Future of fixed route bus service decided

Future of fixed route bus service decided

Future of fixed route bus service decided

A Phone ‘n’ Ride route running between Habrough and Immingham Town every Monday and Wednesday will be reduced as of November, it has been decided.

It will now only run on a Wednesday.

The announcement follows an increased trial service introduced in March, and a review of passenger numbers.

As a result, North East Lincolnshire Council have decided to scrap the Monday service.

Councillor Stewart Swinburn said:

“When we launched this service, we made clear the continuation would be dependent on passenger numbers. While we have seen use of the service on a Wednesday, this is not the same for a Monday.

“From November, we will move to only operating a fixed route on a Wednesday for Habrough and Immingham residents and will review this again in six months.

“Officers will now begin to explore different options for another fixed route to replace the Monday service and will be liaising with parish councils and community groups as part of this process.”

Journeys must be booked at least six days in advance, with a single fare between Habrough and Immingham costing £1.30 for an adult and 65p for a child (under 16).

Under 5s travel for free.

The fixed route service will continue to run alongside the regular on-demand service.

Residents may be booked on to the timetabled bus if their journey allows and fits within the timetable.

The timings have been set to run alongside a number of events taking place in Immingham and Habrough.

In line with Government guidance, passengers travelling on Phone ‘n’ Ride buses will be required to wear a face covering unless exempt.

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