Sunday 11 February 2018

More buses between Hull and Elloughton

Last Monday, 5th February, EYMS made some mostly positive changes to service 155 between Hull, Brough, Elloughton, South Cave, Howden and Goole.

The headline change is the doubling of the Monday to Saturday daytime frequency between Hull and Elloughton from every two hours to hourly. It is only four extra round trips (3 on Saturdays) but enough to make a big difference. This is particularly significant for parts of Hessle and the villages of Melton and Welton for whom the 155 is the main bus service. Combined with the X55, the frequency between Hull and Brough/Elloughton is now two buses an hour (as opposed to 1.5 per hour); departures from Elloughton are at half hourly intervals whilst from Hull are at 25 to 35 minute intervals. This is the best EYMS service since February 2012 when the frequency of the 155 was reduced from hourly. Service 155 takes 10 minutes longer in each direction between Hull and Brough/Elloughton which whilst notable is not enough to be unattractive compared to the X55.

One negative is the withdrawal of the Monday to Saturday 1718 Goole to Elloughton journey, with alternative departures from Goole remaining at 1543 or 1753. Within Goole service 155 will follow the X55 route, serving Pasture Road inbound to the town centre, and Oxford Road outbound.

Saturday 10 February 2018

EYMS Hornsea Depot at risk of closure - 'Principal' services to continue

EYMS Press Release:

"East Yorkshire Motor Services has opened consultation with its staff to close its depot in Cliff Road Hornsea from Saturday 5 May 2018.

Falling revenue from East Riding of Yorkshire Council contracts & free concessionary travel reimbursement has required a significant reduction of costs, including the elimination of excess depot capacity.  Hornsea has been chosen for closure as its services can be run effectively from neighbouring depots in Hull & Beverley.

Should the closure go ahead after the consultation period, all the depot’s 27 drivers and engineers will be offered alternative work elsewhere in the company.

The depot’s principal services including the regular Services 240 & 246 to Hull, the Hornsea Town Service 550, Service 129 to Withernsea and Service 130 to Bridlington will continue to run, although there will be some timetable changes which will be announced closer to the implementation date."