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First Bus Announces Expanded Bus Services in Norwich from 23 June

  • Turquoise Line X13 will now offer faster journeys from Attleborough to Norwich, and route extended to Norwich Rail Station.
  • Introduction of Green Line 17 service providing additional connectivity between St Stephen's Street, Castle Meadow, Yarmouth Road, and Broadland Gate.

First Bus is excited to announce the expansion of its bus services in Norwich from 23rd June, providing more convenient and efficient travel options for residents and visitors.

The enhancements include the extension of the Turquoise Line X13 and the introduction of the new Green Line 17 service.

Turquoise Line X13 Service Expansion

The Turquoise Line X13 will now offer faster journeys to Norwich from Attleborough, running directly along the A11. This route will be extended to start and finish at Norwich Rail Station, making it ideal for day trips to London or for getting closer to Carrow Road on matchdays.

Starting immediately, additional Monday to Friday X13 journeys will be available:

  • Departing Attleborough towards Norwich at 07:45 and 09:25
  • Departing Norwich towards Attleborough at 16:10 and 17:15

On Saturdays, an hourly X13 service will run:

  • Departing Attleborough Queen's Square every hour between 08:40 and 16:40
  • Departing Norwich Rail Station every hour between 09:40 and 17:40

A new early morning journey on service 13 will also be introduced:

  • Departing Attleborough Queen's Square at 06:10 and Wymondham Cross at 06:25, arriving in the city at 06:53

There are no other changes to service 13, which continues to run between Attleborough, Wymondham, Norwich, and Spixworth every 30 minutes on Monday to Saturday, and every hour in the evenings and on Sundays.

Introduction of the Green Line 17 Service

The new Green Line 17 service will provide additional connectivity between St Stephen's Street, Castle Meadow, Yarmouth Road, and Broadland Gate. Buses will operate up to every hour and run as a one-way loop around the Broadland Gate development, offering new connections to the city centre.

The Green Line 17 will join First’s existing routes operated by its new electric buses, reinforcing First Bus’s commitment to sustainable and environmentally friendly transportation options.

Piers Marlow, Managing Director of First Bus East of England, said: “At First Bus we are dedicated to continually improving our services in Norfolk to meet the evolving needs of our passengers.

“We look forward to welcoming you on board these new and enhanced services.”

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