Saturday, 31 March 2018

Sunday and Bank Holiday 220 Ends

Good Friday (30th March) was the last day of operation for the Sunday and Bank Holiday journeys on service 220 between Hornsea and Aldbrough Cliffs. Two journeys had been provided by EYMS under contract to East Riding of Yorkshire Council, who withdrew funding, departing Hornsea EYMS Depot at 1335 and 1635, returning from Aldbrough Cliffs at 1403 and 1703.

Between the start of April and early September, another subsidised service, the 129 between Hornsea and Withernsea, also covers the route of the 220 on Sundays and Bank Holidays. Departures from Hornsea are at 0952, 1152, 1352 and 1552, and from Aldbrough Cliffs in the direction of Hornsea at 0920, 1120, 1320 and 1520. The 129 doesn't have as late a last departure as the 220, but otherwise provides a very good service for five months of the year, the likely five busiest months of the year.

The Sunday and Bank Holiday 220 is on the same contract as the Sunday and Bank Holiday 246 between Hornsea and Beverley, which continues until early May on a presumably commercial basis. The combined Sunday and Bank Holiday 220/246 carried an average 7 passengers per journey, 4313 passengers a year, at a subsidy of £1.84 per passenger journey, according to the 2016  'Review of Bus Services in the East Riding' documentation produced by East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

The Monday to Saturday 220 is unaffected by this change but has been deregistered by EYMS in early May.

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