Friday 20 July 2012

Stagecoach September Changes in North Lincolnshire

From information on Traveline East Midlands, and comments on this post, here are details of Stagecoach's service changes in North Lincolnshire from September 3rd.

Service 6 between Scunthorpe and Ashby has a new 0730 journey from Scunthorpe to Ashby and back again, filling a 40 minute gap in the Stagecoach service.

Town Service Circular 10 gains new clockwise journeys at 1535 and 1635 from Scunthorpe Bus Stations on College Holidays and Saturdays. Anti-clockwise extra journeys operate at 1600 on College Holidays and Saturdays, and at 1700 Monday to Saturday.
Town Service Circular 34 has it's running time reduced by 3 minutes. The 0700 and 0800 departures from Scunthorpe Bus Station will operate 15 minutes earlier, to be better timed for North Lindsey and John Leggott College students. Associated service 33 is not being altered.

The College Holiday and Saturday only journey at 1555 on service 37 between Scunthorpe Bus Station and Skippingdale Retail Park will also operate on college days, and will the 1635 service 38 from Scunthorpe Bus Station to Crosby and return.

Journeys on service 150 from East Halton to Immingham will now depart 5 minutes earlier, with increased running time between South Killingholme and Habrough. Journeys in the opposite direction are unaffected.

As already noted, Stagecoach will cease to operate the 366, which is passing to Hornsby on Saturdays, and being amalgamated into the 68 'Wolds Villager' on Thursdays.

The 0715 450 from Immingham to Brigg will now leave Immingham at 0700 (on weekdays at least) to resolve punctuality issues. Service 45 between Grimsby and Immingham will be altered accordingly. Most services will extend to/from Brigg Leisure Centre, as the 450 has done in the past, utilising 'dead time' in the current timetable. The number of journeys to/from Brigg Leisure Centre on the 68 is being reduced at the same time.

Comment - It is nice to see Scunthorpe's town network getting some enhancements. I guess these are down to reductions in work earlier this year making more resources available in the late afternoon to be deployed on town services. But it is a positive all the same, coming after cutbacks and tender losses so far this year.

Monday 16 July 2012

Hornsby Service 6 Change

From 10th September, Hornsby service 6 between Scunthorpe and Ashby is being revised. One week earlier, Stagecoach are making amendments to their journeys on the jointly operated route. For more on Stagecoach's September changes, see the comments on this post.

No electrification for Hull

Today the government has produced a 'High Level Output Statement' for the railways. The big picture is good news with lots of investment. However it's not good news for the Humber region.

Last year I wrote about the case for electrification of the Leeds (well Micklefield Junction) to Hull rail line, and how it could impact on the Transpennine Express service between Hull, Leeds and Manchester. Today we find out full electrification isn't going to happen. Selby will get electrification, but that is it - no wires to Hull:

"The Secretary of State seeks electrification of the route between Micklefield and Selby with appropriate links to the East Coast Main Line."

Good news for Selby, and it does provide a second electrified route into Leeds from the East Coast Main Line.

Thankfully Hull and Brough aren't getting totally shafted in the resulting changes to service patterns (unlike Middlesborough). Links to Manchester Piccadilly remain, but will be on a semi-fast rather than fast basis between Leeds and Manchester. This probably won't impact too much on journey times, but it is a downgrade. Hull will leave the core Transpennine network - and won't be getting a link to Manchester Airport any time soon. The Humber LEP describe the situation well on twitter:

"Looks like no electrification to Hull before 2019. Disappointing, bad news for connectivity"
If one positive can be taken, it is that the future case to be made for electrification to Hull will cover a smaller section of route, and therefore potentially be cheaper, and less disruptive. But it won't be hapenning any time soon. Disappointing indeed.

Friday 13 July 2012

Hornsby 60 revision

From Monday 6th August, Hornsby service 60 between Scunthorpe and Whitton is revised, with most journeys retimed to operate up to 29 minutes earlier or later.

Stagecoach September Service Changes

The VOSA website shows widespread service changes are being planned by Stagecoach from 3rd September.

Grimsby Area

12: Bradley Park-Grimsby-Cleethorpes-New Waltham
13/14: Laceby Road Morrisons-Grimsby-Cleethorpes - Route Change Only
45/46/150/450: Grimsby-Immingham-East Halton/Barton
HF1: Cleethorpes-Grimsby-Humberside Airport

Hull Area
1/2/N2: Hull-Boothferry Estate
10: Hull City Circular
13/14: Hull-Orchard Park
15/N15: Hull-Orchard Park-Kingswood
28/28A: Hull-Bransholme-Kingswood
30/30W: Hull-Bransholme-North Bransholme-Wawne
31/N31/32: Hull-Bransholme/North Bransholme
41/42: Hull-Greatfield
43/N43: Hull-Greatfield
46: Hull-Marfleet
51/N51: Hull-Bransholme-Kingswood
54: Hull-Bilton Grange
110: Hull-Cottingham

Service 38 between Hull and Bransholme is cancelled with VOSA

Scunthorpe Area

6: Scunthorpe-Ashby
10: Scunthorpe Town Circular
33: Scunthorpe Town Circular
34: Scunthorpe Town Circular
37: Scunthorpe-Tesco Extra and Skippingdale Retail Park
38: Scunthorpe-Crosby

Wednesday 11 July 2012

New Hornsby 690

I'm guessing this replaces the former Stagecoach 90's journey via Scawby on college days (but not college holidays and Saturdays). Though surely the existing 4 (for Brigg) and 642 (for Scawby and Sturton) could do this? If not, wouldn't 695 be a better number, linking in with the main 95 service to Scawby?

  • Registration Accepted
  • Starting Point: Brigg
  • Finish Point: Scunthorpe
  • Via:
  • Service Number: 690
  • Service Type: Normal Stopping
  • Effective Date: 04-SEP-2012
  • Other Details: College days only.


Tuesday 10 July 2012

EYMS July Changes: 129/158/X46

EYMS are making some fairly minor changes to services later this month.

The 129 between Hornsea and Withernsea will be diverted to serve Sand le Mere Holiday Village from Sunday 22nd July. Times are slightly revised as a result.

3 journeys per day on the 158 Brough Town Service will be extended to Welton and Melton. Links between these villages and Brough were reduced earlier this year when the 155 was reduced in frequency.

From 22nd July some early morning journeys on the X46 from Hull to York are slightly revised to improve reliability.

Friday 6 July 2012

New 366 timetable from September

Traveline East Midlands has the timetable for when Hornsby Travel take over the North Lincolnshire Council tendered 366 from Stagecoach in September. The Thursday service is being subsumed into the 68, while the Saturday service between Goxhill, Ulceby, Brigg and Scunthorpe is being revised.

There is no longer a timing point for Elsham, so the service will probably cease to serve the village (possibly allowing the service to be within domestic driver hours?). Elsham retains a Saturday service on the 450. The first morning journey to Scunthorpe will also cease to operate via Scawby, which has a service 95 to Scunthorpe at around the same time. The 1110 from Scunthorpe moves to 1120, and the 1220 from Ulceby to 1222.

EYMS September Changes

EYMS have registered changes to the following services with VOSA today, from 2nd/3rd September.

56/57: Hessle-Hull-Longhill-Asda Bilton
66: Hessle-Hull
130: Hornsea-Bridlington
220/221: Hull-Hornsea
240: Hull-Hornsea
246: Hull-Beverley-Hornsea
520/1/3: Beverley Town Services
151/2: Hull-Anlaby-Willerby
184: Swanland-Hessle

Plus various school and college services