When do the school terms end and the holiday timetables start...
Posted Tuesday, 27th March 2018 at 03:37 PM
Officially all 'Main Bus Services' will start operating the school holiday service times on Thursday 29th March 2018
But don't panic if your school is still in on that date and you travel with us.
On Thursday 29th March our school buses will serve Giles Academy, Old Leake and Fishtoft Primary, Gleed School Spalding, Thomas Cowley, North Kesteven, Sir Robert Pattinson & Stamford College ONLY.
All the main services will operate the school holiday schedules until schools go back on the 16.04.2018.
Happy holidays everyone and for those with exams when you get back... Get revising.
Everyone stay safe & have fun!
Easter Weekend Services
Posted Monday, 26th March 2018 at 11:39 AM
Services will operate on Good Friday but NOT on Easter Monday.
Thank you and have a lovely weekend.
K59 Support For New Scheduled Services Secured From 03 April 2018
Posted Sunday, 25th March 2018 at 02:01 PM
Brylaine are now pleased to be able to announce that a new, more comprehensive timetable for the K59 service will commence on 3rd April 2018 thanks to successful negotiations with Lincolnshire County Council, who have agreed to financially support extra departures during the day.
There is no doubt that the pressure of local representations and petitions helped to secure this funding by identifying the issues caused by the recent reductions in this service. However, petitioners should be aware that the contract is for 3 years only with annual reviews. We still need to see an increase in patronage to secure the future of the service.
Financial support for any service is always temporary, and is there only to give operators the opportunity to build a service that eventually proves to be independently sustainable.
We would ask that residents along the route would consider perhaps a change of habit by leaving the car at home once a week or more, or using our ever popular family day ticket for just £12.50, covering return trips for 2 adults and up to 3 children, or perhaps persuading the teens to take the bus rather than the taxi of Mum & Dad. Of course, concessionary pass holders have unlimited access to services so make sure you take that day trip out with friends, make new friends and don't just use it for shopping!
Please remember that, as budgets become further squeezed, we will only be able to negotiate support, if needed, for those services we can show are regularly and consistently patronized.
Thank you for your continued support
Changes ahead for LCC bus pass applications
Posted Tuesday, 6th March 2018 at 04:39 PM
Residents in Lincolnshire who are eligible for free bus travel will soon see changes to how they apply for their bus pass.
From 1 April 2018, eligible residents will be able to choose from three ways to apply for or renew their concessionary bus pass:
Residents can download an application form at www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/concessionaryfares . In addition, a new web portal will allow some applicants to apply online. Please check the website for more information.
There will be a new address for postal applications: Concessionary Fares Team, PO Box 1305, Lincoln, LN5 5RT.
Face-to-face appointments will now need to be pre-booked by calling 01522 550129. These will no longer be held at City Hall, Lincoln.
Residents can access our transport helpline on 01522 550129 for questions or queries regarding their application.
In addition, they can request information and advice about how to get the best from their pass and make the most of bus travel within Lincolnshire.
The helpline will be open Monday - Friday, 9.30am-5.30pm and Saturday, 10am-3pm.
Further information and application forms are available at libraries, district council offices, by calling 01522 550129 or via www.lincolnshire.gov.uk/concessionaryfares.
Update Monday 5th March 2018
Posted Sunday, 4th March 2018 at 07:52 PM
Monday 5th March 2018 - All services are expected to operate as normal.
Special condsideration and updates will be given to individual school runs which serve rural villages/locations.
Please keep updated via Twitter as we take feedback from drivers enroute.
Thank you for your patience.
03.03.3018 Proposed Services Operating
Posted Friday, 2nd March 2018 at 05:24 PM
This all depends on the weather overnight and tomorrow morning and road conditions
For this reason we will confirm which services are operating at 0600 tomorrow morning 03.03.2018
IC5 Lincoln - Boston Normal Service
IC7 Skegness - Boston Not running Stagecoach Wil Operate A Main Road Service
A6 Horncastle - Boston Normal Service times: BUT Omitting Wood Enderby / Scrivelsby operating via Tumby and Haltham in Horncastle
A8 Horncastle Circular Normal Service Times: BUT Omitting Kirkby on Bain & Roughton operating via Tumby and Haltham into Hornacstle
B13 Boston - Spalding Normal Service
B11 Spilsby - Boston Normal Service
B15 Boston - Woodhall Spa Normal Service
K59 Boston - Spalding Normal Service times. BUT Omitting Cherry Holt Lane and Market Way
K58 Kirton - Boston Normal Service times. BUT Omitting Hardwick Estate & Horseshoe Road.
G61 Fistoft Normal Service times. BUT Omitting Bladdon Estate
IT1-6 Boston Town Normal Service times. BUT Omitting Ryder Gardens
IT1-2 Spalding Town Normal Service
1900 Update 01.03.2018
Posted Thursday, 1st March 2018 at 07:24 PM
1800/1900 Update #lincsinternet!
Apologies, currently after consulting with other Operators we are not in a position to confirm the running of services tomorrow.
Further snow is expected this evening.
Pls consult your school website to check if open. Most are not.
Thank you for your patience and understanding
01 March 2018 - LCC School Contracts / Bus Services
Posted Thursday, 1st March 2018 at 03:00 PM
Contrary to social media posts - We have not cancelled school contracts on the 02.03.2018.
The option needs to remain open, if schools are.
We will be taking advice from LCC Education, Lincolnshire Police, Lincs Roads and other Operators later this evening.
Please follow us @brylainetravel on Twitter for constant updates or download the APP - Find My Bus.
Next update @1800. on the 01.02.2018.
K59 Immediate - Update. The K59 route is now cleared to operate fully along the line of service.
Posted Wednesday, 31st January 2018 at 04:27 PM
Thank you for your patience and understanding.
K59 IMMEDIATE ALERT - Diversions in place on the A52 mean we cannot serve Bicker.
Posted Wednesday, 31st January 2018 at 03:29 PM
An RTI between Bicker & Northorpe has a diversion in place which mean the K59 service cannot access Bicker.
Parents please be aware of this for education school and return ticket holders.
Schools have been informed.
PLEASE DOWNLOAD THE 'FIND MY BUS' TRACKER
Posted Friday, 12th January 2018 at 06:19 PM
Out with the old - In with the NEW!
A new APP has now been launched called: 'FIND MY BUS' which can be downloaded from Googleplay or The App Store for free.
This is the updated version of the orginial 'Brylaine' Tracker.
Please download the NEW APP 'FIND MY BUS' and delete the old 'Brylaine' one.
Get Our Xmas Newsletter
Posted Friday, 22nd December 2017 at 04:30 PM
Updates & Information For Xmas & The New Year
New K59 Timetable - Press Release
Posted Friday, 15th December 2017 at 04:51 PM
It is regrettable that Brylaine have had to substantially reduce the K59 service with changes that come into effect from Saturday 23.12.2017.
The timetable continues to support peak period travel for those in work and school and although its reduced, it still enables passengers to access both Spalding and Boston during the day to shop, visit friends or undertake medical appointments.
There is also a new service at 0800 from Spalding Bus Station to Donington and Donington Cowley School incorporated within the timetable.
The K59 is operated commercially by Brylaine, financially though as a rural service its only supported by Lincolnshire County Council on a Saturday and for travelling along one road in Boston. Sadly, the reduction of the service has been caused by lack of ridership, off peak during mid week along with a lack of funding from Lincolnshire County Council to maintain a regularly scheduled service along the main route.
We approached LCC in October 2017 to say that the K59 could no longer operate commercially during the day. It needed financial support otherwise we would be withdrawing some of the midday services. At the same time we also sought funding for the Spalding Town service, the hope being we could add further vehicles, reduce the time between journeys for passengers to entice greater usage.
LCC Transport stated that if they were going to consider any further financial support on the K59 or the Spalding Town Service (which they support at 0800 and on a Saturday) then they would have to go out to tender. When we got the tender they (LCC) were only prepared to support a heavily reduced K59 during the day and only one bus on the entire Spalding Town Service.
The service times proposed by LCC for the K59 would have meant some passengers had no options of a reasonably timed return journey at all and with just one bus on Spalding Town the service would prove less then useful to any residents.
Because of this Malcolm Wheatley, Operations Director of Brylaine went back the Bus Industry Regulator in November 2017 and asked if we could reinstate Brylaines operation of the K59 and Spalding Town. (The K59 being reduced but still enhanced from the one proposed on the tender). This meant LCC removed the tender option and Brylaine received no extra financial support for the K59 or Spalding Town but... It didn't leave passengers with an unacceptable service. We intend to argue for funding in the New Year and we will be looking for passenger support on this matter.
We understand the impact this may have and the notice period for passengers but we couldn't inform the public until we had permission from our Industry Regulator to say we could register the services again and the date we could operate them from.
The fact remains that sadly, we can't run services or buy newer buses which don't cover their own costs. Our current expectation in 2018 is that we will receive less than 1% of our total turnover from LCC to fund rural services in East Lindsey & South Holland.
Sadly, trying to make a better bus network is impossible on our own, there's not enough chimney pots and people wanting to use buses to enable us to offer a one hour or a thirty minute service, without Local Government support. It's a catch 22, the costs to run rural bus services is exceptionally high especially with big buses needed on peak periods. Simple maths show the less services we can offer means less passenger reliance, the less passenger loyalty the less there is to offer and with very little financial support - there is more to lose".
Industry costs are continually rising and and we need Lincolnshire County Council and our District and Borough Councils to understand the value of the bus network to the public and to the local economy. We would hope that they raise their support for local bus operators, help fund low volume commercial routes so operators at least have the chance to invest in elements, promotions and opportunities with the aim of making more regular day time services self sustaining.
LCC's initiative to reducing commercial bus services is to spend upwards of £3 million a year on their own Call Connect 'Filling in the gaps' where they state "there are no bus services or where people request on demand services". We are hopeful that by working together support from LCC will be forthcoming in 2018 as our aim is to make the rural network in most parts - self sustaining, not a cost to the public purse. To do this we need help, cooperation and their initial support to do it"
K59 timetables are available:
On the buses
South Holland District Council Offices / Spalding Tourist Information
Post Office Little London Spalding
Munro Medical Centre Spalding
Post Office Pinchbeck
Post Office Bicker
Post Office Swineshead
Post Office Donington
Post Office Gosberton
Boston Council Offices
Boston Pilgrim Hospital
Boston Bus Station Cafe
For further details please email
FAO: Marrianne Garbutt
K59 new timetable comes into effect on the 23.12.2017
Posted Sunday, 10th December 2017 at 08:35 PM
From the 23.12.2017 we will be operating a newly retimed K59 timetable.
This service is flexible enough to offer all residents along the route an opportuniy to visit both Boston and Spalding with plenty of time to spare for shopping, visiting friends or just having a day out.
The schedule still works well for those on the daily school run or for commuting into work.
New timetables be available onboard the buses from the 14th Dec 2017 as well as from shops along the K59 route.
Christmas & New Year Operational Schedule
Posted Tuesday, 28th November 2017 at 11:44 AM
Operational days for the 2017-18 Festive Season are listed below.
Have a very happy Christmas and a fantastic New Year!
Normal services on the Saturday 23rd December 2017.
No services Sunday 24th December 2017
No services Monday 25th December 2017
No services Tuesday 26th December 2017
Normal service Wednesday 27th December 2017
Normal Service Thursday 28th December 2017
Normal Service Friday 29th December 2017
Normal Service Saturday 30th December 2017
No Service Sunday 31st December 2017
No Service Monday 1st January 2018
Normal Service Tuesday 2nd January 2018
21st October HIGH WINDS EXPECT DELAYS
Posted Saturday, 21st October 2017 at 10:53 AM
We are expecting winds in the region of 40-50mph in our region this afternoon.
Please be aware safety is our first concern, so delays on rural services may well be expected as drivers are asked to reduce their speed to compensate for this.
We will update you via twitter or the website should any services be restricted.
Many thanks for your patience.
K59 Advanced notice....Swineshead High Street Closure 8th Dec 1600 - 21.30 will effect the following services
Posted Thursday, 5th October 2017 at 12:50 PM
HIGH STREET ROAD CLOSURE SWINESHEAD 8TH DECEMBER 16:00 - 21:30
CHRISTMAS CARNIVAL WILL EFFECT THE FOLLOWING :
1535 EX BOSTON
1600 EX BOSTON
1640 EX BOSTON
1715 EX BOSTON
1700 EX SPALDING
BRYLAINE WILL BE USING ABBEY ROAD AS DIVERSION IN BOTH DIRECTIONS
K59 Swineshead Road Closure Diversions In Place (UPDATE)
Posted Monday, 18th September 2017 at 01:12 PM
Swineshead Road Closure - UPDATE
28/8-22/9/17 (according to roadworks.org)
Station Road Swineshead closed.
Access into Swineshead from Boston-Spalding is via Abbey Road/Market Place/South Street
Access into Swineshead from Spalding – Boston is via South Street/Market Place/Abbey Road