Changes to new 85/85A Bus Service from 18 April 2017

Following the last Claxton Parish Council meeting your Clerk reported to the County Council the strong support for a change to the 85/85A schedule to allow passengers an extra hour in Norwich from Monday to Friday.  We are pleased to report that the County Council have agreed to this request.  As a result the 85 bus leaving Norwich Bus Station at 1300 will now connect with the 85A service coming from Rockland at 1320 (rather than 1220 as now) bringing passengers back into Claxton around 1328.  This change will come into effect from Tuesday 18 April.  A revised schedule is shown below.Service 85A_Apr17.compressed

One other clarification is that the 1705 85A from Loddon Church Plain only goes as far as Langley (Gentlemen’s Walk/Village Hall) so any passengers catching that bus will need to make arrangements to be picked up there.

The various permutations of the new service are now shown below.

TO CITY – CLAXTON GREEN (THE WARREN) TO NORWICH BUS STATION (NBS)

0723 BUS 85 GOES VIA SURLINGHAM AND ARRIVES NBS AT 0810

0928 BUS 85A FROM LODDON ARRIVES ROCKLAND SCHOOL LANE AT 0936
TO CONNECT WITH
0941 BUS 85 FROM SURLINGHAM WHICH ARRIVES NBS AT 0958

APPROX 1325-8 BUS 85A FROM ROCKLAND POST OFFICE ARRIVES LODDON CHURCH PLAIN APPROX 1338-40 REQUEST STOP IN CLAXTON
TO CONNECT WITH
1342 BUS X22 FROM LODDON CHURCH PLAIN TO ARRIVE NBS AT 1404

RETURN – NORWICH BUS STATION (NBS) TO CLAXTON GREEN (THE WARREN)

1300 BUS 85 LEAVES NBS ARRIVES ROCKLAND POST OFFICE 1219
TO CONNECT WITH
1320 BUS 85A ARRIVING CLAXTON GREEN APPROX 1328 REQUEST STOP IN CLAXTON

1635 BUS X22 DEPARTS NBS ARRIVING LODDON CHURCH PLAIN AT 1701
TO CONNECT WITH
1705 BUS 85A WHICH ONLY GOES AS FAR AS LANGLEY (GENTLEMEN’S WALK/VILLAGE HALL).  PASSENGERS FOR CLAXTON WILL NEED TO MAKE THEIR OWN ARRANGEMENTS BEYOND THIS POINT

1815 BUS 85 DEPARTS NBS ARRIVING CLAXTON GREEN VIA SURLINGHAM AT 1852

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