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Pocklington to York Bus Service to Run for Another Year


8:06am 28th March 2013

A temporary replacement bus service from Pocklington to York, secured last year by East Riding of Yorkshire Council, will continue for another year.

Temporary arrangements to run the X36 service until the end of this month will now be extended until March 2014, with the support of the council, parish and town councils.

The bus has been operated by York Pullman since the former operator decided to withdraw the morning and afternoon part of the commercial service in September 2011.

The temporary service was launched following a review undertaken by East Riding of Yorkshire Council and the City of York Council, including full consultation with users and parish councils in the area.

Nigel Rowe, East Riding of Yorkshire Council's group manager for transportation services, said sufficient funding has now been secured to operate the service for another year.

The service will be part-funded by Pocklington Town Council as well as the parish councils of Seaton Ross, Bielby, Newton on Derwent and Sutton on Derwent and the anticipated support of the City of York Council.

Mr Rowe said it is a good example of communities working in partnership to provide a local service.

"It is a service which has been campaigned for by the people who use it and we have all contributed to keep it running. It is localism being put into practice with a number of local councils being able to work together to enable a marginal service more time to develop" he said.

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