Bus service back after passengers' protest
PASSENGER power has led to the reintroduction of a half-hourly bus service from Hull to Withernsea.
East Yorkshire Motor Services (EYMS) will change the service from an hourly one from October 31.
It comes despite company boss Peter Shipp revealing in yesterday's Mail that a number of services would be cut in the next few months because of rising fuel costs, a freeze on fuel tax rebates and a cut in concessionary fare reimbursements.
Tony Randerson, EYMS planning manager, confirmed the company would be reintroducing the 76 service, which was lost earlier this year.
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He said: "The decision has come about partly because of the passengers' reaction to the changes.
"We are not too big to take views on board and change."
It is a decision that has been met with joy by residents along the route.
Lynne Rudd, of Ottringham, collected 120 signatures on a petition calling for the half-hourly service to be reintroduced.
She said "We have our doctors' surgeries in Keyingham and Hedon and find it very difficult to attend our appointments on time and pick up our prescriptions during surgery hours.
"I think it is brilliant news and it just shows the company has listened and taken on board our concerns."
Arthur Hodgson, South East Holderness East Riding ward councillor, was told in June it would need £50,000 to save the service.
He said: "I'm surprised by the news, but pleased."