Hull boosts festive bus services

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Christmas shoppers in Hull ahead of the festive season will have more travel options thanks to new bus schemes being funded by Hull City Council through funds allocated by the Department for Transport (DfT) for its bus service improvement plan (BSIP). The council, working with Stagecoach and East Yorkshire Buses, will be offering new night buses as well as late-night services and a fare discount on its the Priory park & ride route with the aim of providing a boost to the local economy and encouraging more people to use sustainable forms of transport.

The park & ride will operate a late-night service every Thursday running every 20 minutes until 2100hrs, and a Sunday service every 20 minutes from Thursday 16 November until Christmas Eve. A reduced £1 flat fare will also apply on the park & ride route for the same dates.

To help night-time socialising over the festive period, the council has also funded new night bus services on Saturdays from Saturday 2 December through to Saturday 24 February, leaving the city at 0010 and 0110hrs on seven routes.

Councillor Mark Ieronimo, the City Council’s cabinet portfolio holder for transportation, roads and highways, said: “Working with our local operators, the council is delighted to be funding these new bus services which will provide residents across the city with an alternative and more sustainable travel option over the Christmas and New Year period.”