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Summer evening Park & Ride service to be extended

13 June 2018

Users of York’s popular Park & Ride service will be able to enjoy the attractions in the city centre for... More

City of York Council works with neighbouring councils to secure the future of Service 18

1 May 2018

City of York Council has brokered a deal between local authorities and several parish councils to secure the short-term future... More

New pedestrian and cycle bridge connecting station to city centre given the green light

12 March 2018

The design for a wider shared-use pedestrian and cycle bridge at Scarborough Bridge has been unanimously endorsed by the council’s... More

Stonebow bus stops set to reopen on Monday

2 March 2018

On Monday 5th March, bus services will return to their normal stops at Stonebow following relocation during the refurbishment of... More

Last few days to have your say on city centre bike racks

26 February 2018

Residents have just a few more days to give their views on potential sites for new cycle racks in the... More

Contactless payments to help make catching the bus easier

23 January 2018

All First York buses will accept contactless payments (card or mobile) from 28th January 2018 More

New EYMS bus app ticket for York commuters

29 November 2017

Travellers in the Pocklington area can now buy bus tickets through their mobile phone, as local bus company East Yorkshire... More

Repair works to Parliament Street ahead of festive season

8 November 2017

City of York Council is carrying out essential repair works to Parliament Street this Sunday (12 November) ahead of the... More

Rougier Street bus stops upgrade

18 October 2017

From Monday 23 October City of York Council is set to start the next phase of work to improve the... More

Senior Councillor to consider early festive boost for retailers

12 October 2017

Shoppers and retailers could get an early Christmas present next week if a senior councillor approves plans to extend parking... More

Experimental changes set to enhance Fossgate

15 September 2017

In a bid to help make Fossgate even more welcoming for residents and businesses a number of traffic changes are... More

New bus services for Naburn

8 September 2017

Following Utopia Coaches' announcement on 22nd August, several villages between York and Selby have been left without a local bus... More

Get into gear for the Festival of Cycling

21 August 2017

A renowned free event, the York Festival of Cycling will return once again on Sunday 3 September. The cycling event... More

Rougier Street bus stops set for major upgrade

9 August 2017

From Monday 14 August City of York Council is set to improve the Rougier Street bus stops, some of the... More

Scarborough Bridge consultation

6 July 2017

To help provide better accessibility, connectivity and more capacity, City of York Council is consulting with residents, commuters and visitors... More

Celebrate the bicycle’s 200th birthday: give the gift of cycling for Bike Week

7 June 2017

Bike Week runs from Saturday 10 to Sunday 18 June.  Love to Ride are inviting everyone to ‘give the gift... More

Micklegate Bar closure for restoration works

24 May 2017

As part of a £1.5 million restoration scheme to preserve and protect York’s medieval city walls – announced by City... More

£2 million investment in York’s streetlights

2 May 2017

Thousands of York’s ageing streetlights are set for an overhaul through a £2million investment by City of York Council. The... More

Monks Cross partner with City of York Council for Green Wheels

16 February 2017

Monks Cross Shopping Park are ‘going green’ with the help of City of York Council.  There will be an exciting... More

Key city centre junctions set to benefit from new traffic signals

6 January 2017

Ageing traffic signals on key city centre junctions including George Hudson Street/Micklegate and Skeldergate/Micklegate/North Street are set for a complete... More

Coppergate traffic restrictions to be reintroduced next week

5 January 2017

Traffic restrictions will come into force on Coppergate from Monday 9th January. More

TravelwithTots rides off with national award

11 November 2016

City of York Council’s i-Travel York initiative has won a national award for the York Bike Belles #travelwithtots campaign at... More

Travel the smart way with the York by bus card

8 November 2016

It's now even easier to get on board York’s buses with the introduction of the ‘York by bus’ smartcard More

Essential resurfacing set to take place across York

19 October 2016

City of York Council will be carrying out essential resurfacing on several roads from 24th October. More

Give your views at our Bus Surgery

3 October 2016

York’s bus users are being invited to give the city’s bus operators and City of York Council their views on... More

10,500 cyclists take to York streets for Sky Ride

13 September 2016

10,500 cyclists took to the streets of York on Sunday during the final Sky Ride big city event. The ride... More

New bus service connects Derwenthorpe to York City Centre

13 September 2016

A new bus service connecting up Derwenthorpe and Fifth Avenue with the city centre has started operating. More

Olympic gold medallists set to take to York’s streets!

8 September 2016

York is gearing up to welcome several Team GB track cyclists fresh from their success at the Rio Olympic Games.... More

Get in gear for spoke-tacular Festival of Cycling

5 September 2016

A renowned free event, the York Festival of Cycling will return once again on Sunday 11 September. The event has... More

Get in gear for Sky Ride York - travel information

25 August 2016

On Sunday 11 September Sky Ride York will once again take to the city’s historic streets in partnership with City... More

Evening bus link between York and Stamford Bridge saved thanks to three councils and local employer

25 August 2016

The future of an evening bus service between York and Stamford Bridge has been secured thanks to three councils and... More

New Traffic Restrictions for Coppergate

16 August 2016

Traffic restrictions are set to be reintroduced on one of York’s key public transport links. More

Sky Ride returns to York for final lap

11 August 2016

Following the hugely popular Sky Ride in 2015 which saw over 8,000 cyclists take to the city’s famous streets, the... More

Essential Resurfacing – Front Street, Acomb

10 August 2016

City of York Council will be carrying essential resurfacing on Front Street, Acomb, on Sunday 14th, Monday 15th and Sunday... More

Over 12,000 residents join Minster Badge scheme

29 July 2016

Nearly 12,200 residents have joined the City of York Council Minster Badge scheme almost two years after it was introduced... More

EYMS: Amazing summer buses return to York Maze

18 July 2016

Visitors to York will find it easier to access some of the region’s most popular visitor attractions this summer, as... More

First York: Fare changes from 17th July

12 July 2016

First York has announced the introduction of a new 10-trip mobile ticket as part of a wider review of tickets... More

Executive: Key council funded bus services to be saved

23 June 2016

York’s Executive has said it proposes to limit cuts to bus subsidies and retain key services following a citywide public... More

Tender process opens to bid for York’s Park & Ride service contract

16 June 2016

City of York Council has opened a tender process for bus operators to bid to manage one of the UK’s... More

Balance Bike fun sessions for tots

25 May 2016

Young children in York can get into gear at special balance bike sessions for tots at the traffic free York... More

City of York Council’s newly approved taxi licensing policy aims to cut pollution from York’s fleet

12 May 2016

The new policy which consolidates all previous taxi licensing decisions into one single formal document, restricts harmful emissions from taxis... More

Views sought on bus subsidy changes

11 April 2016

City of York Council is seeking views from residents and commuters on a number of changes to council subsidised bus... More

Spring into action with Sky Ride Local in York

8 April 2016

City of York Council is encouraging residents to get out and about on their bikes this spring and explore York... More

Green Wheels - find out more about electric and hybrid vehicles

1 April 2016

City of York Council’s i-Travel York team are inviting residents and visitors to come and discover the very latest electric... More

York’s buses rated amongst the best in the country

15 March 2016

Buses operating in York continue to rank amongst the best in the country according to an independent survey published today. More

Major alterations to Water Lane - update on progress

9 March 2016

The alterations to the junction of Water Lane / Green Lane are ongoing with Phase 1 nearing completion. Work is... More

Major improvements set for Water Lane

16 February 2016

Major works will take place on a key route in York from 22nd Feb to support a new housing development... More

Free Wi-fi now on EYMS Buses

11 February 2016

East Yorkshire Motor Services has announced that free Wi-Fi is now available on buses between Hull city centre, Hull University... More

Rougier St and Low Ousegate: Bus stop closures from 22nd Feb.

10 February 2016

Bus stops at Rougier St and Low Ousegate will be temporarily closed from late February to allow major works to... More

Review of car parking provision to be considered at Council Executive

3 February 2016

Options to carry out the largest review of car parking provision in York in over 10 years could be considered... More

Reminder: Free bus travel for young people in January and February

7 January 2016

Youngsters aged 18 and under can travel in York by bus for free every weekend throughout January and February. More

York residents are region’s most active

14 December 2015

York has the highest proportion of active people in Yorkshire & the Humber and is among the UK’s top 10%,... More

York’s Dial and Ride fleet extended

26 November 2015

York’s Dial & Ride service has been expanded thanks to a new bus, giving passengers more opportunities to travel to... More

Amber warning for delivery drivers

11 November 2015

Delivery drivers are being warned of the dangers that can be caused from driving and parking inappropriately in York. More

Over 7,000 residents take part in ground breaking travel scheme

5 November 2015

Over 7,000 households across York have benefitted from the most extensive door-to-door exercise ever carried out by City of York... More

Decision Session: City centre access review

5 November 2015

A number of options to improve city centre access for pedestrians and give greater clarity to road users will be... More

Improved cycle links for Monks Cross

20 October 2015

City of York Council is carrying out works to introduce improved off-road cycle facilities in the Monks Cross area. More

Travel2Campus project launches

13 October 2015

City of York Council’s i-Travel York have launched an exciting new Travel2Campus campaign in partnership with the national sustainable travel... More

New Peak Time Travel Pass for bus passengers with learning difficulties

15 September 2015

City of York Council has teamed up with First York to launch a new Peak Time Travel bus pass for... More

Gear up for weekend of cycling

10 September 2015

Now in its sixth year the ever popular York Festival of Cycling, which regularly draws crowds of several thousand, will... More

Sky Ride York set to take to the streets

9 September 2015

York is gearing up for thousands of cyclists of all ages and abilities to take to the city’s historic streets... More

Maintenance works on A1237

8 September 2015

From Monday 7 September, City of York Council will undertake routine maintenance work on the whole of the A1237 outer... More

A64 / A19 interchange resurfacing works

24 August 2015

Works to resurface the A64 / A19 interchange will start next week. More

Changes to First York fares from 30th August

20 August 2015

First York have announced changes to some of their commercial fares from 30th August 2015. More

New summer buses announced to York Maze

15 July 2015

Visitors to York will find it easier to access some of the region’s most popular visitor attractions this summer, as... More

Morvélo CityCross gets into gear at Rowntree Park

16 June 2015

York's first Morvélo CityCross cycle race helped to get Bike Week in gear as over 200 competitors lined up to... More

First announce bus service changes

13 June 2015

First York has announced changes to bus services from 2nd August following a consultation exercise held earlier this year. More

Transdev shows support for York Pride event

4 June 2015

Transdev is working in partnership with York Pride for the biggest LGBT celebration the City has seen on 20th June. More

i-Travel York on your doorstep

20 May 2015

More than 6,000 homes in the Acomb and Poppleton areas of York will be able to benefit from free travel... More

Monks Cross Park & Ride gets a new fleet of electric buses

19 May 2015

The UK’s top Park & Ride service is further expanding its offer to customers by introducing new fully-electric buses at... More

New i-Travel York film campaign starring Andrew Dunn launches

30 April 2015

A new video campaign promoting cycling, car sharing, walking and travelling on public transport in and around York has launched... More

Bus company offers Easter treat

24 March 2015

Hull-based bus company EYMS are encouraging York residents and commuters to hop on the bus this Easter by offering reduced... More

York - Leeds Easter rail bus replacement for electrification works

17 March 2015

Rail passengers and York residents are being warned to plan ahead this Easter as work to electrify the railway between... More

York awarded £475k to reduce bus emissions

17 March 2015

More buses in York are set to get an electric makeover, thanks to a successful bid from City of York... More

York’s buses rated number one in England

12 March 2015

Improvements to bus services have resulted in York being rated as having the best bus services in England, according to... More

£2m footbridge upgrade bid success

3 March 2015

Plans to upgrade the footbridge on Scarborough Bridge have been given the green light, following today’s announcement that funding has... More

Next step in securing funds to progress plans for York’s Outer Ring Road

24 February 2015

City of York Council’s Cabinet will meet on 3rd March to decide the next steps for progressing plans to upgrade... More

Have your say: First seeks views on bus routes

6 February 2015

People living and working in parts of York are being given an opportunity to shape their future bus services as... More

Feedback shapes review of York’s signposting

5 February 2015

Following a six-week consultation into the future of York’s signposts, feedback will be taken to a Cabinet meeting on 10th... More

Cabinet: Commission set to tackle traffic congestion in York

4 February 2015

Proposals on the principles and scope of an independently-chaired cross-party congestion commission will go before Cabinet next week (10th Feb). More

Titan the robot launches improved 415 bus service

26 January 2015

Titan the robot took travel to the MAX when he relaunched Arriva's York to Selby bus service at the Designer... More

Improvements to EYMS service 18

19 January 2015

East Yorkshire Motor Services has announced further improvements to buses between Market Weighton, Holme on Spalding Moor, Wheldrake, York Designer... More

Decision on improvements to A19 junction

13 January 2015

Following a consultation, City of York Council is taking a further report to a Cabinet meeting on 20th Jan to... More

New look for Exhibition Square Interchange

9 January 2015

Residents and visitors are now benefiting from a redesigned bus interchange in York city centre. More

Free Wi-Fi on Park & Ride

28 November 2014

Passengers can now access free Wi-Fi on all of York's Park & Ride services and several of First York's local... More

Coastliner gets free Wi-Fi from Super-Connected Cities grant

23 October 2014

Bus operator Transdev is set to benefit from York’s share of £50 million from the government’s Super-Connected Cities programme fund,... More

Extra buses at Monks Cross Park & Ride

10 April 2014

First and City of York Council are providing additional journeys on the Monks Cross Park & Ride service. More

York remains a top UK cycling city

8 April 2014

York remains one of the top cycling cities in the UK, according to figures released by the Office of National... More

Bridge restrictions to be lifted during TUC march

3 March 2014

Lendal Bridge restrictions will be lifted for the day on Saturday 8th March, due to disruption caused by a TUC... More

Brand new buses for routes 24, 26 & 27

6 February 2014

Arriva Yorkshire have rolled out four brand-new low emission buses in York. More

Reinvigorate York: Improving York’s city centre

24 January 2014

City of York Council has today unveiled the latest Reinvigorate York schemes that will improve the quality of key public... More

All York ticket prices reduced

5 January 2014

Prices of All York Week and Family tickets have been reduced for 2014. More

Dial & Ride: Over 20 years helping people keep their independence.

19 December 2013

City of York Council is recognizing the dedication of York’s Dial & Ride service. More

More disabled parking spaces in York’s car parks

17 December 2013

City of York Council is increasing the number of disabled parking spaces in York’s city centre. More

Out of this world cycling videos are a hit with students

9 December 2013

City of York Council and The University of York have created a series of informative videos to promote safe &... More

York set to endorse Government’s £1billion devolved transport fund

27 November 2013

City of York Council will be asked to formally endorse the West Yorkshire Combined Authority and progress proposals for a new legal... More

Residents reconsider travel options following ground-breaking i-Travel York exercise

20 November 2013

Thousands of households in the north of York have so far benefitted from the most extensive door-to-door exercise ever carried... More

Yorkshire launches first Tour de France education pack

12 November 2013

Yorkshire is getting into gear with the launch of the first ever Tour de France school’s resource pack - for... More

York by Bus campaign launches

11 November 2013

A new campaign to encourage even more people to travel by bus in York lauches this week. More

Take advantage of Yorkshire’s first network of electric vehicle charging points

5 November 2013

Tourists, businesses and residents in York can now benefit from the region’s first network of pay-as-you-go electric vehicle charging points.... More

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