Post by Paul Corfield Post by Roland Perry Post by Robin Post by Robin Post by Paul Corfield
However Stagecoach operate a lot of the services but there is also
First's X1 Excel service (Norwich - Peterborough) .
Thanks, I'd not noticed that service. I have seen (and used) the X1
(Norwich-Gt Yarmouth-Lowestoft), also run by First. Perhaps they think
X1 is good branding. Anyway, I'll try to pay careful attention at
Norwich bus station if I want to use a particular one of them in the
Interesting. As far as the law is concerned it would appear that ALL
bus services could be X1
Is it the case that "X" numbered bus services are excluded from
concessionary passes? (On account of it differentiating them from
being "local" buses).
Generally no they are not excluded. There are the occasional exceptions
which tend to be short duration special services for holiday periods or
events. Things like sightseeing tours tend to be excluded but it depends
entirely on how they are registered.
The X1s are Norwich are normal bus routes so concessionary passes are
Yup. The X indicates limited stop in the big towns/cities. Not in the
small ones as there's often no other services!
I don't think there's any ticket which will cover all services. Depends
where you're staying what's best, and you'll need to plan.
First - Norwich, GY, and suburbs.
Konect - west of Norwich
Sanders - north of Norwich up to the coast
Green/Stagecoach (same firm) - King's Lynn and west, including the legendary
Lynx - west
Anglian - east
Coach services - Thetford and south
Simonds - Diss and south
There are a few others like Marets Chariots and Our Hire running a few
Traveline east Anglia is a good bet!
Coasthopper goes over to winter times this weekend
for the timetable - hope these work.
Don't forget there are trains to Lynn, Cromer/Sheringham, Yarmouth and
Self catering can be very cheap this time of year, particularly if there's
2+ of you. Supermarket home delivery available to most villages. Or taxi
from the local supermarket - even the smaller towns like Hunstanton have a
reasonable choice. The village stores are ok but limited choice for a big
shop at the start of the week and can be expensive.
Enjoy your stay Offramp! Feel free to pick my brains on group, or you can
probably work out my spam trap!