Thursday 9 November 2017

Anglian Axes 61 Service

A look at the vehicle operator licensing changes on the VOSA website last night revealed that Anglianbus is to cancel its 61 service from the new year.

Scania OmniLink AN61BUS on a southbound working of the 61 in Gorleston High Street last month
The information has been released only days before Anglianbus introduces its winter service on the route. The current half hourly service between Lowestoft and Kessingland is being reduced to hourly with the northern terminus becoming the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston. The first journey (07:05 ex Kessingland) has also been removed from the timetable with First Eastern Counties stepping in to provide a replacement 99 journey at 07:00

OmniCity YN05HFH on Gapton Hall Road shortly after the rerouting of the 61 service in April this year
Lately, Anglianbus has had problems in sourcing their buses to run the 61 service with sister company Konectbus providing replacement vehicles. The cessation of the service will mean the complete absence of Anglianbus from the Lowestoft and Great Yarmouth urban areas.

Also, from 2nd January 2018, Anglianbus is cancelling its 85 Claxton - Surlingham - Norwich service. Konectbus will be taking over the route.


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