The X1 bus, the only direct public transport link between Grimsby and Hull, has been saved, thanks to the co-operation of the Humber Bridge board.
Stagecoach Grimsby/Cleethorpes said:Discussions with the Humber Bridge Boards, local authorities and Humberside Airports has been very successful, with all parties pledging their support for the continuation of the service. The Humber Bridge board has agreed to discount the tolls for crossing the Humber Bridge by a further 35%, whilst the local authorities and Humberside Airport have offered financial assistance to help reduce the losses made by the service. With all the support we are now confident that we can develop a future for the service between Grimsby and Hull. For the time being the timetable will remain the same, whilst discussion continue to develop ways of making the service viable for the long term without so much financial assistance