Monday 25 June 2012

Hornsby September changes, 2 Way Tender Wins

Three interesting registrations on VOSA today from Hornsby, all with effect from late August/early September.

Firstly the 68 (Wolds Villager) between Brigg, Barnetby and Kirmington, is getting a new timetable. Also Hornsby have registered the 366 on Saturdays only between Goxhill and Scunthorpe. Both are North Lincolnshire Council contracts, and the 366 is currently operated by Stagecoach's Scunthorpe depot. The 366 also has a Thursday service between Ulceby and Brigg, and I wonder if it is to be amalgamated into the 68?

Two interesting points. Hornsby have registered the 366 as one service, rather than Stagecoach's 'split' registration to keep the service within domestic driver hours rules. Secondly the loss of the 366 Saturday service means Stagecoach will cease to operate between Brigg and Scunthorpe - though remain serving Brigg with the 450 from Immingham and Barton.

Hornsby have also cancelled the college day 642 between Redbourne and Scunthorpe, via Hibaldstow, Scawby and Broughton. Traveline East Midlands shows that 642, another North Lincolnshire Council tendered service, is simply passing to 2 Way Transport in September. 2 Way have also picked up various schools services to South Axholme School from September.

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