Price cuts for ‘All York’ bus tickets

York Press: A First York  double-decker  bus in Station  Rise,  York A First York double-decker bus in Station Rise, York

PRICES for bus tickets allowing passengers to use any service to get around the city are to be cut in the New Year.

The reductions will cover two types of All York ticket and are designed to help City of York Council meet its target of an 18 per cent increase in bus passenger levels by 2015.

The All York scheme – which prevents passengers having to buy separate tickets for services run by different operators – was launched in mid-2012 and the price cuts for family and weekly tickets will come into force from January 5.

The All York Family ticket, which is valid for five people including up to two adults, will fall from £10 to £9, while the All York Week offer – allowing one person to use any York bus for seven consecutive days – is to be reduced from £20 to £18.

The move is part of the council’s York By Bus campaign.

Coun Dave Merrett, the council’s cabinet member for transport, said: “We are working closely with all local bus operators to raise even more awareness of the benefits of travelling by bus in York.

“We know this campaign will help to deliver real benefits for the city, and for every £1 spent, this project should deliver £4 of benefits in York by reducing congestion, improving air quality and health and reducing road accidents.”

The authority was awarded £3.5 million in support from the Government’s Better Bus Area Fund last year, which is also being used to improve bus stops and timetables, install new real-time information screens in the city-centre, and introduce a new “transport smartcard” for the city in 2014.

All York tickets can be bought from drivers aboard First, Coastliner, Arriva Yorkshire, Connexions, East Yorkshire Motor Services, Eddie Brown, Reliance, Stephenson’s and Utopia buses, and includes Park&Ride, Transdev York and Unibus services.

Day tickets cost £4.50, with daily tickets for passengers aged between 11 and 16 being £2.30.

More details, including terms and conditions, are at itravelyork.info, where an online journey planner is also available.

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8:42am Tue 31 Dec 13

goatman says...

What would be even more helpful would be a ten-trip ticket, rather than a weekly ticket.
What would be even more helpful would be a ten-trip ticket, rather than a weekly ticket. goatman

9:45am Tue 31 Dec 13

AGuyFromStrensall says...

goatman wrote:
What would be even more helpful would be a ten-trip ticket, rather than a weekly ticket.
Well that depends on how you take the bus doesn't it. If you have to change buses in your route, then that's far worse...

Though of course having the option would be nice. But then again a return ticket would be nice too, but we're not having them again either /sadface
[quote][p][bold]goatman[/bold] wrote: What would be even more helpful would be a ten-trip ticket, rather than a weekly ticket.[/p][/quote]Well that depends on how you take the bus doesn't it. If you have to change buses in your route, then that's far worse... Though of course having the option would be nice. But then again a return ticket would be nice too, but we're not having them again either /sadface AGuyFromStrensall

9:59am Tue 31 Dec 13

Thecynic says...

What would be far better, would be if they were reliable. Frequently you get 2 or 3 buses together, then nothing for the next hour or so.
No good to anyone, it's no wonder the travelling public use alternative means wherever possible.
What would be far better, would be if they were reliable. Frequently you get 2 or 3 buses together, then nothing for the next hour or so. No good to anyone, it's no wonder the travelling public use alternative means wherever possible. Thecynic

10:01am Tue 31 Dec 13

AGuyFromStrensall says...

Thecynic wrote:
What would be far better, would be if they were reliable. Frequently you get 2 or 3 buses together, then nothing for the next hour or so.
No good to anyone, it's no wonder the travelling public use alternative means wherever possible.
I'm sure they all set off at equal intervals. It's probably some things in York making traffic.get snarled in places. Now I wonder if we can think of any glaring examples in York eh...
[quote][p][bold]Thecynic[/bold] wrote: What would be far better, would be if they were reliable. Frequently you get 2 or 3 buses together, then nothing for the next hour or so. No good to anyone, it's no wonder the travelling public use alternative means wherever possible.[/p][/quote]I'm sure they all set off at equal intervals. It's probably some things in York making traffic.get snarled in places. Now I wonder if we can think of any glaring examples in York eh... AGuyFromStrensall

10:09am Tue 31 Dec 13

Saywhat says...

They need to sort it for the Under 18s as well. It's confusing. On park and ride the other day, I got a return ticket (£2.60), my daughter asked for the same but showed her 16-18 Yozone card and got charged £3.
I challenged the driver, who said he had realised his mistake but didn't acknowledge it until I spoke up. I then got him to cancel the ticket he just issued (which at first he said he wasn't sure he could - so I told him to try, of which he did, so I told him he'd learnt something new) and re-issue another and charge the correct fare.
On the First York bus website it states under 18s are issued with a First Day ticket on production of their 16-18 Yozone card. It needs sorting out. Most youngsters go into town then back home, and don't need a day ticket!
They need to sort it for the Under 18s as well. It's confusing. On park and ride the other day, I got a return ticket (£2.60), my daughter asked for the same but showed her 16-18 Yozone card and got charged £3. I challenged the driver, who said he had realised his mistake but didn't acknowledge it until I spoke up. I then got him to cancel the ticket he just issued (which at first he said he wasn't sure he could - so I told him to try, of which he did, so I told him he'd learnt something new) and re-issue another and charge the correct fare. On the First York bus website it states under 18s are issued with a First Day ticket on production of their 16-18 Yozone card. It needs sorting out. Most youngsters go into town then back home, and don't need a day ticket! Saywhat

10:37am Tue 31 Dec 13

margesimpson!! says...

I asked for a return ticket from Clifton to the theatre and got given a day rider!! more expensive than a return and no option or explanation given. the cost for my daughter and I to go into town and back was £5.30 altogether. will be driving in future and parking in foss bank. £1.00 per hour and no waiting around for unreliable buses!!!
I asked for a return ticket from Clifton to the theatre and got given a day rider!! more expensive than a return and no option or explanation given. the cost for my daughter and I to go into town and back was £5.30 altogether. will be driving in future and parking in foss bank. £1.00 per hour and no waiting around for unreliable buses!!! margesimpson!!

10:40am Tue 31 Dec 13

AGuyFromStrensall says...

margesimpson!! wrote:
I asked for a return ticket from Clifton to the theatre and got given a day rider!! more expensive than a return and no option or explanation given. the cost for my daughter and I to go into town and back was £5.30 altogether. will be driving in future and parking in foss bank. £1.00 per hour and no waiting around for unreliable buses!!!
Yes, that was quietly left out in the big fanfare on reduced single tickets etc.
They forgot to mention in the press releases that returns are withdrawn so 2x the new "cheap" singles or the day ticket will now often cost you more...
[quote][p][bold]margesimpson!![/bold] wrote: I asked for a return ticket from Clifton to the theatre and got given a day rider!! more expensive than a return and no option or explanation given. the cost for my daughter and I to go into town and back was £5.30 altogether. will be driving in future and parking in foss bank. £1.00 per hour and no waiting around for unreliable buses!!![/p][/quote]Yes, that was quietly left out in the big fanfare on reduced single tickets etc. They forgot to mention in the press releases that returns are withdrawn so 2x the new "cheap" singles or the day ticket will now often cost you more... AGuyFromStrensall

11:06am Tue 31 Dec 13

Happytoliveinyork says...

What's lost in all this propaganda is that First scrapped return fairs - meaning you have no option but to buy a First Day ticket now for £3.70.

Hardly believable - but it's cheaper to take the car and park!
What's lost in all this propaganda is that First scrapped return fairs - meaning you have no option but to buy a First Day ticket now for £3.70. Hardly believable - but it's cheaper to take the car and park! Happytoliveinyork

12:25pm Tue 31 Dec 13

SethArmstrong says...

Just bite the bullet as a country and invest in tram networks in Cities rather than vanity high speed rail very few will use and even fewer will be able to afford.
Just bite the bullet as a country and invest in tram networks in Cities rather than vanity high speed rail very few will use and even fewer will be able to afford. SethArmstrong

1:41pm Tue 31 Dec 13

daveyboy25 says...

AGuyFromStrensall wrote:
goatman wrote: What would be even more helpful would be a ten-trip ticket, rather than a weekly ticket.
Well that depends on how you take the bus doesn't it. If you have to change buses in your route, then that's far worse... Though of course having the option would be nice. But then again a return ticket would be nice too, but we're not having them again either /sadface
Returns went up 20p making it the same price as a day saver, so to give you a better deal he gave you a day saver
[quote][p][bold]AGuyFromStrensall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]goatman[/bold] wrote: What would be even more helpful would be a ten-trip ticket, rather than a weekly ticket.[/p][/quote]Well that depends on how you take the bus doesn't it. If you have to change buses in your route, then that's far worse... Though of course having the option would be nice. But then again a return ticket would be nice too, but we're not having them again either /sadface[/p][/quote]Returns went up 20p making it the same price as a day saver, so to give you a better deal he gave you a day saver daveyboy25

2:35pm Tue 31 Dec 13

helzwash says...

Would be nice to know which Eddie Brown bus service they're referring to here - as you still cannot buy them on the 412 Wetherby service.
Would be nice to know which Eddie Brown bus service they're referring to here - as you still cannot buy them on the 412 Wetherby service. helzwash

3:04pm Tue 31 Dec 13

sparkseffect says...

SethArmstrong wrote:
Just bite the bullet as a country and invest in tram networks in Cities rather than vanity high speed rail very few will use and even fewer will be able to afford.
Much as I like trams (I've even worked on a couple of tram projects, so I have a good idea what they cost), they are totally unsuitable for York because we don't have the number of passengers necessary to justify the enormous cost. Even Leeds couldn't justify that, and the Government wouldn't stump up the subsidy required to build a tram network (or even one line) for there (or Liverpool), so don't even think about it here. This isn't France, you know.

Just for the record, the bus in the picture is in Station Road, not Station Rise - even though the City Council did remove the "Station Road" name signs from the lamp post outside Yorkshire Insurance and from the wall next to the War Memorial years ago, they didn't change the road name.
[quote][p][bold]SethArmstrong[/bold] wrote: Just bite the bullet as a country and invest in tram networks in Cities rather than vanity high speed rail very few will use and even fewer will be able to afford.[/p][/quote]Much as I like trams (I've even worked on a couple of tram projects, so I have a good idea what they cost), they are totally unsuitable for York because we don't have the number of passengers necessary to justify the enormous cost. Even Leeds couldn't justify that, and the Government wouldn't stump up the subsidy required to build a tram network (or even one line) for there (or Liverpool), so don't even think about it here. This isn't France, you know. Just for the record, the bus in the picture is in Station Road, not Station Rise - even though the City Council did remove the "Station Road" name signs from the lamp post outside Yorkshire Insurance and from the wall next to the War Memorial years ago, they didn't change the road name. sparkseffect

5:35pm Tue 31 Dec 13

againstthecuts says...

please sort out the number 6 service! you wait for a bus and 3 come at once..
please sort out the number 6 service! you wait for a bus and 3 come at once.. againstthecuts

5:43pm Tue 31 Dec 13

Alf Garnett says...

Happytoliveinyork wrote:
What's lost in all this propaganda is that First scrapped return fairs - meaning you have no option but to buy a First Day ticket now for £3.70.

Hardly believable - but it's cheaper to take the car and park!
Surely that depends upon how far you drive and for how long you stay. I'd say that a seven day ticket for £18 is very good value. I guess that some people would find something to complain about if the tickets were given away.
[quote][p][bold]Happytoliveinyork[/bold] wrote: What's lost in all this propaganda is that First scrapped return fairs - meaning you have no option but to buy a First Day ticket now for £3.70. Hardly believable - but it's cheaper to take the car and park![/p][/quote]Surely that depends upon how far you drive and for how long you stay. I'd say that a seven day ticket for £18 is very good value. I guess that some people would find something to complain about if the tickets were given away. Alf Garnett

3:38am Wed 1 Jan 14

Magicman! says...

AGuyFromStrensall wrote:
goatman wrote:
What would be even more helpful would be a ten-trip ticket, rather than a weekly ticket.
Well that depends on how you take the bus doesn't it. If you have to change buses in your route, then that's far worse...

Though of course having the option would be nice. But then again a return ticket would be nice too, but we're not having them again either /sadface
It could be done like a rail rover ticket - whereby the ticket has 10 date boxes on it, and each day you use the ticket you fill in the date of use; then it acts as an ordinary all-york day ticket. then the next date when you want to use the ticket again, fill in the next date box and so on....

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ANyway, two of the tickets have been reduced, but it's funny how it's never the most commonly-used ticket variant that gets a reduction!
[quote][p][bold]AGuyFromStrensall[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]goatman[/bold] wrote: What would be even more helpful would be a ten-trip ticket, rather than a weekly ticket.[/p][/quote]Well that depends on how you take the bus doesn't it. If you have to change buses in your route, then that's far worse... Though of course having the option would be nice. But then again a return ticket would be nice too, but we're not having them again either /sadface[/p][/quote]It could be done like a rail rover ticket - whereby the ticket has 10 date boxes on it, and each day you use the ticket you fill in the date of use; then it acts as an ordinary all-york day ticket. then the next date when you want to use the ticket again, fill in the next date box and so on.... ----- ANyway, two of the tickets have been reduced, but it's funny how it's never the most commonly-used ticket variant that gets a reduction! Magicman!

12:46pm Wed 1 Jan 14

Happytoliveinyork says...

Alf Garnett wrote:
Happytoliveinyork wrote:
What's lost in all this propaganda is that First scrapped return fairs - meaning you have no option but to buy a First Day ticket now for £3.70.

Hardly believable - but it's cheaper to take the car and park!
Surely that depends upon how far you drive and for how long you stay. I'd say that a seven day ticket for £18 is very good value. I guess that some people would find something to complain about if the tickets were given away.
I don't work in the city centre - so a week ticket is of no use to me.

I'm all for public transport - however First are been disingenuous by harping on about lowering some fares - while sneakily increasing others.

3 people return to York for a bit of shopping = £11.10 - you do the math!
[quote][p][bold]Alf Garnett[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Happytoliveinyork[/bold] wrote: What's lost in all this propaganda is that First scrapped return fairs - meaning you have no option but to buy a First Day ticket now for £3.70. Hardly believable - but it's cheaper to take the car and park![/p][/quote]Surely that depends upon how far you drive and for how long you stay. I'd say that a seven day ticket for £18 is very good value. I guess that some people would find something to complain about if the tickets were given away.[/p][/quote]I don't work in the city centre - so a week ticket is of no use to me. I'm all for public transport - however First are been disingenuous by harping on about lowering some fares - while sneakily increasing others. 3 people return to York for a bit of shopping = £11.10 - you do the math! Happytoliveinyork

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