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Hunstanton to King's Lynn railway is not the answer to hold-ups on A149, Lynn News letters

By Lynn News Reporter

Anyway people today would not park their cars in Lynn or Hunstanton to get on a train. I would like to say thank you to Ray Bullock for his letter in Viewpoint on Friday, April 19. That’s the first time someone has done their homework and said that Dr Beeching did not close it, BR did.

Eastern County Bus Services had a bus from Hunstanton to Lynn, starting at 6.30am, picking up at all villages on the way, then a local bus company from Hunstanton, Bird’s Coach Travel, ran the service for 11 years. Then First Bus carried on, but that did not pay either.

Lynn Railway Station. (9409481)
Lynn Railway Station. (9409481)

We have a local bus service operating to this day and a bus to the hospital. Others go through our villages, dropping off at the railway and bus stations. And that’s all we need.

We have a wonderful coast with migrating wildlife around The Wash that brings people from all over the world, which keeps our bed and breakfast businesses going in the winter time.

The problem is Hardwick Flyover is in the wrong place, it should have been the A148 flyover and over Gayton Road roundabout. The only way now is for the industrial roundabout on the southern bypass to have a road joining the A47, then the traffic going north can take the flyover to relieve the volume of traffic going towards Hardwick. The hospital roundabout is the hold-up. It needs to have an information sign on the approach so motorists know what lane to get in.

Clifford Sewell



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