Tuesday 2 February 2010

Stagecoach takeover 41

From Monday 8th February Stagecoach will takeover service 41 (Hull-Greatfield), currently operated by EYMS. It's future was under doubt after EYMS planned to withdraw it.

The new 41 will follow the same route around Greatfield as the 42, but continuing to serve the Newbridge Road area rather than Holderness Road shops. The 42 shall be reduced in frequency Monday to Saturday daytimes. Currently it operates every 12 minutes on weekdays and every 15 minutes on Saturdays, but from the 8th it shall operate every 20 minutes on weekdays and every 30 minutes on Saturdays.

The 41 shall have the same frequency, and on sections of the route shared with service 42, weekdays shall see an extra bus every hour - Saturdays maintain the current frequency on common sections of route. This means a slight reduction in Saturday frequency on the 41 from EYMS's 20 minute service to Stagecoach's half hourly but I can't see this being a huge issue.

These changes do not require any extra vehicles from Stagecoach and seem a sensible solution to maintain daytime buses for Newbridge Road.

Posted edited 3rd February

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