New bus service to benefit North Ferriby, Swanland and Hessle residents
A new bus service is to be launched to benefit passengers in the North Ferriby, Swanland and Hessle areas.
East Riding of Yorkshire Council will fund the new Service 150, which will run on Tuesdays and Thursdays starting on Tuesday 6 July.
The new bus follows a local transport survey carried out by the council which found travel between the two villages and to Hessle had become much more difficult in recent months.
Bus company East Yorkshire Buses revised the route and timetable of its former 155 Goole to Hull bus service in January this year for operational reasons, which meant residents in North Ferriby and Swanland were left with a reduced level of service.
The survey found the change affected people, particularly those with mobility issues, as getting to the remaining buses meant a longer walk for many residents.
The survey was carried out by Cllr Julie Abraham and Cllr Vanessa Walker, both East Riding ward councillors for North Ferriby.
The new twice-weekly bus service will link both villages and give easy access to Hessle, including to the Sainsbury's supermarket.
It will be operated by East Yorkshire Buses.
Cllr Gary McMaster, portfolio holder for planning, infrastructure and housing, said: "We identified that there was a need for this bus service here so we're pleased to be able to introduce it from next month.
"It will be a big benefit to local residents and we hope it will be well used."
Starting on Tuesday 6 July, Service 150 will operate on Tuesdays and Thursdays only. There will be a charge for passengers, although bus pass holders can travel without charge.
For timetable details visit the East Yorkshire Buses website at www.eastyorkshirebuses.co.uk