As part of the campaign to get more people to choose the bus, Norfolk County Council is offering young people in the Swaffham area discounted travel on the flexibus+ service.
Young people aged 5-19 who want to travel in the flexibus+ zone will benefit from the discounted price of just £1.50 for two trips. The offer is available for the six-week summer holidays (25 July – 3 September) when journeys are booked via the flexibus+ app.
The Swaffham flexibus+ service is funded by the Department for Transport’s Rural Mobility Fund, and provided in partnership by Norfolk County Council and Vectare transport solutions. The bus covers a zone totalling 85 square miles, with stops in Swaffham as well as 20 villages and hamlets in the surrounding area.
Cllr Fabian Eagle, County Councillor for the Brecks division, said: “I’m thrilled that the flexibus+ service has been such a success in my local area – providing people with a great flexible transport solution. Since its launch in March almost 2000 journeys have been made on the flexibus+ and by offering this discount throughout the summer we hope to encourage more young people to use the service. My children and nephew have already used the service many times and i’m sure they will take full advantage of this offer throughout the summer. It’s a great way for them travel to see friends who live in nearby villages or to get to Swaffham for a day in town or to catch connecting buses to King’s Lynn or Norwich.”
To find out more about the flexibus+ service visit www.norfolk.gov.uk/flexibus
In addition to this offer and as fuel prices remain high the Choose the bus campaign is promoting these other fantastic money saving offers from our bus operators:
West Norfolk Community Transport is offering a special summer holiday promotion on our 21 service, it’s a family/group return ticket for £11 from all villages through to Hunstanton. Visit www.wnct.co.uk for more information.
Konect bus is offering reduced anywhere tickets – an Adult Day ticket will cost just £6.80 and the Family Day ticket £12. They also have a Tango Ticket –which gives 10% off when two people travel together. Find out more at https://www.konectbus.co.uk/offers
First Buses offer an Explorer Day Ticket which is perfect for days out through the summer. For just £8 an adult, £6 for a young person (5-19) or £14 for a group of up to 5 people You’ll get there, back and all around, all day with unlimited travel on all our buses in Norwich and all along the east coast with just one ticket. Find out more https://www.firstbus.co.uk/norfolk-suffolk
Getting the train somewhere? Did you know you can add a PLUSBUS ticket to your train ticket which gives you unlimited bus travel around town, at the start, the finish, or both ends of your train journey. Find out more at www.plusbus.info
Want to see more of the coastline? Jump aboard the fantastic coastal bus services. The Coastliner bus runs from King’s Lynn to Wells, and you can then join the Coasthopper from Wells to take you all the way through to Mundesley. Group tickets for 2 adults 3 children are just £22.
Councillor Lana Hempsall, Norfolk County Council’s member champion for sustainable travel said; “Making bus travel the more affordable option is key to encouraging more people to leave the car at home and hop on board their local service. Reducing the numbers of cars on our roads and getting both our residents and visitors to use buses and other more sustainable transport options is key to us achieving our Net Zero ambition for Norfolk.”
The Choose the Bus campaign is the first to be launched as part of the new ‘Travel Norfolk’ brand which will be used across both campaigns and infrastructure projects which aim to help people make the smart choice when travelling around the County.