Frog at launch of First Eastern Counties bus travel centre in Norwich

Opening of the First Buses Travel Centre on Castle Meadow. General manager Chris Speed with Freddy t

Opening of the First Buses Travel Centre on Castle Meadow. General manager Chris Speed with Freddy the Frog. Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

A large frog helped to open a new bus travel advice centre in Norwich.

Opening of the First Buses Travel Centre on Castle Meadow. Customer hosts, left to right, Izzi Day,

Opening of the First Buses Travel Centre on Castle Meadow. Customer hosts, left to right, Izzi Day, Stacey Tysoe, Stacey Burnett and Alex Smith with Freddy the Frog.Picture: ANTONY KELLY - Credit: Archant

The First Eastern Counties travel centre opened in Castle Meadow yesterday.

It aims to help people with information about bus journeys, and also serves as a central hub for all lost property left behind on First buses in Norwich, making it easier for customers to claim it back.

A team of advisers has pledged to give 'accurate, up to the minute' route and timetable information along with discussing the best ticket options available to make bus journeys affordable and enjoyable.

Bus tickets are on sale, and advice is offered about using the First Bus mobile apps.

The centre aims to be of particular help to those who are not regular bus users, and are not familiar with routes.

The travel centre is the second phase in the company's improvement plan, following an investment of £1.9m in new buses for the city.