North Yorkshire County Council were made aware this morning that Utopia Coaches bus company from Sherburn-In Elmet has gone into liquidation with immediate effect. The Cawood bus (Utopia Coaches) is currently running via Riccall due to the Cawood Bridge closure. Please see the information below from NYCC.


The company operated both school and local bus services under contract to the Council as well as providing a commercial bus network that was not subsidised by the council.


The County Council is currently looking at the network of services and are putting together a plan of what action it can take to minimise disruption to passengers. Several local transport providers have contacted the Council today to offer their assistance and we will work with them to try and fill the gaps left in the transport network in the most appropriate way that resources permit.


Pupils entitled to free home to school transport will not be disrupted by the changes and arrangements with new contractors will be put in place for the start of the new school term in September.


In lieu of other services being available in the short term, the following organisations may be able to assist passengers in need of access to urgent medical appointments or essential local amenities


Selby District Community Transport: 01757 708036

Tadcaster Volunteer Cars & Services: 01937 835600