A number of new evening and weekend bus services on existing routes in the East Riding are to begin this weekend, to help make buses more frequent for local passengers.

Five new evening and weekend services in the Goole and Pocklington areas will begin on Sunday 5 November, funded by East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

The improvements are part of a boost to the East Riding public transport network, after the council was awarded £2.28 million in funding from the government over the next two years.

New extended services will be operated by East Yorkshire Buses. They are:

  • 747 Pocklington to York service via Full Sutton – on Friday and Saturday evenings, Sundays and Bank Holidays.
  • 196 Allerthorpe, Melbourne, Aughton to York service – on Saturdays.

ERYC will announce further improvements to bus routes in the new year.

Councillor Paul West, the council’s cabinet member for environment and transport said:
These extra journeys on these bus timetables are fantastic news for passengers in our area”.

The Board of the East Riding of Yorkshire Enhanced Bus Partnership agreed on the new service extensions as part of a range of improvements. The partnership is made up of the council, local bus operators and other stakeholders.

Even more upgrades to public transport are expected as, last week, East Riding of Yorkshire Council was awarded £1.946m by the Department for Transport for buses as part of £150m worth of funding to councils in the North and Midlands.

Local passengers will also benefit from a further extension of the Get Around For £2 discount scheme – now running until December 2024 and staying at £2.

It means people can continue to travel by bus anywhere in the East Riding – and further – for a single fare of just £2.

Photo from ERYC which seems to be taken in Pocklington of a 55 bus which doesn’t run through Pocklington. Hey ho. 🤣

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