Consultants working for the County and Borough Councils have recently reported that the town centre and Gaywood road networks do not meet National Air Quality Strategy targets. The Borough has the third greatest increase in emissions in the UK measured between 2005 and 2013, and it has the highest per person in Norfolk. It currently stands at 29% higher than the Norfolk average and 34% higher than the national average.
Their research suggests this due to transportation, and this is where you can help. Not using your car for just one day a week, has the potential to make a big difference. Walking, cycling or using one of our Go To Town green – blue – buses are a real alternative for you to help the environment.
We are pleased to announce a Sunday 48 service, this will be trialled from Sunday 25 November until Sunday 6 January. Please see timetable.
Our Sunday timetables for 2 & 3 are changing from 25 November, please see new timetables
Your Bus Matters are holding an event on Wednesday 17 October 10.00-14.00 at the bus station, giving passengers the opportunity to discuss with operators about their service. We would like to see as many of you there to hear your thoughts and ideas. We will be in our bus on Bay H.
Service 3 – Due to the road closure on Langley Rd from 25 June until 29 June 2018, we have had to amend the timetable. We have tried to still accommodate as many stops as possible, but we are unable to serve Grimston Rd, top of Langley Rd and ASDA in either direction. We apologise for the inconvenience this has caused and hope that you understand this is a situation beyond our control. The revised timetable is on our website and leaflets are available from drivers or bus station.
Due to resurfacing on Austin St, in King’s Lynn, the Service 3 will be taking a detour, when leaving Lynn Bus Station, for the next two Sundays. This means we will not be able to serve the bus stop at Kettlewell Lane for those two days.
Go to Town buses, coming from West Norfolk Community Transport, is ready to launch this Sunday, April 29th. The first big day is Monday.
Local drivers have been employed and are being trained, and buses have started to arrive in Lynn from builders in Lancashire and Northern Ireland. Timetables are available from the bus station, online at www.wnct.co.uk (whilst we wait for the launch of our new Go To Town website) or by phoning 01553 776971 during office hours.
The town routes which will move to Go To Town are the 2 from North Lynn, the 3 from North and South Wootton, the 4 from Grange/Pandora which will now be routed via Lynnsport Way and North Lynn, and the 5 from Gaywood Park.
New fares and tickets will be introduced. The standard adult fare will be £2 with a LynnGo day ticket for as many journeys you want to make for £3.20. The LynnGo weekly ticket will be a straight £10 for as many trips you want to make across these routes for seven consecutive days.
Children under their 16th birthday will be charged at half fare and young adults 16 to 20 get 25% off. And to offer even greater value, in what is thought to be a UK first, the Young Adult fare will remain in force for not quite so young adults holding a Young Persons Railcard, currently available to their 26th birthday.
A cap of just £1 will apply on all single journey tickets sold before 9am. So adult fares will be halved and a third taken off young adult fares.
Howard Russell, Chief Executive, said Go To Town is well placed to make a real difference to using buses in the town. “We’re pleased with our new team of drivers, and our brand new low emission buses, some of these will be delivered before we launch, others will follow shortly afterwards, as a result, we regret that for the first few weeks some will not be painted in our instantly recognised blue colour. Importantly our commitment to hand any financial surpluses we make on these routes to our charity division remains from day one”.
For more information, pick up a timetable at the bus station, go on-line
(www.wnct.co.uk) or phone 01553 776971.