New Network Norwich bus route links Fakenham to the city
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First Eastern Counties Buses are pleased to announce a new addition to their frequent, colour coded bus network in Norwich.
From the start of April, buses on the long-established Yellow Line from the city centre to Taverham will be extended on an hourly basis six days a week, beyond the current limit of the network to serve the many communities along the A1067 Fakenham Road to the market town of Fakenham.
The service will be numbered X29 and will offer more frequent journeys in the weekday morning and afternoon peak times with journeys running up to every 30 minutes providing students and commuters who travel into the city with a fast and frequent service. In addition, buses will run every two hours on Sundays and public holidays. Click on the link at the bottom of the page for a preview of our timetable.
This new link provides access to the wider city network and will bring many benefits through better, simpler connections and through ticketing onto other high-frequency Network Norwich bus services not currently available to passengers on this route corridor.
It is hoped that this initiative will encourage passengers, to not only use this route, but also to continue their journeys once they reach the city centre to one of the many key destinations such as the UEA, Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital and Broadland Business Park.
On introduction of the service, the full range of Norwich Zone fares and tickets, including weekly, monthly and ten trip options will be available and sold at the local Norwich prices; all of the latter examples being available at reduced prices when purchased on the free First Bus mTicket app. Discounted Young Person tickets for all those aged 5 – 19 and Student Saver one and three term tickets will also be available, alongside the popular High5 group ticket which offers savings on return or day travel for two to five people.
As part of its’ ongoing commitment to improving air quality across the city, the company will be operating the route with modern, dedicated double deck buses fitted with leather seats and low emission Euro 5 engines.
Managing Director of First Eastern Counties, Steve Wickers, said, “With the recent successful developments and extensions to our Network Norwich services which are consistently resulting in an ongoing rise in passenger numbers, this is the next exciting phase in our commercial strategy to develop and improve the Norwich bus network around the city and the wider Norfolk area”.
“From our ongoing work with a range of local stakeholders, we recognised that there was a need for us to introduce a bus link from Fakenham and the communities along the key A1067 commuter corridor. This new link will provide local people with better access and more choice onto a wider network where they can continue their journeys by bus”.