Wednesday, 26 April 2017

First Great Yarmouth Changes

From Sunday 28th May 2017, First Great Yarmouth are making changes to their bus services in the area with the main details being as follows:-

Service 1/1A/1B
From the beginning of the timetable change, service 1B will run at hourly intervals between Vauxhall Holiday Park and Hemsby Beach via Market Gates seven days a week. It will also provide a link to the railway station.
From mid July the frequency will increase to every thirty minutes Mondays to Saturdays. Together with services 1/1A, Hemsby will have a bus every fifteen minutes into Great Yarmouth Town Centre on those daysOn Sundays, a through service will be introduced between Lowestoft and Martham on Service 1/1A, operating hourly during the day.
There will be also a new journey from Tessera Park to Market Gates bus station at 0930 on weekdays. Early morning and afternoon journeys that serve Flegg High School and East Norfolk Sixth Form College will see minor timetable adjustments to improve punctuality.

Service 2
In partnership with Norfolk County Council, service 2 will be increased to every 20 minutes on Sundays, providing a fast and direct link from Barrack Estate to Great Yarmouth town centre, also serving the Pleasure Beach.

Service 3
The open-top service 3 returns with a new route between Haven Seashore Park and Pleasure Beach every thirty minutes, seven days a week. The service will travel along the entirety of The Golden Mile, serving Britannia Pier, the Marina Leisure Centre, the Sealife Centre and the Pleasure Beach, Additionally on Wednesday evenings it will run later in connection with the summer firework displays.

Service 4
Following passenger feedback, service 4 is to be re-timed to depart at 28 minutes past the hour from Market Gates. There are no changes to frequency or route.

Service 7
Sunday daytime services will be replaced by service X11, extending to Acle and Norwich via James Paget Hospital. There are no changes to early morning and evening journeys.

Service 9
There are minor changes to early morning services.

Service X1/X11
An hourly Sunday daytime service will be introduced on Service X11, which will provide Belton with a direct service to Norwich seven days a week. There will be minor changes to the X1 timetable between Lowestoft and Norwich and, combined with the X11, there will still be a thirty minute frequency between Gorleston High Street, Market Gates and Norwich on Sundays.
Weekday journeys starting from Belton on the X11 will be re-timed slightly to improve punctuality. There will be some very minor changes to morning peak journeys from Great Yarmouth.
Afternoon journeys from Norwich will be revised in order to provide extra buses and capacity to Great Yarmouth at the start of the rush hour.

The new timetables will be available in the next few weeks


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