Wednesday 8 March 2017

Service 241 to be withdrawn

After operation on Wednesday 29th March, service 241 from Aldbrough to Beverley will be withdrawn due to East Riding of Yorkshire Council (ERYC) cuts to tendered bus services. The route has been operated by EYMS on Mondays and Wednesdays, with a 0930 departure from Aldbrough Cliffs arriving in Beverley at 1020 and a return service from Beverley at 1256.

The villages of Skirlaugh and Long Riston will retain a 'shopping' link into Beverley via Stagecoach operated Monday to Saturday service 242, whilst Skirlaugh is also linked to Beverley by ERYC directly operated service 243 on weekdays. Routh and Tickton have an hourly Beverley service on EYMS route 246 Monday to Saturday daytimes, plus limited evening and Sunday journeys, in addition to service 242, and in the case of Routh the 243 as well. These more frequent services duplicating the 241 will not have helped the case for retaining service 241.

From Aldbrough passengers for Beverley can use service 129 to Hornsea to connect onto service 246. It is only the villages off Withernwick, Hatfield and Rise that are left without an option for travel to Beverley; these villages are also left without a Monday or Wednesday bus service as the 230 that provides a connection/through service to Hull from Withernwick, Hatfield and Rise only runs on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays (through service on Saturday, connection Tue/Thu).

Service 241 carries an average of 8 passengers per journey at a subsidy of £5.95 per journey.

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