go from Castle Hill Hospital to Sutton? Since the start of the month this is
now possible to do if you don't mind a 90 minute tour around the Bricknell
Estate, Hull City Centre, Garden Village and North Point Shopping Centre thanks
to a newly extended Stagecoach service 110. While the end to end journey is
rather lengthy, and it is quicker to catch more direct services and change at
Hull Interchange, the extended 110 is a rather useful combination of the
previous 110, K1 and parts of the 30W.
had been providing an hourly Monday to Saturday daytime link between Hull City
Centre, Chanterlands Avenue, the Bricknell Estate, Cottingham and Castle Hill Hospital,
and it still does. There are some time changes in the morning peak, the last
service from Castle Hill Hospital is now an hour earlier at 1650 and the
service operates to/from Hull Interchange via Park Street now city centre
access is provided by it's new cross-city extension.
110 is essentially a like for like replacement for the 30W along Chamberlain
Road. As far as replacing the K1 is concerned there are losses and gains; the
K1 had provided a weekday only service but the 110 also operates on Saturdays;
the K1 had provided direct links to Kingswood which are now lost, but the 110
provides new direct links to the City Centre. Plus while the end-to-end journey
time may be unattractive, for journeys such as Spring Bank to Gillshill Road
the cross city link may be attractive.
cross city extension takes the service along George Street and up Stoneferry
Road (useful for connections onto the 30 group of services) before serving
Chamberlain Road, replacing service 30W. The 110 then serves part of James
Reckitt Avenue (not the part previously served by the 30W) before operating
along Gillshill Road, already well served by the 31 and 32, Sutton Road and
Leads Road. Instead of operating direct along Midmere Avenue to North Point,
the 110 serves Dorchester Road en-route to North Point, replacing the K1. After
North Point a clockwise loop is operated along Noddle Hill Way, Kestral Avenue,
again replacing the K1, Howdale Road in the Spring Cottage area, replacing the
re-routed service 10, and Sutton Village back to North Point. The 110 also
operates hourly Monday to Saturday daytimes in East Hull, albeit with no peak
time service to Kestral Avenue and Howdale Road.
retains an hourly daily daytime service, plus a limited late evening service
from Hull City Centre, operating as extensions of the 30 or 30A. Also as a
result of the 30W withdrawal, all services now serve Bodmin Road.
suffix was originally intended for journeys serving Wawne, but recently had
been used to denote services operating via Chamberlain Road. With the 110 now
serving Chamberlain Road, the 30W variation has been withdrawn. The weekday
daytime service on the 30 ‘corridor’
between Hull City Centre, North Point and North Bransholme retains 6 buses an
hour, alternating between the 30 and 30A variant; previously one 30A an hour
had been operated by the 30W. On Saturday the previous daytime pattern had been
a 15 minute frequency alternating between the 30 and 30A, plus an hourly 30W; now
the pattern is just the 15 minute 30/30A, though the 110 does partially replace
the 5th frequency.
on the 30 corridor early morning services are substantially improved. From Hull
Interchange the weekday morning peak 30b short journeys to North Point are
extended through to North Bransholme, and the 30X variant via Sutton Fields now
runs until 0855, the previous last journey had been at 0625. In the reverse
direction, weekday early morning services will operate from Brook Street in
Hull City Centre via Ferensway, Hull Royal Infirmary, Rawling Way and English
Street Smith and Nephew to Hull Interchange. On Saturdays the first service
from Hull Interchange is now at 0610 rather than 0710 and a new 0630 service 30
from North Bransholme to Hull is added. On Sunday mornings there is a new 0840
from Hull Interchange and 0830 from North Bransholme.
weekday early morning and Saturday daytime journeys on service 30 shall now
follow the evening and Sunday variant via Leads Road and Sutton Road. The
section of Holwell Road between Leads Road and Sutton Road is now only served
by service 30 every 20 minutes on weekday daytimes (plus limited service 101).
Should all service 30’s be routed via Leads Road and Sutton Road, or are there
good reasons why the weekday daytime service sticks to Holwell Road?
with the withdrawal of the 30b and 30W, the corridor is simplified into the 30
omitting Leads Road, the 30 via Leads Road, the 30A and the 30X.
[Sorry for the dodgy formatting on this post; I typed it on word and for some reason after copying it into blogger, I can't get the font to be the same size throughout)