Bus Service Improvement Plan brings new Town Link to King’s Lynn
Residents of King’s Lynn will soon be able to travel around their town more easily as the new 3H Town Link bus service begins to run.
From Monday 21 August the new Town Link service, run by local independent bus company Go To Town, will be departing Kings Lynn Bus Station seven times a day on weekdays and six times on Saturdays, with services to the upcoming Primary Care Hub on Nar Ouse Way, due to open in 2024, and to the new St James Medical Practice in South Wootton.
The service will also serve Vancouver Avenue and Tennyson Avenue, providing access to the College of West Anglia and local schools, as well as stopping on Sandpiper and Dragonfly Way, South Lynn, and the North Lynn Industrial Estate.
The new route, operated by Go To Town, is part of Norfolk County Council’s plans to provide a comprehensive service in King’s Lynn, giving residents the option to reduce car use and to link all areas of the town. The new 3H service route will add to and enhance the other routes used by the current 3 service.
Cllr Graham Plant, Cabinet Member for Highways, Infrastructure and Transport, said: “Being able to bring this new service to King’s Lynn, to connect parts of the town and even bring unused bus stops back into use as key links is exactly what we fought to secure this funding from the DfT for. We are giving drivers the choice to leave their cars at home for some journeys, and making sure that those who don’t drive have regular, affordable transport to key parts of the town.”
A single trip on the service will cost just £1.50 under the flat fares introduced by Norfolk County Council in King’s Lynn, funded by money from the Department for Transport to improve bus services across the county.
Roads Minister Richard Holden said: “People up and down the country deserve a clean, reliable, and affordable public transport system. That is why we have provided Norfolk County Council with almost £50 million to boost its bus services.
“Supporting the Council and the operator Go to Town with this new service is fantastic for local residents, who will now be able to get to work, attend medical appointments and visit loved ones for less and more easily.”
The 3H service will improve the frequency of services around the North Lynn Industrial Estate, as well as connecting to the growing industrial estate area on Nar Ouse Way.
Cllr Lesley Bambridge, Norfolk County Councillor for King’s Lynn North and Central, said: “I feel sure that these new services will help alleviate the concerns of residents about getting to the new surgeries, something that has been raised with me. It is very welcome news.” The new timetable can be found on https://www.gtt-online.co.uk/bus-routes/3h/
Source: Norfolk County Council