Bus station to close for a week

King's Lynn Bus Station ANL-150405-084727009
King's Lynn Bus Station ANL-150405-084727009

Lynn’s bus station will be completely closed for a week next month as work on a £1.6 million renovation nears its conclusion.

Eleven northbound services, including the Coasthopper to Hunstanton, will start and terminate from the coach bay in Clough Lane, near the multi-storey car park for five days from Monday, June 1.

That will enable resurfacing work to take place within the bus station itself and West Norfolk Council officials say the closure will minimise disruption to passengers.

But the authority has also confirmed that the project is likely to be completed in late June, slightly later than originally expected.

Southbound services, such as the X1 service to Peterborough and the 505 to Spalding have been running to and from Portland Street, since mid-March while the re-development work takes place.

The borough council said completing the surfacing work in a single period will reduce the need for future maintenance.

West Norfolk Council leader, Nick Daubney, said: “This is a major refurbishment project and we are already starting to see how much better it will be once complete.

“We would like to thank everyone for their co-operation and patience over the last few months.

“We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this work and hope that once the project is complete that everyone will start to reap the benefits of a more modern, smoke-free and fit-for-purpose bus station.”

Services affected by the closure will include the Fairstead One, North Lynn Too, North Wootton Three, Pandora Four and Gaywood Five routes within Lynn itself.

Routes to Hunstanton, Fakenham and Grimston will also be affected, along with a number of coach services.