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First York and CYC announce Park and Ride fare change

First York and City of York Council have announced a change to fares on the Park and Ride network, which they operate in partnership.

As part of an annual review, an increase for all but one fare is to be set at 3%, a third of the current rate of inflation. A child return is frozen at £1.80 and concessionary fares will be 10p more at £1.30, a rise of 8% and still lower than inflation.

Park and Ride fares are determined by a formula in the operating contract, which includes Retail Price Index inflation. The new fare increases are well below inflation and, because of the unique way the Park & Ride is operated, are not further affected by other factors like the impact of the pandemic on the bus network experienced by operators across the city and country.

Kayleigh Ingham, Commercial Director of First Bus for North and West Yorkshire, said:

We have looked carefully at how we can limit price increases for customers as much as possible with the rise in the cost of living that everyone is facing.

"These changes also balance the challenge of maintaining a sustainable network as we build back passengers following the pandemic.

“Using the Park & Ride for leisure and work-related travel provides excellent value with free parking and we have continued to ensure that the average cost per trip of making multiple journeys remains low.”

The new prices are effective from Sunday 5 February 2023.

Read more about Park and Ride fares and passes online.

Published: 1st February 2023