Stagecoach in Hull


Stagecoach in Hull

Infobox Company
company_name = Stagecoach in Hull
company_
company_type = Public
foundation =
location = Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire
area_served = Kingston upon Hull, Wawne, Cottingham, and Hedon
homepage = [http://www.stagecoachbus.com/hull/ www.stagecoachbus.com]
footnotes = Subsidiary of Stagecoach East Midlands. Brand name for Hull services.

Stagecoach in Hull is the sector of the Stagecoach Group that operates buses in Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, England. It is the second largest bus fleet in the city.

History

Originally the council-owned Hull Corporation Transport, then later known as Kingston-upon-Hull City Transport (KHCT), it was purchased by its management - despite a hostile East Yorkshire Motor Services takeover bid - until they sold to Cleveland Transit in the early 1990s - which also faced an EYMS challenge. Not long after this, Stagecoach bought Cleveland, and it rebranded as Stagecoach Kingston Upon Hull, with Stagecoach colours replacing the long-standing blue and white.

ervices

Stagecoach provide mainly local services within the City Boundary, with the addition of X62 service to Leeds, West Yorkshire and services to Wawne, Cottingham, and Hedon, all in the East Riding of Yorkshire.

To assist the elderly and disabled, some routes have low-floor buses. Many services operate on a ten minute Turn up and go frequency, known as Frequento, although there are also many specialist services which may only operate once or twice a day, such at the Mecca Bingo services, and the service to the King George Dock Ferry Terminal.

Services in the main operate from the new integrated transport hub known as Hull Paragon Interchange which opened on 16 September 2007, [cite press release
title = City's new interchange is open
publisher = BBC News
date = 2007-09-16
url = http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/humber/6997371.stm
accessdate = 2007-09-19
] though a few services operate from other parts of the city centre such as King Edward Street, Storey Street and Prospect Street.

Although most routes operate all week, some routes do not operate on Sundays, and some only operate on Sundays. On Bank Holidays, a Sunday service is usually operated.

Other bus services are available within the city. The main competitor is East Yorkshire Motor Services who run a comparable operation - as well as providing a greater service to the outlying villages. Other services such as Park and Ride and School Services are provided by Alpha Bus and Coach, and Ellie Rose amongst others.

Tickets

When travelling with Stagecoach in Hull you should purchase your ticket from the driver. A variety of tickets are available such as:

# A Single (one way) ticket for your journey
# A Return ticket (valid same day)
# A DayRider - travel as many times as you like on the day of purchase.
# A FlexiRider - Purchase 10 Journeys in advance at a cheaper rate - valid for 1 month.
# A MegaRider - A weekly ticket that gives you unlimited rides for seven days after purchase

There are other options - please ask the driver when boarding, or pop into the Travel Centre in the Hull Paragon Interchange.

Vehicles

A wide variety of vehicles are used on the services provided by Stagecoach in Hull. These range from step entrance Dennis Darts, to Low Floor easy access Dennis Dart SLF's and Dennis Tridents, through to long wheelbase Volvo Olympian double deckers. Two coach seated Volvo Olympian Double deckers are used on the X62 service to Leeds, replacing the Volvo Interurban coaches which had been used for many years.

The oldest vehicles in the fleet at the time of writing are M-registered Dennis Darts, Volvo B10M's and Volvo Olympians, and the newest vehicles are eleven '06'-registered Alexander Dennis Trident buses from 2006.

References

External links

* [http://www.stagecoachbus.com/hull/ Stagecoach in Hull website]


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