COUNCIL chiefs are set to reveal how they hope to "support a flourishing network of bus services" as York recovers from the pandemic.

Guidance from the Department for Transport asks local authorities to set up a stronger partnership with operators to improve bus services.

If a report due to go to City of York Council executive on May 20 is endorsed, the council says it will begin to develop a plan to improve the network in conjunction with operators and stakeholders. This may include new types of ticketing to make it easier and cheaper to travel on any bus in the city.

Cllr Andy D’Agorne, executive member for transport, said York’s existing bus partnership had been a success, adding: “Following new requirements from the Department of Transport I hope this relationship can continue to strengthen as we work together to provide a convenient, safe and attractive public transport service for the city.”