New Park & Ride sites
On Sunday 8th June 2014 our two newest Park & Ride sites opened for business.
A total of 1,700 new Park & Ride spaces have been created to improve the service and boost capacity.
- Askham Bar - A new 1,100-space P&R site with modern waiting facilities has replaced the original site which was unable to meet demand for parking spaces.
- Poppleton Bar - A new 600-space P&R site with an all-electric bus service now caters for passengers travelling to York via the A59 and other areas west of the city.
Both sites benefit from the tried-and-tested fast, frequent, low-cost bus service which makes Park & Ride one of the cheapest and easiest ways to travel into the centre of York.
The Poppleton Bar Park & Ride service is the UK's first all-electric Park & Ride route. Brand new, locally-manufactured Optare buses offer a smooth, quiet, zero-emission ride into the city centre. Rapid chargers at Poppleton Bar keep the buses' batteries topped up throughout the day, plus trickle chargers in the car park area offer electric car owners the chance to recharge too.
New site offices
The spacious new terminal buildings at Askham Bar and Poppleton Bar have been constructed using the latest in energy-efficient design. Making extensive use of natural light, ground-source heating and sustainable wood construction, the new buildings provide a pleasant environment for both passengers and staff.
Ample cycle racks and lockers have been installed at both sites, allowing us to extend the highly-successful Park & Pedal scheme to Askham Bar and Poppleton Bar. Contact us if you're interested in leasing a cycle locker.