All change on country bus routes
Travellers who use a variety of Norfolk's bus services face some changes from Sunday following a review by the county council which subsidises them.
Travellers who use a variety of Norfolk's bus services face some changes from Sunday following a review by the county council which subsidises them. They are:
t CoastHopper: King's Lynn-Hunstanton-Wells- Sheringham-Cromer. The new annual timetable will be introduced with extra buses for the summer season. The hourly timetable runs from May to October and two new low-floor buses suitable for disabled peoeple will be operating on some journeys.
t The Hopper (renamed BroadsHopper service): Acle-Wroxham-Aylsham. This Rural Bus Challenge service is to be rerouted and has a new timetable. It will now operate between Salhouse, Wroxham and Aylsham. The remaining section of the old route between Salhouse and Acle is to be covered by the extended Acle Flexabus service.
t Acle Flexabus. This partly subsidised service is to be extended to cover the area between Acle, Salhouse and Wroxham. The service also covers an area east of Acle as far as Martham.
t Neaves 35: North Walsham-Coltishall-Norwich. This evening service is replaced in part by Norfolk Green 10C. North Walsham will no longer be served as there is now an evening train service in operation.
t Norfolk Green 10C: Coltishall-Norwich. This new evening service replaces part of Neaves 35A and operates several journeys between Norwich, Spixworth and Coltishall. Low-floor buses will also be used on this service.
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t Norfolk Green X5: Norwich-Aylsham-Cromer-Sheringham. The Sunday service is increased to an hourly frequency. Minor timetable changes will be made to evening services from Monday to Saturday. Please note that First X5 times are unchanged.
t Norfolk Green X6/X8: King's Lynn-Fakenham-Cromer. This service will have an increased frequency to hourly at certain times of the day.
t Norfolk Green 27: Fakenham-Syderstone-Fakenham. Minor time changes will be made to maintain connections with the service X8.
t Norfolk Green 28: Fakeham Town Service. This service will have a new route and timetable to include North Park, providing buses to the Town Centre Monday to Friday.
t Norfolk Green 29: Wells-Fakenham. This Monday to Saturday service will be increased to an hourly frequency Monday to Fridays, with fewer journeys on Saturday.
t Konectbus 30: Wells-Fakenham-Dereham. This service will operate from Dereham to Fakenham only. Journeys between Wells and Fakenham are included as part of Norfolk Green 29. The timetable is also reduced slightly.
t Norfolk Green 4 and 5: King's Lynn-Pandora Meadows-Fairstead. This partly subsidised service has been revised to split routes Monday to Friday. Service 4 will operate between King's Lynn centre, Pandora Meadows, Fairstead and the QE Hospital Grounds. Service 5 will operate directly between King's Lynn centre and Gaywood Park. The Saturday service will remain unchanged.
t Norfolk Green 46: King's Lynn-Wisbech-March. This partly subsidised service has a revised timetable amending the early Saturday morning service and including the withdrawal of final evening journey between The Walpoles and King's Lynn due to low passenger usage.
t Norfolk Green 47: King's Lynn-Downham Market. Minor changes to timetable and extra journey introduced at 11:55 between Downham Market and the Retreat Estate.
t Norfolk Green 48: King's Lynn-Gayton-Grimston-Gt Massingham. Minor time table changes to this partly subsidised service. There will be an extra commercial journey on Saturday mornings from Grimston to King's Lynn.
t Norfolk Green 51: Downham Market-Swaffham-Norwich. This service will operate on a monthly basis instead of weekly from the first Wednesday of each month starting in May. This is due to a difficulty in finding an operator able to operate the service at a suitable cost. Beachamwell will no longer be served due to minimal passenger numbers as well as the need to shorten journey times. The new monthly service, operated by Eagles Coaches, will start on Wednesday, May 2, 2007.
t Norfolk Green 505: King's Lynn-Holbeach-Spalding. Late evening Friday and Saturday journeys will be withdrawn, but some earlier evening journeys are to be introduced on this partly subsidised service.
t Sanders 45: Fakenham-Holt-Horsford-Norwich. The evening service into Norwich is to be withdrawn without a replacement, however Horsford is now served commercially by the First 26 service. Passenger numbers have traditionally been very low and the retention of the evening service could not be justified as it does not now meet the county council's criteria for support.
t Simonds 1 and 2: Roydon-Diss-Long Stratton-Norwich. This partly subsidised service has a new timetable combining these two routes. The subsidised evening service 1 on Mondays to Saturdays is unchanged and the subsidised Sunday 118 timetable is also unchanged.
t Traveline holds latest bus service information and timetables for all bus operators in the region and can be contacted on 0870 608 2 608. Alternatively visit the website for more information at www.travelineeastanglia. co.uk.