Hull-based bus company EYMS has announced the trial of a new bus service to the North York Moors, following appeals from passengers.
The new Moors Explorer will run from Hull, Cottingham and Beverley up to the Moors every Sunday and Bank Holiday all summer.
The Hull-based bus operator had previously run services to the Moors as part of the National Park’s ‘Moorsbus’ network, but the National Park Authority had to withdraw the scheme, including the Hull bus, following funding cuts.
Passengers from East Yorkshire, some of whom had been using the bus for years, were devastated at the loss of their only link to the Moors. After receiving many requests from passengers, EYMS decided to step in to put on their own commercial service to the Moors.
EYMS Commercial Manager Bob Rackley said: “Many Hull and Beverley residents contacted us worrying that following the end of Moorsbus they would no longer be able to get to the North York Moors, so we decided to trial the new Moors Explorer this year. It’s a bit of a risk, as the bus has to be well-used every weekend, rain or shine, for it to even break even, but we didn’t want to leave people without the chance to visit the Moors.”
“The service gives people a chance to visit more locations than ever, including Malton, Pickering, Kirkbymoorside, Hutton Le Hole, Blakey, Castleton and Danby.”
Arnold Underwood, an experienced walker and East Yorkshire correspondent for Country Walking magazine, said: “Local walkers are really looking forward to the new service starting, and we already have some ideas for new walks we can do using this bus. Lots of people in this area travel to the countryside by bus, so it’s great to have some more locations to visit.”
Moors Explorer runs every Sunday and bank holiday from 25 May until 28 September.
More information can be found by picking up a leaflet from Hull Interchange, Beverley Bus Station, or local Tourist Information Centres, visiting the company’s website www.eyms.co.uk or ringing BusLine on 01482 59 29 29.