Sunday 26 May 2013

X21 returns for Summer 2013

EYMS's 'fast' X21 service between Hull, Beverley, Bridlington, Filey and Scarborough returns for the Summer on Sunday 9th June, operating every day until Saturday 31st August with one journey in each direction. The service is effectively a 'relief' for the main 121 Hull-Scarborough service.

This year the service will not serve South Shore Holiday Village because the bus stop is apparently 'unsafe'. The Holiday Village can still be reached using service 130.

Saturday 25 May 2013

New Stagecoach Cleethorpes-Skegness Link

Starting today (25th May), and operating every Saturday and Sunday until 1st September, plus Monday and Fridays in school holidays, Stagecoach are offering a new Cleethorpes-Grimsby-Louth-Skegness service. The service departs Cleethorpes at 0900, and seems to follow the 51 route between Grimsby and Louth before operating to Skegness, arriving at 1110. The return service leaves Skegness at 1730, returning to Cleethorpes at 1935.

This isn't Stagecoach's first attempt at a Cleethorpes-Grimsby-Louth-Skegness Summer Service. Previously a Sunday and Bank Holiday service X51 was provided by extended Sunday journeys on the 51 between Grimsby and Louth from May to September. 4 journeys served Skegness, though unless you only wanted 65 minutes in Skegness, a day return not possible from Cleethorpes, as the first Skegness departure was from Grimsby only. The service did also provide a chance for Skegness tourists and residents to spend 3 hours 15 minutes in Cleethorpes

That Sunday service was lost in April 2011 cuts, with the Skegness extensions last operating in Summer 2010. The X51 interestingly had one working operated by Hull depot, using a vehicle otherwise on a long layover in Cleethorpes. Since April 2011 I believe Louth has been without a Sunday bus service - until tomorrow that is.

Friday 24 May 2013

EYMS register July changes with VOSA

EYMS have registered the following with VOSA today, all effective from late July:

56/57: Hessle-Hull-Longhill
60/60A: Hull-Cottingham
61/62: Hull-Setting Dyke/Cottingham
64: Hull-Cottingham-Castle Hill
66: Hessle-Hull
130: Hornsea-Bridlington
180: Hessle-Beverley
520/521: Beverley Town Service
523: Beverley Town Service
X4: Brough-Market Weighton-York (though the VOSA registration says the service operates to Hull which it never has done?)

144: Elloughton-Beverley
182: Hessle-Beverley
184: Swanland-Hessle

New Services:
X28: Reighton Sands-Pickering-Flamingo Land-Eden Camp
X30: Bridlington-Scarborough

Bridlington-Flamborough EYMS Changes

From Monday 3rd June, EYMS are revising the route of their Monday to Saturday daytime service 510 between Bridlington and Flamborough. In Bridlington the service will now operate via the Promenade, Queensgate (and St Aidan Road?) to Sewerby Road instead of via Quay Road and Queensgate.

In Flamborough, High Street and South Sea Road will no longer be served - all journeys will instead operate via the Dog and Duck Pub on Tower Street in both directions and extend to North Landing (via Thornwick Camp between mid February and early November). As a result the timetable between Flamborough and Bridlington becomes hourly, as opposed to the currenty 53/67 minute interval.

Additionally during School Summer Holidays the frequency will be increased from hourly to half hourly (with a one hour gap at lunchtime). This is probably a replacement for service 100, which last year ran during school summer holidays roughly hourly between Belvedere Turning Circle (every two hours), Bridilington Town Centre, Flamborough and Thornwick Camp. The 100 ran on Sundays as well as Monday to Saturdays, but EYMS don't seem to have a Sunday service to Thornwick Camp this year.

(Apologies if my geography isn't 100% correct in this post)