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Changes to bus routes - 25/10/16
Hull City Council will be holding an event to inform bus passengers about changes to the existing network.

Following an extensive consultation on the supported bus services in the summer, the Council will be holding an event at Paragon Interchange in conjunction with EYMS and Stagecoach, to advise passengers of the implemented changes, which will come into effect from Monday 31 October.

A summary of the service changes is provided below:

  • Service 9 Kestrel Avenue - the route between Dorchester Road to Kestrel Avenue will cease as passengers using the route from Dorchester Road can access more frequent bus services on Holwell
    Road, Sutton Road, Leads Road or Midmere Avenue. However a diversion to Kestrel Avenue - Northpoint Shopping Centre Monday to Saturday will be provided. The service will run on an hourly basis between 0913 - 1543
  • Service 9 Bricknell Avenue - this will remain unchanged
  • Service 16 - the existing service between Marfleet Village and the city centre is to be replaced by a non-subsidised Stagecoach Service 16 between Preston Rd Estate, Newbridge Rd, Victoria Dock and the city centre, operating hourly between 0700- 1740
  • Service 78 - To provide a transport link for Wellington Street and Victoria Dock we have entered into an agreement with EYMS to support a diversion of their service 78 on a two hourly timetable between 0645-1800. This will be a total of 7 journeys in each direction
  • Service 50 - the route between Maybury Road and the city centre will operate on a 90 minute timetable, but will no longer travel along Gillshill Road and Lambwath Road, instead it will continue straight along James Reckitt Avenue
  • Service 1D/1E Sibelius Road - this service will no longer run as a cross city service between Sibelius Road and Mizzen Road. This will improve punctuality to the west of the city as it is replaced by a new service 51 Sibelius Road to city centre which will run on a 90 minute frequency Monday to Saturday, on the same route, with the exception of the removal of Hawthorne Avenue and North Road
  • Service 1D/1E Mizzen Road - this will be replaced by a new service 21 timetable based around the current 1e/d service. This will follow the current service 1D/E route from the Interchange via the city centre, Bridlington Avenue, and Beverley Road to Mizzen Road, and Kingswood retail park

    Councillor Martin Mancey, Portfolio Holder with responsibility for transport, said:

    ""We have worked closely with the bus companies on identifying ways to improve bus routes across the city to deliver an efficient and customer-focused service.

    ""Continued cuts by central Government means that, like many other local authorities, including our neighbours in the East Riding, we've had to find savings across a range of services, including the support we provide to bus routes that are not commercially viable. By reducing duplicate bus routes and some frequencies, we've tried to ensure that savings are achieved with the least impact on service users.

    ""Before arriving at these proposals, we undertook an extensive consultation so that we could still provide a reasonable service for passengers, although we understand that these changes may cause inconvenience for some residents.""

    Notices have already been displayed on board busses and bus stops to advise passengers of these changes.

    Bob Rackley, East Yorkshire Motor Services Commercial Manager, said:

    ""By working in partnership with Hull City Council and submitting a successful tender bid for services 21, 50, and 51, we are pleased to have helped them make their necessary budget savings, whilst minimising the impact on the travelling public and improving the punctuality of these services.""

    The event will take place on Thursday 27 October at Paragon Interchange, between 10am - 4pm.

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