EYMS roll out new buses with Wi-Fi on improved Holderness routes

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 29 Mar 2017

State-of-the-art buses with free wi-fi are being rolled out on new routes in Holderness.

Hull-based bus company East Yorkshire Motor Services (EYMS) is introducing route changes from Sunday, which aims to make travelling by bus into the city a good option for Holderness residents.

Routes between Hull, Hedon and Withernsea, on services 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 80 and 277, are being improved. The move comes after a fleet of new double-deckers went on the road between Withernsea and Hull two months ago.

EYMS commercial manager Bob Rackley said: "The people of Holderness have been very helpful during our planning for these changes, giving us suggestions and advice on how we could make buses better for local residents – for example, suggesting the new route serving Weghill Road in Preston. "The new routes, together with brand new buses and free Wi-Fi, mean the bus really is a great way to get into Hull from the Hedon and Withernsea area, whether you're travelling for work, college, shopping or visiting City of Culture events."

Changes include:

• Buses will now run at least every 20 minutes between Hedon and Hull in daytime from Monday-Saturday, giving residents more opportunities to travel to and from the city.

• Service 277 will now serve Thorngumbald and Burstwick, as well as Preston and Sproatley.

• The new Service 277 route means Preston (Weghill Road) and Burstwick (Main Street) residents have a shorter walk to their bus stop, making it more convenient to get the bus.

• Most buses on these routes will be brand new buses, with free Wi-Fi available.

Other changes include times for most buses in the area altering to help them keep to time in busy traffic and new routes for buses through Victoria Dock.

Paull will now be served by Service 79.

East Riding Councillor John Denis, who represents South West Holderness, said: "We are always mindful of the needs of people in the under-served area. "Anything that can be done to preserve and improve the service is to be welcomed."

Times of the new bus services and details of the changes can be found at www.eyms.co.uk or by ringing BusLine on 01482 592929, or paper timetables can be collected from various points along the route, including Hull Travel Centre in the Interchange, Hedon and Withernsea Libraries and Customer Service Centres, Thorngumbald Post Office and Withernsea Travel Centre.

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