Saturday, 18 April 2015

Last of the Olympians for EYMS service

Yes, the East Yorkshire Motor Service is going to become fully 'Low Floor' which makes it a lot easier and accessible for passengers to use when catching a bus in East Yorkshire.
If you think that I only concentrate on London Only Bus services, you are wrong. 
From the EYMS Press release:
Last Olympian farewell trips
Bus enthusiasts will be sad to hear that all EYMS's Olympian buses have now been sold, and will soon be leaving EYMS for their new home.
We know that these buses are held in great affection by many people, so to mark the occasion we'll be running a special 'Farewell Olympian' service on Saturday 30 May 2015.

This will be Service 630, using Bus 630.
The route will start at Hull Interchange (at the Coaching Bays at the back), and then take a scenic trip around Hull through to Cottingham, pausing near Skidby Mill for a photo opportunity.  Buses will then go on via the A164 to the Humber Bridge car park (again, stopping for more photos!), before returning to Hull Interchange via the A63.  The journey will take about 45 minutes.
There will be five departures during the day, setting off from Hull at 10am, 11.30am, 1pm, 2.30pm and 4pm, to give as many people as possible the chance to travel.
See the full Service 630 timetable.
It will be a flat fare of £4 per round trip.  No need to pre-book, just turn up on the day.  (First come, first serve).
If you take any photos on the day we'd love to see them - send them to us via or and we'll share them to everyone can enjoy them.
The first Olympian hit the roads of East Yorkshire back in 1983 (Bus 528), and they have been a staple of the fleet since then.  Olympians have long been a favourite of bus enthusiasts, so we thought it was only right that we should mark their passing with a last chance to see them in action.
Checking up on their Fleet List page I found that there are 6 Volvo Olympians left (with Northern Counties Palatine I bodywork). When referring to ‘Bus 528’, it was the original Olympian manufactured by Leyland.
It will be interesting to see how their event turns out, as it's one of their achievements to make their service 100% low floor.
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