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  • Thetford - Norwich Road

    Time: 12:23 Date: 19 / 02 / 2019

    Monday 18th February for approximately 3 months. Affecting routes 3&6. Due to construction work of a new junction on Norwich Road Thetford a temporary one way system will be in place for traffic heading towards Thetford. Buses from Watton to Thetford will be able to operate normal route. Buses from Thetford to Watton will divert from the Norwich Road roundabout via the first exit onto Mundford Road (route of Croxton Village bus) and continue to the A11 Mundford Road roundabout, then proceed Norwich bound along the A11 to the A1075 roundabout before continuing to Watton.

  • Timetable changes

    Time: 17:07 Date: 10 / 05 / 2019

    Timetable changes are planned from 7 July 2019 on routes; 3, 4, 5, 5A, 5B, 5C, X6, 8, 9A, 13, 14, 37A, 50/50A, 84, 501 and 502.

  • Wellington Road - Dereham

    Time: 12:00 Date: 15 / 07 / 2019

    24th July - 21st August. Affecting routes 4, 8, 11, 12, 20, 21. Due to the closure of Wellington Road, Dereham between Cowper Road and Theatre Street junctions, a number of diversions and revised stopping arrangements will be necessary in Dereham Town Centre. The following alterations will be in place: ** 4 – Towards Swanton Morley will operate as normal. ** 4 – Towards Norwich will operate from Kings Road into Cowper Road stopping at the Dentist and then operate left into Norwich Road and right into Station Road then as normal. It will not serve Dereham Market Place** 8 – Towards Toftwood will operate from Neatherd Road into Cowper Road stopping at the dentist and then operate left into Norwich Road and right into Station Road then as normal ** 8 – Towards Norwich will leave the Market Place, then operate via Theatre Street and Kings Road re-joining normal route at Neatherd Road. ** 11 – Towards Watton will leave the Market Place, then operate via Theatre Street and Kings Road re-joining normal route at Neatherd Road. ** 12 – Will operate normal route. ** 20 – Will operate normal route. ** 21 – Will operate normal route. **

  • Plumstead Road/Thorpe end

    Time: 12:14 Date: 18 / 07 / 2019

    Thursday 25th July until Saturday 17th August. Affecting routes 5B and 5C. Due to storm drainage work in Thorpe End, Plumstead Road will be closed. The following diversions will be in place: Service 5b – from Rackheath Sole & Heel will operate via Salhouse Road, Woodside Road and Plumstead Road to Dussindale Drive. This diversion will be in place in both directions. Service 5c – The 0705 from Panxworth and 0725 from South Walsham will operate as normal as far as Great Plumstead and then divert via Middle Road, Green Lane North to Plumstead Road. Service 5c – after 0830 from Dussindale Drive will operate via Green lane North, Middle Road, and then the normal 5c route in reverse, stopping opposite usual stops. At Brick Kilns buses will operate Plumstead Road, Broadland Northway (NDR) Salhouse Road, Woodside Road and Plumstead Road to Dussindale Drive. Departure times from Great Plumstead will be 0840 and then xx40 past the hour until 1640 and from Little Plumstead, Hospital Lane at 0845 and the xx45 past the hour until 1645. The first 2 buses of the day leaving Little Plumstead at 0710 and 0745 will run as normal.

  • Route 9

    Time: 19:46 Date: 03 / 07 / 2019

    From Monday 29 July route 9 (Attleborough - Wymondham - N&NU Hospital) will be operated by Semmence Coaches under contract to Norfolk County Council. A revised timetable will be in operation, please note the Attleborough-Silfield section will be withdrawn.

    Semmence website
  • Necton

    Time: 10:55 Date: 01 / 08 / 2019

    Thursday 1st August until Monday 2nd September 2019. Affecting route 11. Due to mains electrical works the junction of Tuns Road and the A47 will be closed. Buses on route 11 will divert between Necton, Minimarket and the A47 via Brown’s Lane, Station Road and North Pickenham Road in both directions.

  • Cuckoofield Lane - Mulbarton

    Time: 11:52 Date: 24 / 07 / 2019

    Monday 5th until Thursday 15th August 2019. Affecting routes 5A and 5C. Due to the resurfacing work, Cuckoofield Lane in Mulbarton will be closed from the Lark Rise Bus Shelter and the Co op Buses on routes 5a and 5c will divert at the B1113 (The Common) via The Common, right into Birchfield Lane and re-join normal route at the Co op. This diversion will be in place in both directions for buses heading towards East Harling.

  • Dereham 5K Run

    Time: 12:06 Date: 13 / 08 / 2019

    Sunday 18th August. Affecting routes 8 and 11. Due to the Dereham 5k run there will a number of road closures whilst the run proceeds through Dereham Town Centre. These closures will be in place from 0900 until 0940. The following journeys will be affected: 0900 – Dereham to Watton (11) will depart from the Cherry Tree car park (pick up outside pub facing Wellington Road) and then leave town via Swaffham Hill, Drayton Hall Lane, A47 to Shipdham Road slip road and then as normal. 0841 – Toftwood to Norwich (8) will operate from Hillcrest Avenue via Stone Road, A47 junction, Drayton Hall Lane, Swaffham Hill, picking up at Cherry Tree car park (0905) turn and pick up outside pub, then Swaffham Hill, Drayton Hall Lane and direct to Norwich along the A47. 0935 – Dereham to Norwich (8) this journey will start at Cherry Tree Car Park and then operate to Kings Road picking up normal route at Neatherd Road. This bus may be held at kings Road if 5k race is late but this section of road is expected to be open at 0930.

  • Stalham High Street

    Time: 12:11 Date: 13 / 08 / 2019

    Sunday 18th August affecting route 5B. Due to an antiques fair taking place in the high street, this road will be closed all day. The morning journey on the 5B will operate from Sutton via Yarmouth Road to the souble mini roundabouts, then left past Tesco and right onto the A149 before heading to Wroxham. The bus stop at 'Old Rail Station' will not be served on this journey.

  • Watton High Street

    Time: 12:17 Date: 13 / 08 / 2019

    Sunday 18th August. Affecting routes 3 and 11. Due to the annual carnival in Watton, the high street will be closed all day. Buses on routes 3 and 11 will operate to and from Thetford Road car park only. The bus stop on the high street will not be served.

  • Bunwell

    Time: 12:22 Date: 13 / 08 / 2019

    Monday 19th - Friday 23rd August. Affecting routes 5A & 5C. Due to electrical works in Bunwell Street, this road will be closed. Buses on the 5A/5C will be diverted from Carlton Rode bus shelter via Hall Road and Hunts Road to Bunwell Street.

  • Little Plumstead/Hospital Road

    Time: 12:35 Date: 13 / 08 / 2019

    Monday 19th until Friday 23rd August 2019. Affecting route 5C. A further road closure will be in place at Little Plumstead/Hospital Road which will take place at the same time as the Thorpe End closure. Buses on 5C will operate from Yarmouth Road via Broadland Business Park, Broadland Northway (NDR), Plumstead Road to Plumstead Brick Kilns and then proceed to Hospital Road/Kevill Davis Drive. Buses will return via Plumstead Brick Kilns, Plumstead Road, Broadland Northway (NDR) and Broadland Business Park to Yarmouth Road. Great Plumstead will be served by a feeder bus operated by Our Hire and passengers from Great Plumstead will be taken to Postwick P&R where they will be continue to Norwich on route 5. Passengers from the feeder bus will be charged standard fares. Concession card holders will not be charged after 0930. Great Plumstead passengers will use the 5 to transfer onto the feeder bus. During the above closure the 5C will not serve Dussindale Drive. From Monday 26th August the original 5C diversion will be back in place until the Thorpe End road works finish on Tuesday 3rd September.

  • Mattishall

    Time: 12:43 Date: 13 / 08 / 2019

    Monday 19th until Saturday 31st August. Affecting route 4. Due to extensive resurfacing works taking place in Mattishall, Norwich Road will be closed between the Church and Mill Road. During this time route 4 will be subject to diversion. In order to provide more time a relief bus will cover the section of route between Dereham and Swanton Morley. Between Yaxham and Mattishall buses will operate via Stone Road, Eckling Grange, A47, North Tuddenham slip road, Fox Lane, Mattishall lane and Burgh Lane to Norwich Road. Buses heading towards Norwich will proceed into Church Plain, The Oaks, and approach Norwich Road junction from the church direction. Buses from Norwich will turn right into Burgh lane. Temporary bus stops will be located in Burgh Lane.

  • Sutton

    Time: 12:49 Date: 13 / 08 / 2019

    Tuesday 20th - Thursday 22nd August. Affecting routes 5B and X11. Due to Anglian Water main works in The Street, Sutton, buses on route 5B will be subject to diversion. Buses will operate via A149, Staithe Road and Yarmouth Road in both directions.

  • Great Ryburgh

    Time: 12:04 Date: 06 / 08 / 2019

    Wednesday 21 & Thursday 22nd August 2019. Affecting route 21. Due to road works on Fakenham Road, Great Ryburgh buses on route 21 will be unable to serve the village. All journeys will divert via B1146 Pudding Norton, A1065 and then enter Fakenham from the A148 (King’s Lynn) roundabout.

  • Earlham Fiveways Roundabout

    Time: 12:54 Date: 13 / 08 / 2019

    Friday 23rd (after 0930) until Monday 26th August. Affecting routes 3 and 4. Due to resurfacing work, Earlham Fiveways roundabout will be closed during this time. Buses on routes 3 and 4 will divert from Earlham Park via UEA, Bluebell Road, The Avenues, Ring Road, re-joining normal route at the Earlham police station roundabout. Bus stops between Earlham Road/Ring Road and Earlham Park will not be served during this closure.

  • Ashwellthorpe

    Time: 12:57 Date: 13 / 08 / 2019

    Wednesday 28th until Friday 30th August 2019. Affecting routes 5A and 5C. Due to road water main work taking place in Ashwellthorpe the 5a, 5c to and from East Harling will be on diversion. Due to the lack of a suitable diversion route buses will operate directly along the B1113 from Fundenhall to Wreningham. Ashwellthorpe will not be served during this closure.

  • Timetable changes

    Time: 16:13 Date: 16 / 07 / 2019

    From 1 September 2019 there will be changes to routes 1 (new), 3, 5B, 6A, X6, 13B, 13C/D and 510. Please click below for full details.