Guide to Christmas and New Year travel to and from York

All change… the rail information board at York station. Photograph: East Coast
22 Dec 2013 @ 5.16 pm
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All change… the rail information board at York station. Photograph: East Coast
All change… the rail information board at York station. Photograph: East Coast

It’s that time of year again. Time to visit family and relations and struggle with the shut down of public transport. Our handy guide to Yorkshire’s top train and bus companies gives you the low down on where and when you can travel this Christmas

East Coast Trains

Normal Service up until: Monday, December 23rd

No Service on: Christmas Day, Boxing Day

Christmas Eve

Going to and leaving from London King’s Cross:

Northbound

18.00 to Edinburgh

19.30 to Newcastle

20.05 to Leeds

Southbound

15.48 from Edinburgh

17.25 from Newcastle

18.45 from Leeds

New Year’s Eve, going to and leaving from London King’s Cross:

Northbound

18.00 to Edinburgh

20.00 to Newcastle

20.35 to Leeds

Southbound

17.31 from Edinburgh

19.06 from Newcastle

19.15 from Leeds

More travel information here

Boxing Day

Due to the closure of Peterborough station on 27 December, journey opportunities along the south of the route between Grantham and London King’s Cross will be limited, with longer journey times and replacement coach transport.

See timetable for more details

First York

Christmas Park & Ride services 2, 3, 7, 8 & 9

Normal service up until: Monday, December 23rd

No Service on: Christmas Day, New Year’s Day

Christmas Eve

Service 3 will start from 6 am

Services 2, 7, 8 & 9 will start from 7 am

Last journeys on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve:

Service 2 City Centre – Rawcliffe Bar
18:06

Service 2 Rawcliffe Bar – City Centre
17:45

Service 3 City Centre – Askham Bar
18:05

Service 3 Askham Bar – City Centre
17:45

Service 7 City Centre – Designer Outlet
18:06

Service 7 Designer Outlet – City Centre
17:45

Service 8 City Centre – Grimston Bar
18:05

Service 8 Grimston Bar – City Centre
17:45

Service 9 City Centre – Monks Cross
17:00 to Aviva
18:00 to Park & Ride site

Service 9 Monks Cross – City Centre
17:29

Boxing Day

Services 3, 7, 9 from 7:00 – 18:56

All bus times here [pdf]

Friday 27 – Monday 30 Normal Service Resumes

More travel information here

Christmas City Network services 1, 4, 5/5A, 6, 10/10A, 11, 12, 13/13A

Normal Service up until: Monday, December 23rd

No Service: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day

Friday, 27 December: Saturday Service

Saturday, 28 December: Normal Saturday Service

Sunday, 29 December: Normal Sunday Service

Monday, 30 December: Saturday Service

New Year’s Eve: Saturday Service but with earlier finish times

Last journeys on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve

Service 1
18:55 Wigginton – Chapelfields

19:30 City Centre, Rail Station – Chapelfields

Service 1

18:36 Chapelfields – Wigginton

18:46 Chapelfields – City Centre, Theatre Royal

18:49 York Rail Station – Wigginton

19:12 Chapelfields – City Centre, Theatre Royal

Service 4

18:55 Acomb – University of York

19:21 Acomb – City Centre, Rougier Street

19:24 City Centre, Rougier Street – University of York

Service 4

18:45 University of York – Acomb

19:00 University of York – City Centre, Rail Station

19:08 York Rail Station – Acomb

Services 5/5A Acomb

5 17:51 Acomb – Strensall

5A 18:03 Acomb – Strensall

5 18:25 Acomb – City Centre, Station Avenue

5A 18:40 Acomb – Strensall

5A 18:55 City Centre, Station Avenue – Strensall

5A 19:15 Acomb – City Centre, Station Avenue

Services 5/5A Strensall

5A 18:00 Strensall – Acomb

5 18:20 Strensall – Acomb

5 18:40 Strensall – City Centre, Station Road

5A 18:54 City Centre, Station Road – Acomb

5A 19:00 Strensall – City Centre, Station Road

Service 6

19:00 Clifton Moor – University of York

19:25 City Centre, Rougier Street – University of York

Service 6

18:40 University of York – Clifton Moor

19:04 City Centre, Rougier Street – Clifton Moor

Service 10 Stamford Bridge

18:18 Stamford Bridge – Nether Poppleton

18:47 Stamford Bridge – City Centre, Rougier Street

18:53 City Centre, Piccadilly – Nether Poppleton

19:07 Stamford Bridge – City Centre, Merchantgate

Service 10

18:30 Nether Poppleton – Stamford Bridge

18:50 City Centre, Rail Station – Stamford Bridge

19:00 Nether Poppleton – City Centre, Merchantgate

Service 11

18:08 Bishopthorpe – Ashley Park

18:35 City Centre, Rail Station – Ashley Park

19:05 Bishopthorpe – City Centre, The Stonebow

Service 11

18:28 Ashley Park – Bishopthorpe

18:41 City Centre, The Stonebow – Bishopthorpe

Service 12

16:31 Foxwood Lane – Monks Cross

16:56 City Centre, Rail Station – Monks Cross

17:01 Foxwood Lane – Elmfield Avenue

17:26 City Centre, Rail Station – Elmfield Avenue

17:31 Foxwood Lane – City Centre, Rail Station

1:831 Foxwood Lane – City Centre, Rail Station (continues as service 13 via City Centre to Haxby)

Service 12

17:30 Monks Cross – Foxwood Lane

19:14 City Centre, Rail Station – Foxwood Lane

Service 13

17:17 Haxby – Copmanthorpe

17:54 City Centre, Rail Station – Copmanthorpe

18:17 Haxby – City Centre, Rail Station

Service 13

17:20 Copmanthorpe – Haxby

19:00 City Centre, Rail Station – Haxby

All journeys on service 13A will run to the normal Saturday timetable

More travel information here

Grand Central

Normal Service will operate: Saturday 7, 14, 21, 28 December, Sunday 22, 29 and Monday 23, 30, Thursday 2 January

No Service: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, 27 December

Christmas Eve Services

The following services will not run:

14.22 Bradford Interchange to London Kings Cross

19.52 London Kings Cross to Bradford Interchange

New Year’s Eve

The following services will not run:

14.22 Bradford Interchange to London Kings Cross

19.52 London Kings Cross to Bradford Interchange

For more information [pdf]

Transdev York and East Coastliner

Normal Service: Mon 23, Sat 28 and Sun 29 December

No Service: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day

Christmas Eve

Saturday service (with early finishes) except 20, 35, X35, 36 and X36, which will be running the usual Mon – Fri timetable

New Year’s Eve: Saturday service with early finishes except X36

Tues, 2 January: Normal Service Resumes

Last Buses on Christmas and New Year’s Eve

Evening journeys on route 10 will not run.

35

18:25 York- Holme-on-Spalding- Moor

19:25 Holme-on-Spalding- Moor – York

44 unibus

20:18 York – York Sport Village

20:20 York Sport Village – York

843 Eastbound

16:45 Leeds- Tadcaster- York- Malton- Scarborough (last bus to Scarborough)

18:45 Leeds- Tadcaster- York- Malton only (finishes Malton at 20:30)

19:20 Leeds- Tadcaster- York only (finishes at Heworth at 20:28)

843 Westbound

17:13 Scarborough- Malton- York- Tadcaster- Leeds

18:13 Scarborough- Malton- York only (finishes at the Railway Station at 20:03)

18:55 Scarborough- Malton only (finishes at Malton 19:55)

Routes not shown above will run to the normal Saturday timetable.

The 17:59 route 840 from Thorton-le-Dale and 16:55 route 845 from Bridlington will be the last journeys with a through connection to Leeds (at Malton)

The 17:05 route 840 journey from Whitby will still connect at Malon with route 843, but, this connecting journey will only run as far as York

Last bus from The Stonebow to Leeds will be 18:56.

Unibus 44 will run its vacation timetable and the ub.1, cb.2 AND sb.2 will not run between 7th December 2013 and 5th January 2014.

For more information

First TransPennine Express

Christmas Eve: Services to/ from Manchester Airport

The 00:38 Manchester Airport to York will depart from Manchester Piccadilly at 00:53.

The 01:38 York to Manchester Airport service will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.

Christmas Eve closedown of services

First TransPennine Express will operate the normal timetable on Christmas Eve until early evening when services will begin to closedown.

It is strongly recommend that customers check all journey plans if travelling after 19:00 to ensure you can complete your journey.

The following services will not run:

21:50 Middlesbrough to York

20:22 & 22:30 Liverpool Lime St to York

22:05 Scarborough to York

22:22 & 23:18 Manchester Airport to York

The following services will terminate at York:

18:22 Liverpool Lime St to Scarborough

18:35 Manchester Airport to Middlesbrough

20:04 Middlesbrough to Manchester Airport

20:20 Manchester Airporrt to Scarborough

20:50 Middlesbrough to Manchester Piccadilly

18:52 Newcastle to Manchester Airport will terminate at Manchester Piccadilly.

19:22 Liverpool Lime St to Hull will be diverted to terminate at York. An additional service will operate from Leeds to Hull departing at 2119 and calling at South Milford, Selby, Howden and Brough.

New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day

Other than the alterations listed below, First TransPennine Express will operate it’s normal timetable on both New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day.

New Year’s Eve alterations

The 23:40 Manchester Piccadilly to York service will be re-timed to depart earlier at 23:36 and will not call at Dewsbury. This service will be re-timed to depart Leeds later at 01:02 and arrive at York at 01:27.

New Year’s Day

The 00:53 Manchester Piccadilly to York and 01:38 York to Manchester Piccadilly services will not run.

The 02:52 York to Manchester Piccadilly service will be re-timed to depart Huddersfield later at 04:11 and arrive at Manchester Piccadilly earlier at 04:43.

Monday, 30 December to Friday, January 3

Monday to Thursday

The 23:40 Manchester Piccadilly to York service will be re-timed to depart earlier at 23:36 and will not call at Dewsbury. This service will be re-timed to depart Leeds later at 01:02 and arrive at York at 01:27.

Tuesday, Thursday & Friday

The 01:38 York to Manchester Piccadilly service will be re-timed to depart Huddersfield later at 02:58 and arrive at Manchester Piccadilly earlier at 03:29.

Tuesday to Friday

The 02:52 York to Manchester Piccadilly service will be re-timed to depart Huddersfield later at 04:11 and arrive at Manchester Piccadilly earlier at 04:43.

Wednesday only

The 00:53 Manchester Piccadilly to York and 0138 York to Manchester Piccadilly services will not run.

More information here

York Pullman Buses

Cravenlink Service 883/870/874: York – Knaresborough – Harrogate – Otley – Ilkley – Skipton – Malham

Sundays 17th November, 15th December 2013, 19th January, 16th February, 16th March 2014

York, Piccadilly: 8:30

Otley Bus Station First Bus: 9:55

Otley Bus Station Last Bus: 17:55 [arr. York, Piccadilly 19:10]

Please change at Otley Bus Station for service 870/874 to/from Buckden.

For more information

National Express

No Service: Christmas Day

General Service Information

Coaches between Newcastle, Leeds, Manchester and Chester

11:00, 11:45 York, Station Road Stop J

16:20 [Operates on Dec 26 and Jan 1]

Coaches between Chester, Manchester and Leeds to Newcastle

10: 15 York, Station Road Stop C[Dec 26 and Jan 1]

17:15, 17:30

Coaches between Middlesbrough, Newcastle and London

8:55 York, Station Road Stop J

16:25 [Not running Dec 24 and 31]

00:50 [Not running Dec 24 and 31 but runs 26 Dec and Jan 1]

Coaches London to Middlesbrough and Newcastle upon Tyne

14:45, 21:55 York, Station Road Stop C

04:20 [Not running Dec 24 and 31 but runs 26 Dec and Jan 1]

More information [pdf]

Coaches from York, Hull and Doncaster to London

00:50, 8:55, 9:45 York, Station Road, Stop J

16:25 [Not running 24 and 31 Dec]

Coaches London to Doncaster, Hull and York

14:45, 21:55 York, Station Road, Stop C

17:55 [Runs 15 mins later on Fridays]

04:20 [Not running 24 and 31 Dec but running 26 Dec and 1 Jan]

Coaches from North Wales to Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle upon Tyne

14:30, 16:30 York, Station Road, Stop C

Coaches from Newcastle upon Tyne, Leeds and Manchester to North Wales

11:45 York, Station Road, Stop J

For more information

Megabus

Christmas Day

No service on most routes.

A special service will be in operation which connects London with: Swindon, Bristol, Newport, Cardiff, Cwmbran, Coventry, Birmingham, Manchester, Leicester, Loughborough, Nottingham, Sheffield and Leeds.

No services from York

Christmas Eve

Normal daytime services will be in effect on most routes, with reduced services in the evening.

No overnight services, with the exception of European destinations.

York to London, via East Midlands Parkway

York, Leeman Road: 6:55 [arr London 11:18]

York, Askham Bar Park and Ride: 7:10 [arr London 11:18]

York, Leeman Road: 11:50 [arr London 16:13]

York to Doncaster

York, Leeman Road: 11:50 [arr Doncaster 13:00]

York to Hull

York, Leeman Road: 18:30 [arr Hull 19:40]

Boxing Day

Normal service on most routes with reduced services during the morning hours

No services from York to London, [also applicable Dec 27 and 28, resumes 29]

York to East Midlands Parkway, Dec 29 only, resumes normal service Dec 30

York, Leeman Road: 8:00 [arr EMP 10:25]

York, Askham Bar Park and Ride: 8:15 [arr EMP 10:25]

York, Leeman Road: 12:20 [arr EMP 14:45]

York, Askham Bar Park and Ride: 12:35 [arr EMP 14:45]

New Year’s Eve

Normal service on most routes with reduced service in the evening. Overnight services reduced

York to London, via Doncaster

York, Leeman Road: 6:55, 11:50

York to East Midlands Parkway

York, Leeman Road: 6:55, 11:50

New Year’s Day

Normal services in England, Wales and routes between England and Scotland. All routes will be operating on reduced services during morning hours.

No Services from York, services resume Jan 2

For more information

Stephensons

Normal Service up until Christmas Day

No service: Christmas Day, Boxing Day, New Year’s Day, Normal services all other days.

For more information