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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.

EAST ANGLIA TRANSPORT MUSEUM PROGRAMME

Listed below is some brief information regarding events to be held in 2017:

 Halloween 28th October

VISIT SANTA BY VINTAGE TRAM THIS CHRISTMAS

All aboard for an unforgettable trip into our woodland winter wonderland to visit Santa and his helpers. Unlimited trolleybus and train rides plus  a gift for each child from Santa Claus. Dates this event is operating are as follows;

Sunday 3rd December, Saturday and Sunday 9th and 10th December,Saturday and Sunday 16th and 17th December and Thursday, Friday and Saturday 21st,22nd and 23rd December.

Pleas note; THIS IS PRE-BOOK ONLY EVENT. BOOKING FORMS ARE AVAILABLE ON LINE AT www.eatm.org.uk or by calling 07759 698437 between 1700 and 2200

For more details please visit www.eatransportmuseum.co.uk or telephone 01502 518459

RAIL FRANCHISE AWARD

It was announced in 2016 that Abellio had been awarded the new Anglia rail franchise, starting in October this year and lasting until 2025. Press reports spoke of new rolling stock across all their routes costing somewhere in the region of £1.4 billion. Station upgrades were also spoken about and this is something that ENTUA will push for in the case of Great Yarmouth station. ENTUA intends to meet with Abellio representatives during the latter part of this year to make sure that they are well aware of our position regarding better rail services to and from our area. We congratulate Abellio in winning the franchise and wish them well for the future.

We met with James Reeve from Greater Anglia in early November 2016 and put forward a more definite list of proposals for better rail services to Great Yarmouth.

 

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ENTUA AIMS 2017

Bus services

1. The introduction of a bus service from the rail station to Market Gates. It is envisaged then that the service would continue onto Gapton hall and Harfrey,s Industrial Estates.A service is now in place for Summer 2016, but it is still our aim for a year round bus to and from the station.
2. The launch of a year round service to the Seafront of at least once an hour during the winter and then with increased frequency in the summer.
3. Once open, a regular bus service to the new “THE HUB” complex, to be built close to the Pleasure Beach, to also operate evenings and Sundays.
4. An operator, being encouraged to operate a service to Norwich, serving Caister, Filby, and Fleggburgh.This point was stressed very highly by those who attended our recent Public Transport Forum at Acle as something that is needed. We feel that is now even more achievable with both First and Anglian Bus expressing interest at recent meetings.
5. Reinvigorate the campaign for the link from Belton via Burgh Castle and Bradwell, (to serve Millwood Surgery), and then to Gorleston Marine Parade between Avondale Road - Bridge Road and then on to James Paget Hospital via Cliff Park High School at peak times, and then onto the development at Beacon Park. Service X11 now operates along this new road from Belton to James Paget Hospital and then onto Norwich.

6. No further reduction in evening and Sunday services in the Great Yarmouth area, and to look positively to increase frequencies where possible
7. The introduction, by First, of a cheaper fare set at say either 80pence or £1, in an area bounded by Northgate Hospital, south end of Deneside, Anson Road and Britannia Pier. This we feel would encourage more “short riders".
8. A total refurbishment of the Market Gates Bus Station. The provision of toilet facilities and an information kiosk to give out full bus and rail details to travellers.  These display screens giving "Real Time Information" are now in use. However these are due for improvements during the coming months.
9. To ensure all bus stops have current readable up to date timetables.To continue the practice of buses carrying timetables, especially when there has been a significant change to services.

10.With the ever increasing number of shops relocating out of the town centre to especially Gapton Hall. we intend to campaign for a regular bus service to this area to allow non drivers tocontinue to have the full benefit of these shops.

Rail services

1. Introduction of a half hourly Great Yarmouth to Norwich service, between the hours of 0800 and 1800, Monday to Saturday.This has been spoken of in information in the media when the new franchise begins.
2. Extension of Greater Anglian, Norwich to Cambridge services to Great Yarmouth and of East Midlands Trains from Peterborough to Great Yarmouth, especially on summer Saturdays.
3. Return of London Liverpool Street service to and from Great Yarmouth.
4. The introduction of a later train, in the evening, especially in the summer months, to Norwich from Great Yarmouth. This has also been mentioned as possible in the media when the new franchise starts.
5. The cessation of using Class 153 single carraige units on peak services to and from Great Yarmouth
6. We would investigate the possibility of the rail operator running a bus service from the rail station to Market Gates, Gapton Hall and Harfreys Industrial Estates. We anticipate this only being provided should there be no service operated by a recognised bus operator. The bus fare would be included in the price of rail journey.
7. A radical overhaul of the station facilities provided at Great Yarmouth. Until this is undertaken, the concourse should remain open after 1730, to allow better waiting facilities and toilet provision.
8. Recommencing and completion of the work on the Vauxhall Bridge. This would enhance the walk to the station for rail users and we would also hope that one of the road sections could be opened to allow buses and taxis direct access to the station forecourt.

9. That once the new franchise is awarded the operator has extra rolling stock on hand to prevent continual cancellation of local servcies. It has been again spoken of in the media of major new rolling stock being ready for use in 2019/20.

10.  We intend to continue to fight for the number of cancelled trains on our local lines to be reduced as this causes annoyance and frustration to passenmgers.