First York has updated its bus timetables for lockdown – Here are the changes

One of First York's buses. Photograph: Richard Walker
7 Jan 2021 @ 11.55 am
| News

Bus company First York has announced some changes to timetables following the re-introduction of full lockdown.

The changes come into effect from Sunday (10 January). They reflect the Government’s guidance to only make essential journeys and the decision to close schools and colleges.

Park & Ride will operate every 15 minutes during the day and then at longer intervals in the early evening.

Later services will operate hourly after about 8pm on the 2A Rawcliffe Bar and 7 Designer Outlet routes, and after 9pm on all others.

Services 9 and 12 will return to their original route through Monks Cross Shopping Park following the completion of remedial works which had closed that route over recent months.

University services will continue to operate to an amended timetable with minor changes to certain journeys.

Evening services will run at reduced frequencies and operate at hourly intervals after around 9pm. The 66X and UB1 will not operate.

The S10/X10 school services are also suspended during the lockdown period.

City services remain largely unchanged, with minor frequency changes on weekdays and evening services operating at reduced frequencies, with buses running at hourly intervals after approximately 9pm Monday-Saturday and 7pm on Sundays.

‘Here for key workers’

Marc Bichtemann, managing director of First York

Marc Bichtemann, managing director of First York, said: “We would like to reassure customers that our services will remain in place for all key workers and everyone making essential journeys to be able to get where they need to safely by using the city-wide network we have in operation. 

“We continue to work closely with City of York Council, schools, colleges and universities to assess any changing need and respond accordingly.” 

He added: “For everyone needing to make essential journeys, our buses are safe with enhanced daily cleaning, social distancing information on board and passengers required to wear face coverings, unless exempt.”

Full details of the changes can be found by visiting the First York website.