Friday, 16 May 2014

Lowestoft Bus Changes

ADL Enviro 200 44928 EU08FHB at Lowestoft Bus Station 
First Eastern Counties has announced some changes to its services in and around Lowestoft commencing on Sunday May 25th

Service 99 The Kessingland service is being reintroduced and will operate at 20 minute intervals from Monday to Saturday and hourly on Sundays. Some peak hour journeys are numbered 99A operating via Pinbush Road on the South Lowestoft Industrial Estate.

Service 101 Evening and Sunday 121 journeys will revert to a through service from Hollow Grove to Gunton and numbered 101. The main route in Gunton will also change, with Europa Road no longer being served. The 101 will use Hollingsworth Road and Harris Road instead.

Service 103 Peak hour journeys to South Lowestoft Industrial Estate are replaced by the new 99 journeys. There is no change to the main 103 service.

Service 122 Evening and Sunday journeys have been re-timed and diverted inbound along Fir Lane instead of Peto Way.

Service 123 There are changes to the route and timetable. It will operate hourly on evenings and Sundays to Carlton Colville, via Pakefield, Ribblesdale and Castleton Avenue (outbound). Inbound journeys operate along The Street.

Service X22 There will be two morning inbound journeys through the estates to Beccles at 0725 and 0930 and one outbound journey at 1315 which are extended through to Beccles, Monday to Friday only. However, there will be an increase in the frequency of the remaining part of the route (ie Long Road and Carlton Colville) from hourly to every 30 minutes between 0930 and 1400 in addition to the hourly 103.

With First's introduction of the 99 there will generally be a 20 minute frequency between Lowestoft and Pakefield. Services 99, 123 and 122 will be interworked to provide an hourly service on all these routes. Service 101 will operate as a stand-alone service, again with an hourly frequency.

Danny Beales, Operations Manager at Firsts Lowestoft depot, says: 'A number of these changes have been made following passenger feedback. The 99 service which serves Kessingland will be reintroduced and the frequency of some routes has been increased.These changes will also improve punctuality, helping to deliver a better journey for our passengers.'

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