Bus Station- The Latest Closure

It was announced on 8thFebruary that the Bus Station on Cliff Road is to be the latest casualty in the long list of closures expected in our town over the coming year. East Yorkshire Motor Services claims that its services can be run effectively from neighbouring depots in Hull and Beverley but after what has happened in recent months we are not filled with confidence that this will be the case. Meanwhile the drive to build more and more houses, with fewer public services to support them, continues unabated. Neither are there any proposals to tackle the extra traffic congestion that will be created by a combination of increased population and reduced public transport. EYMS released the following statement: East Yorkshire Motor Services has opened consultation with its staff to close its depot in Cliff Road Hornsea from Saturday 5th May 2018. Falling revenue from East Riding of Yorkshire Council contracts and free concessionary travel reimbursement has required a significant reduction of costs, including the elimination of excess depot capacity. Hornsea has been chosen for closure as its services can be run effectively from neighbouring depots in Hull and Beverley. Should the closure go ahead after the consultation period, all the depot’s 27 drivers and engineers will be offered alternative work elsewhere in the company. The depot’s principal services including the regular Services 240 and 246 to Hull, the Hornsea Town Service 550, Service 129 to Withernsea and Service 130 to Bridlington will continue to run, although there will be some timetable changes which will be announced closer to the implementation date.

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