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New bus service to UEA and N&N

Just Regional
Feb 16, 2023 2 mins read

A new bus service from Hellesdon to the UEA and Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital has been launched.

The Konectbus 512 service, funded by money from the Department for Transport, started operating on February 6 as part of Norfolk County Council’s Bus Service Improvement plan.

The service runs hourly, Monday to Friday, with the first bus arriving at the N&N at 7.10am and the last bus leaving the hospital at 6.25pm.

The bus runs from Reepham Road, opposite Meadow Way, and stops at the Airport Park and Ride site and then various points around the ring road, including: Boundary Road (for Asda), Sweet Briar Road (for the retail park), and Farrow Road (for the community hospital). It will then stop on Earlham Road for the UEA before ending at the N&N.|

The new 512 service complements other services to the UEA and N&N run by First Bus.

Cllr Graham Plant, cabinet member for Highways, Infrastructure and Transport at the county council, said: “The UEA and the hospital are both important locations in Norwich, receiving huge numbers of employees and visitors each day.

“This new service brings people living to the north of Norwich and into north Norfolk an option to travel more sustainably and save money on petrol and parking charges.”

A single trip on the services will cost £2 until the end of March as Konectbus is one of the operators taking part in the fare cap promotion funded by the government.

Gavin Smith, Managing Director of Go East Anglia/Konectbus, said: “Konectbus are delighted to have been involved with the BSIP funding project alongside other local operators and Norfolk County Council.

“The introduction of this new service will benefit so many and is also included within the government’s £2 bus fare scheme for single journeys.”

For the full 512 timetable, visit konectbus.co.uk/512

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