Friday 15 April 2011

Sweyne still operate the Saturday 357

It seems Sweyne Coaches still operate part of the 357 route on Saturdays. While the main service is now operated by Stagecoach, Sweyne continue to operate an 0915 Eastoft-Goole and a 1000 Goole-Swinefleet according to their website.

Tuesday 12 April 2011

Stagecoach East Midlands (North)

I thought this a bit unusual. The Stagecoach leaflet covering the A1077 roadworks has contact information for Hull depot. This is despite the 350 Humber Fastcat legally being a Lincolnshire Road Car service and with Scunthorpe depot operating more journeys than Stagecoach's Foster Street Depot in Hull. What makes it even more surprising is that the leaflet also includes Grimsby depot operated service 450, which is nothing to do with Hull.

Maybe I am reading too much into this, but in the Hull Daily Mail last week the Stagecoach Hull commercial manager, John Donnelly, was referred to as commercial manager for Stagecoach East Midlands (North). So do Grimsby and Scunthorpe now come under the control of Hull, at least as far as commercial matters go?

Stagecoach Easter/Royal Wedding/Bank Holiday service levels

Stagecoach have released details of services levels over Easter, the Royal Wedding Day and May Bank Holidays

Good Friday - As usual the former Road Car services operate a Friday service - this is all services in Scunthorpe, including the 350 Humber Fastcat, plus Grimsby services 3, 25, 51, 150, 250 and 450. Also the Humber Flyer will operate a normal Friday service. All other services in Grimsby and Hull will operate to a Sunday timetable.

Easter Saturday/Sunday - Normal services
Easter Monday - Sunday service

Royal Wedding Day April 29th - Sunday service, including the Humber Fastcat. EYMS have altered their planned service provision on the Humber Fastcat from a Friday to Sunday service to match

Bank Holidays May 2nd/30th - Sunday service

Friday 1 April 2011

Humber Fastcat Roadworks revised timetable

The timetable for service 350 Humber Fastcat (Hull-Barton-Scunthorpe) during April's roadworks, closing the A1077 between Barton and South Ferriby, is now on EYMS's website. Both Stagecoach in Hull and Stagecoach in Lincolnshire's Scunthorpe depot will be putting extra vehicles onto the service Monday to Saturday, which be diverted via the A15, B1206 (Elsham Top) and the Low Villages (Worlaby, Bonby, Saxby and Horkstow). End to end journey time is extended by about half an hour.

Thankfully the main half hourly frequency, along with evening and Sunday journeys are retained, with largely normal times between Hull and Barton, and South Ferriby and Scunthorpe Monday to Saturday. One noticeable gap though is no 0750 from Barton to Hull, the most popular commuter bus into Hull, though the Easter Holidays would have reduced usage.

As someone who uses the bus between Barton and South Ferriby once or twice a week it's inconvienent, but the road does need resurfacing and no time will be a good time to do it. I myself have been unlucky enough to hit a pothole on it.

No details on the revised 450 (Barton-Brigg) timetable yet.