So we can now bring things up-to-date by looking at what happened immediately before yesterday's changes.
But, before that, we may wish to remember that the remnants of Hatfield Colliery were much in the news in 2013. "Remnants" spilled over onto and under the railway line, causing much disruption!
Until last Sunday, buses via Dunscroft were half hourly on service 87 ...
So what changed from this weekend?
Again, less convoluted than both the Travel South Yorkshire and First Bus explanations.
So the story so far is not very complex. The old 88 is now X8 and doesn't run to Goole; the improved 87 replaces the Dunscroft bit of the old 83/85 circular and does run to Goole. The only losers would appear to be anyone who used to travel from Barnby Dun to Dunscroft or vice versa. This cannot now be done without a change of bus or a bit of a walk.
So, directing our question to First's management; why bother?
We may begin to understand what has been "achieved" by these changes as we consider tomorrow's blog.