The number 44 Unibus service, which travels around campus and to York city centre, will now be running 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, starting term time.
An announcement on the York Bus website has stated that they will run “every hour after midnight, 7 days a week”, and that normal daytime fares will apply for this overnight addition, in addition to the use of bus cards being as per usual.
This addition to the service has been created to save money on expensive taxi fares late at night or early in the morning, and to allow students to study on campus until late, or even just to get an early start on the day.
Lizzie Connolly, a third-year Philosophy student, is “delighted” by the addition, and thinks that it will “save money, be a safer option for intoxicated students, and will be very useful, especially to students living on campus.”
However, not all students are pleased. A third-year History student, who wishes to remain anonymous, believes that “this is just another sign that the human race is becoming lazier,” and that “we are proceeding into an age of obesity, if a 20 minute walk has to be replaced by a bus.”
What are your thoughts, York?
The service will start at the beginning of Freshers Week in September.