New routes in York give travel opportunities for Heworth residents
Local bus company East Yorkshire has announced that it will be changing the route of its York-Bridlington buses, giving more travel choices for people in York.
From 30 September the buses, which run hourly throughout the day, will go from Hull Road via Melrosegate to Heworth, serving East Parade, Layerthorpe and Stonebow to the city centre, before continuing to Station Rise.
More buses will also go via the University of York campus, but buses will no longer go into Dunnington village, instead staying on the A1079 before heading to York.
The changes mean Heworth residents have more buses into York City Centre, plus now they have a new opportunity to travel to the University of York and on to Pocklington and Bridlington.
Commenting on the improvements, Ben Gilligan, Area Director for East Yorkshire, said: “When reviewing our network, we realised we could make minor tweaks to the route of our existing services to help create a new connection between the Heworth and Melrosegate areas of the city and the University.
“The University continues to grow, and a lot of university staff members already use our services to commute to and from work. We hope this will give even more university staff the opportunity to travel to work by public transport, helping reduce congestion and improve air quality in the city.”
The changes are part of an ongoing commitment by East Yorkshire of improving bus services, which includes a £6m investment in new buses announced in June.
East Yorkshire are also looking at further ways to encourage bus travel, including recently announced changes to child tickets which mean children can travel for less during weekends and school holidays.
Details of all the changes and new timetables can be found on the East Yorkshire website at www.eastyorkshirebuses.co.uk, by downloading the East Yorkshire Buses app or by ringing BusLine on 01482 59 29 29.