East Yorkshire have announced that their bus service will return to normal from Sunday 16th May
All services will return to their pre-lockdown times, including evening Service 121 & X46 journeys.
The only exceptions are University-Hull Service 103 and Late Night Service 106, both of which remain suspended for now. East Yorkshire plan for these services to return in September, when the university reopens.
East Yorkshire will also be making more seats available on buses, with only rear facing and sideways seats out of use, in line with government advice.
They will also be encouraging people to sit, rather than stand in aisles, where there is space which will help get more people around at busy times.
Ben Gilligan, Area Director of East Yorkshire, said: “In the first weeks of the pandemic our passengers were down by 90%, as people sensibly stayed at home. We were continuing to run buses to enable key workers to get to essential jobs, but our buses were almost empty.
“Since restrictions have started to lift and the vaccination programme has progressed, it’s been great to see that more people are happy and confident to travel again. By running more buses, and opening up existing buses to more people, we can enable as many people as possible to do the things they couldn’t do last year, such as visiting friends and family, going for days out and making the most of the summer.”
There are still some common-sense things that people should do when travelling to keep themselves and others safe, including aiming to travel at quiet times if possible, washing and sanitising their hands when travelling, paying using contactless or buying an app ticket, and wearing a face covering throughout the journey.
“Research has shown that public transport is safe to travel on.
“We’re looking forward to getting back to normal and continuing our mission to show that public transport is the best way to get around, with benefits for congestion, air quality and the environment.”
You can view bus timetables by visiting www.eastyorkshirebuses.co.uk, ringing BusLine on 01482 59 29 29, downloading the East Yorkshire Buses app, or referring to your pre-lockdown timetable leaflet.