Ripon could have a new bus service by April
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Jan 12, 2022
Ripon bus station.
Ripon bus station

A new, comprehensive bus service for Ripon could be up and running as soon as April.

Ripon is served by regular Transdev 36 buses, which link the city with Harrogate and Leeds.

But local buses are limited and Ripon City Council’s transport group has been trying for several years to create a more joined-up service.

Councillor Peter Horton, who chairs the transport group, said plans to create a more integrated bus timetable for all parts of Ripon were being put out to tender by North Yorkshire County Council.

He told Monday’s Ripon City Council meeting:

“The integrated passenger transport authority now has monies available from the Doublegates housing development to help fund the comprehensive scheme we put forward.

“This would serve our growing city up to six days a week.

“The hope is that the service could be operating by April, but that will depend on the response to the tender from bus operators.”


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Developers of both the Doublegates scheme off Clotherholme Road and St Michael’s Retail Park at Rotary Way were required to contribute towards the cost of public transport improvements in Ripon, as part of a Section 106 planning agreement.

Cllr Horton said:

“Now that funds are in hand we hope to see matters progress as quickly as possible.”

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