22/06/2011

Extra buses for Festival Too! Wisbech Rose Fair & Royal Norfolk Show, Norfolk Green Bus Names, New First 107 in Lowestoft and Breakdown on the busway? No problem!...

Late Night buses for Festival Too!
Festival Too! in King's Lynn is back for its 26th year, it is one of Europe's biggest free music festivals, spread across three weekends and with big name acts including Sophie Ellis Bextor, The Hoosiers and The Feeling and a fantastic opening night fireworks display by the river it is bound to draw large crowds.

Norfolk Green are running extra late night buses to help people get home on the busiest nights...

Fridays 1st & 8th July - Norfolk Green's usual late night buses will be running as normal with a FairsteadOne bus at 2305 and a 10A bus to Reffley, Dersingham, Snettisham, Heacham and Hunstanton at 2310.

Saturdays 25th June, 2nd & 9th July - Norfolk Green's usual late night buses will be running as normal plus there will be extras...

FairsteadOne buses at 2305 and 2330, a 10A bus to Reffley, Dersingham, Snettisham, Heacham and Hunstanton at 2315 and a 505 bus to Clenchwarton, Terrington and Sutton Bridge at 2330.

For more info on Festival Too visit festivaltoo.co.uk

Wisbech Rose Fair Park & Ride
The Wisbech Rose Fair returns to the town from 29th June to 3 July, and Norfolk Green will once again be running regular Park & Ride buses from the B&Q car park on Elm High Road into town to avoid sitting in trafic and hunting for parking spaces.

Buses pick up at the stop directly outside B&Q every 30 minutes during the day to the Bus Station, Elgoods Brewery and Peckover House on the Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, and up to every 10mins to the Bus Station only on the Saturday.

Parking is free, and a return trip into town costs £2 for adults, with under 16s travelling free. Over-60s bus passes are also accepted for free travel on these buses.

Click Here to download the Park & Ride bus timetable

For more info on the Wisbech Rose Fair visit wisbech-rosefair.co.uk

Going to the Royal Norfolk Show next week? Go by bus!
If you are planning to visit the Royal Norfolk Show which takes place next week on 29th/30th June then why not go by bus!

First East England buses are running a special service 100 which runs up to every 10 minutes between Norwich Rail Station, City Centre and The Showground - First are planning to use the first eight of their brand new Wright Eclipse Gemini bodied Volvo B9TL's on this service.

Special advance bus and entry tickets are available - for more info visit the First in Norfolk & Suffolk website or Click Here to download the service 100 timetable

If you are arriving at the show by car you can park at Costessy Park & Ride (just near the showground) and catch the Konectbus show shuttle bus to King George VI entry gate, the service runs every 15 minutes, the bus is free and parking costs £6.

For more info on the Royal Norfolk Show and details of all the public transport options visit royalnorfolkshow.co.uk

Norfolk Green Bus Names
Norfolk Green first started naming their buses back in 2008, since then over two thirds of their 73 strong fleet have been named.

Norfolk Green have added a new bus names section to their website where you can find all of their bus names and who the bus names are, Click Here to visit NG's Bus Names page

New First service 107 in Lowestoft
Following the withdrawal of Nightingales services 106and 107 from the Gunton St Peters area of Lowestoft, First will from 26th June begin to operate a replacement service numbered 107.

This service will operate from Lowestoft Bus Station via Yarmouth Road then via Gunton St Peters Avenue, Harrington Avenue, Squires Walk, Clover Way, Gunton Church Lane, Gainsborough Drive, Sutherland Drive, Lowry Way, Gainsborough Drive and Gunton Church Lane before returning to Town via Yarmouth Road.

There will be 3 journeys per day Monday to Saturday, leaving the Bus Station at 10.00, 12.00 and 14.00.

Breakdown on The Busway? No Problem
With the opening of the Cambridgeshire guided busway fast approching a video showing how buses will be recovered in the event of a breakdown has been released - You can view the video by visiting the Cambridge News website