Friday, 17 June 2011

Local Newspaper Review - 17th June

The Great Yarmouth Mercury, the local newspaper for the Great Yarmouth area, again contained bus related topics - some in the form of updates to last week's edition.

We want our bus service back!

Last week's Mercury reported on First Eastern Counties cutting the service 3 link between the town centre and the seafront.
This week's front page highlights concerns at the opposite end of the route with First ceasing to use Newport Road in Hemsby. The operator says that reversing at the end of the road to make a turn could pose a danger to passers by and that is why they have stopped using it.
The move has prompted an outcry from those living, working or staying in the Newport area.
For a full report see this week's issue.

New Seafront Service

Following the decision by First to terminate its service 3 at Market Gates, another operator has stepped forward to provide a connection between the town centre and the seafront.
Swift Taxis and Private Hire are in the final stages of formulating the service to run during the school holidays. The hourly service would operate in the form of a loop taking in Vauxhall Holiday Park, Market Gates, Pleasure Beach, and Seashore Holiday Park. It is due to run seven days a week from 24th July to 4th September including bank holidays.

The Train Returns

Local train operator, National Express East Anglia, has announced that a full train timetable will operate from Monday 20th June. Two rail services had been replaced by buses whilst one of the local train fleet underwent accident repairs.

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