03/07/2015

King's Lynn Bus Station reopening special

Slightly later than planned due to being sidetracked by the hot weather and Wimbledon, here is our post marking the reopening of King's Lynn Bus Station on Monday 29th July, the eagerly awaited day saw Southbound services which have been departing from Portland Street for the last few months reunite with their Northbound counterparts at the newly constructed interchange which features eight departure stands lettered A to H.

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The X1 is allocated to Stand A for services heading towards both Peterborough and Norwich, when this photo was taken on Tuesday two X1's Enviro400s were in the Bus Station at the same time resulting in the additional use of Stand B (c) David Bell.

Although mainly reopened with passengers already enjoying many of the improved waiting facilities some work is still continuing around the area over the next few weeks, elements to be finished include the double drop off stand outside the museum, paving and safety barrier installation around the Bus Station perimeter and the reconstruction of the bus lay-by outside King's Lynn Railway Station. There have also been some niggles and errors with the real time departure screens although they have now hopefully been resolved (or will be very soon!)

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The increased space for passengers around the Bus Station means that layover space is reduced with spaces now allocated where the old taxi rank as well as bays 6, 7 and 8 were previously located, when the latter area is well occupied a tight steering lock is required for buses leaving via the Southbound exit, this is demonstrated by Stagecoach in Norfolk 18280 PX55 AHJ seen departing on the 505 (c) David Bell.

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First X1 ADL Enviro 400 33805 YX63 LJK seen departing for Dereham and Norwich makes the same manoeuvre (c) David Bell.

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Northbound departures are routed via the more spacious new exit at Albion Street, seen here departing on a 35 to Hunstanton looking as shiny as ever is Lynx Optare Tempo 4 YJ55 BKK (c) David Bell.

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Seen passing the X1 which was temporarily allocated to stand H on Monday is Stagecoach in Norfolk ADL Pointer Dart 34580 PX04 DSE on the Hardwick Six (c) David Bell.

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Stand H which is located furthest from the main waiting area is allocated to infrequent services, shoppers buses and National Express services, seen here working the Tuesday PE1 from Fakenham is Peelings smart Jonckheere Mistral 50 JJZ 8022 (c) David Bell.

For the records we include a table showing the new King's Lynn Bus Station stand allocations, it can be found below...

Stand Operator Route
A First X1 to Peterborough
X1 to Norwich
B Stagecoach in Norfolk 37 to Southery/Ten Mile Bank
38 to Middleton
39 to RAF Marham
46 to Wisbech and March
55 to The Walpoles
C Stagecoach in Norfolk 6 to Hardwick Sainsbury's
505 to Holbeach and Spalding
D Stagecoach in Norfolk 2 to North Lynn
4 to Pandora Meadows
5 to Gaywood Park
E Stagecoach in Norfolk 10 to Hunstanton
12 to Dersingham
CH1 to Hunstanton & North Norfolk Coast
48 to Gayton and Grimston
X8 to Fakenham
F Lynx 35 to Hunstanton
Konectbus 1 to Watton
G Stagecoach in Norfolk 1 to Fairstead
3 to Reffley and The Woottons
H Coach Services 12 to Foulden
40 to Thetford
Eagles Coaches 18 to Swaffham
Peelings Coaches PE1 to Fakenham
Sanders Coaches 26 to Fakenham
National Express 011 to London
308 to Birkenhead
308 to Great Yarmouth

To find out more about King's Lynn Bus Station visit www.west-norfolk.gov.uk/busstationworks or Tweet @KLTIWorks