BECOME A MEMBER

If you have an interest in local transport matters and would like to become a member of ENTUA please  write to:-

ENTUA,
18 Wensum Way,
Belton,
Great Yarmouth,
Norfolk. NR31 9NY

Alternatively leave a message on our message board on this website. All members receive a quarterly newsletter.

To receive the newsletter we ask for a minimum annual donation of £5 for individual members and a minimum annual donation of £20 for corporate members. 

Donations cover the cost of printing/postage etc. Please see our News Page for the date of the annual meeting.

About East Norfolk Transport Users Association

An independent body whose main aims are the retention and improvement of local bus, coach and train services in Great Yarmouth and the surrounding area of East Norfolk.

ENTUA Committee members hold regular meetings with representatives from local bus providers and train operating company. From time to time the bus provider representatives and train operating company communicate information regarding changes to services to the ENTUA committee.

ENTUA provides notice boards situated at Market Gates bus station and railway stations at Acle, Brundall, Cantley, Lingwood, Reedham and Great Yarmouth stations. These notice boards contain ENTUA news items which are regularly updated.

Main Aims

Train Services

We will continue campaigning for a half hourly service weekdays and Saturdays until 1900 hours then hourly until a new last train departure from Norwich to Great Yarmouth at 2400 hours. We further suggest that some of the additional services travel to destinations other than Norwich e.g. Cambridge.

Currently there is no reliable link from Great Yarmouth station to major centres within Great Yarmouth. We will campaign for the train operators to provide a bus link from station (at reasonable cost) to and from Market Gates, Gapton Industrial Estate and Gapton Retail Park, thus providing a seamless journey for commuters and shoppers alike travelling to Great Yarmouth from outside the area and passengers travelling outwards from Great Yarmouth.

Bus Services

We will campaign for the introduction of the following services:

A year round hourly seafront service from Pleasure Beach to Seashore Holiday Park linking into Market Gates with increased frequency in the summer months. Great Yarmouth must be unique in being the only seaside resort of its size in England that does not have a seafront bus service.

 

 
An hourly bus service from Belton, through Burgh Castle, Bradwell and Gorleston seafront(Marine Parade) to the James Paget Hospital. Patients travelling from Acle, Caister, Corton, Hopton, Martham and even Southwold enjoy direct bus services to the only major district hospital in the area but not the villages of Belton, Bradwell and Burgh Castle.
 
The reinstatement of all the services withdrawn due to the cut in County Council bus subsidies since 2011.

 

 
The full funding of the bus pass scheme for disabled and elderly passengers by central government to County Councils. If this is not possible then a change in legislation is required to enable bus pass holders to pay a reduced fare of 50p per journey.

This would be preferable than the County Council removing even more bus subsidies to pay for the bus pass shortfall. After all what is the point in having a free bus pass with no bus service to use it on!

 

If you have any specific suggestions on how to improve local bus and train services please contact us on our message page..