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Mum-of-two left standing on A47 at Necton as bus sails past


By Lynn News Reporter


A mum has told of her fury after being left standing at a bus stop with her two children when a service sailed by without stopping.

Kim Hunter, 35 was left to wait for over 40 minutes at a bus stop in Necton, after a First XL service drove past her on Wednesday afternoon.

She was accompanied by her two young children aged two and four.

GV Pictures on the A47 Trunk Road at Necton Norfolk..Bus Stop at Necton (King's Lynn Bound Side). (7492093)
GV Pictures on the A47 Trunk Road at Necton Norfolk..Bus Stop at Necton (King's Lynn Bound Side). (7492093)

Kim arrived at the bus stop on the A47 nearly 15 minutes before the scheduled arrival of the service, which she takes once a week into Swaffham.

She says that, when the bus approached, it simply drove past her and when the next service arrived 40 minutes later, a visibly upset Kim was rebuffed by a bus driver, who she described as “rude”.

She said: “He just told me I had to step out into the road and flag the bus down, he didn’t apologise.

“How am I expected to step out onto a busy road with two children under five? It’s just not safe. That is the designated bus stop.”

A First spokesman said: “We certainly do not recommend people step into the road to flag down buses, it’s an issue of safety.

“Ms Hunter’s complaint will be taken seriously and reported to the depot.”

The incident happened just a day after a Ford Focus overturned on the opposite carriageway to the bus stop in a crash that disrupted morning traffic.



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