The 42 is back
Arriva Yorkshire and the local parish councils announced the reintroduction of Sunday journeys on the 42 route and two extra journeys on both Friday and Saturday evenings.
These journeys were originally withdrawn by North Yorkshire County Council in April last year following tender cuts that affected the whole of North Yorkshire.
The Sunday service will run from 1 April 2012 for twelve months and the extra weekend journeys will operate from 6 April 2012 until 29 September 2012. Cllr John Cattanach, District Councillor for Cawood and Wistow on Selby District Council, said: “Reinstating the Sunday and Bank Holiday service has been a testament to partnership working. All the parish councils along the route together with Selby’s Eastern CEF have provided funding. We now have a full year to increase passenger numbers”.
“I’d like to thank Arriva for providing me with the detailed information on which to build a financial case to put before the parish councils, Yet again, the parish councils have backed me 100% in my negotiations”.
“I’m particularly pleased with the added bonus of the Fri/Sat evening service coming back for the summer months. This shows that we were right to underwrite the service last year and show that passenger numbers could be increased”.
Nigel Featham, managing director for Arriva Yorkshire, said: “We have worked closely with the local parish councils in order to do all we can to help keep these journeys; the outcome is such great news for everyone involved.”
Prizes for passengers!
In an effort to raise the profile of the route and to thank those passengers using the service in April, Cllr John Cattanach will be providing special prizes for Sunday users of the route.
The first of these prizes has been provided by Anthony Scott of the Black Swan at Wistow where the lucky passenger can chose between a 3 course Sunday Lunch for 2 or a 2 course Sunday lunch for 4. Both of these sumptuous meals will come with a complimentary bottle of house wine.
42 is back on a Sunday
Anthony explained, “I’m delighted to see the 42 back on a Sunday service and hope that people will take the opportunity to use it to visit us, have a brilliant meal and have no worries about drinking and driving.”
Cllr Cattanach welcomed the generosity of the Black Swan and added, “I hope that everyone will now consider using the bus on Sundays and Bank Holidays to get to York, Selby or the villages along the route and leave the car at home”.