It looks like it will be a low key launch tomorrow (Sunday 1st July) for the new “All York” bus ticket. At an introductory price of £4.50 Adult (usually £5.00) and £10.00 Family*, an All York Day ticket allows a day’s unlimited travel on most operators’ services for journeys wholly within the City of York area.
Most operators are now showing the new ticket option on their web sites. For example, information from First confirms the discount introductory offer of £4-50 will apply until the end of August and the ticket will be valid on Park and Ride Services. A weekly ticket will be available from the autumn. http://www.firstgroup.com/ukbus/york/tickets/all_york
There are still questions to be answered about the costs of the scheme which may affect the fare for about 4% of bus journeys made in the City.
The Councils web site also contains the following details.
All York is the name for the new range of multi-operator bus tickets for the City of York. From 1st July 2012, you will be able to buy a day ticket to travel on any local bus services within the York boundary, opening up lots of new journey possibilities with just one ticket at a low price. You can choose between either of these ticket types:
All York Day – Valid for one person on any bus in the York area on the day of issue. Introductory price: £4.50 until 31st August (normal price £5.00).
All York Family – Valid for up to five people (including up to 2 adults) on any bus in the York area on the day of issue. Price: £10.00
You will be able to buy an All York ticket from the driver on board any of the participating companies’ buses:
Coastliner (including Transdev York)
ConnexionsBuses (Harrogate Coach Travel)
East Yorkshire Motor Services
Once you have bought your ticket, you can make as many journeys with as many different bus companies as you want for the rest of the day; keep your ticket safe then simply show it to the driver when you board your next bus. Travel to work, make a shopping trip or plan a family day out- the choice is yours!
All York Terms and Conditions
Valid for travel on all participating bus operators’ services within the City of York boundary only (a map showing the York boundary is available to download from this page).
Valid until midnight on the day of issue.
Up to 5 people (maximum of 2 adults) may travel using an All York Family ticket, children aged 11-16 may be asked for proof of age eg. YOzone card.
Ticket must be produced by the holder when requested to do so by an employee of any participating bus operator or City of York Council.
Ticket must show the correct price, period of validity and ticket type.
Using an altered or undated ticket is an offence and authorised staff have the right to withdraw the ticket in these circumstances.
No refund will be made for lost, stolen or unused tickets.
Not valid on City Tour buses or Race Day shuttle services.