New East Riding bus service improvements to launch in NovemberMon 16th October 2023
New improvements to six bus services are to launch as part of a new scheme to boost the East Riding’s public transport network to support both urban and rural communities.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council is to fund new evening and weekend bus services, extensions to existing routes, to help local passengers and strengthen the network.
Some services have already started or will start operating on 5 November, including:
New Friday, Saturday evening and Sunday services on the Goole Town Bus network,
New Friday, Saturday evening and Sunday services on service 747 between Pocklington, Full Sutton, and York,
A new Sunday 361 service between Goole and Scunthorpe,
Friday, Saturday evening and Sunday 55 Services between Hull, Brough, Gilberdyke, and Goole,
An additional weekday service 143 between Withernsea and Beverley.
A new Saturday service between Allerthorpe, Melbourne, Aughton and York.
The improvements are the result of the council being awarded £2.28 million in funding from the Government over two years, running from September 2023 to September 2025.
The Department for Transport announced £160m Bus Service Improvement Plan Plus funding for local authorities across the UK in May.
The funding can only be used to support, enhance, or start new bus services and introduce fare initiatives.
As a result of the award, the East Riding of Yorkshire Enhanced Bus Partnership board has approved a programme of service enhancement to support local passengers and improve the frequency and scope of the current transport services already available.
The bus partnership is made up of the council, local bus operators and other stakeholders.
The new services were announced at an East Riding of Yorkshire Enhanced Bus Partnership Forum event held at Bishop Burton College, near Beverley, on Friday 13 October.
Councillor Paul West, the council’s cabinet member for environment and transport, said: “Thanks to this Government funding and thanks to the work of the partnership, we’ve been able to support the bus network with these six new services.
“We really hope these new and more frequent bus services will be a big difference to local passengers.”
The partnership is due to announce more service improvements beginning in January, including services in Bridlington and Beverley, and further enhancements to rural bus routes.