Shake up of summer bus routes in Great Yarmouth sees one route axed

One of the three 'open toppers' that will take passengers between Great Yarmouth and Hemsby

The 1C open-top Clipper service will have more buses this summer. - Credit: First Bus

There will be a shake up of bus routes in Great Yarmouth which will see two summer services improved and one route axed.

More buses are being added to the number 8 route - which goes from James Paget University Hospital to Caister - and the open-top Clipper service which runs from the Pleasure Beach to Hemsby in the summer.

The number 3 - which linked Vauxhall Holiday Park to the town's train station and Market Gates - will not be returning this summer.

Russ Smith, operations manager at First Great Yarmouth, said: “We are focussing on improving our number 8 service by adding a bus into the frequency to improve reliability.

"We are also adding another open-top bus to our 1C fleet to run every 15 minutes along the seafront and every 30 minutes to Hemsby Beach."

Mr Smith said the number 3 will not be returning "due to very low demand".

The East Norfolk Transport Users Association has voiced its disapproval over the axing of the number 3 route.

ENTUA has contacted Norfolk County Council about having a subsidised service from the holiday camp to the town centre.