12/03/2015

Buses on diversion - Portland Street pick ups

This Monday (9th March) saw the ongoing King's Lynn Transport Interchange project enter its main phase of works meaning that for the next fourteen weeks southbound bus routes from King's Lynn are picking up and dropping off in nearby Portland Street rather than the Bus Station itself, the council have done a good job of providing temporary waiting facilities on Portland Street with new bus stop flags and timetables being installed as well as now redundant bus shelters and litter bins being moved across from the Bus Station. Our regular correspondent David Bell was in the area on the first day of the revised arrangements and has kindly supplied a selection of photographs of buses serving the new stops...

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Norfolk Green Optare Solo 47243 GX55 DXM on the 55 from Walpole St Peter (c) David Bell.

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Norfolk Green Alexander Dennis Pointer Dart 34701 PX05 ENC on the 55 to Walpole St Peter (c) David Bell.

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Norfolk Green Alexander Dennis Enviro300 27647 GX10 KYZ on the 505 to Spalding (c) David Bell.

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Norfolk Green Optare Solo Coasthopper 47904 YJ09 LBA on the 46 to Magdalen (c) David Bell.

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Konectbus Optare Tempo 411 MX58 ABV on the 1 from Watton (c) David Bell.

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First Alexander Dennis Enviro400 33806 YX63 LJL on the X1 towards Peterborough (c) David Bell.

For information buses currently arriving at and departing from Portland Street are Norfolk Green Hardwick Six, 37, 38, 39, 46, 55 & 505, Konectbus 1 and First X1.

Meanwhile all other bus services including Norfolk Green Coasthopper, Fairstead One, North Lynn Too!, North Wootton Three, Pandora Four, Gaywood Five, 10, 11, 48 & X8 and Lynx 35 continue to serve the main Bus Station using existing bays 6-8.

Keep up to date with the progress of the Bus Station redevelopment on the special King's Lynn Transport Interchange web pages or on Twitter @KLTIWorks where regular updates and photos of the redevelopment work are posted.