From Monday 2nd September, EYMS are altering service 71 and 972 following "changes in school contracts". They have lost the 972, primarily a schools service which had also operated during school holidays, and have also cancelled the associated positioning journeys. Saturday services are unaffected.
The 0750 71 Withernsea-Easington will be withdrawn (alternatives remain at 0725 and 0830).
The 0819 972 Easington-Patrington will be withdrawn (alternatives remain at 0753 and 0858)
The 0906 71 Patrington-Withernsea will be withdrawn (alternatives operate at 0911 from Patrington, and 1018 from Holmpton)
The 1430 71 Hull-Patrington will be withdrawn (alternative 76 journey available from Hull at 1415)
The 1519 972 Patrington-Easington will be withdrawn
The 1600 71 Easington-Withernsea will be withdrawn (an alternative operates at 1603)
As can be seen these changes are unlikely to cause any major 'hardship', and if anything may increase usage of the alternative journeys listed. According to an earlier comment, Pearsons Coaches are taking over the 972 (schooldays only, or all weekdays?).
One question - how does the vehicle for 1430 71 currently get to Hull? In or out of service? And if 'in service', any other related changes due to happen?
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