Replacement of Local Bus Services previously operated by Utopia Coaches

As you may be aware, when Utopia Coaches ceased trading in August a number of communities were left with no bus service.  Alternative operators were sought for those services where the County Council offered some financial support and replacement services were introduced within a week.

However this left two services 493 Sherburn – Pontefract and 42 Selby – Cawood – York which Utopia had been operating commercially, with no financial support from the County Council.  Replacement of these services was not done straight away as the indications were that the services were likely to be replaced commercially by other operators.

However the market has failed to provide an alternative commercial service and as a result the authority has decided to support replacements for these services. Details of the new timetables and bus operators from Monday 30th October are available at

Service 42 York – Cawood – Selby –Drax new timetable (including journeys to Drax previously on service 8)

Service 493 Sherburn in Elmet – Pontefract new timetable

Service 37 Tadcaster – York is unchanged

Service 492,493,494 Tadcaster – Sherburn in Elmet is unchanged

Passenger Transport North Yorkshire Notification

Passenger Transport North Yorkshire have just announced:-

Service 6 & 7 Selby Abbots Road – Selby Circular, the following journeys will no longer operate:

The 0841 from Thorpe Willoughby to Selby Monday to Friday and all Sunday journeys.

This will take effect from the  10th April 2017. This was previously warned as a ” Use it or Loose it ” service!

Transpennine Route Upgrade

For your information and safety, Network Rail have advised of preparation for upgrading the Transpennine railway, undertaking essential work between Thorpe Willoughby and South Millford. The work will involve removing vegetation from 6.5 metres either side of the tracks to allow safe clearance of the gantries and wires prior to the electrification of the railway line. As well as removal of trees which are within striking distance of the railway should they fall. Some fencing along the route will also be replaced.

Thorpe Willoughby Parish Council

Village Parking Restrictions

North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC) have just confirmed that their Traffic Regulation Order – Amendment No 11, was sealed on 14 October 2016 and will come into operation on 24 October 2016.  This means for Thorpe Willoughby that restrictions for: Prohibition of Waiting and Loading and Provision of Parking will be confirmed for the Londesborough Grove/Foxdale Avenue junction area.

The proposed restrictions on Fir Tree Lane, however, had objections against them, so NYCC have compiled a report to be decided upon at their December 2016 meeting, and will inform us of the outcome.