Whitby swing bridge open again & special fare
Passengers in Whitby will soon be able to cross the swing bridge by bus again. From Sunday 3 July two bus services, Service 94 and the recently saved service 100, will both operate across the swing bridge.
Arriva have recently stepped in to save the service 100 which connects Whitby, Sleights and Robin Hoods Bay. However low passenger numbers since its introduction on the 17th April mean that future of the service is in doubt.
The service runs Monday to Saturday on evenings and a supplementary fare is charged and voluntary payments for concession pass holders are also in place. The supplementary fare has now been dropped to just £1 to encourage more people to use the service.
Mark Ellis, commercial manager at Arriva North East said: ‘Service 100 was introduced due to requests from the residents and the local council. Since its introduction the service has been poorly used and we would encourage as many people to use this service during this trial year. The reduction in the fare will hopefully assist in this.’
The service 100 runs every 90 minutes between Whitby and Sleights via Ruswarp and also every 90 minutes between Whitby and Robin Hoods Bay via Eskdale, Hawsker, Stainsacre and Fylingthorpe.