Issue details

Local Bus Service Updates

A summary will be provided of the recent York Bus Network Review, undertaken by consultants Momentum. The results of the report will be used for long-term planning but have also informed some immediate proposals to amend the supported bus network. The results of a consultation on these shorter-term proposals will be presented in the report, alongside a series of recommendations for service changes to be implemented in 2024. In association with this, approval will be sought to extend some existing short-term bus arrangements to 2nd June 2024.

The second key aspect of the report will be to provide an update on progress with the York Bus Service Improvement Plan (“BSIP”). This will include an overview of the funding position for council supported bus services, including details of an additional £1.15m of BSIP funding awarded by the Department of Transport (“DfT”) to City of York Council for 2024/25.

The final component of the report will be to provide details of York’s latest bid to the DfT for Zero Emission Bus Regional Areas (“ZEBRA2”) scheme, with the outcome expected in March 2024.

The Executive will be asked:
To make decisions in relation to supported bus services.
To note the update and additional BSIP Funding and update on
Zebra funding.

Decision type: Key

Decision status: Decision Made

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 22/01/2024

Level of Risk: 04-08 Regular monitoring required;

Decision due: 20/02/24 by Executive

Lead member: Deputy Leader of the Council and Executive Member for Economy and Culture

Lead director: Corporate Director of Place

Department: Directorate of Children's Services and Education

Contact: Joanne Waddington email:;

Consultation process

A public consultation on proposals to change some supported bus routes and timetables was launched on 21st December 2023 and concludes on 17th January 2024. The results are to be incorporated into this report.

A number of BSIP funding approvals have already been sought from the York Enhanced Bus Partnership (“EP”) Operational Delivery Group (“ODG”). Further approvals will be sought on 17th January 2024.

Equality Impact Assessment Completed?: Yes


Agenda items


  • Local Bus Service Updates  


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