Boost for bus users

March 24, 2022

New bus services have been announced on two East Riding routes after some commercial services were axed.

The decision was made by East Yorkshire buses to cancel the 45, X5 and 55 services from April. As a result, bus services for passengers between Hull and Goole via Elloughton and Bridlington to York via Driffield are to be funded by East Riding of Yorkshire Council from next month instead. The 55 and 55A service will begin on Monday April 11, taking passengers on the route between Hull and Goole via Elloughton and some towns and villages in between. The council has been able to retain an off-peak service, hourly between Elloughton and Gilberdyke, and two-hourly between Gilberdyke and Goole.

Service 55 will operate from Monday to Saturday, and it is an improvement on the current Saturday service between Gilberdyke and Goole. East Yorkshire buses will run this service after winning the contract, and will also run the 145, 45 and 46 service. This will take passengers between Bridlington and York via Driffield and some towns and villages in between from Monday, April 11. The council has been able to retain a peak commuter connection via Market Weighton to and from York, and an evening service between Bridlington and York, which was already funded by the council. Links between Bridlington and Driffield will be maintained by service 121 and between Market Weighton, Pocklington and York by services 46/X46/X47.

Councillor Claire Holmes, the council’s portfolio holder for planning, infrastructure and housing, said: “The council had no involvement in the cancellations, but I’m really pleased we’ve been able to organise and fund these replacement bus services from next month. “This has been an uncertain time for passengers on these routes, but our officers have been working hard to make sure these areas were not left without public transport. “This is obviously an extra financial commitment for the council at a time when the budget for supported bus services is already under pressure, but these transport links are vital for the community. “Passenger numbers on public transport are still lower than they were before the pandemic. It is important that we encourage as many people as possible to use our bus services to make sure they carry on.”

Anyone wanting more information about the services or a copy of timetables can contact East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s transportation team via email at public.transport@east The new timetables will also appear on East Yorkshire buses’ website and app.

The council have announced new bus services to replace cancelled ones. (24-03-10 SU)

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