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Council funds new bus timetable connecting Bridlington and Driffield with York

Bus users from Driffield and several Wolds villages are still without suitable services despite the introduction of a new route.

The additional service will come into force from Monday 11th April to replace the 45 and 45A buses which are to be axed by East Yorkshire bus company the day before.

East Yorkshire claimed that the service had ‘very low numbers’.

This was despite North Dalton teenager, Kally West, who relies on the buses to get to work at KFC in Pocklington, claiming the bus was full when she spoke to the Wolds Weekly whilst on her way to a shift.

Since the cancellation of the service, East Riding of Yorkshire Council has announced it will fund a replacement bus (timetable below) between Bridlington and York, via Driffield.

However, the new 45 service only runs once a day, leaving Bridlington at 1655, before travelling along the A614 to Driffield town centre at 1733.

From there, the service will stop in Bainton, North Dalton and Middleton-on-the-Wolds and onto Market Weighton for 1807 and continue onto York via Pocklington.

A new service, the 145, leaves Driffield five times a day and terminates in Lund having visited Kirkburn, Bainton, North Dalton and Middleton-on-the-Wolds on four of those routes during the day.
The early 145 service, which does not run on Saturdays, does not visit Lund, leaving Driffield at 0645.
Instead of going to Lund, it visits Market Weighton where a change to the 46 takes passengers onto Pocklington and York.

This new timetable doesn’t really help my situation at all’

North Dalton teenager, Kally West

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 the timetables can contact East Riding of Yorkshire Council’s transportation team via email at public.transport@eastriding.gov.uk

The new timetables are also due to appear on East Yorkshire buses’ website and app.

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