Call for improved rail services between Norwich and Yarmouth
Tara GreavesA half hourly train service from Norwich to Great Yarmouth at peak times is one of the suggestions a transport users group has put forward in a wish list to be included in the new Greater Anglia rail franchise.Tara Greaves
A half hourly train service from Norwich to Great Yarmouth at peak times is one of the suggestions a transport users group has put forward in a wish list to be included in the new Greater Anglia rail franchise.
The East Norfolk Transport Users Association, founded in 1979, has put six suggestions to the Department for Transport to be built into the new franchise for when National Express East Anglia gives way to a new operator next year.
Steve Hewitt , a member of the association, said: 'Our aim is for better public transport from Norwich to Yarmouth.
Submissions for what we would like to see included in the new rail franchise have to be in by April 19 and the franchise operator will be announced at the end of the summer to begin on April 1 next year.
You may also want to watch:
'We have come up with half a dozen points we would like to see incorporated.'
They also include a service from Yarmouth to Cambridge once an hour and late night trains returning to the town from Norwich.
- 1 Extent of Norwich Prison Covid outbreak revealed
- 2 Hopes raised former pub could become community hub
- 3 'Sounded like my roof was coming off': RAF jet sonic boom heard over city
- 4 Before and after: How has Norwich changed over the years?
- 5 The areas where Covid rates have fallen the fastest since lockdown began
- 6 Former village pub for sale as home
- 7 Covid team to knock on Norwich doors to get people to self-isolate
- 8 21 bins left on street sparks debate on keeping pavements clear
- 9 'People are fed up with roasts': Chef ditches Sunday dinner takeaways
- 10 Up and coming Norwich musician reaches number 13 in UK charts
Another key element is that any franchise has enough rolling stock so that if one breaks down there are not cancellations.
What do you think? Write to Evening News letters at Prospect House, Rouen Road, Norwich, NR1 1RE, or email email@example.com