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News : Park and Ride

Balloon Fiesta travel advice

25 September 2019

Visitors to this year's Balloon Fiesta are advised to travel by bus. More

Coppergate one-way traffic restrictions

29 August 2019

One way traffic restrictions will be put in place on Coppergate, located in the city centre of York, for up... More

Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre company encourages audiences to travel by bus

23 May 2019

This summer, Shakespeare’s Rose Theatre will be returning to York and, as this photograph shows, the company is encouraging visitors... More

York to boast one of the biggest fleets of double deck electric buses outside of London

25 March 2019

York will soon be home to one of the biggest fleets of double deck electric buses outside of London, thanks... More

Planning application for front of York Station submitted

21 March 2019

Plans that will see the front of York Railway Station transformed with the removal of Queen Street Bridge and reorganising... More

New hospital bus service to launch after Easter

18 March 2019

A new bus service, operated by First York on behalf of York Hospital, will launch on Monday 29th April providing... More

York Central moves another step closer with £37m funding decision

14 March 2019

York Central has moved a step closer today as £37.32m of external funding was promised to help the site deliver... More

Executive to be asked to agree Hyper Hubs plan

8 March 2019

City of York Council’s Executive will be asked to agree to progress plans to develop rapid charging points – known... More

Month-long programme of events planned to encourage people to rethink the way they travel

21 February 2019

City of York Council’s iTravel team today launched a month-long campaign aimed at encouraging people to rethink the way they travel... More

Park & Ride customers advised of new fares from Sunday

30 January 2019

City of York Council and First York have announced that the standard Park & Ride return fare will increase by... More

Evening Park & Ride services for 2019

6 January 2019

Whether you're shopping, eating, socialising or working in the city centre, you can do it for longer in 2019 with... More

Traffic signals to be upgraded on Walmgate Bar junction

19 December 2018

Ageing and outdated traffic signals at the Walmgate junction with the Inner Ring Road are set to be replaced in... More

‘Thank York It’s Friday’ sees introduction of late evening Park & Ride every Friday until Christmas

7 September 2018

York’s city centre is supporting the high street with a new initiative bringing together York Business Improvement District, First York,... More

Users of TripAdvisor give York’s Park & Ride service a resounding thumbs up

31 July 2018

York’s Park & Ride service has been given a score of 4.5 (out of five) by users of TripAdvisor, with... More

Versailles star encourages visitors to enjoy York’s attractions this summer

20 July 2018

Television star Alexander Vlahos is reminding visitors that they can enjoy York’s attractions for longer this summer - by making... More

York Clean Air Zone survey- give us your views

25 June 2018

City of York Council would like to hear your views on proposals to introduce a new Clean Air Zone for... More

Extended summer evening Park & Ride service

13 June 2018

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

Quality Bus Partnership launches its Customer Charter

24 May 2018

YORK'S Quality Bus Partnership has launched a Customer Charter, which sets out the high standard of service that it aims... More

Tadcaster Road/St Helen’s Road signals set for upgrade

24 April 2018

City of York Council is warning of severe disruption as it replaces ageing and unreliable traffic lights at the junction... More

A united North joins Transport Minister Jo Johnson to hail a new era of transformation

5 April 2018

Northern leaders and businesses will join the Minister of State for Transport, Jo Johnson MP, to herald a new era... More

Lendal Arch Gyratory set to be resurfaced

28 March 2018

Following on from the extensive Lendal Arch Gyratory traffic signal works City of York Council is set to resurface the... 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

Streetworks update

2 February 2018

Major roadworks are ongoing at several locations in the York area. More

Essential utility works from Monday 29th January

26 January 2018

Essential utility works at Piccadilly and Germany Beck will be starting on Monday 29th January. 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

Lendal Arch junction upgrade to start Sunday 21 January

18 January 2018

City of York Council is reminding residents, businesses and visitors that work to upgrade the traffic signals at the Lendal... More

Reducing bus pollution levels with new Clean Air Zone proposals

18 January 2018

Proposals to further improve air quality in York by reducing bus emissions and decreasing stationary vehicle engine idling are to... More

York bus services some of the best in the region

11 January 2018

Figures compiled by the Department for Transport (DfT) show that improvements made to York’s buses helped take 460,000 car trips... More

Lendal Arch junction set to be upgraded in the new year

18 December 2017

City of York Council is due to upgrade the traffic signals at the Lendal Arch gyratory in January 2018. More

First York Christmas bus timetable announced

6 December 2017

First York has announced its Christmas bus timetable schedule, which will include Park & Ride, city centre services and a... 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

First York gives balloon fans a lift

19 September 2017

Local bus operator First York has teamed up with the organisers of York Balloon Fiesta to provide customers with cut-price... More

York’s Park and Ride to be fully charged in another clean air coup

29 August 2017

York is set to boast the country’s first fully-electric Park & Ride fleet after securing funding for 24 brand new... More

York welcomes trial of UK’s newest electric double decker bus

14 August 2017

A landmark moment has been celebrated in York as it became the first UK city outside London to trial a... 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

Council and First to extend successful Park & Ride partnership

14 June 2017

City of York Council and First York are set to extend their partnership delivering York’s Park & Ride service after... More

Early P&R buses this Sunday for historic rail event

21 April 2017

In conjunction with City of York Council, First York will be operating early morning bus services this Sunday 23rd April,... More

Stonebow: Bus stop relocation from 29th March

28 March 2017

Due to the ongoing redevelopment of Stonebow House, three bus stops will be relocated from Wednesday 29th March for the... More

Park & Ride fare changes

13 March 2017

From 26th March 2017, fare changes will be introduced on York’s Park & Ride network. More

York to trial revolutionary new traffic technology for the Department for Transport

21 February 2017

York has been selected by the Department for Transport (DfT) to trial new technology that could revolutionise the way we... 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

York’s electric buses praised at Transport Awards

14 December 2016

First York’s electric buses have received the top award in the Contribution to Sustainable Transport category at the North of... More

Update on York Park & Ride tender

29 November 2016

Following dialogue with a number of bus companies to better understand the reasons which prevented them from submitting bids for... 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

Executive: Coppergate Traffic Regulation Order

5 October 2016

City of York Council’s Executive will be asked to approve an amended Traffic Regulation Order (TRO) for Coppergate at a... More

Update on York’s Park & Ride tender

4 October 2016

In June, City of York Council opened a tender process for bus operators to bid for a new contract to... 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

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

First York: Free Bus Travel For Armed Forces Day

24 June 2016

To commemorate and support ‘Armed Forces Day’ this Saturday 25 June, First York has announced that serving members of the... 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

New water main connections in Museum Street and St Leonard’s Place

5 May 2016

Yorkshire Water’s contractors Morrison Utility Services (MUS) will be working in Museum Street and St Leonard’s Place for one week... 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

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

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

National award nomination for York bus service

4 November 2015

City of York Council, along with partners First York and Optare, have been shortlisted for an award at the prestigious... More

New investment to improve real-time transport information

12 October 2015

Yorkshire’s bus and train users are set to benefit from a new investment to improve travel information systems. More

Passengers and punctuality on the increase

9 October 2015

Newly-released figures show York is bucking the trend regionally, with an increasing number of passengers using the bus. More

Executive: Report examines future options for York Park & Ride.

16 September 2015

A new 8-year contract for York’s Park & Ride service will be awarded next year following a procurement exercise to... More

York shorlisted for Low Carbon Champions award

2 September 2015

City of York Council, First York Buses and Optare have been shortlisted in the Vehicle Operator category for the 2015... More

A64 / A19 interchange resurfacing works

24 August 2015

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

Report outlines Transport team’s achievements

21 July 2015

A report outlining City of York Council's Transport team's achievements during 2014/15 and proposed budget amendments for the service for... More

Number of bus passengers in York reaches 15 million

5 June 2015

The number of people travelling by bus in York has reached a new record. More

Plusbus £2 online offer

29 May 2015

Travelling by train in June or July? 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

Sign up to i-Travel York’s BIG Challenge

12 May 2015

A new city-wide travel challenge which encourages York businesses and their employees to consider different modes of sustainable transport starts... More

A19 Fulford Interchange: Improvement works start this month

1 May 2015

Improvement works to one of York’s busiest road interchanges, helping to tackle congestion and improve public transport reliability on the... More

York responds to Northern Transport plans

20 March 2015

City of York Council notes with interest today’s Northern transport announcement and welcomes the commitment to invest in transport and... 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

Essential resurfacing – Monkgate

4 March 2015

City of York Council will be carrying out essential resurfacing works on Monkgate from 9th March. More

Bus User Group seeks new recruits

26 February 2015

Bus users are being invited to have their say on how bus services in York are planned and delivered. 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

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

Park & Ride fare changes

16 December 2014

Fares on York’s Park & Ride network will be increasing from 4th January 2015. 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

Consultation on improvements to A19/A64 junction

21 November 2014

City of York Council is undertaking a targeted consultation on a scheme to improve one of York’s busiest road interchanges. More

City of York Council and First celebrate 20 years of Park & Ride partnership

12 November 2014

First and City of York Council have recently celebrated 20 years of partnership providing one of the best Park &... More

Council awarded £1m to continue iTravel initiative

21 July 2014

The Department for Transport has awarded City of York Council a further £1million to continue the city’s pioneering iTravel York... More

Leeman Road bridge to be closed for repairs

11 June 2014

Leeman Road will be closed from 16th to 20th June for highway repairs beneath the Marble Arch Bridge. 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

Lendal Bridge traffic restrictions to be lifted

9 April 2014

Following a statement issued this morning by Council Leader Cllr. James Alexander, the council has confirmed that Lendal Bridge traffic... More

Overnight road closures on A59

31 March 2014

City of York Council will be carrying out overnight works in the area around the A59 from tonight in preparation... More

Park & Pedal initiative commended at national awards

20 March 2014

City of York Council’s Park & Pedal scheme has been commended at the 2014 British Parking Awards. More

All York ticket prices reduced

5 January 2014

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

York businesses: sign up to get free travel advice

20 November 2013

York businesses still have the opportunity to sign up to a free conference which could provide them and their employees... More

New Askham Bar P&R site: night works

18 November 2013

City of York Council will be carrying out works for the revised junction at for the new Askham Bar Park... 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

City of York Council shortlisted in national awards for driving up car sharing and car club use

30 October 2013

City of York Council has been shortlisted for two national awards for its work on increasing car sharing and use... More

Have you seen York’s new-look bus timetables?

29 October 2013

From today, bus users travelling along the Hull Road and Dunnington routes will notice our new-look bus timetables. More

York set to get a new-look Central Bus Interchange

11 October 2013

Even more improvements are set to be made to York’s bus network if plans are approved at a decision session... More

York to benefit from £1.4 million bus funding

10 October 2013

York is one of only four areas across the country to be awarded a share of the £16.5million new Better... More

New shelter proposed for York’s busiest bus stop

9 October 2013

The busiest of York’s five Park & Ride services is set to get a new city centre bus shelter, following... More

i-Travel York launch Yorkshire’s first multi-modal journey planner

7 October 2013

City of York Council’s i-Travel York team has officially launched the region’s first multi-modal journey planner. More

York secures £2m for A19 flood prevention work

27 September 2013

City of York Council has bid for and successfully secured millions in funding towards improving one of York’s key arterial... More

Pavement closed for four weeks

12 September 2013

From Sunday 15th September, Pavement will be closed for four weeks to enable Northern Gas Networks to carry out important... More

All York ticket sales grow

6 September 2013

As the All York ticket recently celebrated its first birthday, the All York Management Committee is pleased to announce ticket... More

New YOzone cards for 16 to 18 year olds

30 August 2013

Even more young people in York are being offered the opportunity to benefit from discounted travel, thanks to a City... More

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