Tuesday 3 April 2012

Hull Nightbus Changes

From this coming Friday night, Stagecoach are making extensive revisions to their nightbus network in Hull, including more Friday night/Saturday morning services but the withdrawal of Saturday night/Sunday morning services after 0130 on all routes, as well as the N32/43 extensions from Hull University and the Welly Club.

The N2 between Hull City Centre, the Boothferry Estate and Hessle sees a revised timetable. 2 journeys from Hull and 1 from Hessle continue to operate on Friday night/Saturday morning but 2 services each way on Saturday night/Sunday mornings are cut, so that Friday and Saturday night services are now identical. This means the last bus from Hull City Centre moves from 0300 to 0115 on Saturday nights.

The N15 between Hull City Centre, Hull University, Orchard Park and Kingswood has lost it's two Wednesday night journeys from Hull University to the City Centre. The Friday and Saturday service has a new route; it now starts from the Hull Truck Theatre on Ferensway, not the Witham and operates via Princes Avenue not the Welly Club on Beverley Road. Services are extended beyond Orchard Park Tesco to Kingswood's Leisure and Retail Parks.

The N15 regains a Friday night services with 2 journeys in each direction (last departure 0120 from Ferensway). Saturday nights have the same timetable, which means an 80 minutes earlier last departure from Ferensway but new services from Kingswood. Some journeys on the N15 will interwork with the N51 in both Hull City Centre and at Kingswood.

The N32 between Hull University, Newland Avenue, the Welly Club, the City Centre and North Point is replaced by the N31, which starts at Hull Truck Theatre and then follows the route of the revised 31 to North Bransholme, giving the estate a new nightbus service. 2 journeys operate from the Truck Theatre at 0008 and 0108 on both Friday and Saturday nights. The N32 did not operate a Friday night service when it was axed, but the Saturday service is cut from 3 to 2 journeys on the new N31.

The N43 to Greatfield and Bilton Grange will now start at Hull Truck Theatre, with the extensions from Hull University and the Welly Club withdrawn. Again Friday night services are reinstated, but Saturday night services cut back from 4 to 2 journeys and an earlier last bus from Hull City Centre (0135 from George Street compared to 0310).

Finally the N51 from Hull City Centre to Kingswood via Holderness Road and North Point has a revised timetable. Services now leave Hull Truck Theatre at 0023 and 0123 on both Friday and Saturday nights, 23 minutes later on Friday nights but 1 hour 47 minutes earlier on Saturday nights, with 2 less journeys. One new journey from Kingswood is also introduced, again operating on both Friday and Saturday nights.

Overall its better on Fridays, and for getting home from Kingswood. Not so good on Saturdays, or if you want to come from Hull University or the Welly Club.

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