Category: Village News
Created: Saturday, 12 June 2004 18:03
Passengers have started to use a new bus service linking outlying Holderness villages.
From this week, the East Riding Flexibus will serve 18 parishes, providing links with Hedon and Beverley. Transport officials hope more people in isolated parts of the region will make use of the service. The Holderness Flexibus is wheelchair- accessible and is operated by John Teal Coaches of Hutton Cranswick, which also operates the successful Driffield Flexibus.
Leaflets to promote the service are being distributed to all the parishes concerned and are also available in East Riding Council's customer service centres, post offices, shops and on the vehicle itself.
The dial-a-ride service allows passengers to pre-book seats.
If a reservation is received from a so-called "Flex" village, the bus will divert from its main route to collect passengers.
Should no booking be received from those parishes, the vehicle will stay on its normal route.
Flexibus will run from Beverley bus station to Paull, Hedon, Preston, Burton Pidsea, Elstronwick, Lelley, Humbleton, Flinton, Sproatley, Bilton, Ganstead, Coniston, Burton Constable, Old Ellerby, New Ellerby, Thirtleby, Swine and Skirlaugh.
The service will provide five journeys from Hedon to Beverley and five trips in the opposite direction from Monday to Saturday.
To use Flexibus, passengers should ring 08456 44 59 49 between 8.30am and 5pm, Monday to Friday, to reserve their seat.