Friday, 26 October 2012

Not quite the end for Brigg Market Day Buses

Last week I noted the end of Brigg market day (Thursday) only services 160 and 202 after operation on November 1st. I had assumed there would be no replacement, with passengers directed to  use Call Connect instead.

This will not be the case, with new Thursday only service 161 starting on November 8th. This will operate from Market Rasen via Holton Le Moor, Caistor, Grasby, North Kelsey, Bishop Norton and Waddingham to Brigg and Lakeside Retail Park serving many, but not all, locations currently served by the 160 and 202. There will be one journey each way, but prepare for a long journey if you want to travel the full route. 2 hours 5 minutes in the morning, and 1 hour 45 minutes in the afternoon. Certainly better than nothing though. The full timetable is on Traveline East Midlands.

What is confusing however is that on Traveline East Midlands, it is shown that both Dents Coaches and PC Coaches will be operating the 161 at the same times. Brigg Market Day Bus Wars would be surprising, but I guess you never know ...

1 comment:

NMcB said...

With this week's Traveline East Midlands update the PC Coaches version no longer appears - so it seems the Brigg Bus Wars have ended before they even began!