EAST YORKSHIRE MOTOR SERVICES (EYMS) have responded to concerns raised on the Hedon Blog by a local resident over Inman’s Road area bus diversions.
Jim Uney had expressed his concern about changes to routes 78, 79 and 277 during roadworks due to start next Monday. The nearest stop available to local residents would be Johnson’s Corner which was a considerable walking distance for elderly bus-users.
Bob Rackley on behalf of EYMS explained that the company did look look at several options and an officer actually took a bus round a variety of routes:
Apart from having a couple of tight turns for large buses on all occasions he came across blockages due to parked vehicles, other works including house repairs and in general felt the service would not keep to time and the bus would become blocked. The route he settled on will meet our access criteria in all circumstance including the afternoon parked cars outside the School on St Nicholas Gate. I appreciate the temporary inconvenience this will cause to customers, but I feel in the circumstances it is unavoidable.”
The company has also consulted with the East Riding Council on the temporary route change.
Many thanks to EYMS for their quick response to this query.
Related information: EYMS Bus Company Website