New bus service to make Christmas shopping easier

New bus service in the run-up to Christmas
New bus service in the run-up to Christmas

A new trial bus service will link Pocklington and surrounding villages to Monk's Cross Shopping Park in the run-up to Christmas.

EYMS has announced that it will be running a brand new service to Monk’s Cross Shopping Park in the run-up to Christmas.

The new Service MX1, by Operator East Yorkshire Motor Services, will run from Pocklington, Barmby Moor, Wilberfoss, Kexby and Dunnington, with connections also available from Market Weighton, Beverley and Hull.

Buses will run every Monday, Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday, from 26 November until 31 December.

Monks Cross Shopping Park is ideal for Christmas shoppers, with a range of high street shops and eateries.

EYMS Commercial Manager Bob Rackley said that the new service came about following suggestions from staff at the company’s Pocklington depot.

“Our Pocklington drivers often get questions from passengers about how to get to Monks Cross, and we thought the Christmas shopping period would be the ideal time to trial a new service, and see if the demand was there.

"Our current Pocklington buses into York are very popular, and we’re sure this new service will be welcomed by local residents, who will enjoy being able to visit somewhere new.”

More information can be found by picking up a leaflet from the Pocela Centre in Pocklington or York Bus Point in the Rail Station, visiting the company’s website or ringing BusLine on 01482 59 29 29.