Sunday 24 July 2011

Seafront Service Starts

The new hourly bus service, linking some of Great Yarmouth's holiday parks with the seafront and town centre attractions, commenced yesterday.

Swift Taxis began using its 37 seater Mercedes Vario AE07NZC on the 500 Seafront service on Saturday in response to requests for a service to be reintroduced. The open top service provided by McMaster Awaydays has not been reintroduced this year and First Eastern Counties has decided not to continue its service 3 beyond the town centre by terminating it at Market Gates.

Friday's Great Yarmouth Mercury contained a report on the new 500 service which can be viewed here. Meanwhile the timetable for the 500 is available on Swift Taxis website.


  1. And just to think that when I was growing up (when Yarmouth really was Great) there was a combined 5-minute service between the piers. GYCT services 1, 4, 5, 6, 7 and 9. Britania Pier was served by all these and North Drive had three services, 3, 4 and 7.
    How times have changed.

  2. Very true Mick, they were certainly Great times. I always used to look forward to racedays when the older vehicles were let out on the 12 between Britannia Pier and the Racecourse. No such services now!

  3. Great photo, Swift have run this service before haven't they? (i cant really remember)
    are you uploading these to Flickr?
    Thanks Joe