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More regular buses for King’s Lynn thanks to bus service improvement plan

Buses between North Wootton and King’s Lynn will be running more regularly thanks to money that Norfolk County Council secured from the Department for Transport (DfT) to improve bus services across the County.

Service 3 the North Wootton Circular which is operated by Go To Town will run three times per hour from Monday 13 November increasing the number of journeys per day from 26 to 35.

This route is part of a comprehensive service in King’s Lynn, along with the recently launched 3H service and gives local residents the option to reduce car use and hope on the bus which is both cheaper and more sustainable.

A single trip on the service will cost just £1.50 under the King’s Lynn flat fares scheme which was introduced by Norfolk County Council earlier this year – also funded by the money secured from the Department for Transport.

Cllr Graham Plant, Cabinet Member for Highways, Infrastructure and Transport, said, “Regular and affordable bus services into our urban areas is key to getting more people to choose the bus for everyday trips and commuting. By increasing frequency on this service, we’re giving those that live between King’s Lynn and North Wootton more flexibility to be able to travel at times that suit them.”

This is one of a number of service enhancements which are being funded by the £49.55 million funding which Norfolk County Council was successful in securing from the Department for Transport (DfT) to use on improving bus services across the County over the next three years.

Approximately £12 million of the funding has been allocated to provide new or expanded bus routes and increase service frequencies on key routes, including more evening and weekend services

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 to enhance this 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.”

Source: Norfolk County Council