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Park & Ride customers advised of new fares from Sunday

City of York Council and First York have announced that the standard Park & Ride return fare will increase by 10p from Sunday 3rd February 2019 as the partners continue to strive to offer customers cost effective, no-fuss transport directly into York.

The upcoming fare change will also apply to return tickets for young people; weekly, monthly and annual tickets; and the smart multi-day carnets. However, return fares for children and concessions will remain unchanged and it will still be possible for up to three children to travel free of charge with one fare-paying adult.

The Park & Ride fares due to change from Sunday 3rd February include:

  • Standard Return will increase from £3.10 to £3.20
  • Young Person’s Return will increase from £3 to £3.10
  • Smart 5-day Carnet (also available in bundles of 10 or 20 days) will increase from £14 to £14.50 (the equivalent of £2.90 per day)
  • Weekly smart tickets will increase from £12.40 to £12.80
  • Monthly smart tickets will increase from £49 to £50
  • Annual smart tickets will increase from £490 to £500

Councillor Peter Dew, Executive Member for Transport, said: “Park & Ride remains a great value way to travel in and out of the city. Regular commuters can take advantage of significant discounts on the cost of their journeys by using the York by Bus smartcard. 

"With Park & Ride services, customers can enjoy free parking, free WIFI and frequent services to and from York. Late night Park & Ride services are offered every Friday evening and,  indeed, every evening on some services. So, whether you're shopping, eating, socialising or working in the city centre, you can now do it for longer.”

Marc Bichtemann, Managing Director for First York, added: “Our focus on encouraging more customers to buy tickets in advance of boarding will continue as this helps improve journey times and punctuality, which are factors that we know are vital to customers. We’d also like to encourage customers to check-out our mTickets app so that they can buy tickets in advance of boarding. Once you have your mTicket, you don’t need to worry about losing a paper bus ticket or having the right change for the bus as your ticket is saved on your smartphone.

“We will be continuing to invest in this service and are pleased to confirm that 21 new electric double decker buses will be introduced onto York Park & Ride services this year. In addition to this, we will be upgrading the remainder of the Park & Ride fleet with low-emission technology, audio-visual announcements and the provision of USB sockets.”

City of York Council and First York are reminding customers to check that they’re making the most of the range of savings available. For full details of the new fares, as well as all the different ticketing options and discounts, see our Park & Ride fares page.