Bus fares across King’s Lynn will be getting cheaper bus travel with a £1.50 bus fare for all single journeys.
It will apply to all journeys within the King’s Lynn Town Zone and will cover all five main bus operators – Lynx Bus, WNCT Ltd, Stagecoach, First Bus and Coach Services Ltd.
The area covers key locations such as the Gaywood estate, Q.E Hospital, Hardwick Retail Park, North and South Wootton. You can see a map of the area it covers below.
It is being funded for the next three years by Government money being given to boost bus services across Norfolk
Graham Plant, the county councillor responsible for transport, said: “We know that making buses the most affordable choice is key to more people using them. By reducing prices in urban areas people can choose the bus for the daily commute or when popping into town which will not only save them money, but also help to play a part in reducing congestion and improving air quality for all.”
Fellow county councillor Lesley Bambridge, who reprensents King’s Lynn North and Central said; “This is really good news for residents. The local bus service is used by a large number of the community, and I am sure this will be very welcome.”
Her colleague Alexandra Kemp, county councillor for Clenchwarton and King’s Lynn South, added: “I am overjoyed at the introduction of the new flat bus fare across Lynn. I have long campaigned for improvements to public transport in West Norfolk. This new flat bus fare is a real equalities measure and a help with the cost of living, that will benefit people and communities across the town, where the greatest concentrations of income deprivation in West Norfolk lies. It will make travel more affordable, help to end isolation, and also encourage the use of public transport, and decrease short car journeys and congestion around Lynn.”