Wednesday 10 October 2012

Saturday Villager Trial

North Lincolnshire Council are funding a 4 month trial of a Saturday service on the 260 'Villager' service from 10th November. The service, operated by Stagecoach, links Goxhill, New Holland and Barrow to Barton, and also serves East Halton on Thursdays.

Currently the only Saturday bus service to Goxhill and New Holland is the Hornsby 366, providing one journey to/from Brigg and Scunthorpe. The two villages do also have a two hourly train service. Barrow is served by the 366, and also by the 450 providing a two hourly serve to Immingham, Grimsby, Barton and Brigg.

I'll post more on this good news story when timetable details are released.

North Lincolnshire Council press release:
From Saturday 10 November, North Lincolnshire Council will trial a new Number 260 Saturday Villager bus service - serving residents in Goxhill, New Holland, Barrow, and Barton. The new service is based on the popular 260 Villager service that runs during the week.The new Saturday service will run for a trial period of four months initially.   
Cllr Nigel Sherwood, cabinet member for Highways and Neighbourhoods at North Lincolnshire Council, said: “The Number 260 is a popular service during the week and following a petition by local residents, we have agreed to run the service on a Saturday for a four-month trial. We are not making any promises to make it a permanent Saturday service. We’ll have to see how popular it is. So it is important that people use it, after all, it’s what they asked for.”

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