Sunday, 26 June 2016

Hull Bus Cuts

Hull City Council are consulting on changes to subsidised services in the city, with an intention to make savings of £50,000 - i.e. cuts are coming.
Hull City Council press release:
Hull City Council will be carrying out a series of public consultations for bus users to share their views on which services are important to them.

Currently the Council offers bus companies subsidies to support their local services where there is a social need, as the stand-alone bus fares would not be enough to cover the cost of transport.

However with the need for ongoing savings to the Council's budget, a number of services will be reviewed, including:

The services which will be affected by any changes are:

  • 1e/d Sibelius Road to Mizzen Road
  • Service 16 City Centre - Marfleet Village
  • Service 9 Grammar School Road
  • Service 9 James Reckitt Avenue
  • Service 9 Dorchester Road - Kestrel Avenue
  • Service 50 Lambwath Road - Broadway Drive

    Councillor Martin Mancey, Portfolio Holder with responsibility for transport, said:

    "With a significantly reduced budget the Council is required to make savings, and we will try to do this in a way that minimises the impact on bus users.

    "Reviewing these services has been difficult, and that's why we want your views as we seek to make them more sustainable as the long-term austerity measures continue."

    Public drop-in sessions will also take place at Hull's Paragon Interchange on:

  • Thurday 23rd June, 10am - 4pm
  • Friday 24th June, 9am - 4pm
  • Monday 27th June, 2pm - 4pm
  • Tuesday 28th June, 9am - 4pm

    Please make sure that your response reaches the Council before 22nd July 2016 -  

  • It should be noted the 9 between Noddle Hill/Bransholme, Hull and Cottingham is only supported on certain parts of the route, and that East Riding of Yorkshire Council are proposing to withdrawn their contribution to the route. Whether the remainder of the route would be viable without any council financial support is unknown.
    Cabinet Papers from 23rd May

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