Hornsby Travel will withdraw their hourly Saturday service on Scunthorpe Town Service 22 after operation today (25th February), with the weekday service unaffected. The 22 links Scunthorpe Bus Station with Lloyds Avenue, Glanville Avenue, Devonshire Road, Priory Lane, Ashby Town Centre, Bottesford Road, Bottesford Lane, Timberland and Lakeside Retail Park. Last April Hornsby reduced the Saturday morning frequency from half hourly to hourly.
Between Ashby Town Centre and Lakeside the Saturday 22 shall be replaced from next week by a Saturday daytime diversion to service 4 between Scunthorpe and Brigg; instead off taking the direct route between Ashby Town Centre and Lakeside via Queensway, the Saturday daytime 4 shall take the 22 route via Timberland. This increases journey times from Scunthorpe and Ashby to Brigg and Broughton by 12 minutes. As part of these changes the Saturday 4 will have a reduced morning/lunchtime frequency, dropping from every 45 minutes to every hour in line with the afternoon service. The first departure from Scunthorpe will be at 0700 rather than 0740, and from Brigg at 0700 rather than 0735.
Apart from the slightly earlier first journeys and a more memorable even interval timetable, passengers on the 4 will be receiving a slightly worse service on Saturdays from next week, whilst those on the 22 route between Ashby and Lakeside have an improved service with a continued hourly frequency, a slightly quicker route between Scunthorpe and Ashby on service 4 and a through service to Brigg. Need to travel to/from Lloyds Avenue, Glanville Avenue, Devonshire Road and/or Priory Lane on a Saturday though? I hope walk, bike or taxi is an option for you as the Saturday 22 is not being replaced in these areas.
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