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Yarmouth: road train tour bid

PUBLISHED: 08:35 18 February 2009 | UPDATED: 13:03 03 July 2010

A NEW road train heritage tour of Yarmouth is being planned to start running at Easter.

Norfolk County Council's area committee is being asked for its comments on the scheme on Monday ahead of it being granted final highways approval.

A NEW road train heritage tour of Yarmouth is being planned to start running at Easter.

Norfolk County Council's area committee is being asked for its comments on the scheme on Monday ahead of it being granted final highways approval.

Debra Lord, whose company Choo Choo has operated a seafront service for the past four years, carried out a consultation exercise on her plans for the circular route in April last year.

The committee will be told that while police support the plan, the consultation raised some objections concerning potential loss of trade for taxis and buses.

The new route will link the seafront to the heritage quarter and have six stops, at Joyland, the Pleasure Beach entrance, Time and Tide museum, St George's Chapel, the eastern end of Regent Street and Trafalgar Road, next to St George's Park.

Mrs Lord, who last year added to her fleet of three trains by buying an eco-friendly LPG-run Italian-built model, intends producing a leaflet detailing the route and highlighting the attractions close to each stop. This will be prepared in consultation with the tourist authority.

Traffic orders have been agreed to allow the road train to use the bus lane along Regent Street and to turn right on to Fuller's Hill from the northern end of the Market Place.

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