Saturday, 25 June 2016

East Riding Bus Cuts Proposals - Extra Details

On Tuesday, the cabinet of East Riding of Yorkshire Council will decide whether to proceed with a public consultation over cutting £600,000 of subsidised bus service funding. The cabinet agenda and supporting papers contain a large amount of information about these proposals (Item 13 in the Agenda, and page 212 onwards in the Supporting Papers).

In terms of identifying what to cut, and what not to cut, a "balanced scorecard" was used, considering:
  • Annual number of passengers
  • Average passengers per journey
  • Subsidy per passenger (£)
  • Category of journey
  • Proximity of potential alternative services, including walking/cycling
  • Environmental impact
Category of journey has been split down into:
  • Rural Work (Peak) - 1
  • Urban Work (Peak) - 2
  • All - 3
  • Rural All Day - 4
  • Town Service - 5
  • Rural Shopping Off Peak - 6
  • Urban Shopping Off Peak - 7
  • Rural Evening - 18
  • Urban Evening - 19
  • Rural Sunday - 20
  • Urban Sunday - 25
  • Non Statutory School - 30
The number given is a value in the "balanced scorecard", with the lower the number, the higher priority. As can be seen peak services are the priority, evening and Sunday services are very much not a priority, and rural services are given prominence over urban and town services.

Having applied the balanced scorecard, the below are proposed for withdrawal entirely:

From 1st April 2017:
  • 2: Bubwith-Market Weighton, Thornes, Friday - EYMS service 18 is an alternative
  • 88: Goole-Thorne, EYMS, Monday to Saturday daytime - only receives "a small amount of de minimis funding"
  • 126: Boynton-Driffield/Ruston Parva-Bridlington, EYMS, Wednesday and Thursday - potential demand responsive alternative
  • 160: Staddlethorpe-Goole, EYMS, Wednesday and Saturday - potential demand responsive alternative
  • 173: Withernsea-Hull, EYMS, Saturday - potential demand responsive alternative
  • 195: Pocklington-York, EYMS, Tuesday/Wednesday/Thursday/Saturday - potential demand responsive replacement (the 'oddball' Tuesday 1255 Newton upon Derwent to York would remain)
  • 196: Aughton-York, EYMS, Tuesday - potential demand responsive alternative
  • 199: Pocklington-Huggate, EYMS, Tuesday - potential demand responsive alternative
  • 241: Albrough-Beverley, EYMS, Monday and Wednesday - potential demand responsive alternative, 242 and 243 also cover the Skirlaugh-Beverley section
  • 355: Airmyn-Goole, Council operated - potential demand responsive alternative
  • 358: Holme on Spalding Moor, Acklams, Tuesday - potential demand responsive alternative
  • 486/487: Selby-Hensall-Snaith circular, Utopia, Monday and Friday - potential demand responsive alternative
  • 488: Hut Green-Goole, Utopia, Wednesday - potential demand responsive alternative
  • S1: Market Weighton-Pocklington, EYMS, Tuesday and Friday - potential demand responsive alternative
  • S2: Market Weighton-Hotham circular, EYMS, Tuesday and Friday - potential demand responsive alternative
  • S3: Market Weighton-Goodmanham, EYMS, Friday - potential demand responsive alternative
From 1st April 2018:
  • 76C: Humbleton-Withernsea, Pearsons Coaches, Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday/Saturday - potential demand responsive alternative
  • 158: Brough Town Service, EYMS, Monday to Saturday daytime
  • 183: Hessle Town Service, Busking, Monday to Saturday offpeak
  • 270: Driffield-Beeford, Busking, Monday to Friday evening peak - an alternative service on route 136 operates at 1540
  • 549: Withernsea Town Service, Pearsons Coaches, Monday/Tuesday/Thursday/Friday/Saturday
The following are proposed to have their entire evening service withdrawn:

From 1st April 2017:
  • 78/277: Hull-Hedon, Stagecoach, Monday to Saturday - service 75 would provide a partial alternative for Hull to Hedon, but not for Paull, Preston, Sproatley or Bilton. An 1810 departure from Hull could be retained
The following are proposed to have their entire Sunday service withdrawn:

From 1st April 2017:
  • 45/46: Bridlington-Driffield-Pocklington-York, EYMS - services 121, X46 and X47 would provide a partial alternative over parts of the route 
  • 78/277: Hull-Hedon, EYMS - service 75 would provide a partial alternative for Hull to Hedon, but not for Paull, Preston, Sproatley or Bilton
  • 142: Beverley-Middleton, EYMS
  • 155: South Cave-Goole, EYMS
  • 180: Beverley-Cottingham, EYMS
  • 361: Goole-Swinefleet, EYMS
  • 400/401: Goole-Selby, EYMS
  • 502: Bridlington-Bempton, Busking
  • 506: Bridlington Town Service, EYMS
  • 508: Bridlington Town Service, EYMS
  • 520: Beverley Town Service, EYMS
  • 522: Beverley Town Service, EYMS
  • 523: Beverley-Molescroft, EYMS
From 1st April 2018:
  • 18A: Holme On Spalding Moor-York, EYMS
  • 220: Hornsea-Aldbrough, EYMS
The following services would see alterations:

From 1st April 2017 - Monday to Saturday daytime:
  • 5: Beverley-Model Farm, Acklams - the Norwood Grange part of the route would have it's funding withdrawn
  • 9: Noddle Hill/Bransholme-Hull-Cottingham, Stagecoach - the Bricknell Avenue diversion funding would be withdrawn
  • 45/46: Bridlington-Driffield-Pocklington-York, EYMS - the 1345 45 from York to Bridlington would have it's funding withdrawn between Pocklington and Bridlington, leaving a 4 hour gap in services to Bridlington. The 1545 46 between Bridlington and York would have it's funding withdrawn between Bridlington and Pocklington.
  • 45/46: Bridlington-Driffield-Pocklington-York, EYMS - on Saturdays, the 0905 46A Pocklington to Driffield and 1255 45 between Driffield and York would have their funding withdrawn between Driffield and Market Weighton, leaving Kirkburn and Tibthorpe without a Saturday bus service
  • 78/80: Hull-Hedon, EYMS - the funding for diversions into Paull village would be withdrawn, leaving a limited daytime commercial service
  • 78: Hull-Hedon, EYMS, the Monday to Friday 1500 Hedon to Hull would have it's funding withdrawn. leaving a 4 hour 15 minute gap
  • 79: Hull-Hedon, EYMS - the Saturday 0725 Hedon to Hull would have it's funding withdrawn
  • 80: Hull-Hedon, EYMS, Monday to Friday morning - the funding for the diversion into the Westlands Estate in Hedon would be withdrawn, leaving the estate without a bus service
  • 115: Hull-Cottingham, EYMS - the Monday to Friday 0755 Cottingham to Hull and 1540 Hull to Cottingham would have their funding withdrawn
  • 121: Hull-Scarborough, EYMS - the 0653 Driffield to Scarborough and 0635 Hull to Scarborough would have their funding withdrawn between Driffield and Bridlington. The first service between Driffield and Bridlington would be at 0848 (0843 Sat). The 0628 from Nafferton to Hull would have it's funding withdrawn between Naferton and Leconfield, with an alternative service 28 minutes later. The Monday to Friday school holiday and Saturday 0815 from Bridlington to Driffield would have it's funding withdrawn, with alternative service 121's at 0635 or 0925
  • 142: Beverley-Middleton, EYMS, Saturday - funding would be withdrawn between Holme and Middleton, leaving just one lunchtime Acklams journey
  • 180: Swanland-Beverley, EYMS, - the Monday to Friday 0719 Cottingham to Beverley would have it's funding withdrawn from Walkington onwards, with an alternative service one hour later
  • 221: Hull-Hornsea, EYMS, Monday, Wednesday and Friday - funding for the diversion via Humbleton and Garton would be withdrawn
  • 246 - Hull-Hornsea, EYMS, Monday to Saturday - funding for some journeys between Beverley and Hornsea would be withdrawn
  • 277: Hull-Hedon, EYMS - the Saturday 0650 Hull to Hedon would have it's funding withdrawn, with first service at 0750 instead
  • 517: Bridlington Town Service - the Monday to Saturday 1750 departure from Bridlington Bus Station would have it's funding withdrawn
  • X36: Pocklington-York, EYMS - this Saturday peak service would have it's funding withdrawn
From 1st April 2017 - Monday to Saturday evening:
  • 45/46: Bridlington-Driffield-Pocklington-York, EYMS - the 2110 46 York to Pocklington, 2225 46 Pocklington to York and 2305 45A York to Pocklington would have their funding withdrawn. (One evening service from Pocklington to York is operated commercially)
  • 121: Hull-Nafferton - the 2135 Hull to Nafferton would have it's funding withdrawn between Driffield and Nafferton, with the last bus operating two hours earlier. A rail alternative is also available
  • 350: Hull-Scunthorpe, EYMS - the Monday to Saturday 1925 from Hull and 2110 return (the last service from Scunthorpe) would have their funding withdrawn. I think North Lincolnshire Council also contribute to these journeys
From 1st April 2017 - Sundays:
  • 75: Hull-Withernsea, EYMS - the funding for the diversion of two services via Burstwick would be withdrawn; all other journeys on this hourly service operate via Burtswick commercially
  • 105: Hull-Cottingham, EYMS - the 0930 and 1030 from Hull and 0905 and 1005 from Cottingham would have their funding withdrawn
  • 153: Hull-North Ferriby/Welton, EYMS - funding withdrawn between Anlaby and North Ferriby/Welton
From 1st April 2018:
  • 45/46: Bridlington-Driffield-Pocklington-York, EYMS - the Monday to Saturday 1635 45 from Bridlington to York would have it's funding withdrawn; the last bus from Bridlington would be at 1345. The Monday to Saturday 1835 45 York to Bridlington would have it's funding withdrawn, with the last bus to Bridlington at 1545
  • 122: Beverley-Molescroft, EYMS - the Monday to Saturday 0800 'round trip' from Beverley would be withdrawn, with a later service at 0835 (0935 Sat), and an earlier weekday service from Molescroft at 0751
  • 246 - Beverley-Hornsea, EYMS - funding for 3 of the 4 Sunday journeys each way would be withdrawn (the 4th service is effectively for positioning purposes only)
  • 520: Beverley Town Service, EYMS - the Monday to Saturday 0725 'round trip' from Beverley Bus station would have it's funding withdrawn with an alternative service at 0825
Commercial registrations of any service proposed for (part) withdrawal are always possible.

The following supported services are not proposed for change:
  • 1: Holme Upon Spalding Moor-Selby, Thornes, Monday to Friday
  • 4: Selby-Goole, Arriva - certain Monday to Friday journeys between Hemingbrough and Howden
  • 6: Beverley Town Service, Acklams, Monday to Saturday
  • 10: Hull-Wawne, Stagecoach, Monday to Satutrday
  • 18: Holme Upon Spalding Moor-York, EYMS, Monday to Saturday
  • 71: Withernsea-Easington, EYMS, Monday to Saturday
  • 78/277: Hull-Hedon, EYMS, Monday to Friday departures from Hull at 0700 and 1600
  • 129: Hornsea-Withernsea, EYMS, Monday to Saturday and Summer Sunday
  • 130: Hornsea-Bridlington, EYMS, Weekends and Winter Weekdays
  • 131: Bridlington-Carnaby Industrial Estate, EYMS, Monday to Friday
  • 134: Driffield-Skerne, EYMS, Tuesday and Thursday
  • 135: Driffield-Wetwang, EYMS, Monday to Friday
  • 136: Driffield-Bridlington, Busking, Monday to Saturday
  • 142: Beverley-Bainton, Acklams, Monday to Friday 0920 Bainton to Beverley, Monday to Saturday 1200/1210 Beverley-Middleton, Monday to Saturday 1250 Bainton to Beverley
  • 143: Melton-Beverley, EYMS, Monday, Wednesday and Saturday
  • 155: Hull-Goole, EYMS, Monday to Friday 0620 Hull-Elloughton, 1507 Gilberdyke-Hull, Monday to Saturday 0725 Elloughton to Goole and evening service
  • 180: Beverley-Hessle, EYMS, Monday to Friday 0740 and 1710 from Beverley and Saturday 0800 from Beverley
  • 230: Hornsea-Hull, EYMS, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday
  • 242: Hedon-Beverley, Stagecoach, Monday to Saturday
  • 360/361: Goole-Scunthorpe, EYMS, Monday to Saturday
  • 502: Bridlington-Buckton, Busking, Monday to Friday 1715 from Bridlington and Monday to Saturday evening service
  • 520: Beverley Town Service, EYMS, Monday to Saturday, section of route via Grovehill Road roundabout and Holme Church Lane
  • 522: Beverley Town Service, Acklams, Monday to Saturday
  • 530: Driffield Town Service, Busking, Monday to Friday
  • 550: Hornsea Town Service, EYMS, Monday to Saturday
  • 747: Pocklington-York, EYMS, Monday to Saturday
  • Goole Town Services, EYMS, Monday to Saturday
  • X36: Pocklington-York, Transdev, Monday to Friday - subject to City of York Council consultations
  • X57: Hull-Goole, EYMS, Monday to Saturday - 1912 from Newport to Goole
(Please let me know about any corrections needed to the above)

If you have the time it is worth reading the entire papers, including for details of subsidy and passenger usage of tendered services.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

Cannot understand why they want to pull most of the funding for the Paull services but are still happy to pay for 60 services to Easington a week.

Humber Transport said...

Interestingly the "balanced scorecard" has reviewed contracts, so reducing but retaining a contract hasn't been considered (as far as I can tell) - it's all or nothing. That does produce some rather odd outcomes, like the Paull/Easington situation. Something for the consultation, assuming cabinet approves it?