Armed Forces Day National Event – Parking, buses and park and ride
Park and Ride sites will be situated at:
• The Royal Dock, Grimsby, sign-posted from the A180
• The rear of Matthew Humberstone Lower School, Grimsby
The Park and Ride service will be operated by Stagecoach, and will run from 8am on Saturday 25 June 2016, with the final bus arriving at the last park and ride site at 11pm on the same day. This service will run for the Saturday only.
All Council-owned car parks across the borough will be free for public use across the weekend of Saturday 25 June to Sunday 26 June 2016.
Additional car parking will also be available at Cleethorpes Cricket Club, which is privately owned, and also at:
• The Holy Family Catholic Academy, Grimsby
• Grimsby Institute car parks
Stagecoach will put on a free service 17 bus to run from Isaacs Hill, Cleethorpes, through to Thorpe Park, Cleethorpes, helping people to get from one end of the resort to the other.
Further details on the weekend’s events are being released on an almost-daily basis as excitement for the event grows throughout the borough.
Additionally, for the Saturday, the Lollipop Express will run free of charge between the end of the North Promenade (Wonderland) to the lifeboat station (Brighton Slipway).
The service 17 will operate a shuttle service between Isaacs Hill and Thorpe Park, Cleethorpes, making regular stops along the route.
Due to the Armed Forces Weekend in Cleethorpes public transport buses will divert.
Saturday 25 June
Service 3 toward Cleethorpes will divert from Cleethorpe Road along Park St, Carr Lane, Clee Road, Beacon Ave then into Sandringham Rd where it will change to service 4.
Service 4 towards Cleethorpes will operate its normal route until Sandringham Road / Trinity Road Junction, where it will change to service 3. It will then operate via Beacon Avenue, Clee Road, Carr Lane, Park Street and Cleethorpes Road.
Service 9 / 10 toward Cleethorpes will divert from Cleethorpe Road along Park St, Carr Lane, Clee Road, Beacon Ave, Trinity Road, Taylors Ave, Humberston Road, Grimsby Road, Humberston Road to North Sea Lane, where they will change to service 7 & 8.
Service 12 will divert via Fiveways, Carr Lane, Clee Road, Beacon Ave in both direction.
The Humber Flyer towards Cleethorpes will terminate at the last stop on Clee Road. Travelling towards Grimsby the Humber Flyer will start from the first stop on Clee Road.
Service 17 from Thorpe Park will operate its normal route to the Wellow Pub. At the Wellow, it will turn left and operate via Chichester Road, Hardy’s Road, Thrunscoe Road and St. Peter’s Avenue where it will terminate.
On its return to Thorpe Park service 17 will depart from St. Peter’s Avenue and operate via Oxford Street, Taylor’s Avenue, Hardy’s Road, Chichester Road to the Wellow, where it will resume its normal route.
Where there are no bus stops, a hail and ride service will operate. Please note that the driver may only stop to allow passengers to board and alight when it is safe to do so. There may be some occasions where drivers are unable to allow passengers to board or alight if he deems that it is not safe to stop.
Sunday 26 June
Service 3 will operate via St. Peter’s Avenue where it will change to Service 4. Service 3 will not serve Sea Road.
Service 4 will operate via St. Peter’s Avenue where it will change to Service 3. Service 4 will not serve The Knoll, Alexandra Road & Sea Road.
Service 10 will operate via St. Peter’s Avenue, Highgate, Thrunscoe Road, Queens Parade & Kingsway in both directions. Alexandra Road will not be served.
As a result of road closures and an increase in traffic, delays are likely for the duration of the Armed Forces event. Please bear with us if any delays happen as we will be trying our best to keep your services running on time. For the latest travel updates and disruptions, follow us on Twitter @StagecoachEMid
To keep up to date with the Armed Forces Day national event, visit www.armedforcescleethorpes.co.uk.