Friday 21 August 2015

Gapton Retail Park Bus Service

The front page of today's local newspaper, the Great Yarmouth Mercury, reveals plans for a bus service to Gapton Hall Retail Park

Our Bus already runs the seafront service in Great Yarmouth
There have been many calls for a bus link to the area which have been partly answered by extending the new 730 route to be operated by Acle based Our Bus in September. The plan is to run the bus on Wednesdays and Saturdays only leaving Market Gates for Gapton at just before 11am returning around 1pm

It is hoped that this will be the start in providing more services to the retail park. Subsidised by Norfolk County Council, the service has been cautiously welcomed by the East Norfolk Transport Users Association. Spokesman for the group, Steve Hewitt, said that he was 'encouraged that someone was looking at it' but 'it needs to be a regular service'

He continued that the major operators 'such as First and Anglian had not ruled out running a Gapton service but traffic jams in the area in the area would hinder a bus running regularly and on time'

The 730 will pick up in rural villages on the way to Market Gates including stops at Reedham, Acle and Filby with Gapton being served from September 2nd


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