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Bus company cutting city services

Two bus services in Hull are being axed in the new year, their operator has announced.

East Yorkshire Motor Services (EYMS) said the 1C and 41 services would stop in February.

The firm said it had been hit by the loss of a contract to operate a park and ride service and the costs involved in the concessionary bus fare scheme.

It said the two services had made losses "for quite some time" and it hoped few people would be affected.

No redundancies

The 1C services runs between the north of the city and Anlaby Park, while the 41 runs between Hull Interchange and Greatfield.

EYMS chairman Peter Shipp said the firm had been using profits made by other services to support the two routes but it could not carry on doing so.

He told the BBC: "The fact that they are loss-making of course suggests that there are not huge numbers of passengers anyway.

"We are trying to cut the services that will affect the fewest people. In most cases for most of the route those people will have another alternative."

Mr Shipp said no drivers would lose their jobs as a result of the move.

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