Route problem

York Press: Route problem Route problem

MUCH publicity has been given to the new Poppleton bus route, but when are the residents going to be told the exact route it takes into the city?

Also, which is the last bus stop along the route for picking up/setting down and just where does it supposedly terminate in the city centre?

I could use the Park&Ride easily, but so far no mention of the route it takes into the city has been mentioned and surely this is paramount to those of use who live here – we need to know.

The only thing I know about the said bus services is one has already broken down in its first week of service because I was stuck behind it in the traffic queue.

The obvious route to me would be to turn off before Poppleton Road School on to Water End and follow the Clifton Park&Ride through Leeman Road to set down at the library. I feel sure it would be the shortest route and avoid Holgate Hill/station problems.

Audrey Spence, Bramham Road, York.

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12:31pm Thu 26 Jun 14

Stevie D says...

And what have you done to try to find out?

If you're online, you could easily get that information in a minute or two at
firstyork.co.uk,
itravelyork.info,
getdown.org.uk/bus or
traveline.org.uk.
If you're not online, you could ring up First or Traveline.
Or you could drive to the P&R site and have a look.

Sending out carrier pigeons to deliver route plans of each and every bus route to each and every resident is not practical, and in these days of easy access to information (for anyone who bothers to spend a few seconds doing some basic research) it is hardly necessary.

The helplessness of some grown adults is beyond belief.
And what have you done to try to find out? If you're online, you could easily get that information in a minute or two at [bold]firstyork.co.uk[/bold], [bold]itravelyork.info[/bold], [bold]getdown.org.uk/bus[/bold] or [bold]traveline.org.uk[/bold]. If you're not online, you could ring up First or Traveline. Or you could drive to the P&R site and have a look. Sending out carrier pigeons to deliver route plans of each and every bus route to each and every resident is not practical, and in these days of easy access to information (for anyone who bothers to spend a few seconds doing some basic research) it is hardly necessary. The helplessness of some grown adults is beyond belief. Stevie D
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8:02pm Thu 26 Jun 14

old_geezer says...

Ring York 551400, or see http://www.itravelyo
rk.info/park-and-rid
e/park-and-ride-map-
for-york

Not difficult.
Ring York 551400, or see http://www.itravelyo rk.info/park-and-rid e/park-and-ride-map- for-york Not difficult. old_geezer
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11:06am Fri 27 Jun 14

pedalling paul says...

There may be a future option to route the service via the spine of the planned York Central development.
There may be a future option to route the service via the spine of the planned York Central development. pedalling paul
  • Score: 1

2:09pm Fri 27 Jun 14

strangebuttrue? says...

I think the point of the route may be to get people who work in the Holgate Park site to use the P&R instead of driving in. The council have already taken away the parking space they used to use to make way for the bus lane, having never allowed for sufficient parking on the site and despite it being half empty, forcing them onto nearby residential streets. So the only stop on the route apart from a couple in town is adjacent to the Holgate Park site or as I believe it is know more locally - Windmill Rise.
I think the point of the route may be to get people who work in the Holgate Park site to use the P&R instead of driving in. The council have already taken away the parking space they used to use to make way for the bus lane, having never allowed for sufficient parking on the site and despite it being half empty, forcing them onto nearby residential streets. So the only stop on the route apart from a couple in town is adjacent to the Holgate Park site or as I believe it is know more locally - Windmill Rise. strangebuttrue?
  • Score: 2

4:41am Sat 28 Jun 14

Magicman! says...

The letter writer could have gone into the information centre at the corner of Museum Street and Blake Street, all the bus timetables are in there... or alternatively gone up to the P&R site to get a timetable - the timetables helpfully have a route map inside....
there are some temporary amendmants though: during busy periods, and until the A59 roundabout works are complete, some services into the city will divert from Blossom Street along Nunnery Lane to Clifford Street and will not serve the rail station or Rougier Street, but only if there are no passengers wishing to leave the bus at those stops; this is so the service keeps to time.

As for the bus which broke down, that was the demonstrator minibus which was only meant to be in York on loan for the first week or two anyway. After it broke down, it went straight back to the company that made it. None of the 'resident' electric buses have broken down as far as I know yet.
The letter writer could have gone into the information centre at the corner of Museum Street and Blake Street, all the bus timetables are in there... or alternatively gone up to the P&R site to get a timetable - the timetables helpfully have a route map inside.... there are some temporary amendmants though: during busy periods, and until the A59 roundabout works are complete, some services into the city will divert from Blossom Street along Nunnery Lane to Clifford Street and will not serve the rail station or Rougier Street, but only if there are no passengers wishing to leave the bus at those stops; this is so the service keeps to time. As for the bus which broke down, that was the demonstrator minibus which was only meant to be in York on loan for the first week or two anyway. After it broke down, it went straight back to the company that made it. None of the 'resident' electric buses have broken down as far as I know yet. Magicman!
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