Naburn Parish Council, working with other villages south of York, has negotiated additional bus services to and from the City.
These are the...
42S SATURDAY NIGHT BUS starting on 19th May. Buses will depart Selby at 8pm and 10pm and
depart York at 9pm and 11pm.
42S SUNDAY BUS SERVICE due to start on 20th May. This has yet to be
confirmed by the Traffic Commissioners, but is expected to be approved.
Buses will depart Selby at 09.25, 11.25, 14.25
York departures will be at 10.25, 12.25, 15.25
PLEASE NOTE That these buses are designated 42S and
are operated by Arriva NOT Transdev so tickets bought on the Explorers 42 will
not be transferable to the 42S.
All the Parish Councils along the route are
subsidising these services. The buses need to be well used to be
successful and continue, so please use the service as much as possible and
spread the news. Particular thanks to Councillor John Cattanach,
of Cawood Parish Council, for all his hard work in securing these services.
This follows the successful campaign by Naburn and other parish councils to deliver the new 42 bus service operated by Transdev following the loss of the Utopia service. This is a 6-day timetable along the route of the former 42 service comprising 4 return journeys a day (2 peak and 2 inter-peak) and is subsidised by the NYCC and CYC.
CYC has also confirmed that the Dial-and-Ride service includes Naburn.
The Parish Council was shocked and saddened to hear of the business failure of Utopia, the provider of our local bus service towards the end of the Summer last year. It immediately contacted Suzie Mercer, the York City Councillor representing Naburn, and Julian Sturdy, the local MP. As a result of the efforts of Suzie and her colleagues, a temporary timetable was put in place, .
At the Parish Council meeting on 11th September 2017, the views of the many residents who attended were both very welcome and helpful. Representatives of the Parish Council, Chairman Laurie Gunson and Coun Phil Ashworth, met CYC's Coun Ian Gillies (Executive Member for Transport and Planning) and Andrew Bradley (the City's Sustainable Transport Manager) on Monday 17th September 2017.
As well as asking for the reinstatement of the 42 service (York to Selby via Naburn,Stilling fleet) the Parish Council suggested two other options...
- A standalone service serving Naburn and Naburn Lock Caravan Park, possibly a diverted Fordlands Road service.
- A separate feeder service between the Naburn area and the Designer Outlet to link up with the Park and Ride service.
CYC discounted both ideas on a cost basis and the likely level of subsidy, but in the medium to longer term we intend to work with all parties to ensure that York City's public transport strategy is well developed and that Naburn is an integral part of it.