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

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NORFOLK RAIL GROUP

ENTUA has accepted an invitation from Norfolk County Council to participate in a meeting on February 21st to discuss updating the ten year old Norfolk Rail Plan. We hope the meeting will support the aspirations in our document published in November 2023 RAIL FOR GREAT YARMOUTH

(From Trevor Garrod)

STATION FOOTFALL

The Office for Road & Rail issued figures before Christmas for estimated annual numbers of passengers using each of the Norwich - Great Yarmouth line stations. We must bear in mind that on certain days in 2023 there were no trains either because of engineering work or because of strikes. Nevertheless, usage at all stations was higher than in 2022, but in most cases less than in 2018.

Here are the figures: Norwich  3,963,948 Brundall Gardens 14,558 Brundall 92,068 Lingwood 44,230 Acle 40,672 Great Yarmouth 393,322 Buckenham 354 Cantley 15,740 Reedham 37,042 and Berney Arms 950.

(From Trevor Garrod)

POSTWICK PARK AND RIDE

On 4th September 2023 Postwick Park and Ride reopened  and we have been encouraging people to use  One reason given was lack of publicity, though it had been highlighted in the local press and also a leaflet was produced to promote usage .It was announced in early December that the site would remain open until Easter 2024.As from 8th January 2024 the service will now operate via Thorpe Road, Rail Station, Castle Meadow then Norwich Bus Station, Mondays to Saturdays between approx 0700 to 1800.

TICKET OFFICES AT RAIL STATIONS SAVED

It was announced on 31st October that the decision to the proposed closure most station ticket offices in around 3 years time has been dropped. As one of the 750,00 objectors to this plan, ENTUA welcomes the Government's rethink. Great Yarmouth station will therefore remain to sell tickets to anywhere on the rail network, but to help customers in other ways of .

  RAIL FOR GREAT YARMOUTH - The next 10 years 

During October ENTUA has been working on a document outlying our aspirations for rail services from Great Yarmouth to be considerably improved. An official launch of the document was held on 21st November in Great Yarmouth and it was well received. If you would like a copy please write, enclosing a large stamped addressed envelope to - Steve Hewitt ENTUA, Flat 3,83A North Quay, Great Yarmouth, NE30 1JF

£2 BUS FARE CAP EXTENDED

East Norfolk Transport Users Association (ENTUA) welcomes the announcement made that the £2 bus fare cap has been extended until the end of December 2024.The announcement was made by the Prime Minister in his speech at the Conservative Party Conference on the 4th October.

 

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