Bus services to move during King’s Lynn works

Work underway at King's Lynn Bus Station ANL-150701-130106009
Work underway at King's Lynn Bus Station ANL-150701-130106009

Southbound bus services are to be moved from Lynn bus station next month while 
refurbishment work takes place.

The move, from Monday, March 9, will see buses arriving and departing from Portland Street instead.

The work is taking place as part of the £1.6m King’s Lynn Transport Interchange project, which is designed to improve the bus station area and the links between the bus station and railway station.

The project has been funded by £500,000 each from Tesco and Sainsbury’s under a Section 106 agreement, with the remainder coming from the West Norfolk Council and Norfolk County Council.

Alistair Beales, cabinet member for regeneration and industrial assets, said: “This is a major refurbishment project for the town, and we’ve already made lots of progress.

“The toilets have been given a makeover, we have relocated the taxi rank so that it is now sheltered and within the Vancouver car park, a new northbound exit on to Railway Road has been created.

“The information office is also getting a facelift and once complete people will have access to digital visitor information and real-time travel information.”

“The next phase of work includes the installation of a new canopy to provide more shelter from the elements.

“To install that we need to bring in a piling rig, which will mean we have to limit access within the bus station area to keep people safe whilst the work is taking place.

“The temporary relocation will remain in place while the bus station area is resurfaced later in the project.”

From March 9 until June 14 the following services will be relocated to new temporary bus stops on Portland Street:

Norfolk Green No 37 – Southery; Norfolk Green No 38 – Middleton; Norfolk Green No 39 - Marham; Norfolk Green No 46 – Wisbech/March; Norfolk Green No 55 – The Walpoles; Norfolk Green No 505 – Spalding; Norfolk Green – Hardwick 6

First Group X1 – Peterborough/Norwich/Great Yarmouth;

Konectbus Service 1 – Swaffham and Dereham

All other bus and coach services will remain at the bus station departing from bays 5, 6,7 and 8.

Mr Beales said: “We know this work will cause a bit of disruption, but we have done 
everything we can to minimise it as much as possible and we thank people for bearing with us.”