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DESPITE correspondence in letters page of The Press suggesting that the residents in Rawcliffe have no evening bus service, many of us do enjoy an excellent service.

A short walk along St Mark’s Grove and across the recreation car park there is a bus stop for the number 6 service.

In additional to the frequent daily service (starting at 5.50am) there is an evening service every 30 minutes, with the last return bus from Rougier Street at 11.34pm.

George Robinson, Manor Way, York.

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1:11pm Wed 29 Jan 14

allijew says...

I certainly would not feel safe walking through this route alone in the dark!
I certainly would not feel safe walking through this route alone in the dark! allijew
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1:19pm Wed 29 Jan 14

cambsmover says...

The number 6 serves Clifton Moor not Rawcliffe, so the fact that there are no evening services to Rawcliffe was correct. The cut through to Rivelin Way that's mentioned might be alright for those living close, but I live on the other side. I also agree with the above post about the lack of lighting on that shortcut, it does not inspire safety.
The number 6 serves Clifton Moor not Rawcliffe, so the fact that there are no evening services to Rawcliffe was correct. The cut through to Rivelin Way that's mentioned might be alright for those living close, but I live on the other side. I also agree with the above post about the lack of lighting on that shortcut, it does not inspire safety. cambsmover
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1:07am Thu 30 Jan 14

Lunatic says...

The services may be frequent, but they're still overpriced. I did the maths. On the journeys I take, and the frequency with which I make them, the bus is five to six times more expensive per mile than running my own private vehicle. That includes fuel, tax, MOT, insurance, maintenance AND the initial purchase price of the car.

Frequent services are great.
Value for money wouldn't hurt too much either.
The services may be frequent, but they're still overpriced. I did the maths. On the journeys I take, and the frequency with which I make them, the bus is five to six times more expensive per mile than running my own private vehicle. That includes fuel, tax, MOT, insurance, maintenance AND the initial purchase price of the car. Frequent services are great. Value for money wouldn't hurt too much either. Lunatic
  • Score: 0

2:06am Fri 31 Jan 14

Magicman! says...

Shame there wasn't some sort of link... such as a bus-only lane between Manor Way and Hurricane Way to link the north end of Rawcliffe to Clifton Moor by bus... then the number 6 route could be operated in a loop: 6A from Exhibition Square running the current route 6 to Clifton Moor, and then through the link into Rawcliffe, Eastholme Drive, and Water Lane before heading down Bootham to Exhibition Square; whilst 6C would do the loop in a clockwise direction - Bootham, Water Lane, Eastholme, Rawcliffe, Clifton Moor and then as usual route 6 back to the city centre... in that way Rawcliffe would get a dedicated service every 10 minutes without cost to some other area losing service provision, and from the city centre, the route via Rawcliffe would be a tiny bit quicker to Clifton Moor (in the other direction in the afternoon peak especially, as it would avoid the long tailbacks at Crichton Avenue, Wigginton Road and Clarence Street - the queues really kicking in big time once lendal bridge reopens at 5pm.
Shame there wasn't some sort of link... such as a bus-only lane between Manor Way and Hurricane Way to link the north end of Rawcliffe to Clifton Moor by bus... then the number 6 route could be operated in a loop: 6A from Exhibition Square running the current route 6 to Clifton Moor, and then through the link into Rawcliffe, Eastholme Drive, and Water Lane before heading down Bootham to Exhibition Square; whilst 6C would do the loop in a clockwise direction - Bootham, Water Lane, Eastholme, Rawcliffe, Clifton Moor and then as usual route 6 back to the city centre... in that way Rawcliffe would get a dedicated service every 10 minutes without cost to some other area losing service provision, and from the city centre, the route via Rawcliffe would be a tiny bit quicker to Clifton Moor (in the other direction in the afternoon peak especially, as it would avoid the long tailbacks at Crichton Avenue, Wigginton Road and Clarence Street - the queues really kicking in big time once lendal bridge reopens at 5pm. Magicman!
  • Score: 0

6:22pm Fri 31 Jan 14

daveyboy25 says...

Lunatic wrote:
The services may be frequent, but they're still overpriced. I did the maths. On the journeys I take, and the frequency with which I make them, the bus is five to six times more expensive per mile than running my own private vehicle. That includes fuel, tax, MOT, insurance, maintenance AND the initial purchase price of the car.

Frequent services are great.
Value for money wouldn't hurt too much either.
Must be a pedal car then. Its £12 a week by bus
[quote][p][bold]Lunatic[/bold] wrote: The services may be frequent, but they're still overpriced. I did the maths. On the journeys I take, and the frequency with which I make them, the bus is five to six times more expensive per mile than running my own private vehicle. That includes fuel, tax, MOT, insurance, maintenance AND the initial purchase price of the car. Frequent services are great. Value for money wouldn't hurt too much either.[/p][/quote]Must be a pedal car then. Its £12 a week by bus daveyboy25
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7:16pm Fri 31 Jan 14

greggy83 says...

Magicman! wrote:
Shame there wasn't some sort of link... such as a bus-only lane between Manor Way and Hurricane Way to link the north end of Rawcliffe to Clifton Moor by bus... then the number 6 route could be operated in a loop: 6A from Exhibition Square running the current route 6 to Clifton Moor, and then through the link into Rawcliffe, Eastholme Drive, and Water Lane before heading down Bootham to Exhibition Square; whilst 6C would do the loop in a clockwise direction - Bootham, Water Lane, Eastholme, Rawcliffe, Clifton Moor and then as usual route 6 back to the city centre... in that way Rawcliffe would get a dedicated service every 10 minutes without cost to some other area losing service provision, and from the city centre, the route via Rawcliffe would be a tiny bit quicker to Clifton Moor (in the other direction in the afternoon peak especially, as it would avoid the long tailbacks at Crichton Avenue, Wigginton Road and Clarence Street - the queues really kicking in big time once lendal bridge reopens at 5pm.
Sounds like a great idea, but the residents of York can't understand services with A and C on them. Remember the 19A and 19C saga from Rawcliffe??
[quote][p][bold]Magicman![/bold] wrote: Shame there wasn't some sort of link... such as a bus-only lane between Manor Way and Hurricane Way to link the north end of Rawcliffe to Clifton Moor by bus... then the number 6 route could be operated in a loop: 6A from Exhibition Square running the current route 6 to Clifton Moor, and then through the link into Rawcliffe, Eastholme Drive, and Water Lane before heading down Bootham to Exhibition Square; whilst 6C would do the loop in a clockwise direction - Bootham, Water Lane, Eastholme, Rawcliffe, Clifton Moor and then as usual route 6 back to the city centre... in that way Rawcliffe would get a dedicated service every 10 minutes without cost to some other area losing service provision, and from the city centre, the route via Rawcliffe would be a tiny bit quicker to Clifton Moor (in the other direction in the afternoon peak especially, as it would avoid the long tailbacks at Crichton Avenue, Wigginton Road and Clarence Street - the queues really kicking in big time once lendal bridge reopens at 5pm.[/p][/quote]Sounds like a great idea, but the residents of York can't understand services with A and C on them. Remember the 19A and 19C saga from Rawcliffe?? greggy83
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1:54am Sun 2 Feb 14

Magicman! says...

greggy83 wrote:
Magicman! wrote:
Shame there wasn't some sort of link... such as a bus-only lane between Manor Way and Hurricane Way to link the north end of Rawcliffe to Clifton Moor by bus... then the number 6 route could be operated in a loop: 6A from Exhibition Square running the current route 6 to Clifton Moor, and then through the link into Rawcliffe, Eastholme Drive, and Water Lane before heading down Bootham to Exhibition Square; whilst 6C would do the loop in a clockwise direction - Bootham, Water Lane, Eastholme, Rawcliffe, Clifton Moor and then as usual route 6 back to the city centre... in that way Rawcliffe would get a dedicated service every 10 minutes without cost to some other area losing service provision, and from the city centre, the route via Rawcliffe would be a tiny bit quicker to Clifton Moor (in the other direction in the afternoon peak especially, as it would avoid the long tailbacks at Crichton Avenue, Wigginton Road and Clarence Street - the queues really kicking in big time once lendal bridge reopens at 5pm.
Sounds like a great idea, but the residents of York can't understand services with A and C on them. Remember the 19A and 19C saga from Rawcliffe??
True, but the 19A/C's problems were mainly down to city centre congestion... in one direction, the bus went up Penleys Grove Street only to end up waiting for ages at the top because there wasn't enough of a gap in traffic to pull out. The 6A/6C idea would be that the entire northern section of the route would be a loop... this works in Derby with routes like 'The Mickleover' - even if you get on 'the wrong bus', your street is still served but it just takes a little bit longer!
[quote][p][bold]greggy83[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Magicman![/bold] wrote: Shame there wasn't some sort of link... such as a bus-only lane between Manor Way and Hurricane Way to link the north end of Rawcliffe to Clifton Moor by bus... then the number 6 route could be operated in a loop: 6A from Exhibition Square running the current route 6 to Clifton Moor, and then through the link into Rawcliffe, Eastholme Drive, and Water Lane before heading down Bootham to Exhibition Square; whilst 6C would do the loop in a clockwise direction - Bootham, Water Lane, Eastholme, Rawcliffe, Clifton Moor and then as usual route 6 back to the city centre... in that way Rawcliffe would get a dedicated service every 10 minutes without cost to some other area losing service provision, and from the city centre, the route via Rawcliffe would be a tiny bit quicker to Clifton Moor (in the other direction in the afternoon peak especially, as it would avoid the long tailbacks at Crichton Avenue, Wigginton Road and Clarence Street - the queues really kicking in big time once lendal bridge reopens at 5pm.[/p][/quote]Sounds like a great idea, but the residents of York can't understand services with A and C on them. Remember the 19A and 19C saga from Rawcliffe??[/p][/quote]True, but the 19A/C's problems were mainly down to city centre congestion... in one direction, the bus went up Penleys Grove Street only to end up waiting for ages at the top because there wasn't enough of a gap in traffic to pull out. The 6A/6C idea would be that the entire northern section of the route would be a loop... this works in Derby with routes like 'The Mickleover' - even if you get on 'the wrong bus', your street is still served but it just takes a little bit longer! Magicman!
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