East Yorkshire announces new partnership with fellow bus company
East Yorkshire Area Director Ben Gilligan and Transdev CEO Alex Hornby launch the new through tickets in Scarborough. (Image: East Yorkshire)
By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 7 May 2019
Bus passengers in Hull and East Yorkshire can now get cheaper and easier travel to Leeds and York.
Operator East Yorkshire, formerly EYMS, has announced a new partnership with fellow bus company Coastliner aimed at improving links between the three cities.
Passengers travelling from Hull or the likes of Beverley and Market Weighton can now buy tickets to York on East Yorkshire buses which can be used for onward travel to Leeds.
You can also now buy day tickets for a family sightseeing tour of York, saving both money and time.
Ben Gilligan, area director at East Yorkshire, said: “This partnership with Coastliner will offer our passengers simple, easy to use tickets for travel to new destinations, while being great value for money.
EYMS rebranded to East Yorkshire earlier this year (Image: Jerome Ellerby)
“The new through tickets mean passengers will be able to enjoy visits to discover all Leeds and York have to offer, or take in a sightseeing tour of York for a fantastic family day out, without having to buy additional tickets along the way.
“This is all part of our ongoing commitment of providing improvements for our passengers, with investments being in buses, branding and more reliable services.”
Passengers travelling on services 18, 45/46, X46/X47 and 747 can now get tickets for Cityzap or Coastliner services, connecting them to both York and Leeds.
The new through tickets are now available.
EYMS has rebranded to East Yorkshire, with a new colour scheme for its buses (Image: Jerome Ellerby)
Fares for return travel to Leeds from York are £8 for adults, or from Scarborough to York or Leeds are £13.50 for adults. York City Sightseeing tickets sold on services to York are £12.50 adults, £6.50 children or £28 for a family.
Tickets can be bought on the bus with cash or contactless (up to a value of £30).
Alex Hornby, CEO at Transdev, said: “Our passion for making bus travel a simple and hassle-free choice for travel is shared with East Yorkshire, and today’s announcement is another step we are taking to make that the case.
“Tickets will also be sold on Cityzap and Coastliner services, enabling journeys to be made to York, Pocklington, Market Weighton and Hull, as well as travel on Scarborough Locals and Beachcomber open top buses.”
Passengers travelling to Scarborough on East Yorkshire’s Coaster buses from Bridlington, Filey and the holiday villages can also buy tickets on board for onward travel to Malton, York and Leeds on Coastliner services.
Full details of all Coastliner and Cityzap services are available online at yorkbus.co.uk or on the Transdev Go smartphone app.
East Yorkshire bus times are on its website at eastyorkshirebuses.co.uk and on the East Yorkshire Buses app.