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More buses to operate on A47 route

PUBLISHED: 14:04 28 February 2008 | UPDATED: 10:31 03 July 2010

Miles Jermy

A new Great Yarmouth to Norwich bus service is set to double in frequency after proving a hit with passengers.

Operator Anglian Bus announced this week that the A47 service would be changed from an hourly to half-hourly service and extended to Gorleston from April.

A new Great Yarmouth to Norwich bus service is set to double in frequency after proving a hit with passengers.

Operator Anglian Bus announced this week that the A47 service would be changed from an hourly to half-hourly service and extended to Gorleston from April.

The express service stopping on route in Acle will be rebranded the X47, alternating with the A47 that travels via Brundall and Blofield.

The A47 launched at the start of the year to compete with rival operator First Eastern Counties XI service on the flagship route.

The news comes after First revealed plans to replace its current X1 fleet with 20 new floor vehicles in September at the cost of £3.6 million.

Anglian director Andrew Pursey said: “The A47 has surpassed all our expectations and it is particularly pleasing that we started the service in the middle of winter, when passenger demand is lower. Now we are all geared up for the summer and with the travel concessions going nationwide it should encourage even more people to travel by bus to holiday resorts like Yarmouth.

“It is also very positive that passengers from Brundall and Blofield are travelling in both directions.”

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