Norfolk County Council will open Postwick Park and Ride from Monday 21 November until Christmas, giving residents another travel option for getting to Norwich during the festive season.
A decision was made last month to keep the Postwick Park and Ride site closed until passenger numbers across other Norwich Park and Ride services are back up to 75% of pre-covid levels. However, it is expected that during the four weeks before Christmas passenger numbers will be high enough to make opening the site for this short period financially viable.
Buses will run every 20 minutes starting from 8.30am Monday to Saturday with the last bus back from the bus station at 18.10. People will be able to benefit from the great value tickets available across all Park and Ride services including the group saver ticket at just £5.50 for up to five people.
Councillor Martin Wilby, Norfolk County Council’s cabinet member for highways, infrastructure and transport said: “By opening up the Postwick site for December we can help to reduce the numbers of cars going into the city centre during the busy shopping season. I also hope that this will help to entice more people back to using this fantastic service for the longer term and help to get our overall passenger numbers back up across all services.”
Gavin Smith, Konectbus’ Managing Director said “The Park and Ride is a great way to get into Norwich with easy to access sites situated on the outskirts of the city – Harford, Sprowston, Norwich Airport and Thickthorn and we’re thrilled to be providing the Postwick 503 service to residents again in the lead up to Christmas.
“By using the park and ride, residents don’t have to worry about traffic or lengthy car park queues, it’s quick, easy, and stress-free travel direct into the city centre and we hope to encourage more people to travel into the city this Christmas by bus.”