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Offline Spoddendale

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Update: Megabus services
« on: April 03, 2022, 12:05:34 PM »
Just to provide an update on the Megabus services working from Norwich:

Norwich-Stratford (East London) service M16

The format for this service remains the same as previously reported with two trips each way each day (running at the same times every day) operated by Freestones. The website shows these trips as operating until beyond July.

From Norwich (Bus Station):
0600 via UEA 0615 arriving Stratford 0845
1345 via UEA 1400, Thetford 1445 arriving Stratford 1630

From Stratford:
1000 to UEA 1230 and Norwich (Bus Station) 1245
1745 to Thetford 1930, UEA 2015 and Norwich (Bus Station) 2030

P.S. Just for the historical record, at some point in the early part of April 2022 the Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays timings were amended. The 0600 service from Norwich and the 1000 from Stratford ran one hour later and the 1345 from Norwich and the 1745 from Stratford ran 30 minutes later.

Norwich-Birmingham service M37

The website shows the 1110 service from Birmingham to Norwich and the 1615 return from Norwich to Birmingham as operating on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays through to early July (except Easter Sunday 17 April).  This is the round trip operated by Prospect Coaches of Stourbridge.

The only date on which there is an 0955 service from Norwich to Birmingham and a 1600 service from Birmingham to Norwich over the same period is on Maundy Thursday 14 April. This presumably still worked by Freestones.



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Re: Update: Megabus services
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2022, 07:01:15 PM »

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Re: Update: Megabus services
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2022, 07:27:39 PM »
That came as a surprise. This decision means that Freestones now have no Megabus work.

The only remaining Megabus service to Norwich is the Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday from Birmingham worked by Prospect Coaches. The Megabus website enables bookings up to and including Sunday 2 October. I wonder if that will survive?

As Barry posted under the National Express Happenings their services 490/491 (Great Yarmouth-Norwich-London) and 727 (Great Yarmouth-Norwich-Cambridge-Stansted-Heathrow) are to be increased very soon. The former to compensate for the Megabus withdrawal.
 

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Re: Update: Megabus services
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2022, 08:54:25 PM »
This was the Prospect Coaches vehicle that operated the 1100 Birmingham-Norwich/1615 Norwich-Birmingham Megabus service M37 on Saturday 7 May 2022.

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