Monday 27 January 2020

Southtown Diversion

Local road users will be aware of the many roadworks being carried out in the Great Yarmouth / Lowestoft area with temporary alterations to many bus services.

First Gemini 36188 BN12JYL prepares to turn off William Adams Way after doubling back via Harfreys Roundabout
The most significantly affected are all northbound services using Southtown Road in Great Yarmouth due to flood protection work on Bollard Quay. From 13th January 2020, until further notice, (the road sign says 1st September 2020!) buses from Gorleston towards Great Yarmouth are being diverted via William Adams Way, Suffolk Road and Boundary Road. Whereas those towards Gorleston continue to  operate via the usual route albeit on the other side of the road!

Borderbus Enviro200 BB14BUS turning onto Suffolk Road on the 580 to Great Yarmouth

First's ALX400 32204 LT52WTK continues to Great Yarmouth along Suffolk Road on the 8 route

The sole surviving member of the ex 03 registered Essex Dart SLFs, SN03WMM, turns into Boundary Road

The X1 was also affected with LK58EDJ on Boundary Road about to regain its usual route onto Southtown Road
In recent days there has been other works disrupting services including Regent Street resurfacing, night works on the A47 at Hopton and overnight closures of Lowestoft's bascule bridge.

For the moment the Southtown diversion appears to be working ok with some slight delays to bus services. All photos were taken on Thursday 23rd January


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