Family Bus ticket discount to continue until term starts

City of York Council have announced that the popular 50% off All York Family bus ticket will end on 5 September after four months of high uptake from residents and visitors.

The council announced the half price discount back in May this year to encourage sustainable journeys in and around York, as well as rebuilding confidence in public transport as part of the city’s continued COVID-19 recovery.

The ticket offer was met with higher than anticipated take up which has led to additional funding for the scheme through the council’s COVID-19 Recovery Grant fund. An additional £40,000 has been invested into the successful scheme to continue a 50% discount to purchaser of an All York Family bus ticked through to 5 September when pupils return to school.

Find out more about bus tickets across the city at https://www.itravelyork.info/buses/fares-and-passes/

The council continues to work with York’s bus operators to support and encourage residents and visitors to return to public transport as the city continues to build back better.

Cllr Andy D’Agorne, Deputy Leader and Executive Member for Transport said

“It’s great to see the popularity of the discounted All York Family ticket, providing cheaper journeys for families around the city. The offer has enabled families to get back to doing the things they love whilst making a sustainable journey using public transport.

“The additional funding for this popular scheme is very welcome, and is utilising the COVID-19 Recovery Grant fund to support our city’s economy throughout the summer holidays. We’re grateful to bus operators working across the city who continue to safely and sustainably get residents and visitors around York to enjoy our incredible businesses and attractions. ”

As bus use continues to grow around the city, the council reminds all residents to protect, respect and be kind to fellow passengers and staff on board as we all take steps to keep everyone safe; these include:

•           Wearing a face covering if you can, when in busy and indoor spaces,

•           Washing your hands regularly,

•           Giving space where possible to those around you,

•           Using contactless payment methods if you can,

•           Be patient with others as we all take time to get back to the things we love.

Operators across the city are continuing to take steps to ensure buses are safe and enjoyable for everyone; these steps include:

•           Regular cleaning,

•           Contactless payment on board all buses,

•           Opening windows to increase air circulation

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