Monday 26 February 2024

Improved Bus/ Rail Links

Steve Hewett of the East Norfolk Transport Users Association (ENTUA) has provided the following press release. ENTUA has campaigned for better bus and rail links for a number of years.

'A new project will get underway in Great Yarmouth next month to improve connections between the rail station and local bus services as part of Norfolk County Council’s Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP).

Work which is due to start from Monday (4 March) will see a new bus stop lay-by with a shelter and real time passenger information constructed on the eastern (southbound) side of A149 Acle New Road between the station access road and the Vauxhall roundabout. As well as pavement widening to create a new section of foot/cycleway and real-time passenger information installed within the rail station to direct people to the improved bus services.
Buses frequent the station on rail replacement duties. This is ADL Enviro 400 LX57AXJ then with Completely Coaches carrying out such a duty in February 2022. (Source: Grahame Bessey)
Accessibility improvements will also be carried out to the existing bus stop on the opposing carriageway (northbound) side of A149 Acle New Road between the station access road and Fuller’s Hill roundabout.

Works are expected to last for up to 11 weeks with a lane closure in place on the outbound side of the Acle New Road for the duration of works but all traffic management will be removed during the Easter holidays and May Day weekend.

Funding for the project is through the county council’s Bus Service Improvement Plan (BSIP), which was awarded nearly £50m from the Department for Transport (DfT) to improve bus services and infrastructure facilities throughout the county, including in Norwich, King’s Lynn and Great Yarmouth.

For full details of the project, including a public information notice with details of traffic management for the work, visit

Thanks Steve

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