Wednesday 29 February 2012

Humber Bridge Toll Reductions Confirmed

The Humber Bridge tolls for buses with 17 seats or more will be reduced from £12.10 each way to £4 each way from 1st April. Currently buses do receive a discount, which I presume will disappear, however I don't think the discount is anything like the approximately two thirds toll reduction being introduced.

Bridge tolls are only a small part of the costs involved in providing cross Humber bus services, and reduced car tolls may make the bus less attractive. However at least it appears bus operators have got a very fair deal.

Now the challenge for Stagecoach and EYMS is to promote the ease of using the bus, and how when parking costs and petrol are included, the bus can still be cheaper than using the car especially for those travelling alone. The Megarider Humber (and EYMS equivalent) is a fantastic £22 per week. Return car bridge tolls for a 5 day week will become £15. Unless you have free parking at work, parking in Hull City Centre and petrol will be more than £7 a week, so the bus is still cheaper.

Friday 24 February 2012

Interconnect 3 Update

From today's Grimsby Telegraph

Petition launched to save 'lifeline' number 3 bus service to Lincoln This is Grimsby: Gary Nolan, the managing director of Stagecoach, said Lincolnshire County Council had asked for details of how much it would cost to run one bus every two hours, but that no decision had yet been reached."
Stagecoach are planning to reduce the frequency on the Interconnect 3 between Grimsby and Lincoln to twice a day in April, plus extra short journeys between Grimsby and Laceby. A Life of Lincolnshire Travel had reported it will instead operate every two hours, but it appears that is just an option being investigated.

Full article, including details on a petition to ensure the frequency is not reduced to just twice a day between Grimsby and Lincoln.

Wednesday 22 February 2012

Hornsby win service 60 tender?

Today Hornsby Travel have registered service 60 between Scunthorpe and Whitton. This is a North Lincolnshire Council tendered service currently operated by Stagecoach, but operated by Hornsby in the past. I am guessing Stagecoach have lost the contract to operate the route to Hornsby.

VOSA - Bus Registration Search Results: PB0001410/29 - HORNSBY TRAVEL SERVICES LTD, 51 - 53 ASHBY HIGH STREET, SCUNTHORPE, DN16 2NB
Registration Accepted
Starting Point: Scunthorpe Bus Station
Finish Point: Whitton
Via: Burton Upon Stather
Service Number: 60
Service Type: Normal Stopping
Effective Date: 16-APR-2012
Other Details: Monday to Saturday 7am til 7pm No Service Sundays or Bank Holidays

Current timetable

Tuesday 21 February 2012

Mitigating Stagecoach in Grimsby Cleethorpes's proposed April cuts

Last week I noted the Grimsby Telegraph report on Stagecoach Grimsby Cleethorpes's April service changes - though since disputed in part. So what could be done to reduce the cuts? Which are the most likely to be a priority to avoid?

Interconnect 3 (Grimsby-Lincoln)

The proposed cut from hourly to 2 journeys per day as reported by the Grimsby Telegraph was arguably the biggest shock amongst the changes - though A life of Lincolnshire Travel reports the cut will be to 'just' 2 hourly. This would have a far less severe impact, and would probably make it less likley Lincolnshire County Council would step in with funding. A 2 hourly service would still allow for commuting, shopping and hospital trips. Backwards step - yes. Disaster - no.

Late evening service withdrawal on the 8/9/46

I can't see these cuts being a priority for North East Lincolnshire Council to reverse. With last journeys proposed between 8-9pm the services will still be useful for hospital visting (on the 8/9) for example. It's not like the services are being cut from 6pm.

Having said that there could be options to retain the late evening service on a reduced frequency and/or on certain nights of the week. The 8 (Grimsby-New Waltham-Humberston) and 9 (Grimsby-Waltham) currently operate hourly late evening, each requring 1 vehicle. Could each service operate every two hours, sharing 1 vehicle between them and retaining a limited evening service? And/or just operate the services on say Fridays and Saturdays when demand maybe higher than earlier in the week? Similarly with the 46 (Cleethorpes-Grimsby-Immingham), also hourly but requiring 2 vehicles, reduce the frequency to 2 hourly and/or reduce the operating days?

Sunday services withdrawal on the 7/8/16

These cuts affect the hourly 7 (Grimsby-Grange Estate), 8 and 16 (Asda-Grimsby-Willows-Wybers Wood). Again I don't suspect these are priority cuts to reverse - North East Lincolnshire Council have bigger issues (see the 12 below). The Sunday service on 7 only started in April 2010.

But like the evening cuts, there are options to retain a limited service. Currently the 7 and 8 operate hourly on Sundays, but they could each operate 2 hourly instead, saving 1 vehicle.

The 16 is a bit different, it only uses 1 vehicle already on a Sunday, and could not easily be interworked with another service on a reduced frequency unless the Asda extension was dropped. Furthermore the Willows Estate has the 46 as it's main Sunday service. Diverting the 46 via Wybers Wood could be an option but it would mean the Cleethorpes to Immingham journey times would be over an hour. So probably not a viable option. Unless the 16 can be 'saved' in it's current form, I can't see another easy way to 'save' Wybers Wood's Sunday service.

Complete withdrawal of the 12 (Bradley Park-Grimsby-Cleethorpes-New Waltham)

For North East Lincolnshire Council this is almost certainly priority number 1. Unlike all the other cuts, this cut would leave certain areas completely unserved.

Currently the 12 operates hourly Monday to Saturday daytime and requires two vehicles, which the timetable would indicate also do schools work. A simple option would be to reduce the frequency to two hourly, retaining a basic service with 1 vehicle. Alternatively a more elaborate option could retain the current frequency (or even better) for part of the route.

West of Grimsby Town Centre the 12 currently serves Bradley Park (where it is the only service), Grange Estate (also served by the 7) and Littlefield Lane (only service). The 7 currently operates half hourly to from Grange to Grimsby Town Centre (and beyond) via Laceby Road and Bargate which have other services. Journey time of the 7 from Grange to Grimsby Bus Station is 17 minutes, compared to 16 minutes on the 12. So all or some 7's could be diverted via Littlefield Lane quite easily replacing the 12. Chances are this would need to be just altenate journeys as the current 7 route does serve Franklin College.

This does leave Bradley Park unserved and the 7's have no time to make the 10 minute roundtrip from Grange to Bradley Park. But perhaps hourly 13's could divert via Bradley Park instead?

Between Grimsby and Cleethorpes the 12 provides the only service for Wellington Street, Queen Mary Avenue and Brereton Avenue. My idea would be to divert the Humber Flyer, also hourly, along this route rather than Hainton Avenue/Weelsby Road/Clee Road, just as the Humber Flyer's predecessor, the X1, did. Journey times on the Humber Flyer would be unaffected, Hainton Avenue would still have the 3, part of Weelsby Road the 7 and Clee Road has no history of regular Mon-Sat bus services that I know off.

This just leaves the Cleethorpes to New Waltham section, and I see no obvious options to re-route other services here. The 7 could be diverted around Belvoir Road, but this does not provide a solution for places like Trinity Road. So maybe a Cleethorpes-New Waltham could remain, requring only 1 bus for an hourly service. There would also be time to extend daytime services to Waltham once again, providing a more direct Waltham-Cleethorpes link than the 9/9A do. Or perhaps offer a Holton Le Clay-New Waltham-Waltham link.

Removal of off-peak 45's from South Killingholme/Withdrawing the 150 from Habrough

As I noted here I can not see why the 150 (East Halton-Immingham-Grimsby) is being re-routed away from Habrough in the first place, and the 150 could also divert via South Killingholme to act as a partial replacement for the loss of the off-peak 45 to Immingham and Grimsby - otherwise South Killingholme will just be left with the very basic 250 (Barton-Immingham-Grimsby) off peak.

Interconnect 51 (Grimsby-Louth)

Apparently the plan is to reduce the Interconnect 51 from half hourly to hourly between Holton Le Clay and Louth - i.e. how it used to be until 2005. Given an hourly service will remain south of Holton Le Clay I suspect this won't be a priority cut for Lincolnshire County Council to reverse.

I also wonder if there will still be a half hourly service from the Chatsworth Drive area of Louth into the town centre - as there was pre-2005 when the 51 was only hourly to Louth.

Hopefully some or all of the cuts will be reversed in full, but what I have tried to do in this post is to set out some options if this is not possible. Ideas that could at least partially reverse the cuts

Monday 20 February 2012

Interconnect 3 to two hourly?

A life of Lincolnshire travel reports that the Interconnect 3 between Grimsby and Lincoln will be reduced to two hourly, not just 2 journeys per day (plus extra short workings to Laceby) as reported by the Grimsby Telegraph.

In fairness to the Grimsby Telegraph they did indicate that the chnages were not 100% finalised (despite the changes being registered with VOSA), so maybe the information they published was Stagecoach's intention at one point? Or maybe it was inaccurate?

Sunday 19 February 2012

New 150 April Timetable

Traveline East Midlands has the new timetable for service 150 (East Halton-Immingham-Grimsby) from 2nd April. As already noted the service will omit Habrough from this date. Frequency remains 2 hourly on weekday daytimes. What is surprising though is that journey times will slightly increase as a result. What's being saved then by omitting Habrough other than a very small amount of fuel? Apparently it will take 16 minutes from Immingham County Hotel to North Killingholme. Really? The changes are rather strange to me. The only scenario I can think off is that the Harbough diversion is commercial and that Stagecoach want North East Lincolnshire Council funding for it.

I am also surprised that the service isn't being diverted into South Killingholme as a partial replacement for the withdrawal of the off peak service 45 from the village.

Saturday 18 February 2012

Scunthorpe Town Services Changes in April - Details

Traveline East Midlands now has details of the changes to Scunthorpe Town Services operated by Stagecoach from 2nd April.

Service 10, currently an hourly Monday to Saturday daytime service, mostly operating via 'side roads' in eastern parts of Scunthorpe, now forms a circular back into Scunthorpe. Traveline doesn't have a detailed route, but a commentor says from Ashby the 10 will operate to Beacon Hotel (my geography of Scunthorpe isn't good enough to know where that is) and then as the current 33/34 route via Westcliff (Bristol Road area) and John Leggott College. Frequency remains hourly. The service will run as route 10 in both directions, in contrast to other circulars in Scunthorpe that have a different route number in each direction.

The 10 has run as a circular before, with the 11 in the opposite direction. This happenned when the Scunthorpe Town Service network was recast in 2006. Back then the 10/11 operated from Ashby via Priory Lane, Bridges Road, Bristol Road, Scotter Road, Tesco and Scunthorpe Hospital.

Changes to circular service 31 are not showing (to me anyway) on Traveline East Midlands yet but a commentor suggests some early and/or late journeys will start/finish at Ashby rather than operate a full circular to/from Scunthorpe Bus Station.

The 31A, the Evening and Sunday Scunthorpe Town Service has some very minor timing changes on Monday to Saturday evenings and the Friday and Saturday 2330 departure from Scunthorpe Bus Station will terminate in Ashby rather than operate back into Scunthorpe 'in service' as at present. The mileage and time saving to their depot, close to Scunthorpe Bus Station, will be marginal.

The 32, which is the 'opposite' of the 31 sees the first two journeys Monday to Saturday start in Ashby rather than Scunthorpe Bus Station. Otherwise the mostly 20 minute frequency in unaltered.

The 32A, which runs in the opposite direction to the 31A also sees minor timing changes in the evening and the Fri/Sat only 2330 from Scunthorpe truncated in Ashby.

The biggest change comes to the 33/34 circulars; currently half hourly Monday to Saturday daytime, they will be reduced to hourly. However the changes to the 10 compensate for this around Westcliff.

It also won't be a disaster for passengers along Cemetery Road, Old Brumby Street, Alvingham Road and Collum Avenue who have the half hourly Hornsby 12 - though gone is the co-ordinated 15 minute frequency between the 12 and 34 from Scunthorpe Bus Station. Furthermore I suspect Stagecoach have just given Hornsby a big present here as they will have an inferior frequency compared to their independent rival.

In Bottesford passengers also have others services; the 11 and 22. It's Yaddlethorpe and Riddings that will be most affected, but these areas are 'roughly' half way on the 33/34 so passengers have 2 services an hour into Scunthorpe Town Centre. Still it's a big reduction compared to 2003 when High Leys Road and Quebec Road for example had the 341 every 20 minutes and either the 323/333 or 322/332 every half hour.

Overall these changes could have been a lot worse, and unless there are specific journeys that cause an issue, I can't see the changes causing hardship. I suspect however the 10/33/34 changes could mean a PVR reduction (by 1?) and combined with the cancellation of the 90/590, Stagecoach's Scunthorpe depot will see a significant loss of work in April.

Friday 17 February 2012

Potential significant cutbacks by Stagecoach Grimsby Cleethorpes

The Stagecoach Grimsby Cleethorpes April service changes aren't just severe, they are very severe. The Grimsby Telegraph has the details

Interconnect 3 - Reduced from hourly to just 2 per journeys per day to Lincoln, with 6 further short journeys to Laceby
7 - Sunday daytime service between Grange Estate and Grimsby Town Centre withdrawn
8 - Evening service after 2045 and Sunday service withdrawn
9/9A - Evening service after 2040 withdrawn
12 - Withdrawn entirely
13/14 - All services to serve Morrisons (an enhancement?)
16 - Asda extensions reduced to half hourly and Sunday service withdrawn. The service is getting new vehicles however
45/46 - Ending extenions to Immingham MIC and off-peak South Killingholme services. Evening service withdrawn after 2015 and Sunday service to also serve Waltham
Interconnect 51 - Reduced from half hourly to hourly between Holton Le Clay and Louth
150 - To no longer serve Habrough

While passengers are not being urged to panic, the changes have already been registered with VOSA. Negotiations are taking place with local authorities however which could hopefully mitigate the proposed changes, being caused by BSOG reduction and issues with concessionary fare reimbursement.

Briefly some comments:

  • The 3 would probably have to leave the Interconnect network unless the current hourly frequency was maintained on the southern section of the route from Lincoln. Arguably the biggest shock for me, I'd have thought the Interconnect network would be safe, but clearly not

  • Bradley Park, Littlefield Lane, Wellington Street, Queen Mary Avenue, Brereton Avenue, Trinity Road, Belvoir Road and parts of New Waltham could be left unserved by the 12 withdrawal. The proposed change likely to cause the biggest public concern?

  • The only evening service after 9pm in Grimsby and Cleethorpes would be the 13/14

  • The 16 is getting new vehicles but could see it's Sunday service end...

  • Habrough could only be left with peak time bus services, but does it really cost that much to divert the 150 via Habrough?

Thursday 16 February 2012

Petuaria Express Changes

As noted by a commentor, EYMS are making some quick alterations to the Petuaria Express from Monday 27th February. They partly reverse some of the reductions from the changes earlier this month.

Firstly the X56, which currently serves South and North Cave but not Newport or Gilberdyke, will now serve Newport and the B1230 in Gilberdyke. It will not however have time to serve Gilberdyke Village Centre. This means Newport and Gilberdyke have a roughly hourly bus to Hull, and have Monday to Saturday daytime links with South and North Cave restored.

Secondly all Petuaria Express journeys will now serve Goole Hospital inbound to Goole, a location which the previous 156 served, and the residual 155 Goole journeys still do serve. There is however no time to serve Goole Hospital on outbound journeys from Goole, but on most journeys passengers can board at Goole Hospital inbound and travel via Goole Town Centre to Howden and beyond.

Tuesday 14 February 2012

Hornsby 16 to Ashby on Thursdays

The changes to Hornsby Scunthorpe Town Service 16 (Parklands Caravan Site-Brumby Wood Lane-Scunthorpe Bus Station) from 15th March see the Thursday service diverted to serve Ashby instead of Scunthorpe Town Centre. The Tuesday and Friday service is unaffected and will continue to serve Scunthorpe Bus Station.

Info tfrom Traveline East Midlands

Hornsby 35 Changes

From yesterday (13th February) Hornsby service 35 between Scunthorpe, Keadby and Amcotts saw minor changes. Some times are slightly adjusted by 1/2 minutes, while 3 journeys are extended to serve Chapel Lane in Keadby.

The service is operated under contract to North Lincolnshire Council and operates every hour Monday to Saturday daytimes between Scunthorpe and Keadby, with some services extending to Amcotts.

Info from Traveline East Midlands

Monday 13 February 2012

Hull Bus Forum Notes, 13th February

Today saw the first Hull Bus Forum for around two years, attended by Stagecoach in Hull, EYMS and CT Plus as well as Hull City Council.

Some notable (to me) points:

Stagecoach in Hull April Service Changes

Firstly I should preface this with Jon Donnelly's (Stagecoach East Midlands North Commercial Manager) note at the start of the forum that the changes are still to be finalised. Despite this he did reveal some details of what is planned.

Some of April's changes will be related to reliability/punctuality so not every service is seeing major changes. One route this applies to is the 46.

Major Changes are coming to Bransholme services. The 31 in it's current form is withdrawn. Part of the replacement will see alternate journeys on service 30 operating via Leads Road and Midmere Avenue. There will also be a new route that is a 'hybrid' of services 30 and 32. In Orchard Park all journeys on the 13/14 will extend to Tesco. Meanwhile in East Hull the 42 will switch from serving Maybury Road to Portobello Street while the 54 shall make the reverse switch.

It has been reported on yahoo groups that Stagecoach in Hull are receiving new single deckers for the 43/54. It would seem the displaced Dennis Dart SLF's will be staying in Hull as from 2nd April the 10, 52 and 53 will go low floor. Apparently only around 3 vehicles in the Stagecoach Hull fleet will not be low floor from April.

Humber Bridge tolls

Currently the Humber Bridge Board grant a discount for buses. However when (hopefully) the tolls are reduced the discount may be removed, potentially negating the impact of lower tolls. Even if the tolls remain discounted for buses other cost pressures mean cross Humber fares won't be reduced. Jon Donnelly noted that the bridge tolls are only a small part of the costs incurred on cross Humber bus services.

Peter Shipp (EYMS Owner/Chairman) also noted that as tolls are hopefully reduced, some current bus passengers may use the car instead and that potentially bus services could see reduced use. Yes, there is a potential negative from reducing the bridge tolls!

Further Arriva changes between Selby and Goole

More changes are due for Arriva's services between Selby and Goole in April

VOSA - Bus Registration Search Results: PB0001672/5 - ARRIVA YORKSHIRE NORTH LTD, 24 BARNSLEY ROAD, WAKEFIELD, WF1 5JX
Variation Accepted: Operating between Selby Bus Station and Goole, North Street given service number 400/401/8 effective from 02-Apr-2012. To amend Timetable.

Tuesday 7 February 2012

Stagecoach in Hull April Service Changes

Most Stagecoach in Hull services are changing from April 2nd. All details taken from the VOSA website:

1/2/N2 Hull-Boothferry Estate
10 Hull City Circular
13/14 Hull-Orchard Park
15/N15 Hull-Orchard Park-Kingswood
28/28A Hull-Sutton Park-Bransholme-Kingswood
30/30W Hull-Bransholme-North Bransholme-(Wawne)
31 Hull-Kingswood
32 Hull-Bransholme
41/42 Hull-Greatfield
43/N43 Hull-Greatfield
46 Hull-Marfleet Village
51/N51 Hull-Bransholme-Kingswood
52/53 Hull-Bilton Grange/Ings Estate-Salthouse Road
54 Hull-Bilton Grange
70/677 (Beverley Road)-Hull-Ferry Terminal-(Cranswick Foods Preston)
110 Hull-Bricknell Estate-Cottingham-Castle Hill

(Note: when multiple services are registered on the same license, only some services may change)

So far at least no changes due for the K1, 123, 242, 350 Humber Fastcat, Humber Flyer and (X)62

Stagecoach Grimsby Cleethorpes April Service Changes

Stagecoach Grimsby Cleethorpes have cancelled service 12 between Bradley Park, Grimsby, Cleethorpes and New Waltham (with one journey each way also serving Waltham) from April 2nd. If not re-registered or replaced by other services this would leave Bradley Park, parts of New Waltham and some side roads in Grimsby and Cleethorpes without a bus service.

Cancellation Accepted: Operating between Bradley Park Grimsby and New Waltham given service number 12B/12/12W effective from 02-Apr-2012.

Services being amended from the same date are:
3 Grimsby-Caistor-Market Rasen-Lincoln
7 (Laceby)-Grange Estate-Grimsby-North Sea Lane
8 Grimsby-New Waltham-North Sea Lane
9/9A Waltham-Hospital-Grimsby-Cleethorpes-North Sea Lane
13/14 Bradley Cross Roads-Grimsby-Cleethorpes
16 Wybers Wood-Willows-Grimsby-Asda
45/46 (Cleethorpes)-Grimsby-Immingham-South Killingholme-(Ulceby)
51 Grimsby-Louth
150 Grimsby-Immingham-East Halton

(Note: when multiple services are registered on the same license, only some services may change)

Stagecoach Scunthorpe April Service Changes

Stagecoach have today registered with VOSA the Thursday and Saturday North Lincolnshure Council contracted Goxhill-Ulceby-Brigg-Scunthorpe service on the Lincolnshire Road Car license from April 2nd. The service is currently operated on the Grimsby Cleethorpes Transport license by Grimsby depot, so I presume is transferring to Scunthorpe depot.

Stagecoach Scunthorpe Town Services with changes registered with VOSA from the same date are:

Plus the 101/601 to Gainsborough

(Note: when multiple services are registered on the same license, only some services may change)
UPDATE - Grimsby Cleethorpes Transport have cancelled their 366 reigistration

Stagecoach also cancel the 90

It's not just the 398 Stagecoach have cancelled today, also the commercial hourly 90 between Brigg, Ashby, Scunthorpe and Crowle, along with college day variant 590

VOSA - Bus Registration Search Results: PB0001484/4 - LINCOLNSHIRE ROAD CAR CO LTD, PO BOX 15, DEACON ROAD, LINCOLN, LN2 4JB
Cancellation Accepted: Operating between Brigg and Garthorpe given service number 90/590/90C effective from 02-Apr-2012.

The 90 currently provides a 'fast' service between Brigg and Scunthorpe in contrast to Hornsby service 4 that operates via Broughton. Some journeys also divert via Scawby. Between Scunthorpe and Crowle Sweyne Coaches also provide alternative services on weekdays, though at a far lower frequency. Stagecoach operated Saturday tendered service 357 also links Scunthorpe and Crowle on Saturdays.

Stagecoach cancel 398

From VOSA:

VOSA - Bus Registration Search Results: PB0001484/115 - LINCOLNSHIRE ROAD CAR CO LTD, PO BOX 15, DEACON ROAD, LINCOLN, LN2 4JB
Cancellation Accepted: Operating between Gainsborough and Belton given service number 398 effective from 02-Apr-2012.

The 398 is a Tuesday 'shopping' service from the Isle of Axholme to Gainsborough. I'm unsure if it is tendered or not, so it could simply be transferring to another operator.

Monday 6 February 2012

Interconnect 51 Changes

From February 20th Stagecoach Interconnect 51 between Grimsby and Louth will have a revised route in Louth town centre due to congestion and most journeys from Louth will run 5 minutes earlier throughout

New timetable

Hull Bus Forum

On Monday (13th) there will be a Bus Forum held at the Guidhall in Hull, starting at 12 Noon. This must be first bus forum, as opposed to surgery, in Hull for around two years. The one previous forum I attended in 2009 got very heated after controversial changes to service in East Hull.

The event is organised by the City of Hull and Humber Environment Forum and will be attended by bus operators and Hull City Council.

Saturday 4 February 2012


Credit to everyone trying to keep bus services running during tonight's snow. Hopefully the driver of Stagecoach 22757 on the Humber Fastcat will get home safely - I passed the bus stuck in a queue of waiting traffic on the almost blocked A1077 between Barton and South Ferriby tonight while having to walk home myself in the opposite direction.

Also credit to EYMS for keeping their twitter feed updated on a Saturday night.

Not bus related, but also credit to those in 4x4's/Landrovers coming to the rescue of those who were stuck in the snow.

Friday 3 February 2012

Holloways 55 Changes

Holloways Coaches service 55 between Scunthorpe, Appleby and Winterton, operated under contract to North Lincolnshire Council, is being amended from 5th March.

VOSA - Bus Registration Search Results: PB0001403/10 - HOLLOWAYS COACHES LTD, COTTAGE BECK ROAD, SCUNTHORPE, DN16 1TP
Variation Accepted by SN: Operating between Scunthorpe Bus Station and Winterton given service number 55 effective from 05-Mar-2012. To amend Route and Timetable.

Thursday 2 February 2012

York Pullman cancel service 10

No sooner do I cover the takeover of York Pullman's local bus operations by Transdev, and they cancel the 10, a month after the takeover occurs. The cancellation could simply be related to the takeover, so eyes out for a Transdev re-registration.

VOSA - Bus Registration Search Results: PB1081341/5 - YORK PULLMAN BUS COMPANY LTD, Wetherby Road,, RUFFORTH, YORK, YO23 3QA
Cancellation Accepted: Operating between Stamford Bridge and Poppleton given service number 10/10A effective from 25-Mar-2012.

No cancellation yet for any other York Pullman service however.

Transdev acquire York Pullman

Route 1 magazine reports that from February 25th Transdev will acquire the local bus operations of York Pullman. This includes two tendered routes into East Yorkshire; the daily evening and Saturday morning service 10 from Nether Poppleton and York to Stamford Bridge and the weekday X36 commuter service from Pocklington to York via Elvington.

Transdev's Yorkshire Coastliner route already operates into East Yorkshire, with a limited service from Bridlington to Malton, York and Leeds.

Wednesday 1 February 2012

Colins of Goole 156 to no longer serve Elloughton

It seems that Colins of Goole tendered service 156 will only operate from Goole to North Cave from Sunday, no longer extending to Elloughton. No doubt related to EYMS replacing the Sunday 155 with the X57 serving North and South Cave and Gilberdyke (3 out of 4 journeys only).

Registration Accepted by SN
Starting Point: North Cave
Finish Point: Goole
Via: Gilberdyke, Eastrington, Howden
Service Number: 156
Service Type: Normal Stopping
Effective Date: 05-FEB-2012
Other Details: Sunday service and Bank Holidays