For many years EYMS had provided Summer links from Hull and Beverley to the North Yorkshire Moors as part of the Moorsbus network of services designed for visitors to the North Yorkshire Moors National Park. However the national park authority have pulled funding for the network and it has sadly ceased.
Starting on Sunday (25th May), EYMS are attempting to provide a commercial replacement. Every Sunday and Bank Holiday until the end of September, the new Moors Explorer service will link Hessle, Anlaby, Willerby, Hull City Centre, Cottingham and Beverley to Bainton, Wetwang, Malton, Pickering, Kirkbymoorside and Danby. A single journey operates in each direction over the whole route, allowing for daytrips to the North Yorkshire Moors, as well as an extra journey during the day between Pickering and Danby. Connections can be made onto other services at Pickering, Kirkbymoorside and Danby.
The service is classed as a tourist service so concessionary passes cannot be used; considering low reimbursement rates this is probably the only way to make the service viable. Hopefully this commercial experiment will be a success for EYMS.
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