Smoother public transport links will keep passengers moving in Great Yarmouth following the launch of an improved summer bus service.

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Campaigners from the East Norfolk Transport Users Association (ENTUA) joined representatives from bus firm First and train operator Abellio Greater Anglia at Great Yarmouth railway station yesterday to mark the timely arrival, and on schedule departure, of a new number three service.

The summer seafront service summer is not new but this is the first time it is stopping at the Vauxhall Station, meaning passengers can now step off a train and straight onto a bus. It is the first time buses have served the station in a number of years.

The number three will run hourly from May 25 to September 20, going up to every 30 minutes from July 27 to August 30.

Steve Hewitt, chairman of ENTUA, which led the campaign to improve the service, said: “Our next aim, and we are talking to First about this, is to have the service running all year round. It will make a big difference to a lot of people who use public transport around here.”

Mr Hewitt heaped praise on Danny Beales, operations manager at the First depot in Yarmouth, for listening to ENTUA’s ideas.

James Reeve, head of customer service north for train operator Abellio Greater Anglia, added: “Many visitors to the town arrive by train and being able to offer a seamless travel experience for onward journeys from the station is very important for our customers and helps to showcase Great Yarmouth as a great holiday destination.”

The number three will stop at Great Yarmouth Railway Station, Vauxhall Holiday Park, Market Gates, Britannia Pier, Seashore Holiday Centre, Caister Post Office, Scratby, Beach Drive, Newport Caravan Park, and Hemsby Beach, also calling at the Waterways in north Yarmouth, Yarmouth Racecourse, Yarmouth Stadium, California Holiday Village and Hemsby’s Kingsway shops.

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5 comments

  • I forgot to add. The East Norfolk Transport Users Association like everything else in this town is only there to help the holiday trade and not locals. All funding should be stopped immediately. Still with a shake up at the town hall and a lot of the career councillors (Walker etc) losing there might be more emphisis on the locals and less on the holiday trade and the do gooder groups on council estates or better still, all council houses might be sold off to Saffron.

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    "V"

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014

  • Where did you get the every ten minutes CDS ?. Prove it. Maybe on the Magdalen together with their bus stops every 500 yard, because we cant have council tennants walking very far can we, but not in the centre of Bradwell, Belton etc, and especialy not going direct to the station. How about diverting some of the buses from the Magdalen through the outlying areas then ?. No. Thought not. Ha ha ha. Up your too DT.

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    "V"

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014

  • Ha ha, back in your box, V.....

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    DT

    Tuesday, May 27, 2014

  • Poor Bradwell, Belton and Burgh Castle get nothing. When I last checked nothing didnt mean a bus every 10 mins in parts of bradwell, every 30 mins in Belton and every hour in Burgh Castle. They even get a bus on Sundays, the best service they have had for years. I love it when a non bus user comments on bus service!!

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    CDS

    Monday, May 26, 2014

  • Still bowing down to the holidaymakers but still nothing for the locals in the outlying areas such as Bradwell, Belton, Burgh Castle etc. This is why we all hope UKIP will represent all of us and not just the long hour, low wage slave labour seafront & tourist areas

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    "V"

    Monday, May 26, 2014

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