A new daytime bus service has been launched in Great Yarmouth, linking the town’s railway station with the seafront, town centre, and one of the area’s largest holiday parks.
Operating until 3 September 2023, the Our Bus Wherry 100 service runs seven days per week, every 30 minutes, with the aim of connecting passengers using the railway station. Despite a wet start to the summer, the new initiative is proving popular.
Operated by Acle-based Our Hire Ltd and sponsored by the Wherry Lines Community Rail Partnership (CRP), the service is aimed at holiday makers and day visitors travelling by rail to the popular resort and provides an opportunity to connect with other bus routes to destinations around the Norfolk Coast.
The circular bus route includes stops at Vauxhall Holiday Park, Britannia Pier, Market Gates Bus Station, Trafalgar Road, Marine Parade and St Nicholas Road, enabling visitors to escape the rain and explore a host of indoor attractions as well as visiting the beach when the sun is shining.
As part of Wherry Lines CRP’s support for the service, a range of materials promoting the service including printed timetables and posters have been produced and distributed around the town, at Norwich Station and in communities along the Wherry Lines rail routes including Acle, Brundall and Reedham.
Chris Mitchell, Chair of the Wherry Lines CRP, welcomed the commencement of the service: “The Wherry Lines CRP is delighted to have worked with Our Hire Ltd to help promote this service enabling rail passengers arriving in Great Yarmouth to reach key destinations within the town and providing an opportunity to connect with onward bus travel around the coast. With Great Yarmouth station being some distance from both the town centre and seafront, we are pleased that the public are finding this a helpful aid to their onward travel and connectivity.”
James Reeve, Greater Anglia’s Area Customer Service Manager, said: “Greater Anglia is pleased to be supporting this initiative helping to connect rail passengers at Great Yarmouth station with locations around the town. Many visitors arrive by train and being able to offer a seamless travel experience for onward journeys from the station is very important for our customers and helps to showcase Great Yarmouth as a great holiday destination.”
The Our Bus Wherry 100 Service commenced on 24 July and is running during the daytime, every day through to 3 September, connecting with Great Yarmouth Station every 30 minutes. There is no need to book in advance. The single adult fare is £2, with tickets for children aged 5-19 priced at £1.50, and under 5’s travelling for free. English National Bus Passes are also accepted, with a range of discounted daily and family tickets also available from the driver.
Keep up to date with future news, projects, and events from the Wherry Lines CRP via their website.