Beverley Firm Acklams Awarded Contract To Provide Rural Services

Beverley Firm Acklams Awarded Contract To Provide Rural Services
Beverley Firm Acklams Awarded Contract To Provide Rural Services

Acklams Coaches in Beverley will take over a service previously operated by EYMS next month taking on a village bus service will increasing it from three days a week to five days per week.

Acklams Coaches , which is a local family run will take on the 504 service, which carries passengers between Bempton, Buckton and Bridlington, will be run by Acklams Coaches from Monday 3 September.

While the route will remain the same the service offered will be increased 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 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 be taking on 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 rout under the new operator that is based in Beverley.



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