Monday, 22 October 2012

Stagecoach Grimsby Cleethorpes Sunday enhancements

From Sunday 11th November, Stagecoach in Grimsby and Cleethorpes are improving their Sunday services.

Back in April the Sunday service on Route 8 serving New Waltham was axed, and as a partial replacement hourly service 46 from Immingham to Cleethorpes was extended from it's North Sea Lane terminus to New Waltham and then onwards to Waltham (for operational purposes?). However from next month the Sunday 46 shall be cut back to Cleethorpes Pier, only continuing to serve North Sea Lane on Monday to Saturday evenings. While I guess some may miss this through Sunday link to Cleethorpes Leisure Centre, Meridian Point and Pleasure Island theme park, the truncation of the 46 makes way for an improved 9A.

Currently the 9A runs hourly on Sundays daytimes between Waltham, Grimsby and Cleethorpes, with hourly Sunday evening 'shorts' between Waltham and Grimsby running as service 9. November's enhancement increases the daytime frequency to half hourly, with the the route extended from it's North Sea Lane terminus to New Waltham, replacing the 46. This doubles the Sunday daytime service for both Waltham, New Waltham and Grimsby Hospital. In the evenings an hourly service will operate, now serving the full route between Waltham and New Waltham. Throughout the day on Sundays, an extra bus each hour is provided between Grimsby and Cleethorpes town centres as a result of these changes.

Thanks to admet for the 'heads up' on these changes last month.

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