Bus service improvement plan

We have created an ambitious plan to improve bus services across the city after carrying out a major public consultation.

As part of the National Bus Strategy published by the government in March 2021, all local transport authorities are required to develop a Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP), to be reviewed annually.

Working closely with Stagecoach and East Yorkshire buses, the key objectives of the BSIP 2021/22, which covers the period 2022 to 2035, include -

  • a review of all key roads to ensure buses are prioritised and have free flow, improving -
    • frequency
    • journey times
    • cost value
  • a review of the service provision to key industrial, health and entertainment and leisure areas, with the aim of providing new or improved services to locations that are currently hard to reach on public transport, including for shift and night-time workers
  • a review of the bus network with the aim of simplifying routes and increasing commercially viable bus frequencies on key routes to foster a “just turn up” approach
  • working towards implementing a carbon-neutral fleet by 2035
  • continuously seeking to encourage flexible and simpler prices
  • ensuring passengers have a seamless experience when planning journeys and travelling, especially by bus and rail via Hull Paragon Interchange
  • a review of the parking strategy and links with park-and-rides
  • establishing a performance framework that links to sustainable city outcomes
  • exploring the feasibility of a bus rapid transit system on an identified route between the city centre and Kingswood. Rapid transit is a dedicated route for guided buses or buses that runs in a similar way to a tram. It has full and exclusive priority on the route and looks and feels like a tram service, often with double-length buses