East Yorkshire bus services return to normal timetable
Bus company East Yorkshire has announced that nearly all routes will return to normal timetables from May 16.
Since the start of the pandemic, bus passenger levels have been lower than normal as people were advised to stay at home as much as they could.
However, as national lockdown restrictions have lifted the number of people travelling by bus has gradually risen.
All East Yorkshire services will be returning to normal on May 16, with the only exceptions being Hull-University Service 103, and Late Night Service 106, which will remain suspended for now and will return later in the year.
During the pandemic, bus operators have been required to limit the number of available seats for customers. From May 17, more seats will be available on board, with only rear facing and sideways seats out of use. East Yorkshire will continue to maintain enhanced cleaning standards to provide customers with reassurance.
Ben Gilligan, Area Director of East Yorkshire, said: “Since restrictions have started to lift and the vaccination programme has progressed, it’s been great to see that more people are happy and confident to travel again.
"By running more buses, and opening up existing buses to more people, we can enable as many people as possible to do the things they couldn’t do last year, such as visiting friends and family, going for days out and making the most of the summer.”
East Yorkshire would like to remind people that there are still some common-sense things that people should do when travelling to keep themselves and others safe, including aiming to travel at quiet times if possible, washing and sanitising their hands when travelling, paying using contactless or buying an app ticket, and wearing a face covering throughout the journey.
You can view bus timetables and get ideas for new places to visit this summer by going to www.eastyorkshirebuses.co.uk, by ringing BusLine on 01482 59 29 29, by downloading the East Yorkshire Buses app, or by referring to your pre-lockdown timetable leaflet.