King’s Lynn bus lane set to return to action

Bus Route  Hardings Way  bollards left in the down position.'(The Boal Quay Entrance) ANL-141231-084353009

Bus Route Hardings Way bollards left in the down position.'(The Boal Quay Entrance) ANL-141231-084353009

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Bollards designed to prevent cars from travelling down a Lynn bus lane are expected to be back in use within the next couple of weeks, according to transport officials.

The barriers on Hardings Way have been out of action since before Christmas while new equipment was obtained for the buses that use the route.

The vehicles have to be fitted with special recognition equipment, known as transponders, that triggers the bollards to lower when approached, enabling the bus to pass through.

A Norfolk County Council spokesman said this week: “The transponders have now been received and are in the possession of Norfolk Green.

“However, there has been a slight delay in attaching the transponders to the relevant buses as there are some differences with this equipment compared to the transponders currently being used.

“However, we are hopeful the transponders will be successfully attached within the next couple of weeks meaning the bus gates will then be back in operation.”

Drivers who might be tempted to use the road as a shortcut have previously been warned they risk being fined if they do so.