Friday 23 November 2012

Thornes Timetable Tweaks

From 15th January, Thornes are altering the return journeys of two weekly shoppers services to run 15 minutes earlier. From East Riding of Yorkshire Council:

From Tuesday 15 January 2013 service Path 2 North Cave to York, operated by Thornes Independent Ltd will depart York 15 minutes earlier at 1415.
From Friday 18 January 2013 service Path 5 North Cave to Doncaster, operated by Thornes Independent Ltd will depart Doncaster 15 minutes earlier at 1350.

Current timetable

That was quick ...

Despite having only been introduced last month, the Transdev York Unibus extensions to Stamford Bridge are being withdrawn from the start of January according to itravelyork. As Transdev are operating a reduced holiday service over Christmas, I wonder if withdrawal could actually be next month?

New Arriva Amazon Workers Service

From VOSA:
    Registration Accepted by SN
  • Starting Point: Howden
  • Finish Point: Amazon Distribution, Doncaster
  • Via:
  • Service Number: A1
  • Service Type: Limited Stop
  • Effective Date: 18-JAN-2013
  • Other Details: New Service
UPDATE: East Riding of Yorkshire Council's website contains the following information:

From Sunday 25 November 2012 a new bus service A1 between Howden, Goole and Doncaster (Amazon) will start. The service will be operated by Arriva Yorkshire. It will operate on a daily basis to allow people to travel to work at Amazon. The service will operate from Howden Longs Corner (0545 & 1345) and Goole North Street (0600 & 1400), arriving at Doncaster Amazon (0645 & 1445). The return journeys leave Doncaster Amazon (1515 & 2315), arriving Goole North Street (1600 & midnight), Howden Longs Corner (1615 & 0015). The service is a partnership between the Council and the Department of Work and Pensions.

Saturday 17 November 2012

Holloways Grimsby 'Shopper' to become Tuesdays only

After operation on Thursdays December 20th, Traveline East Midlands shows that Holloways Coaches 'shopper' service from Scunthorpe via Brigg to Grimsby will only operate on Tuesdays.

Thursday 15 November 2012

EYMS Christmas/New Year 2012/13

Too early to start thinking about Christmas? Not for EYMS who have released their Christmas and New Year service details. Full details here, but below is a summary.

Christmas Eve - Normal Monday service will early finish around 8pm
Christmas Day - No Services
Boxing Day - Usual daytime hourly service on routes 34C (Hull-Willerby-Castle Hill), 56 (Hull-Longhill), 64C (Hull-Cottingham-Castle Hill), plus new for 2012, the 66 (Hull-Hessle)

Thursday 27th and Friday 28th December - Saturday service except the 107, 143, 160 and 162 shall not operate, nor shall the 1430 service 182 from Beverley to Hessle. Services 195 and 270 shall operate to a normal Thursday/Friday timetable.
Additionally on Thursday 27th:
Service 75: The 1825 from Withernsea and 2015 from Hull shall not operate
Service 106: Shall not operate
Service 134: Shall operate a normal Thursday service
Service 135: The 0910 and 1140 from Driffield shall operate as a normal Thursday, but the 0655 and 1710 shall not operate
Service X47: The 1915 and 2250 from Hull and 2208 from York shall not operate
On Friday 28th service 199, S1, S2 and S3 shall operate to a normal Friday timetable

Saturday 29th - Normal Saturday Service
Sunday 30th - Normal Sunday Service
New Years Eve - Saturday service with early finish around 8pm (so no nightbuses). Services 160 and 162 shall not operate, nor shall the 1430 182 from Beverley to Hessle. Services 143, 195, 241 and 270 will run to a normal Monday timetable.
New Years Day - No Services
Tuesday 2nd - Normal Tuesday Service

Comment - Good to see the 66 gain a Boxing Day service. Also good to see that EYMS have removed the pointless reference to the 350 operating to a weekday timetable between Christmas and New Year when the weekday and Saturday timetables are identical.

But EYMS could do more to simplify their description of service levels. Take the Tuesday only 198 Pocklington Town Service, EYMS say the route is operating a normal weekday service on Thursday 27th, Friday 28th and Monday 31st. This means no service. A Saturday service also means no service. Why add to the list of exceptions and say it is operating a normal weekday service, when a Saturday service is the same on the days affected?

Inevitably the Christmas/New Year period brings complexity, especially with services that run once or twice a week. But no need to make it any more complicated than it needs to be.

Tuesday 13 November 2012

2013 Service Change: 129

East Riding of Yorkshire Council tendered service 129 between Withernsea and Hornsea, operated by EYMS, is being amended from Monday 6th January.


  • Variation Accepted: Operating between Withernsea and Hornsea given service number 129 effective from 06-Jan-2013. To amend Timetable.

Friday 9 November 2012

Reversing Cuts

Since Monday, Stagecoach have quietly reinstated some weekday journeys on the 12 that were cancelled in September. The 12 links New Waltham, Cleethorpes, Grimsby and Bradley Park. The cutbacks were introduced after Stagecoach refused to participate in an e-auction process for some schools tenders that were interworked with the 12. For more on September's changes see here.

Back to this month and Stagecoach have added a 0715 Waltham to Grimsby, 0900 New Waltham to Bradley Park and 1735 from Grimsby to Waltham. This reinstates the peak service and provides an earlier daytime service into Cleethorpes and Grimsby (previously first weekday service from New Waltham was 1100). Other journeys, including the more extensive Saturday service, appear to be unchanged.