Friday 2 March 2012

Service 90 reprieved until July

The following reliable comment with regards to cancelled (from April 2nd) Stagecoach services 90 and 590 between Brigg, Scunthorpe and Crowle has been posted on my original post on the topic.

"Reprieved until July and subject of talks with Council re contract out to tender thereafter."

Between Brigg and Scunthorpe the 90 provides a more direct alternative to Hornsby service 4, though one journey in each direction does serve Scawby. Between Scunthorpe and Crowle Sweyne Coaches provide a limited weekday morning alternative, and Stagecoach tendered service 357 provides a basic Saturday alternative.

It would therefore be hard to see the justification for North Lincolnshire Council funding the 90 in it's present form, but should the 90 be fully withdrawn weekday peaktime and afternoon, and college journeys between Scunthorpe and Crowle would probably need replacing, as would the one journey in each direction currently diverted via Scawby.


Anonymous said...

The easiest way (and probably cheapest) to replace the 90, would be to for Sweyne to run all there Scunthorpe-Goole services via crowle, instead of some going direct through Amcotts (These could be replaced by an extra 35 trip in the early morning which would need to run via the colleges).

A clockface, Every 2 hours from 8am to 6pm Scunthorpe-Goole service would be quite adequate given the type of area the service is operating in, and would probably do quite well for Sweyne.

Anonymous said...

Confirmed on thisisscunthorpe

The 90 is to continue until July only, where an alternative, probably tendered, solution is found