East Yorkshire Newsletter: Issue 126

Spring is nearly hereOk, that’s optimistic as winter’s not over yet, but it’s time to start thinking about the possibility that spring is just around the corner.  Read on to find out when our seasonal services will be starting their summer timetables, plus news on day trips, holidays and jobs.
Scarborough Locals busesFrom 30 January there were minor changes to some buses in Scarborough, to enable them to serve extra stops.Service 8 now stops on Scalby Road opposite Scarborough Hospital, to make it easier for you to access the hospital site.Services 11 & 20 now start their journeys at Queen Street in the town centreTimes and all other routes in Scarborough remain unchanged.
Coaster returns for the summerGreat news, our Coaster summer timetable will be back from 5 March, with lots of buses between Bridlington, Filey and Scarborough.  This year it’ll be better than ever before, with a new route that’ll take you down to Scarborough’s seafront.

Look out for the Coaster timetable appearing on our website nearer the time.
Beachcomber returns from AprilOur Scarborough Beachcomber open top buses will be back along the seafront from early April!

Despite the pandemic, last year was one of the busiest years we’ve ever seen on our Beachcombers, as we took more tourists than ever between Scarborough’s North and South Bays.

Hop on board at any stop on the seafront from 9 April.
Flamborough busesGood news – our Sunday buses to Flamborough and North Landing will start again for the summer from 10 April.
We’ll also be running extra evening journeys (until around 9pm at night) every day all summer.

See the new Service 14 timetable on our website nearer the time.
Days away are back!East Yorkshire Coaches will be running coach days away from Hull for half term, with prices starting from just £15.Mystery Day Out – Monday 21 FebruaryDoncaster Market – Tuesday 22 FebruaryBury Market – Wednesday 23 FebruaryIKEA – Thursday 24 FebruaryScarborough or Whitby – Friday 25 FebruaryHurry, they’re already selling fast!
It’s time to holiday againNot got your 2022 holiday booked yet?
East Yorkshire Coaches have some fantastic city breaks and holidays across the UK.  There are too many to list here, but highlights include:Rye Place, Right Time – Sussex (April)Chelsea Flower Show (May)BBC Gardeners’ World (June)Hampton Court Flower Show (July)Edinburgh Tattoo (August)Bath Short Stay (September)Lochs & Whisky in Scotland (October)Thursford Christmas Spectacular (November/December)
Free travel to vaccination appointmentsWe’ve teamed up with the local NHS and East Riding of Yorkshire Council to offer free travel to vaccination appointments in the East Riding.
Just show proof of your vaccine appointment (for example, your text or email from NHS Booking) to the driver when you board the bus to your appointment.
It’s never too late to get vaccinated, and there are a whole range of walk-in or appointment-only vaccination centres across our region.  You can use our website to plan your journey there.
Face covering rules have changedAlthough it’s no longer mandatory to wear face coverings on public transport, we’re still encouraging all customers to wear them out of consideration for our drivers and other passengers.
Flexi5 & Flexi20 ticketsWorking from home a couple of days a week, or don’t travel enough to need a weekly ticket?
Try our flexible tickets.  Buy a bundle of 5 or 20 day tickets, and activate them one by one, whenever you need them*.
Get one now on the East Yorkshire Buses app.
* Tickets must be activated within twelve months of purchase.
Job opportunitiesLooking for a new career in 2022?  We’ve got opportunities in a number of areas.JustGo Demand Responsive Driver (Elloughton)National Express Driver (Hull)Trainee or Experienced Bus Driver (Pocklington, Withernsea or Scarborough)Experienced Coach Driver (Hull)Heavy Vehicle Shift Technician (Scarborough)Fueller/Shunter (Hull)Night Technician (Hull)Fueller/Cleaner (Scarborough)
App dark modeWhile evenings are still dark, don’t forget you can use our app in dark mode.  This makes it less obvious that you’re using your phone if you’re waiting at the bus stop, and it’s also easier on the eyes.
Just go to settings in your app menu, and turn on dark mode.
Things to doDon’t let the winter weather leave you stuck at home.  There are loads of beautiful and fascinating places to visit across the region, so get wrapped up warm and head out!

Can’t think where to go first?  Let the Things To Do page on our website and app give you some inspiration.
Chatty Bus returned!Our popular Chatty Bus returned to Beverley last week, with our chatty volunteers helping raise awareness of loneliness, signing people up for Age UK Hull’s Befriender service, and just having a chat with anyone who wanted one.

Thanks to everyone who came along, it was lovely to meet you, and a huge thanks to everyone who signed up to be a Befriender – you’ll make a big difference to the lives of elderly people who live alone.

We’re hoping to bring Chatty Bus to other towns across the region later in the year – watch this space!
Roadworks roundupHessle:  Barrow Lane is closed until 11 February, so Services 152 & 156 divert.
Hessle: First Lane is closed at the junction with Boothferry Road for remodeling work, with the work having overrun. Service 25 will divert via Lowfield Road and Beverley Road. Stops on Hull Road, First Lane and Cottesmore Road will not be served.
Winteringham: Ermine Street between Winteringham and South Ferriby is closed from 31 January for eight weeks.
Scarborough: Stepney Road is closed until 23 February.  Services 20 & 128 divert via Scalby Road and Stepney Drive.
Hull: Main Road in Bilton will have evening closures from 6pm until 20 February.  Service 277 from Hedon at 6.50pm will divert via Holmes Lane and the A165 via Ganstead.  Services 56/57 won’t be able to serve the ASDA bus stop at any point during the day or night while the works take place – there’s a temporary stop just up the road from ASDA.
Hull: Hedon Road will have words taking place until mid-February.  Different parts will be closed at different times, with Service 75 sometimes having to divert via Preston Road and Marfleet Lane.
Cottingham: Thwaite Street is closed from 6pm each evening until 25 February.  Please use the bus stops at Cottingham Green (King Street) instead.
Bridlington: The Bus Station is being refurbished until 18 February, so please use alternative stops on The Promenade or Queen Street.
North Newbald: Eastgate is closed until 7 February, Service 143 won’t be able to serve Eastgate or Townend Road.
Preston: Sproately Road will be closed from 7-17 February.  Services 242 and 277 wil divert via Wyton Road and Lelley Road.
Hessle: Hessle Road will be closed eastbound between First Lane and the Priory Way roundabout from 7-14 February.  Services 57, 183 & the afternooon H4 will divert via First Lane, Bethune Avenue, Tilbury Road and Anlaby Park Road South to rejoin the normal route at Priory Way roundabout.