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PUBLISHED: 17:55 04 March 2009 | UPDATED: 13:11 03 July 2010

FIRST Eastern Counties Buses has announced several changes to services, which come into effect next month.

Changes include an important brand new direct link between the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital and the Broadland towns of Stalham, Hoveton and Wroxham.

FIRST Eastern Counties Buses has announced several changes to services, which come into effect next month.

Changes include an important brand new direct link between the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital and the Broadland towns of Stalham, Hoveton and Wroxham.

A summary of changes:

Service 2 (Barrack Estate-Great Yarmouth-James Paget Hospital) - This service will operate to a revised timetable; Monday to Saturday daytimes every 15 minutes between Barrack Estate and Market Gates, every 30 minutes to James Paget Hospital; evenings and Sundays the service will run every hour.

Service 5 (Great Yarmouth - Burgh Castle) - New hourly service, replacing Services 7/7A in Burgh Castle.

Service 6 (Great Yarmouth - Bradwell) - This service will be completely revised, operating via Gorleston High Street, and replacing Services 7/7A in Bradwell, and operating every 30 minutes daytime and every hour evenings and Sundays.

Service 7/7A (Barrack Estate - Great Yarmouth - Belton) - These services will be revised to operate direct between Bradwell Post Office and Belton, offering faster journey times between Belton and Gorleston or Great Yarmouth. All journeys will operate as Service 7, every 30 minutes daytime, hourly evenings and Sundays, and will no longer serve Barrack Estate, which will be served by Services 2 and 4.

Service 12 (Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital- Dussindale) and Service 54 (Norwich-Stalham) These two services will merge which will result in a new direct link from Stalham, Horning and Wroxham to the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital (Services 12/12A)

Service 13 (Norwich - Wymondham - Attleborough) - Certain journeys in the morning and evening peaks will operate via the Gateway 11 Business Park.

Service 14/14A/15/15A (Norwich-Wymondham) - There will be a new off-peak service between Norwich and North Wymondham (15A). Off-peak services to and from Wymondham will operate a revised frequency of every 20 minutes.

Service 17/17A (South Tuckswood - Blofield Heath/Lingwood) - These services will operate a revised timetable including additional trips from the Hewitt School and Broadland Business Park.

Service 29 (Norwich - Taverham) - This service will operate to a revised timetable.

Service 58/58A (Norwich-Poringland-Bungay) - These services will be withdrawn.

Service 66 (Martlesham-Ipswich-Bourne Bridge) - Services will now terminate at Ipswich Railway Station and not serve the section of route between the Railway Station and Bourne Bridge.

Service 88A (Ipswich-Stowmarket) - This service will no longer operate on a Saturday. Services 87 and 88 and peak 88A trips Monday to Friday are unaffected.

Service X1 (Peterborough-King's Lynn-Norwich-Great Yarmouth-Lowestoft)

Following the investment in 17 new double-deckers on this route and their increased capacity:

3 off-peak journeys between Norwich - Dereham will be withdrawn

Off peak journeys between Norwich-Great Yarmouth-Gorleston will be re-timetabled to a 30-minute frequency

Service X2 (Norwich - Lowestoft) - This service will operate to a revised timetable. In conjunction with Norfolk County Council and Suffolk County Council, on Sundays, frequency will double from every 2-hours to hourly.

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