Sunday, 26 March 2017

Pocklington Town Service to end

After operating one final time on Tuesday 28th March, EYMS's Pocklington Town Service 198 will be withdrawn. It provides two Tuesday circular journeys around the town, effectively one journey into the town centre, and one journey back.

The 198 was never referred to in East Riding of Yorkshire Council consultation documents referring to their upcoming cuts to bus subsidies, so I wonder if this was commercially operated but reliant on being interworked with contracted services? Revised Tuesday services 195 and 199 into Pocklington remain however, and it would appear that a vehicle at least would be available to continue the Pocklington Town Service; the 195 arrives into Pocklington at 1040 and departs at 1235, while the 199 arrives at 0950 and departs at 1125. So is the withdrawal down to driver availability, passenger numbers, loss of funding from elsewhere, concessionary fare repayments, something else?

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