Lifeline bus service on the road

Couns Herbert Tindall, Joe Plant and Mark Ellis the commercial manager at Arriva
Couns Herbert Tindall, Joe Plant and Mark Ellis the commercial manager at Arriva
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A TRIAL bus service saving the route which connects Whitby, Sleights and Robin Hood’s Bay starts on Sunday.

The Arriva service 100 will start on the 17 April and will run for a one year trial period.

Residents of Whitby have campaigned for an evening service to remain following the withdrawal of subsidised services by North Yorkshire County Council (NYCC).

County councillors, Whitby Town Council and officers from NYCC have all fought for some of the services to be retained.

The Monday to Saturday evening service has been saved with funding set aside by Arriva and will run for one year.

A supplementary £2 single journey fare will be charged and voluntary payments for concession pass holders will also be in place to put towards the costs of running the service.

Buses will run every 90 minutes between Whitby and Sleights via Ruswarp and also every 90 minutes between Whitby and Robin Hoods Bay via Eskdale, Hawsker, Stainsacre and Fylingthorpe.

Mark Ellis, commercial manager at Arriva North East said: “We are very pleased that, working together with the local county councillors and Whitby Town Council, Arriva have been able to create this important link along the North Yorkshire Coast to Ruswarp and Sleights. We would encourage as many people to use this service during this trial year.’

In addition to the Service 100, Services 94 and 95 have also been restored on Sundays and Bank Holidays and will run hourly on each route.