Shuttle Bus Service Launched During Leeman Road Works Next Week
1:13pm 12th June 2014
(Updated 4:51pm 12th June 2014)
Works to repair cracked and broken concrete road surfaces in the Leeman Road tunnel will take place next week, which will lead to diversions to the Number 2 and Number 5/5A services.
It's due to a road closure which will be in place from 9am on Monday 16 June until approx 6pm on Friday 20 June.
Changes to Service 2 Rawcliffe Bar Park Ride Green Line:
From Water End bus stop continues along Water End non stop along Poppleton Road, Holgate Road, Blossom Street, Queen Street, Station Road to Station Avenue, then on normal route to Rawcliffe Bar.
Changes to Service 5/5A:
To Strensall: After Boroughbridge (Malvern Avenue stop), buses will continue non stop along Poppleton Road, Holgate Road, Blossom Street, Queen Street, Station Road to Station Avenue, then normal route to Strensall.
Stops not served as a result of diversion; Salisbury Road, Kingsland Terrace, The Junction, National Railway Museum, Royal Mail Offices.
From Strensall: After Station Road, buses will continue non stop along Station Road, Queen Street, Blossom Street, Holgate Road, Poppleton Road to Boroughbridge Road (Malvern Avenue stop), then normal route to Acomb.
Stops not served as a result of diversion; Leeman Road opp Memorial Gardens, National Railway Museum, The Junction, Livingstone Street, Salisbury Road.
A shuttle service is being run by First Bus during the closures at the following stops.
- Salisbury Terrace
- Kingsland Terrace
- Garfield Terrace
- Livingston St
- Salisbury Road
- Water End
- Poppleton Road (primary School)
- York Station
Leeman Road Shuttle LS
Monday to Friday
Station Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0847 0947 1047 1147 1247 1347 1447 1547 1647 1757
Salisbury Road . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 0907 1007 1107 1207 1307 1407 1507 1607 1707 1817
Whilst the road is closed engineers will also carry out maintenance to the lighting in the tunnel and the walkway will also be given a deep clean.
York Council says that as with any construction work, there is likely to be a certain amount of disruption and inconvenience but everything reasonably possible will be done to keep this to a minimum.
Neil Ferris, assistant director of City and Environmental Services, said: “The road surface on this section of Leeman Road, under the Marble Arch Bridge, is heavily cracked and damaged and in need of urgent repair and poses a risk to the travelling public. All residents and businesses in the vicinity have been notified of the works in advance, and we will carry these out as quickly as possible and do everything to ensure disruption is kept to a minimum.”
People can plan their journeys in advance by using the i-Travel York online Journey Planner at www.itravelyork.info.
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