First Bus route changes for York cross-city travel brings electric bus benefits

  • Introduction of new Service 10L for evening journeys
  • New 1A service to West Nooks maintains combined four buses an hour Chapelfields-Wigginton

First Bus is introducing changes to selected routes in York for cross-city travel to Nether Poppleton and Haxby to extend the benefits of electric buses.

These will come into effect from Sunday 2 June and have been finalised through close working with the City of York Council transport team.

Service 10

Daytime service 10 will be re-routed between Holgate and the city to run via Poppleton Road, Holgate Road and York Railway Station to enable the use of newer electric vehicles.

From 7:00pm, evening services Monday-Saturday will continue to include Leeman Road, with these journeys numbered 10L to differentiate from the new daytime route.

The timetable of service 10 will be retimed to improve punctuality and reliability while buses on Service 10A will continue to serve Derwent Valley Industrial Estate with timetable changes to Mon-Sat early morning services.

Services to Stamford Bridge are temporarily terminating near the junction with Buttercrambe Road during the closure of the bridge by East Riding of Yorkshire Council for urgent maintenance.

Service 1 – extension to West Nooks

One journey per hour will be re-routed in Haxby to serve West Nooks. Residents in West Nooks are encouraged to use this service, numbered 1A and which will run hourly Monday to Saturday daytime maintaining a combined four buses per hour between Chapelfields, York, Haxby and Wigginton, with a revised timetable to further improve punctuality and reliability.

Service 59 – additional Leeman Road stops

Additional stops will be added to the current timetable on Leeman Road which will all be served by the 59 during the day, to partially replace the re-route of service 10. These are:

Towards city centre

  • Salisbury Road
  • Kingsland Terrace
  • Carleton Street
  • York Royal Mail Offices

Towards Poppleton

  • York Station Rise
  • National Railway Museum
  • Carleton Street
  • Livingstone Street
  • Salisbury Road

Michel Moore, Head of Network at First Bus in York, said: “We have worked closely with the City of York Council transport team to finalise these changes and extend electric bus journeys for residents.

“The timetable changes have been devised using scheduling software First Bus has invested in to support better prediction of journey times throughout the day. We are now seeing clear evidence of improvements on routes where this has already been implemented, with starting punctuality above 95 per cent.”

Full details of the changes and maps showing the routes and bus stops can be found on the First Bus website