Residents of more than 20 villages are set to benefit from improved public transport links when two new services are launched next week, county council leaders say.
A ring and ride service, known as a Flexibus, will start taking passengers to and from Swaffham on Monday.
And, at the same time, a new free shuttle bus will start running between the villages of Pentney and Narborough, in order to connect residents with the main bus connection between Lynn and Swaffham.
Together, the two new services will replace the Freestone 32 service, which officials say has not been well used.
An online petition against the decision to scrap the route was set up on the Norfolk County Council website, but was withdrawn, having attracted 29 signatures, once details of the plan to replace it had been circulated to community leaders.
David Harrison, the county council’s cabinet member for transport, said the problem with the 32 route had been particularly apparent when students attending the College of West Anglia were not on board.
He said: “The Flexibus covers more villages, responds to demand and is better for passengers and the public purse.
“The Swaffham service also provides essential links for college students. I am sure it will become as popular and well used as other Flexibus services.”
The Swaffham Flexibus is the sixth service of its kind to be set up in the county, but will be the first to cover parts of West Norfolk.
Officials say the services are vital to help residents access essential services in their local towns, as well as offering travel links further afield.
Villages covered by the Swaffham scheme will include Beeston, Bittering, East Lexham, East Raynham, Great Dunham, Great Fransham, Helhoughton, Litcham, Little Dunham, Longham, Mileham, Rougham, South Acre, Sporle, Tittleshall, Weasenham All Saints, Weasenham St Peter, West Acre, West Lexham, West Raynham and Whissonsett.
In most areas, passengers will be able to travel to and from Swaffham on weekdays between 7am and 7pm, though a Saturday service will also be available in the Raynhams, the Weasenhams and Tittleshall.
Meanwhile, the Pentney shuttle service will run three times each weekday, with services scheduled for 7.30am, 9.30am and noon, with return journeys from Narborough scheduled for 12.30pm, 3.20pm and 6.05pm. There are existing scheduled services to Lynn and Swaffham from Pentney on Saturdays.
Mr Harrison said: “This is good news for people in 21 villages to the north of Swaffham where the existing scheduled service is not well used and could not be maintained.”
Anyone who wishes to book a journey on the Flexibus should phone 0300 1231145, between 9am and 4.30pm Monday to Friday. An online booking system will be set up shortly.
However, the council said that passengers should book their journeys by 3pm on the day before they wish to travel at the latest.