|EYMS 780 on a morning working at Bridlington Bus Station|
Day three of the family holiday in East Yorkshire was Sunday 9th July - a chance to see what Yorkshire's Sunday bus services are like.
In the morning, a stop at the local Tesco Supermarket in Filey was required. With the bus station being almost literally in the car park, I headed to the bus station to see when the buses would be turning up. Buses run near enough every 30 minutes up and down to the Yorkshire coastline to Hull and Scarborough, and the first bus was due to arrive within a few minutes. Seen to the right is East Yorkshire Motor Services 780 YX14HEJ, a Wright Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL which is operated out of Hull depot.
Lunch packed and we headed off for Scarborough again. This time, a quick detour was made to see the Plaxton factory, a few miles out Scarborough Town Centre. Unfortunately, the gates are under high security quite rightfully so no photographs were available to share - though I suppose it is the experience that matters!
|Arriva Durham 7406 NX64FSO at Scarborough Rail Station|
Left to my own devices in Scarborough in the afternoon, I headed off to the rail station which is the main terminus point for Scarborough's town bus network. Using the stops are a fleet of MAX branded Wright Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TLs from the Arriva Durham operation. The service in question is the X93, an two hour plus long haul journey from Middlesborough and Guisborough. Over the summer season, between 29th March and 1st November, additional journeys are provided between Scarborough and Whitby.
The X93 has some really good reviews, and is one I headed out on later in the week - make sure you check back then for a complete review!
It is a strange experience to be an area, East Riding of Yorkshire, so far distant from huge operations from Stagecoach, Arriva and First. However, it is an experience which is a somewhat pleasing one. One which makes you realise the strength of East Yorkshire Motor Services, almost a group within themselves but still an independent, and their some 500-strong fleet of smartly turned out buses.
|EYMS 485 Y485DRH at the wonderful Scarborough Depot|
Next up I visited to the comparably small East Yorkshire Motor Services Scarborough depot. This one is an enthusiast's dream come true! The walls around the site are a mere few feet tall and just about everything in side the depot is accessible to photograph from the public pathway running around it. There's a good mix of buses in the depot too, from Plaxton Pointer bodied Dennis Dart MPDs, Alexander Dennis Enviro400 bodied Volvo B9TLs, Alexander Dennis Enviro200s and an Alexander PS-Type bodied Volvo B9TL training bus.
So with just about everything in the depot photographed without having to blag my way in, it was home again for another stay in the cottage.