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No better time to get on board the 505

Joint release with Lincolnshire County Council and Stagecoach

Norfolk County Council and Lincolnshire County Council have joined forces with Stagecoach to rejuvenate the bus service which joins the two counties. Bus travel is currently seeing a resurgence across the UK as people return to public transport looking for solutions to combat high fuel prices and environmental concerns.

The 505 service which runs seven days a week between King’s Lynn and Spalding has had a total refresh. The newly painted and refurbished buses feature re-trimmed seating, low floor wheelchair access, LED destination displays and USB charging points for a more comfortable journey across the border.

In addition, the roadside signage along the route has been updated to provide clear stops and timetable information.

Graham Plant, cabinet member for highways, infrastructure and transport at Norfolk County Council said; “This is a vital service and connection to King’s Lynn one of our key urban areas. With buses running up to every half an hour Monday to Saturday and hourly on a Sunday it’s a great option for both commuters and those wanting to enjoy a car-free day out with great destinations at either end of the route.”

With news that the £2 bus fare cap is being extended through to the end of 2024 plus discounted group, weekly and monthly tickets thanks to Norfolk’s bus service improvement plan – there really is no better time to give the bus a try. (See discounted ticket prices in notes below). 

Cllr Richard Davies, executive member for transport at Lincolnshire County Council said: “I am delighted that we can work together to support the 505 service and continue its 30-minute-frequency timetable. This will be very enabling for people to travel between our two counties. Hopefully it will be well used with lots of passengers taking advantage of what’s on offer across Lincolnshire and Norfolk.” 

Stagecoach East Midlands MD Matt Cranwell said, “We are delighted to be working with Norfolk and Lincolnshire County Councils to make bus travel even better for the people of The Fens. The current reduced price weekly and 28-day tickets make the 505 a great choice for commuters and there are further discounts for young people too making it a green and cheap option to travel between Norfolk and Lincolnshire.”

Source: Norfolk County Council