East Yorkshire Newsletter: Issue 121

9 April 2021

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A new dawn…

As the sun rises over Scarborough, we can feel hope in the air, as we see the path out of lockdown ahead of us.
For us at East Yorkshire, this spring marks the welcome return of a kind of normality, as our Coaster and Beachcomber buses will soon be back to help you make the most of your time at the coast.
Read on to find out more…

Coaster returns

Our Coaster summer timetable is back from 12 April.
Bridlington – Filey – Scarborough via the holiday villages, in our luxury buses.
Ideal if you’ll be staying at Cayton Bay, Crow’s Nest, Flower of May, Primrose Valley, Blue Dolphin or Reighton Sands Holiday Villages.

Coaster times

Beachcomber open tops

Beachcomber Red returns to Scarborough from 12 April – and it’s better than ever!  This year it’ll run a new route, from The Spa in South Bay up to The Sands in North Bay, then continuing past North Bay Railway, Peasholm Park and Alpamare up to Sea Life.
It’s a great way to see the amazing views over the bay while enjoying the fresh sea air.
Beachcomber Red runs every day until the end of October.

Beachcomber Blue will be back in Bridlington from 17 April, with spectacular views and amazing scenery.
Hop on the bus to get between Bridlington, Sewerby Hall, Flamborough, Thornwick Bay Holiday Village and the lighthouse.
Beachcomber Blue runs every weekend and school holiday until 31 October.

Hop on board Beachcomber

More buses to Flamborough

Great news for Flamborough residents and visitors – from 18 April we’ll be running a new Sunday service on Bridlington-Flamborough Service 14.
There’ll be an hourly service throughout the day, running during the summer season, and calling at Bridlington, Sewerby Hall, Flamborough and North Landing.

Flamborough Sunday times

Scarborough Park and Ride

Scarborough Park and Ride is back from 12 April.
It’s the easy way to get into Scarborough, avoiding the hassle of finding a parking space or sitting in traffic.
Buses will run from the Filey Road site every day.  The Seamer Road site is temporarily out of use, but should return later in the season.

Scarborough Park and Ride times

Service 128: Scarborough-Pickering-Helmsley

Scarborough-Pickering-Helmsley Service 128 started its summer Sunday timetable on 28 March, with Sunday buses between Pickering and Helmsley.

Service 128 timetables

Service 129: Withernsea-Hornsea

There’ll be summer Sunday buses on Service 129 this year, running until September, with four journeys a day in each direction.
Perfect for a visit to some of the region’s lesser known beaches, such as lovely Mappleton, or underrated Withernsea.

Service 129 timetable

Service 130: Hornsea-Bridlington

We’re now running extra journeys on Service 130, perfect for visiting some of the smaller seaside villages on our coast such as Skipsea, Barmston and Fraisthorpe.

Service 130 timetable

Days away are back!

Our coach days away can finally return, and we’ve got some great options for days out.

  • Scarborough
  • Whitby
  • Skegness
  • Blackpool
  • Lincoln
  • Skirlington Market & Bridlington
  • Cleethorpes

Book your April or May day out now, including our new weekly coach to Scarborough or Whitby, with a special £50 family ticket.  Plus, buy one seat and get another half price on all our trips.
There’ll be plenty more trips to come later in the year, including May half term and the school summer holidays.

View and book our great day trips

Buses to vaccination centres

Going for your COVID vaccine, and not sure how to get to the vaccination centre?
We’ve got journey plans on our website for each of the centres.

Buses to vaccination centres

Travelling safely

Travelling safely is easy if you follow some simple, common-sense advice:

  • Plan your journey before you set off, and aim to travel at quiet times.
  • Wash or sanitise your hands before and after you travel.  We have hand sanitiser dispensers on all buses.
  • Pay by contactless or use an app ticket, if you can.  Our contactless limit is now increased to £45.
  • Wear a face covering throughout the journey.
  • If you have any coronavirus symptoms, however mild, stay at home and don’t travel.

We’ve got more advice on travelling safely on our website, including guides for school children and people returning to work.

See the safe travel guides

EastRider: get to Hull fast

Our new EastRider services started in January, with EastRider X5 giving you fast luxury coach travel on the Goole-Hull route, and EastRider X7 bringing USB chargers, WiFi and comfy seats to the Withernsea-Hull route.

Check out EastRider X5
Check out EastRider X7

Flexi5 tickets

Flexi5 – flexible tickets that are perfect for your lockdown life.  Five days of travel to use whenever you like, for the same price as a weekly ticket.  Get one now on the East Yorkshire Buses app.

Download the East Yorkshire Buses app
More about Flexi5 tickets

Join our team

If you’re looking for a new career, here are some opportunities to join us:

  • Trainee bus driver (seasonal): Scarborough
  • Experienced bus driver (seasonal): Scarborough
  • Experienced bus driver: Hull
  • Assistant Operations Manager: Hull
  • Shift Technician: Hull or Scarborough
Join the team

We’re nominated for some awards!

We’re finalists in two of the Heart of East Yorkshire Awards.
We’re shortlisted for the Business in the Community category, and our bus drivers are up for the Key Worker of the Year award too.
It means a lot that our team have been recognised for their efforts during the pandemic, thank you.

Roadworks roundup

Roos/Withernsea: the main road between Withernsea and Thirtlebridge is closed, so Service 129 diverts via Hull Road and Rectory Road into Roos, then returning to Sand Le Mere.
Bridlington: Brett Street is closed for gas works, so Service 4 can’t serve Old Town.
Cottingham: Burton Road will be closed on 13 April, Services 80 & 104 divert via Southwood Road.