Wednesday, 29 July 2015

All change please? ; Simplibus is coming to Hull!

The service 16 is to be replaced by a new 'Direct' service to the Interchange
Stagecoach in Hull recently announced that they would make the Hull bus network simpler and easier for people to use and understand. All the numbers (aside from 1 and 2) have changed, with their new numbers stretching from 1 to 16. The changes will occur from September 6th

The new numbers may not be that much of a change for older people, as many of these numbers are the same as they were in the 80s/90s, It's the younger generation which I believe we'll see most confusion amongst, and with schools going back on the same date as the change, there's bound to be a few hiccups.

The routes can be seen in the picture I've posted, but if that's not very clear then I've dedicated a whole page on my blog to Simplibus, as i know how confusing it will be.

The service 41 is to be axed in September
Some may notice how the service 41 and 16 have disappeared. I'll start with the 16: to replace the current number 16 will be Simplibus 6. This will be a direct service operating from the pull in point n/ the roundabout on Kesteven Way (Where the 28 goes near the chippy van), this will then continue along Kesteven way and onto the new link road, through the Health Centre. It will then come back on itself and go towards Kingswood via the current way the 16 gets to the medical centre from Kingswood. The bus from Kingswood will then go along the Dual carriageway and across the bridge, straight down Beverley Rd and into the Interchange. This will be a particular handy route as it is 'fast and direct' and as i like to think of it, a 'Kingswood Express'. The 41 service was dissolved due to the dropping passenger numbers on it, making it commercially unjustifiable to run. Although do not worry as you may have noticed there is no number 15. This space has been left for possibly a 42-esque route to take it's place.

With the new changes the 13 and 43, and the 14 and 54 have been merged. This will make cross city connections broader and i'm sure will be handy for people travelling to the avenues from Bilton Grange and Greatfield on a Saturday night! The changes will not affect the frequency, but like said previously, make it easier for people to get from one side of the city to another.

There has been a lot of controversy over these routes and questioning, so the following events will take place across the city at the following locations and times.
• Monday, July 27: Greatfield, Elmbridge Parade, from 2pm to 7pm.
• Tuesday, July 28: Greenwich Avenue, from 2pm to 7pm.
• Wednesday, July 29: North Point Shopping Centre, from 2pm to 7pm.
• Thursday, July 30: Kingswood Medical Centre, from 2pm to 7pm.
• Friday, July 31: Queen Victoria Square, from 11am to 4pm.
• Monday, August 3: Orchard Park Tesco, from 2pm to 7pm.
• Tuesday, August 4: James Reckitt Avenue (East Park), from 2pm to 7pm,
• Wednesday, August 5: Princes Quay Shopping Centre, from 11am to 4pm.
• Thursday, August 6: St Stephen's shopping centre, from 11am to 4pm.
• Friday, August 7: Paragon Interchange, from 11am to 5pm.
Please come along for more information. All are welcome!

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