My bus game

My bus game

My bus game

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I PLAY a good game every morning on the No 5 bus on the section of road between the Ainsty and the turn-off on to Clifton Bridge. It is called “spot the passenger on the No 59 bus”.

Yes, I know it is a park & ride bus, but so is the Number 7, which I sometimes get from the station to the designer outlet, and that pulls into all stops en route. So why can’t the number 59 pull in along Boroughbridge Road before it continues up to Poppleton Bar?

I catch the bus on a night outside the Cedar Court. The number 59 pulls into the stop before mine. I could get that but someone told me it only stops outside CPP.

Last Friday I was tired of waiting for my bus home and got the first available bus, which was a number 1, and walked home from Acomb. A number 59 did turn up but I couldn’t get on.

Last week my 83-year-old mother and I went to an event at York Theatre Royal. We missed the number 5 bus by a couple of minutes, walked to Cedar Court to find the next bus was about another 20 minutes and continued on to the station to find the number 10 was a 40-minute wait. So we got a taxi.

Please can City of York Council and First York consider again where the number 59 bus stops on Boroughbridge Road.

S Cocker, Almsford Road, York,

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9:28pm Wed 25 Jun 14

anth!! says...

All park & ride buses only stop at certain places, thats why they are fastish & frequentish, all I can I suggest is try & find out were these certain stops are.
All park & ride buses only stop at certain places, thats why they are fastish & frequentish, all I can I suggest is try & find out were these certain stops are. anth!!
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8:05am Thu 26 Jun 14

old_geezer says...

anth!! wrote:
All park & ride buses only stop at certain places, thats why they are fastish & frequentish, all I can I suggest is try & find out were these certain stops are.
"these certain stops": http://www.itravelyo
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I do think they could designate one extra stop each way somewhere along Boroughbridge Road without impacting overall journey time..
[quote][p][bold]anth!![/bold] wrote: All park & ride buses only stop at certain places, thats why they are fastish & frequentish, all I can I suggest is try & find out were these certain stops are.[/p][/quote]"these certain stops": http://www.itravelyo rk.info/images/conte nt-images/Buses/Park _and_Ride/Park_and_R ide_Map.jpg I do think they could designate one extra stop each way somewhere along Boroughbridge Road without impacting overall journey time.. old_geezer
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4:28am Sat 28 Jun 14

Magicman! says...

It is a Limited Stop service. There has to be a valid reason for intermediate stops to be served (this is why the number 3 stopped serving Dringhouses Church)... the 9 serves stops on Heworth Green (Shoulder of Mutton) and Malton Road (Muncastergate) because there is no other 'regular' bus service... the 7 calls at every stop on Fulford Road because that's the only First service along there, and if they didn't stop then all that revenue would go to Arriva instead. The A59 has a regular service (the definition of 'regular' being at least 2 buses an hour or better) as the 10 goes full length from Beckfield Lane, and the 5 also runs along part of the road too.
It is a Limited Stop service. There has to be a valid reason for intermediate stops to be served (this is why the number 3 stopped serving Dringhouses Church)... the 9 serves stops on Heworth Green (Shoulder of Mutton) and Malton Road (Muncastergate) because there is no other 'regular' bus service... the 7 calls at every stop on Fulford Road because that's the only First service along there, and if they didn't stop then all that revenue would go to Arriva instead. The A59 has a regular service (the definition of 'regular' being at least 2 buses an hour or better) as the 10 goes full length from Beckfield Lane, and the 5 also runs along part of the road too. Magicman!
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