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Thursday, March 08 2018

Latest News and Update:

Firstly I must get the bad news out of the way first – Due to ever rising costs we have no choice but to put in an annual fares increase from Sunday March 25th. We will endeavour to keep this to around 10 – 30pence on a single fare and 30 – 40 pence on a return with a maximum of £1 on a weekly fare. We still believe as a company we offer the best value for money in the County and hope that you will understand the absolute necessity of this move.

Many of you may have seen the recent News release about the Coasthopper service being under risk and I can now confirm that not only will we be replacing the section between Cromer and Wells with a half hourly 7 day a week service numbered 4 from April 29th, we will be connecting it to our service 5 at Cromer which will extend the service all the way to North Walsham via Overstrand – Trimingham – Mundesley and Trunch.  We will be scheduling in a connection with Lynx bus at Wells so passengers can extend as before all the way to Hunstanton and Kings Lynn on their Coastliner service 36. Remember concessionary pass holders that if you travel on both services 4 and 5 you must record your pass on each service as you would if you join Lynx or us at Wells.

In order to facilitate this new addition we have had to revise timings on several other services so there will be a new set of timetables coming in on Sunday April 29th. Once fully agreed we will endeavour to get them onto our website as soon as possible. We have tried to schedule buses at reasonable intervals on common sections of routes rather than have 2 running at the same time and this has provoked a few more changes than I would have liked.

There will be some added benefits to our network – later buses from Sheringham back to Nth Walsham 7 days a week – additional Sundays services – new connections at Stalham linking the 6 service from Cromer to Yarmouth with the X11 from Stalham to Norwich so from Sprowston you can get to Yarmouth and from Yarmouth to Wroxham etc.

We will continue to do our very best to keep beautiful North Norfolk and its fine towns and City available to you all by bus. We are proud to be a rural North Norfolk based family run company providing over 120 local jobs to support our local community. We have fought hard to maintain the rural services and argued with local politicians the importance of rural transport in avoiding rural isolation. Hopefully you will continue to support those services guaranteeing them for the next generation.

There has had to be a lot of change and a lot of work done in a very short period of time. We now need to get a few more vehicles and drivers on board and ready for the launch on 29th April. Once running we will be assessing these changes continually and will seek to make further improvements if we can.

Once again a big thank you to you all – no bus service can operate without you our passengers.

Kind Regards

Charles Sanders.