Hornsby Travel service 35 between Scunthorpe, Gunness, Keadby and Amcotts, operated under contract to North Lincolnshire Council, has a new timetable from 2nd January. The service, which operates Monday to Saturday off peak daytimes, had been providing six journeys between Scunthorpe Bus Station and Amcotts, along with two Scunthorpe to Keadby 'shorts' (one on Saturdays), giving an overall frequency of every 55 to 80 minutes.
From Tuesday only four journeys will run to Amcotts, omitting the Queens Crescent area of Keadby, but there will be five Keadby shorts, that will serve the Queens Crescent area of the village. Combined there will be an hourly service from Scunthorpe Bus Station to Keadby Primary School. In the return direction services will be every 50 or 70 minutes from Keadby Primary School into Scunthorpe. 'Turnaround time' will be either 2 or 12 minutes at Scunthorpe Bus Station if the same vehicle is used on the service all day.
Winners and Losers with this timetable; the core section between Scunthorpe and Keadby Primary School gains an additional service each way and a far more memorable timetable, even allowing for the uneven interval going into Scunthorpe (at least it's the same repeating pattern every two hours). On the other hand Amcotts and the Queens Crescent areas of Keadby have a slightly reduced service.
Weekday peak services for Amcotts, Keadby and Gunness are provided by EYMS service 360, and residents of southern Keadby are within walking distance of Althorpe Station, which aside from an hourly rail service to/from Scunthorpe and Doncaster, is also served by Hornsby service 90 between Scunthorpe and Crowle (one journey to Luddington on Saturdays), EYMS service 361 between Scunthorpe, Crowle and Goole and Isle Coaches/Stagecoach service 399 between Scunthorpe and the Isle of Axholme; all the bus services mentioned also serve Gunness.
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