Bus company East Yorkshire has announced that it will be running extra buses as national lockdown restrictions begin to lift.
From 8 March Hull Service 56 will return, after suspension during lockdown. The East Hull Service 56 and cross-city Service 57 will return to their normal timetables during the day, giving people more options when travelling in Hull.
These two services will remain on reduced timetables during the evening, when there are fewer passengers, and all other services which are currently running on lockdown times will continue to run their special timetables for now.
Nearly all school and college buses will also resume as pupils return to education.
The bus company will continually be monitoring and reviewing its services as social distancing restrictions gradually ease, and will be ready to increase other timetables as passenger numbers rise.
Ben Gilligan, East Yorkshire’s Area Director, said: “During this lockdown we’ve been carrying around 30% of the normal number of passengers on our buses, as people follow government guidance and stay at home. As restrictions gradually lift, we’ll be keeping an eye on our passenger levels, and we’re ready to add in extra buses as and when they are needed.
“We’d like to remind everyone that it’s important to continue following social distancing measures when travelling, such as wearing a face covering, frequent hand washing and paying using contactless cards or app tickets.”
You can keep up to date with the latest travel advice and timetable announcements by visiting eastyorkshirebuses.co.uk, downloading the East Yorkshire Buses app, following the company’s social media channels or by ringing the BusLine information helpline on 01482 59 29 29.
[Claire Robinson – East Yorkshire]