Thursday, 21 March 2019

Humber Flyer/250

I don't post many VOSA registrations these days, but here is a rare exception - a variation to the HF2, the section of Stagecoach's Humber Flyer between Hull, Barton and Humberside Airport:

Registration number: PB0001484/262                                
Licence Number: PB0001484                                
Variation number: 9                                
Status: Registered                                
Service number: HU_HF2, 250                                
Service type: Normal Stopping                                
Start point: Hull Interchange                                
Finish point: Humberside Airport                                
Date received: 16 Mar 2019                                
Effective date: 28 Apr 2019                                
End date:
Supported by subsidies?: No                                
Local authorities covered by route: East Riding of Yorkshire Council, Kingston upon Hull, North Lincolnshire Council                                
TAOs covered by route: North East of England

Note the service number now includes the 250. The 250 hasn't run for a few years, but was used for much of the 2000's and early 2010's for Barton to Grimsby services via Barrow, Thornton Curtis, Wootton, Ulceby and Immingham. Currently the 'corridor' is served by the subsidised 450 between Barton and Immingham. Last year North Lincolnshire Council wanted to divert the Humber Flyer to include Barrow, Thornton Curtis, Wootton and Ulceby. Then more recently North Lincolnshire Council have proposed cutting the service to Thornton Curtis, Wootton and Ulceby to two days a week.

Maybe I'm putting two and two together and getting five, but is there going to be some sort of integration between the Humber Flyer and the Barton to Ulceby 'corridor'? There doesn't seem to be a long term future for the 450 between Barton and Immingham at the moment, in it's current form at least.


Simplibus said...

Humber Flyer to be renumbered to service 250 but the brand to be kept as the Humber Flyer. New short services to be introduced between Hull and Humberside Airport with it being the frequency of every 30 minutes and every hour to Cleethorpes.

This brings back joint operation between the two depots with Hull running the shorts and Grimsby running the full length services. The PVR is currently 4 and is being increased to;

Grimsby: 4 Vehicles
Hull: 2 Vehicles

This could possibly mean that the HF could get MMCs with the new order for Hull or 2 300s being branded.

Vic Green said...

New 250 timetable now on Stagecoach website replacing HF
Frequency doubled between Hull and Airport
No change Airport to Cleethorpes
No change of route

Vic Green said...

New 250 timetable on Stagecoach website replacing HF from 29th April
Same route as now but frequency doubled Hull - Airport but still hourly Airport - Cleethorpes