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From Sunday 29th April, there will be a number of significant changes to bus services across Norfolk as a result of Stagecoach in Norfolk's withdrawal from most routes in the area.

Lynx, who already operate their flagship routes between King's Lynn, Hunstanton, Downham Market, Marham & Gayton will continue to run these established routes, with new services expanding the Lynx network to Fairstead, Wisbech, Emneth, The Rudhams and Fakenham.

A new Coastliner service will also connect King's Lynn to Hunstanton & Wells-next-the-Sea before moving on to Fakenham. This replaces the existing Coasthopper service with through tickets available between Wells-next-the-Sea and Cromer with Sanders Coaches.

Summary of changes

Services 34, 35 & 36 - King's Lynn to Hunstanton

  • There will now be up to four buses per hour operating in each direction on this route with an evening service introduced.
  • Service 34 will be doubled in frequency (now up to every 30 minutes) to provide more buses to/from the Q.E Hospital. This route will now operate via Princess Drive in Hunstanton (not Oasis Way) and continue to operate via Mountbatten Road in Dersingham.
  • Service 35 will operate hourly with the routing revised to replace most of the withdrawn Stagecoach Coasthopper R route. This route will now operate via West Newton, Sandringham and Dersingham Manor Road/Chapel Road.
  • Coastliner 36 will operate hourly along the main road through Dersingham and Snettisham then Heacham and then continue at Hunstanton to Wells-next-the-Sea and Fakenham.

Coastliner 36 - King's Lynn to Hunstanton, Wells-next-the-Sea & Fakenham

  • This will replace the King’s Lynn – Hunstanton - Wells-next-the-Sea section of the former Coasthopper route on an hourly frequency, 7 days per week (with extra buses at certain times to make the service up to every 30 minutes). 
  • At Wells-next-the-Sea the bus will continue onto Fakenham via Walsingham (also hourly) to provide a replacement for Stagecoach in Norfolk’s withdrawn Service 29. 
  • The Wells-next-the-Sea – Sheringham – Cromer section of the route will be operated by Sanders Coaches. Information on Coasthopper tickets will be published at a later date.

Service 37 - King's Lynn to Downham Market, Southery & Ten Mile Bank

  • There will be minor changes to the timetable of this service with buses at either end of the route departing five minutes earlier than currently.

Service 39 - King's Lynn to Marham

  • Revised timetable with a slight reduction in the frequency of buses on Monday to Fridays to reflect patronage of the service.

Service 42 - King's Lynn to Fairstead

  • Service introduced to replace withdrawn Stagecoach in Norfolk Service 1.
  • Buses will operate every 20 minutes daytimes Monday to Saturday and every 30 minutes from 1800hrs to 2100hrs.
  • On Sundays and Public Holidays the service will operate every 30 minutes.
  • Unfortunately, Lynx is not able to serve the King’s Reach section of this route due to the estate's poor road design which means it’s not able to safely accommodate larger buses.

Service 43 - North Wootton to KES Academy (School Bus Only)

  • One return journey to/from school to replace the school bus 3 that was formerly operated by Stagecoach in Norfolk. 
  • The daytime North Wootton to Reffley, Gaywood & King’s Lynn service 3 will be provided by West Norfolk Community Transport.

Service 43A - Castle Rising to King's Lynn

  • One Monday to Friday return shopping journey to town from Castle Rising and Wootton Road to replace part of the withdrawn Stagecoach Coasthopper R service which operated through Castle Rising village.

Service 46 - King's Lynn to St Germans & Wisbech

  • Service introduced to replace Stagecoach in Norfolk Service 46 between Wisbech and King’s Lynn via St Germans.
  • Service will operate hourly Monday – Friday and every 2 hours on Saturdays. 
  • The Wisbech to March section of the route will not be operated by Lynx. The Wisbech to Marshland High School journey is being operated by West Norfolk Community Transport.

Service X46 - Three Holes to Upwell, Outwell, Wisbech & CoWA

  • Service replaces withdrawn Service 67 with a revised timetable. The return journey from CoWA in the afternoon is numbered service 46.
  • Revised route means that Emneth Hungate and Marshland St James are no longer served by this service. Norfolk County Council is looking to source a replacement service for this section of the route.

Service 48 - King's Lynn to Grimston

  • The last journey will leave Kings's Lynn five minutes earlier and is extended to Fakenham.

Service 49 - King's Lynn to Fakenham

  • Replaces King’s Lynn to Fakenham section of the former Stagecoach in Norfolk service X29.
  • New timetable with buses running every two hours Monday – Saturday to reflect demand on this route.
  • Fakenham to Norwich section of X29 will be operated by First.

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