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Enhanced Partnership Consultation

In April 2022, the Department for Transport (DfT) made an indicative funding award of £17.3 million to City of York Council in respect of its Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP). York’s BSIP was one of only two in the Yorkshire region to receive indicative funding and, once confirmed, it will enable the council and local bus operators to implement a wide range of improvements to the city’s bus network and associated infrastructure.

Some of the proposed measures include:

  • upgrades to bus infrastructure, including stops, shelters, and real-time information screens
  • new bus priorities
  • improved ticketing and cheaper fares for young persons
  • improved bus information
  • improvements to local bus service levels
  • restarting the Poppleton Bar Park & Ride service, which has been dormant since April 2020
  • upgrading Park & Ride sites to include overnight parking and better connections to longer-distance bus services
  • proposals for new developments to include provision of high-quality bus infrastructure and services

To utilise the BSIP funding, the council must enter into a statutory Enhanced Partnership (EP) with local bus operators. The EP sets out the responsibilities of the council and local bus operators and makes a binding commitment to honour these responsibilities.

 The EP Plan sets out the current state of the network, along with high level BSIP objectives and measures. The EP Scheme sets out detailed commitments and governance arrangements.

Enhanced Partnership Consultation

The consultation closed on Thursday 8 September 2022.

Thank you to everyone who responded, your responses are currently being analysed.

Read more about the EP in these downloads: