The bus company Stephensons of Easigwold announced last Friday that it was going into administration and ceasing to provide all services. The immediate impact of this on Kirkbymoorside (apart from school buses) is the potential loss of the 31/31X service to York. However, we have the following announcement from Transdev, providers of the Coastliner service:
From Monday 22 January, we’ll be taking over routes 29 and 31/31X serving Helmsley, Easingwold and York to the same timetable as currently run by Stephensons.
We’re delighted with the reaction we’ve had to the news that we’ll be stepping in to cover these routes following the closure of Stephensons, so for the first week you’ll be able to catch the 31/31X between Helmsley, Easingwold and York for FREE.
We’re also pleased to have found jobs for a number of good Stephensons drivers, so you may see some familiar faces along the way!
We’re delighted to welcome our new customers along these routes to the Transdev family. You’ll still be able to use your existing Stephensons tickets after the first week, but now you’ll be able to go further than ever before, with our full range of day, weekly, monthly and annual tickets available to buy and use on these buses.
For now, we’ll be running to exactly the same timetable as Stephenson’s. Download the timetable for the 31/31X here.