All aboard the 42
The 42 service 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 These journeys were originally withdrawn by North Yorkshire County Council in April last year following tender cuts that affected the whole of North Yorkshire.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 reinstated Sunday service made its first journey on Sunday 1st April 2012 and will run for 12 months. Extra weekend journeys will operate from 6th April 2012 until 29th September 2012. View the timetable and route map here.
To mark the occasion, on Sunday morning Nigel Adams MP, Cllr John Cattanach and Arriva Yorkshire head of operations Colin Newbury were present to celebrate the 10am departure of the reinstated Arriva Yorkshire 42 service.
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”.
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.”
The 42 service links Selby with Cawood and York, calling in at Wistow, Stillingfleet and Naburn and Fulford. Visit our town guides for lots of ideas of great things to do in the York and Selby areas.