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First York and City of York Council announce fare change on Park and Ride

  • New fares effective from Sunday 5 February
  • Child fare frozen
  • Under 3% increase for most tickets, well below inflation

First York and City of York Council have announced a change to fares on the Park & Ride network, which they operate in partnership. The new prices are effective from Sunday 5 February 2023.

As part of an annual review, an increase for all but one fare is to be set at three per cent, a third of the current rate of inflation. A child return is frozen at £1.80 and concessionary fares will be 10p more at £1.30, a rise of eight per cent and still lower than inflation.

Kayleigh Ingham, Commercial Director of First Bus for North and West Yorkshire, said: “We have looked carefully at how we can limit price increases for customers as much as possible with the rise in the cost of living that everyone is facing. These changes also balance the challenge of maintaining a sustainable network as we build back passengers following the pandemic.

“Using the Park & Ride for leisure and work-related travel provides excellent value with free parking and we have continued to ensure that the average cost per trip of making multiple journeys remains low.”

Full details of the new fares can be found by visiting the First York website  or on


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