Pulling out all the stops on buses
YOUR correspondence about the absence of stopping points on the new Park&Ride route highlights the poor publicity about exactly where these services will pick up or set down passengers.
The itravelyork information gives frequency and city centre stops, but nothing about which services do pick up en route. A P Cox (Letters, June 26) highlights how Park&Ride services exist alongside a poor bus service in some areas, for those not able to use park and ride.
While City of York Council contracts the Park&Ride services, it has far less influence on the remainder of the routes.
Residents in my ward of Fishergate benefit from having frequent daytime Arriva buses from Selby as well as a stopping Park&Ride service from designer outlet.
If the council controlled local bus services, we could insist that Arriva served the rail station to provide integration with rail services.
As things are, I will continue to defend the current stopping arrangement as the No 7 is the only frequent bus to and from the station for many residents living along Fulford Rd.
Cllr Andy D’Agorne, Green Party, Fishergate ward, Broadway West, York.
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