Five-day-a-week bus service announced for Bempton and Buckton

Tue, 21 Aug 2018

A village bus service will increase from three days a week to five when a new operator takes over next month.

Service 504, which carries passengers between Bempton, Buckton and Bridlington, will be run by Acklams Coaches from Monday 3 September.

The route will remain the same, but the service will increase to five days a week, operating from Mondays to Fridays.

Acklams Coaches has been awarded the contract by East Riding of Yorkshire Council, which will continue to fund the service.

The council took over the running of the bus service itself in May as a temporary measure, after East Yorkshire Motor Services took the commercial decision to cancel its 504 service.

Councillor John Barrett, the council’s portfolio holder for operational services said: “I’m pleased our transport officers have been able to secure a long-term operator for the Bempton and Buckton bus and to increase the service to five days a week.

“Despite the financial constraints the council is working under, we have continued to fund this service for the benefit of local residents.”

The Service 504 bus will leave Bempton at 9.30am, 12.30pm and 4pm, and return from Bridlington at noon and 3.30pm.

Acklams Coaches will also take over another council-funded service from Monday 3 September in the Bridlington area.

Service 131, which takes passengers from Bridlington town centre to Carnaby Industrial Estate, will continue with the same timetable and same route.

Acklams Coaches will be taking over the service from East Yorkshire Motor Services.