Residents will be aware that Connexions Buses have suspended the Saturday service on the 412 route. The Parish Council has been in dialogue with Connexions and North Yorkshire County Council (the authority under whose jurisdiction the majority of the route operates).

The current situation is caused by an acute shortage of drivers, which is a well-reported and national problem, but it is also the case that passenger numbers are much reduced post-covid, threatening the viability of the service.

The Parish Council is working with all concerned to attempt to resolve the situation and to maintain the existing service and the subject will be an agenda item at the next Parish Council meeting on Monday 4th July. View the current timetable, effective May 2022.

NYCC will continue to run the special early/late service Monday to Friday:

The NYCC Early service (Mon-Fri) Departs York Rail station (07.47), via Knapton, Rufforth (08.02), Long Marston, Bilton, Tockwith, Bickerton, Thorp Arch, and Wetherby (08.45).

The NYCC Late service (Mon-Fri) Departs Wetherby (17.25), via Bickerton, Tockwith, Bilton, Long Marston, Rufforth (18.03), Knapton, and York Rail station.