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Stagecoach announces improved frequency and enhanced services in Hull

28 Oct 2019

Hull service changes

Stagecoach East Midlands have today announced changes to their Hull bus services which will come into effect from Sunday November 3, 2019.

There will be updated timetables and increased frequency on a number of routes in time for the busy Christmas period.

The changes come as part of Stagecoach East Midlands’ commitment to the wider community. Over the last three years, the company has invested £8.4m in new vehicles and service improvements, to provide a reliable and convenient network for the city and surrounding area. The new modernised buses provide a comfortable and easy journey with audio visual next stop announcements, wi-fi and USB charging points.

Matt Cranwell, Managing Director of Stagecoach East Midlands, said: “We are dedicated to providing comfortable and efficient public transport to our local communities. Customer feedback is very important to us, and we are constantly finding ways to improve our services and enhance our bus routes. We are delighted to be able to announce these improvements to our bus network in Hull and hope that the changes enable our passengers to make the most of the city, especially in the run up to Christmas.”

Councillor Daren Hale, Deputy Leader of Hull City Council and portfolio holder for transport, said: “Stagecoach East Midlands have made a significant investment in new buses and service improvements for Hull over the past year. These recent changes continue to demonstrate their commitment to providing the best possible bus network for the city and will certainly come as fantastic news for those living and working in and around Hull.”

Planned changes to the bus services are as follows:

  • There will be an increase in the main services for Anlaby Road and Hessle Road with a bus every 7/8 mins Monday to Friday and up to every ten minutes on Saturdays, which is a 33% increase in frequency.
  • There will be up to eight buses every hour with Service 2 on Anlaby Road which will operate every 15 minutes as a circular with Service 1 via Hessle Road, and every fifteen minutes extending to the Hessle Sainsburys.
  • Hessle Road will be served by a combination of Service 1 every 15 minutes and the Park & Ride Service 20 every 15 minutes which will operate via Hessle Road, Rawlings Way and Hull Royal Infirmary into Hull City Centre. Again providing up to eight buses an hour along the full section of Hessle Road.
  • Service 5 between Hull Interchange and Orchard Park will increase to every 7/8 minutes Monday to Saturday, this is a 33% increase in frequency for the Orchard Park, Avenues and Hull University area.  Service 5 buses will extend from Orchard Park every 15 minutes to Kingswood Retail Park, serving Tesco on the way. 
  • Service 11 will be enhanced to link with Kingswood Service 5’s.  This will form the ‘Kingswood Circular 5/11’. This will make it possible to travel direct between Orchard Park, Kingswood and Bransholme with Service 5’s changing into Service 11’s at Kingswood Retail Park and vice versa. The same link will be created in Hull City Centre making it possible to travel from East Hull, Holderness Road and Hull City Centre direct to the Avenues, Hull University and North Hull.

These enhanced changes mean that there will be buses every 7/8 minutes including direct services from East Hull and Bransholme to the Avenues and Hull University.

The new service 2‘s to Sainsburys via Anlaby Rd and Boothferry Estate will mean passengers travelling to Boothferry Estate can choose from 12 buses every hour