Bus routes in Norwich are set for a shake-up this month with bosses at First saying the changes will mean improvements for passengers.

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New routes will be created, while bus bosses say other services are being changed to better link “key areas”. The changes will come into effect from Sunday, September 21.

The number 25 bus service, which runs between the railway station and the University of East Anglia, via Unthank Road, will run every 10 minutes from Monday to Friday and every 15 minutes on Saturdays.

Following customer requests, all journeys from 8am to 8.30pm will operate via Morrisons at Riverside during the week, There will be extra buses in the early evenings and to the university on Sunday mornings.

The 25A service, via Earlham Road, will be replaced by the number 26 service, to run every 15 minutes.

The 26 is extended beyond the UEA to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital via Norwich Research Park on Monday to Friday. It also runs along The Avenues between Colman Road and Bluebell Road, which bosses say will mean faster journeys.

A new service 27 will run hourly from 9.30am to 4.30pm to serve Northfields and North Park Avenue and several peak time journeys to supplement the 26.

There are also changes to service 11, with an hourly service to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital on Sundays, funded by Norfolk County Council.

A new service 12 will run from Norwich to Wroxham via Sprowston, with journeys from Wroxham to Stalham via Horning, Ludham and Catfield.

Two X13 commuter journeys have been added (7.45am from Attleborough to Norwich and 5.20pm return) which will run via the A11 and not Wymondham.

Most service 14/14A buses will now terminate at Wroxham. There have been some minor time changes to the 23/24 service, the 28/29 services and the 36 to 39 services.

Service 38A will no longer serve the Airport Industrial Estate to improve punctuality. Service 38 journeys will operate along Vulcan Road and Fifers Lane.

Hugo Forster, general manager for First Eastern Counties, said: “These new services will strengthen the already successful Norwich network.”

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7 comments

  • Finally a direct service from Earlham road to the hospital. Saves me getting 2 buses currently.

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    Emma Rayner

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • Another shake up! More re-inventing the wheel! No doubt this will soon be followed by a 'revision' of fares, justified by increases in 'operating costs'. Then they wonder why people won't get out of their cars.

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    Labratone

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • O.K. if you live on that side of the city - what about the rest of us poor saps, who have to rely on the remaining 2nd rate services? I cite 2122 Old Catton in particular. Now that the west of the city is getting these improvements(?), can we please have our Old Catton bus back and split it in the city.

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    biglingers

    Tuesday, September 2, 2014

  • i can see no mention of the ridiculous idea of sending city buses such as those to Hellesdon and Horsford out to Long Stratton and Mulbarton, The 36 and 37 used to be good service, it isnt anymore, City routes should be in the city, not out to country towns miles out. In the winter especially this can be a problem.Also of course we in Norfolk and Suffolk get the worst buses in the country, Although i do have to say travelling to Beccles the other day the bus was a great improvement on the clapped out ones that used to ply the X2 route when i commuted from Lowestoft, That was 3 years of First bus hell.

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    june muskett

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • that is the way the old 26 and 27 operated until about 5 years ago!

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    Mooseyt4

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • "Faster services" for whom? Hospital users or university users?

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    Jeffrey Osborne

    Monday, September 1, 2014

  • First Bosses have claimed this many times before, and the service does not improve, but they then have the cheek to increase fare prices within a matter of weeks. There have been more so called shake ups over the years than what a real Milkshake goes through when being made. 38A and 38 were always one of the worst services first had, no change can ever improve that. It was never really a case of those services being delayed by Traffic, the problem was simply down to Vehicles being knackered and in the maintenance yard more times, than they spent on the Road. Lets see how long it takes before the First Bosses increase the cost of Travel and find a novel excuse to justify such increases .

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    che bramley

    Monday, September 1, 2014

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