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Free Shuttle Bus During Whitby Car Park Works

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Published by Matthew Pells at 6:06pm 10th April 2019. (Updated at 6:07pm 10th April 2019)

Planned works to town centre car parks in Whitby are going to result in limited spaces being available in some of the car parks over the next few months.

To help alleviate congestion Scarborough Borough Council has announced that a new, free shuttle bus service will begin operating in Whitby from Monday 15 April to transport people that park in the town’s Abbey Headland car park to and from the town centre.

The council say they are anticipating that more people will use Abbey Headland car park during the town centre works and that while the car park is still within walking distance of the town centre, they are providing the service for those that are unable to walk or would prefer to ‘park and ride’.

The 30 seater shuttle bus service will operate every day from 15 April to 2 September inclusive.

The bus will depart from the car park to the town centre, via Green Lane and Church Street, every 30 minutes from 10am, with the last bus departing at 6.30pm.

Passengers will be dropped off on Langborne Road, which is also where the return service will start, operating every 30 minutes from 10.15am, with the last bus departing at 6.45pm.

The shuttle bus service will be operated for Scarborough Borough Council by Esk Valley Coaches. The service is unconnected to North Yorkshire County Council’s Park and Ride service situated on the A171 Guisborough Road, west of Whitby.

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Peter croft, on 11th April 2019 8:52am
A good decision, this was always an option to increase the usage of the abbey car park, this car park could be remodelled to hold more cars and needs better signage to get cars using it.
I would add that the footpath down to the town needs to be improved with better lighting.
why doesn’t this become a permanent summer bus, the park and ride scheme in Whitby produces a profit every year, why not use this money to pay for the bus service.Finally the park and ride bus into Whitby runs with many empty seats, why not use it to pick up paying passengers along the route into town, that way the bus generates more income and locals also benefit from an additional service.
There are lots of ideas people could offer to councillors, but if they don’t hold meetings and involve people they won’t get new ideas.

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