Noddle Hill Weekend Reductions; Early Morning Improvements
Starting today, Monday 1st
September, Stagecoach have introduced changes to services 32 and 52 which serve
Noddle Hill Way in Bransholme, as part of their package of changes across Hull.
The 32 links Hull City Centre, Sutton, Noddle Hill Way and North Point Shopping
Centre, while the 52 links Hull City Centre with Spring Cottage, Noddle Hill
Way and Kingswood. As already
mentioned the 52 has been diverted away from Holderness Road and parts of
Bellfield Avenue to serve Garden Village and Savoy Road, replacing the
The other major change is a
reduction in weekend frequencies on both the 32 and 52. The 32 is reduced from
every 20 minutes to every half hour on Saturday daytimes, and from half hourly
to hourly on Sunday daytimes. However despite this, Stagecoach's description on
their website of the change is "Timetable simplified. Only minor
changes". Seems a bit more than minor to me, especially the Sunday evening
reduction when the gaps between services is doubled. The first service on
Sundays from North Point becomes 0720 rather than 0750, though the last service
becomes 2220 rather than 2250. There are other minor changes to times
throughout the week and evening services will continue across Hull Interchange
to the Avenues and back to Kingswood as service 16.
On service 52 the Saturday
daytime frequency is also reduced from every 20 minutes to half hourly;
combined with service 32, Noddle Hill Way goes from a service every 10 minutes
to a service every 15 minutes to/from Hull City Centre. The half hourly Sunday
daytime service is withdrawn entirely, leaving Noddle Hill Way with the half
hourly service 32 and Spring Cottage with the half hourly 51.
The early morning service on
the 52 from Kingswood is significantly improved, with a first departure at 0505
weekdays and 0607 Saturdays, compared to 0642 and 0832 previously. As part of
the Workers+ network, the first four weekday journeys from Kingswood will
operate via Cleveland Street (for connections to Stoneferry and Sutton Fields),
Carr Lane, Hull Royal Infirmary, Rawling Way and Smith and Nephew on English
Road en-route to Hull Interchange, providing much improved access to employment
sites. On the negative side however the last journey from Kingswood becomes
1745 weekdays, 1707 Saturdays compared to 1837 weekdays and 1930 Saturdays previously.
The first journey from Hull City Centre is earlier at 0908 weekdays, 0923
Saturdays, compared to 0935 previously. There are other minor changes to times
throughout the week.All journeys on the
52 will now serve Kingswood Retail Park, but not Kingswood Leisure Park.