to us - we'd love to hear from you.