Latest news and notifications of planned changes to bus routes and timetables.

Forthcoming changes to routes and timetables - last updated 4 October

Service Number Route Description Operator Details Phone Number Website Address Date of Change Change to Service
875 Hawes - Grassington East Yorkshire Motor Services 01482 592929

East Yorkshire motor service website

2 October 2022 The service will now operate until 23 October 2022
822 York - Ripon - Grassington East Yorkshire Motor Services 01482 592929 East Yorkshire motor service website 2 October 2022 The service will now operate until 23 October 2022
P1 Whitby park and ride Arriva North East 0191 2811313 Arriva website 1 October 2022 Amended timetable from 1 October service starts at 8.15am from park and ride and last bus is at 5.44pm from Whitby Bus Station
1 Selby - Market Weighton Arriva Yorkshire 01924 231300 Arriva website 3 October 2022 The school day 0715 journey from Selby to Market Weighton and the schoolday 0800 journey from Market Weighton to Selby will operate 5 minutes earlier throughout
5 Selby - Staynor Hall Arriva Yorkshire 01924 231300 Arriva website 3 October 2022 The Monday to Friday 0627 and 0727 journeys from Slaynor Hall to Selby will run 8 minutes earlier throughout. The Monday to Friday 1712 journey from Selby to Staynor Hall and the 1717 journey from Staynor Hall to Selby will run 12 minutes earlier throughout 
64, 64S Selby - Sherburn Industrial Estate Arriva Yorkshire 01924 231300 Arriva website 3 October 2022 A new timetable is introduced for this service. The new route will no longer operate along Fox Lane or Field Lane in Thorpe Willoughby with buses operating direct along Leeds Road. The route will extend beyond Selby Bus Station around the Abbots Road loop. An additional journey will be introduced on Mondays to Saturdays at 1905 from Selby Bus Station to Monk Fryston partially replacing a journey on service 164
164 Selby - Leeds Arriva Yorkshire 01924 231300 Arriva website 3 October 2022 A new timetable and route are introduced for this service. Between Leeds and Cross Gates, service 164 is diverted via Killingbeck partly replacing service 166. Journeys that terminate in Garforth are extended to East Garforth Rail Station partly replacing service 166. The route will no longer operate along Fox Lane or Field Lane in Thorpe Willoughby with buses operating direct along Leeds Road. The route will extend beyond Selby Bus Station around the Abbots Road loop
401, 641 Selby - Goole Arriva Yorkshire 01924 231300 Arriva website 3 October 2022 On school holidays the 1510 from Selby to Goole and the 1601 from Goole to Selby are retimed to run 7 minutes later
405 Selby - Doncaster Arriva Yorkshire 01924 231300 Arriva website 3 October 2022 The service is withdrawn. Within South Yorkshire the route is replaced by rerouted 51 (see separate entry for more details). Within North Yorkshire service 476 will maintain a link between Abbots Road, Selby, Brayton and Eggborough
406, 407, 408, 409 Pontefract - Doncaster Arriva Yorkshire 01924 231300 Arriva website 3 October 2022 This service is substantially reduced. Within South Yorkshire the route is replaced by rerouted service 51. Within West Yorkshire this service is a WYCA contracted route, and our contract to provide the service expires on 2nd October 2022. Within North Yorkshire the service will no longer operate
415 Selby - York Arriva Yorkshire 01924 231300 Arriva website 3 October 2022 This service will no longer extend to/from Selby College on college days, Students can transfer onto services 64 and 476 between Selby College and Selby Bus Station to connect with service 415
476 Selby - Pontefract - Glasshoughton Arriva Yorkshire 01924 231300 Arriva website 3 October 2022 A new timetable is introduced for this service. Journeys will run between Abbots Road and Pontefract only. Junction 32 is no longer served. The route will be revised between Knottingley and Pontefract to use Marsh End, The Croft, Hill Top, Ferrybridge Road, Fishergate, Argyle Street, The Square (Ferrybridge), Fishergate, Ferrybridge Road, Pontefract Road, Knottingley Road, Bondgate, Southgate and Horse Fair. Journeys will coordinate with service 493 to offer an up to hourly Monday to Saturday daytime service between Ferrybridge and Pontefract via Knottingley Road. The School journeys between Knottingley, Ferrybridge and St Wilfrids High School and 6th Form College are replaced by new school service SW3
493 Sherburn In Elmet - Pontefract Arriva Yorkshire 01924 231300 Arriva website 3 October 2022 A new timetable is introduced for this service. Most journeys are retimed to run 8 minutes earlier
616 Selby - Snaith Arriva Yorkshire 01924 231300 Arriva website 3 October 2022 The school day 0742 journey is revised to run 5 minutes earlier throughout
874 Ilkley - Buckden York Pullman 01904 622992 York Pullman website 30 October 2022 Introduction of winter timetable
X93 Middlesborough - Scarborough Arriva North East 0191 2811313 Arriva website 31 October 2022 Introduction of winter timetable. Service operates hourly
P1, P2 Whitby park and ride Arriva North East 0191 2811313 Arriva website 31 October 2022 End of seasonal service
75 Skipton - Settle Kirkby Lonsdale Coach Hire 01524 733831 Kirkby Lonsdale coach hire website 5 November 2022 The service has a summer and winter variant timetable. During winter the service will not operate between Malham and Settle

Full timetables for these changes will be available on our timetable information page from the date of change and should be available from the bus operators ten days before the date of change.

Further information

Our Notice of Intent to prepare an Enhanced Partnership Plan and Schemes covering the North Yorkshire area.

We will now proceed to producing the Bus Service Improvement Plan which we need to submit to the Department for Transport before the end of October. If you have any further queries please contact passenger.transport@northyorks.gov.uk.

Notice of Intent to prepare an Enhanced Partnership Plan and Schemes

29 June 2021

At its meeting on 22 June 2021, North Yorkshire County Council gave approval to proceed with the development of an Enhanced Partnership. The commencement of this is confirmed through this notice of the intention to prepare an Enhanced Partnership Plan and accompanying Enhanced Partnership Schemes, as required and set out in section 138F of the Transport Act 2000.

In February 2020 the Department for Transport announced funding of £220 million to improve bus services through it’s Better Deal for Bus Users. In North Yorkshire we asked for proposals from bus operators, Parishes, County Councillors, members of the public and other stakeholders on how we might spend the funding. A total of 77 responses were received with requests or suggestions, some included multiple requests and a total of 115 suggestions were put forward. Whilst many requests did not include costs it is estimated that the total value of requests submitted is around £7million.

Supported bus services fund

In North Yorkshire we were asked to submit proposals to allocate £757k for this funding, These submissions to the authority were prioritised. This process included assessments such as comparison against current levels of service availability and if the journey could already be made by connecting journeys, reasons for travel (for example employment, healthcare etc.), cost benefit, and officer assessment on whether the journey has potential for longer term sustainability.

The DfT has now subsequently advised that given the current Covid-19 pandemic the Supported bus services fund may also be used on maintaining the supported and commercial bus service network at pre-pandemic levels over an 18-month period.

Given the rurality of North Yorkshire the authority is concerned that operators will not be able to continue with or reinstate both contracted and commercial services at pre-pandemic levels as passenger numbers are likely to be affected for some considerable time. As a result, the authority is expecting to spend the full amount of £757,185 on maintaining the supported and commercial bus network at pre-pandemic levels. 

Should all of part of the allocation of Supported Bus Service Fund not be required for this purpose the intention is then to revert to the suggestions received as part of the consultation exercise and improve access for local communities across seven districts of North Yorkshire in a priority order until funds are exhausted.

Rural Mobility Fund 

In North Yorkshire we have now submitted two expression of interest to the Department for Transport for the Rural Mobility Fund.

The first bid is around resolving some of the health transport issues in the Richmondshire and Hambleton areas. A number of consultation responses referred to problems accessing hospital services in these areas. The proposal is for a pilot Demand Responsive Transport project through a single booking portal to book transport services to the hospital, both in advance and on-demand.

The second bid is based around working directly with communities to establish their needs and provide them with the resources to resolve the transport issues they identify. The concept is to establish several Community Hub led demand responsive transport schemes bringing transport to the heart of the rural areas, and provide a menu of support options to each Community Hub. The resources on offer will be a vehicle, Uber style booking app, transport management function and paid driver support.

We are disappointed that we have not been successful in securing funding from Department for Transport as part of the Rural Mobility Fund. We submitted two applications for funding with both bids focused on providing flexible transport services, where transport is shared and vehicles vary their routes based on demand rather than using a fixed route or timetable, therefore providing transport that would react to local needs.

One was designed to support community hubs in putting transport at the heart of rural areas, providing support with back office, planning, scheduling and transport management functions to enable services to be tailored to local requirements. The other would have seen the creation of a flexible transport to provide improved access to healthcare. We are sure both projects would have been welcomed by residents.

Services on which passes are not valid  

Free concessionary bus passes are not valid on these services when boarding in North Yorkshire:

Scarborough area

Service Number Route
109 / Red Scarborough Sea Front Tour buses
64 / 65 Scarborough Park and Ride Services
P1 / P2 Whitby Summer Seasonal Park and Ride
1 Whitby Summer Tour Services

Other service types

Generally community transport demand responsive services operated under Section 19 permit are not eligible services and concessionary pass holders are not entitled to free travel. A discounted fare will often be offered, please check with the relevant operator.

Please be aware that some local bus services in North Yorkshire will be affected over the Bank Holiday period.

Some services will run at different times during the holiday period for full details please contact the operator or phone traveline on: 0871 200 22 33.

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We are working hard to ensure that local bus services are fully accessible to all. For further detailed information about accessibility please contact the local bus operator prior to travel.

Between 17 March 2020 and 31 August 2021 the Department for Transport made funding available to local bus operators and local authorities to maintain appropriate bus services during the pandemic and lockdown periods. The funding was available to ensure that services were available for workers and other essential trips during lockdown, that capacity was available to maintain social distancing when appropriate, to support local economies during the road map out of lockdown and maintain bus services during periods of low passenger usage.

In North Yorkshire we have been able to claim over £1.5million to support operators who run services under contract to the authority and to support demand responsive and Community Transport services. 21 Operators have received payments to support 92 services and over 42 thousand kilometres of service per week. This is in addition to the amounts we pay normally to operators for contracted services and through the English National Concessionary Transport Scheme.  

Payments to operators for supporting services are listed in the following table

Operator

Support provided

Number of routes supported

East Yorkshire Motor Services

£240,032

4

Arriva North East 

£266,062

3

Arriva Yorkshire

£174,547

3

North Yorkshire County Council Fleet Services 

£157,277

37

Transdev Harrogate & District

£132,212

3

Hodgsons Coach Operators

£86,347

6

Transdev Yorkshire Coastliner

£72,495

2

Upper Dales Comm Partnership Ltd

£49,118

3

Scarborough Dial a Ride 

£55,860

demand responsive

Procters Coaches (Dales & District)

£45,893

6

Transdev Keighley & District Travel 

£36,208

1

G Abbott & Sons 

£33,228

2

Kirkby Lonsdale Coach Hire 

£20,980

1

Whitby & District Community Transport

£18,322

2 + demand responsive 

Reeth & District Community Transport

£19,168

demand responsive

Upper Wharfedale Bus CIC

£12,816

1

SCAD

£14,173

demand responsive

Nidderdale Plus

£5,958

demand responsive

York Pullman Bus Company

£4,182

3

Ryedale Community Transport

£947

7

Thornes Independent 

£811

5

In addition to the above £24,6300 has been claimed on other allowed restart expenses such as additional bus shelter cleans and providing Covid-19 related signage and marketing.

Bus Service Operators Grant is a grant paid by Department for Transport, to operators of eligible bus services and community transport organisations to help them recover some of their fuel costs.

The amount each bus operator receives is based on their annual fuel consumption.

Bus Service Operators Grantalso aims to benefit passengers by:

  • helping operators keep fares down
  • enabling operators to run services that might otherwise be unprofitable and could lead to cancellation

Bus Service Operators Grant payments are also made to local authorities for running bus services. These sums are broadly equivalent to Bus Service Operators Grant payments previously paid to authorities for running section 19 community transport services in-house and bus operators for running services under tender to local authorities. In financial year 2020/2021 North Yorkshire County Council spent £1,039,698 and details of how this was spent is detailed in the  Department for Transport Bus Service Operators Grant Return. (pdf / 73 KB)