Options to change level of service at Scarborough Park & Ride

A consultation on proposals for the Scarborough Park & Ride service.

The Scarborough Park & Ride service was introduced as part of the Scarborough Integrated Transport Scheme on 14 February 2009. There are two park & ride sites which are located on the outskirts of Scarborough on the A64 and the A165.

The service is currently available seven days a week all year round, including Bank Holidays except for Christmas Day, Boxing Day and New Year’s Day. Buses run every 15 minutes, following a circular route stopping at South Bay and the town centre before returning to the park & ride sites.

Initially the park & ride service had a significant positive impact with over 533,000 passenger journeys in 2011-2012. Since 2012 there has been a steady decline in passenger numbers to 272,100 passenger journeys in 2017-2018. The passenger usage shows a considerable seasonal split with 215,900 (79%) of those journeys being between the second Sunday before Easter to the second Sunday in November.

Promotional and publicity work undertaken by the bus operator has had limited success in increasing usage. In view of the reduced usage we are reviewing the service provision to ensure that it is appropriate for the current demand. The two services cost £437,000 a year to run and North Yorkshire County Council’s Business and Environmental Services Corporate Director and Executive Member have agreed to consult on three options for the future.

The following options are being considered:

Option  Proposal
Option 1 Completely close both the A64 Seamer Road site and A165 Filey Road site.
Option 2a

Completely close A64 Seamer Road site.
It is anticipated that some usage will transfer from this site to the A165 site.

Option 2b

Completely close A165 Filey Road site.
It is anticipated that some usage will transfer from this site to the A64 site.

Option 3 Operate seasonal services only. This will mean that no service will operate from either site from second Sunday in November to second Sunday before Easter and both sites will be closed during this time.

Consultation documents

For full details please see the consultation document below.

 Scarborough Park and Ride service consultation - proposed changes. (pdf / 508 KB)

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Deadline for comments

The consultation opens on 8 February 2019. You should give us your views on these proposals by 5pm on Tuesday 30 April 2019.