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Buses go the extra mile to Hunstanton

Lynn-based bus operator, Go To Town, is launching a new service linking villages in West Norfolk directly with Hunstanton for the first time.

From Wednesday, passengers on the Go To Town number 21 service will be able to continue their journey beyond Docking, where the bus had previously terminated, to Hunstanton town centre.

Go To Town general manager, Fiona Matchett, said “We have listened to feedback from our passengers and it was clear that a service to Hunstanton running through the villages was a much-needed addition. We are delighted to also be able to run this on Sundays, so passengers will have access to the beautiful West Norfolk Coast, and beyond, seven days a week. And by leaving their car at home and travelling on one of our low-emissions buses they will help to reduce pollution in the local area.”

Ready to go: driver Matthew Stannard. Pic by Kris Elmer
Ready to go: driver Matthew Stannard. Pic by Kris Elmer

Peter Brown, managing director of West Norfolk Community Transport added: “This is an important new transport link between a number of West Norfolk villages and Hunstanton, many of which are remote and have never had a direct link to their nearest town.

"We hope our new service will help people in these rural areas who rely on public transport, as well as providing another option to those who would prefer to relax on the journey and not have to worry about parking or getting stuck in traffic jams in their cars.”

To celebrate the launch of the new service, Go To Town is offering a “Summer Holiday Special” price of just £10 for a family return to Hunstanton, valid when starting from any of the villages on the number 21 service route.

Go To Town, operated by West Norfolk Community Transport Project Ltd, has invested over £1million to develop local public transport, including a fleet low emission buses. The company provides connections throughout West Norfolk linking villages with the towns of Lynn, Downham, Wisbech, Swaffham, Fakenham and now Hunstanton, in addition to their urban and rural Dial-A-Bus, volunteer driver services and Shopmobility, all of which are specialised services for those who are not able to access regular public service transport.

More information and timetables can be found by visiting www.gtt-online.co.uk or by calling 01553 776971.

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