Work set to start on installing electronic bus boards in Great Yarmouth

Electronic departure screens are set to be installed at Great Yarmouth bus station

Electronic departure screens are set to be installed at Great Yarmouth bus station - Credit: James Bass

Work is due to start on Monday to install electronic departure boards at Great Yarmouth bus station.

The eight screens will be fitted to shelters and provide waiting passengers with details of live and scheduled bus departures, as well as local travel news and details of upcoming events and other information.

Costing around £60,000 in total, the screens and their installation are being funded by Market Gates Shopping Centre as part of its development works.

Norfolk County Council will carry out the three days of work to install the screens, but there will be no changes to bus stops while they are being put into place.

Toby Coke, chairman of council's environment, transport and development Committee, said: 'These new electronic screens will provide passengers at Market Gates with a much clearer picture of what time the next bus is due to arrive, as well as providing other local information whilst they wait.

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'It's also pleasing these screens and their installation is being paid for by funds secured from Market Gates Shopping Centre, rather than from council tax payers.'

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