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Lendal Bridge - Talk Of Legal Challenge

Lendal Bridge

8:15am 3rd September 2013
(Updated 11:29am 3rd September 2013)

There's talk of a legal challenge to the trial car ban on York's Lendal Bridge.

A week after it started some courier companies in the city are angry at an exemption given to Royal Mail.

Simon Williams from York's Federation of Small Businesses believes it will end up in court.

The city council says the exemption only applies to the basic service, and not Parcel Force, as it has to be provided in law.

Minster FM has now found out the following vehicles can go across the bridge:

  • All emergency services
  • All bus operators (First Group, Arriva, Transdev, Harrogate Coaches, EYMS, Reliance, Stephenson’s, Utopia, C&C, National Express Coaches, York Dial-a-Ride)
  • All taxi services (York taxis Ryedale taxis, EYRC taxis, Selby BC taxis, Harrogate BC, Scarborough BC taxis)
  • Maintenance vehicles  (i.e. CYC fleet, highways and waste collections)
  • Out of hours doctors
  • Yorkshire Water flood response vehicles
  • The National Railway Museum's Road Train
  • Vehicles belonging to businesses on the bridge
  • Horse and carts
  • Royal Mail (postal deliveries only and not Parcel Force)
  • Cyclists
  • Pedestrians


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