Saturday 24 March 2012

250 gone, 450 to Immingham, 3 not so cutback?

It seems that Stagecoach's April changes spread to a couple of services I had not seen any VOSA variations for. Thanks to a comment on my post about the 150 changes I've checked the Traveline East Midlands website and the 250 will cease to operate from 2nd April. Services will operate as a 45 from Grimsby to Immingham and then become a 450 through to Brigg via Barton. There is no 250 timetable available yet but the 450, between Barton and Brigg at least, gains a standard pattern 2 hourly timetable, though still with 4 journeys each day Monday to Saturday.

The comment, based on a Stagecoach leaflet also indicates that something similar may be happening with the 150 (i.e. numbered 45 between Grimsby and Immingham).

Meanwhile Traveline East Midlands is now showing the Interconnect 3 being retained as hourly between Lincoln and Market Rasen, and then two hourly to Grimsby (hourly at peak times), in contrast the previously mentioned Stagecoach leaflet.

The April changes have got very messy and very last minute, but if the outcome is a sustainable network, mitigating initially proposed cuts, then hopefully it should be worth it.

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