Service Changes

From Sunday 12 March 2017 there will be major service changes across the Konectbus network affecting routes 7, 51, 52, 53, 73 and X6. 

If you have any queries or want to know more come speak with us on Saturday 11th March 2017 outside The Forum between 10am and 3pm

The good:

  • Relaunch of Norwich city routes serving Yarmouth Road - 5 series (5/5A/5B/5C) with more buses and later journeys
  • Comfier seats on the 5 series (5/5A/5B/5C) routes
  • Free WiFi on the 5 series (5/5A/5B/5C) routes
  • 10 trip tickets on the 5 series (5/5A/5B/5C) routes
  • USB charging points on route 5 between Postwick P&R, Yarmouth Rd, Norwich, Dereham Rd and Queen's Hills
  • Next stop visual and audio announcements on route 5 between Postwick P&R, Yarmouth Rd, Norwich, Dereham Rd and Queen's Hills
  • Additional fast journey from Attleborough to Norwich in the evening
  • Frequency increased at Thickthorn Park & Ride during weekday peaks

The not so good:

  • Caister, Great Yarmouth and Acle removed from Konectbus network - alternatives available
  • Harvey Lane no longer served
  • Horning, Wroxham, Salhouse and Rackheath reduced to hourly service with Norwich

Below is a summary by route of the changes, more information will follow. 

konectbus 5 ***New***

Postwick P&R - Yarmouth Road - Norwich - Dereham Road - Queen's Hills

New konectbus 5 combines the konectbus 7 and 53. There will be a 15 minute frequency between Postwick, Yarmouth Road and Norwich with additional routes (konectbus 5A /5B/5C serving Yarmouth Road giving 7 buses an hour. 

A 30 minute frequency will continue to exist between Queen's Hills and Norwich. 

Buses with comfy seats, next stop visual and audio announcements, free WiFi and USB charging points will be used on this route. 

+ View timetable

konectbus 5A ***New***

Blofield Heath - Brundall - Norwich - Eaton

New konectbus 5A replaces service 52 with some minor timetable changes. See konectbus 5C timetable for additional services from/to Pilson Green and South Walsham. 

Buses with free WiFi will be used on this route. 

+ View timetable

konectbus 5B ***New***

Horning - Wroxham - Dussindale - Norwich

New konectbus 5B replaces service 53. This service will operate on an hourly frequency, with konectbus 5C a 30 minute frequency will exist between Dussindale and Norwich. 

Buses with free WiFi will be used on this route.

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konectbus 5C ***New***

Great Plumstead - Dussindale - Norwich

New konectbus 5C replaces service 51. Journeys will operate via Dussindale instead of Plumstead Road/Harvey Lane. See konectbus 5A timetable for additional services from/to Pilson Green and South Walsham. 

Buses with free WiFi will be used on this route. 

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konectbus X6

Attleborough - fast - Norwich

An additional journey from Attleborough (Queens Square) at 1745 will be introduced giving passengers a speedy journey into Norwich (arriving 1813). 

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konectbus 7

Great Yarmouth - Acle - Postwick P&R - Norwich

Between Caister, Great Yarmouth and Postwick Park & Ride will be withdrawn. Postwick Park & Ride to Norwich via Yarmouth Road will be catered for by the new konectbus 5 every 15 minutes. 

For passengers travelling from Caister, Great Yarmouth and Acle to Norwich First's 8/X1/X11 services provide an alternative, along with Postwick Park & Ride and Greater Anglia trains. 

The decision to withdraw the east section of this route has not been taken lightly and we'd like to thank passengers for their custom in the last few years when it was both a Konectbus and Anglianbus service. 

+ View 5 timetable

konectbus 51

Great Plumstead - Norwich

Replaced by konectbus 5C

+ View 5C timetable

konectbus 52

Blofield Heath - Brundall - Norwich - Eaton

Replaced by konectbus 5A

+ View 5A timetable

konectbus 53

Horning - Wroxham - Dussindale - Norwich - Queen's Hills

Replaced by konectbus 5B/5C (Horning/Plumsteads - Dussindale - Norwich) and konectbus 5 (Queen's Hills - Norwich) .

+ View 5B timetable

konectbus 73

Wroxham - Caister - Great Yarmouth (for Norwich)

This service will be withdrawn. 

For passengers travelling from Caister, Great Yarmouth and Acle to Norwich First's 8/X1/X11 services provide an alternative, along with Postwick Park & Ride

konectbus 500

Norwich City Centre - County Hall

This service will offer an hourly link between St Stephens Street (and Castle Meadow) and County Hall. 

Park & Ride 501

Service 501 (Airport and Thickthorn) will be enhanced in the Monday to Friday morning and afternoon peaks with an increased frequency to address reliability and punctuality issues.