Partly because of the closure of EYMS's Driffield depot, services 45, 46 and 46A between York, Pocklington, Market Weighton, Driffield and Bridlington will be amended from Sunday 1st June. Sunday services are unchanged so the below only applies to Monday to Saturday services.
The main changes are to the once a day 46A variation that provides a link to Driffield from Tibthorpe and Kirkburn. This variation to the main 46 service will also serve North Dalton, which is additionally served by the 45. Currently the 46A operates on weekdays only with a 0900 York-Bridlington and 1305 Driffield-York return. However from June the 0900 46A becomes a 46 (matching the Saturday service) with a new 0905 Pocklington-Driffield 46A added. The 1305 will operate earlier at 1255.
The 46A also gains a Saturday service, operating at the same times as on weekdays. This replaces the last two journeys on service 142 to continue serving Driffield, the 0930 from Middleton and 1250 return. The 142 previously provided an alternative through service between Beverley and Driffield serving various villages but in recent years the remaining EYMS service has comprised two seperate Beverley-Middleton and Middleton-Driffield links. While in some ways it's the end of an era with the 142 no longer serving Driffield, it does simplify the network. The 1255 46A from Driffield to York will replace the previous Saturday only 1310 service 46 from Driffield to York.
Elsewhere the 0945 York to Driffield service 45 is extended through to Bridlington but the 1730 weekday/1645 Saturday service 45 from York to Driffield terminates in Pocklington instead, Driffield passengers will instead need to use the earlier 1545 or later 1835. The 1750 service 45 from Bridlington to Driffield moves to 1635 and operates through to York replacing the previous 1710 from Driffield to York. The 0605 service 46 from Pocklington to York will operate at 0600 while the 1955 service 46 from Pocklington to York will operate at 2025.
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