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Offline Spoddendale

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Changes to Megabus Norwich services
« on: January 28, 2022, 02:11:33 PM »
It would appear that the timetables for the Megabus services from Norwich are changing after this weekend.


Norwich-Stratford (East London) service M16

This service (operated by Freestones) becomes two trips each way every day (running at the same times every day). The ‘Cambridge South Babraham Crossroads’ stop has been discontinued.

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

These times are shown until Thursday 7 April 2022 (one week before Easter). From Friday 8 April 2022 the timetable will change with additional trips.



 
Norwich-Birmingham service M37

The 0955 service from Norwich which returns from Birmingham at 1600 (operated by Freestones) will cease operation after Monday 31 January 2022. No further timings for those trips are currently shown on the website which gives information up to Saturday 9 April 2022.

The 1110 service from Birmingham which returns from Norwich at 1615 (operated by Prospect Coaches) will be the only remaining trips on this service operated Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays and Mondays only. The Megabus website shows this service pattern until Saturday 9 April 2022 (one week before Easter).


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Offline John Wakefield

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Re: Changes to Megabus Norwich services
« Reply #1 on: January 29, 2022, 10:20:15 AM »
The Babraham crossroads seemed a strange place for a stop, in the middle of nowhere. Would have made more sense to have had one at Granta Park a major employer and to be to southern terminus of the proposed Cambridge south bus way. The coach could leave the A11 at Four Went Ways and rejoin further along the A11.

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Re: Changes to Megabus Norwich services
« Reply #2 on: January 29, 2022, 11:57:43 AM »
Especially since, as is always the problem with Megabus... how was anyone supposed to know it existed?

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Re: Changes to Megabus Norwich services
« Reply #3 on: January 30, 2022, 05:49:05 PM »
Especially since, as is always the problem with Megabus... how was anyone supposed to know it existed?

I didn't know it existed until late last year - despite living within a fair walking distance of the stop!

Never dared try it simply as the lack of use was clear - that and I'd never seen a Megabus service head off the A11 at that junction to serve the stop.

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Re: Changes to Megabus Norwich services
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2022, 09:00:57 AM »
I didn't know it existed until late last year - despite living within a fair walking distance of the stop!

Never dared try it simply as the lack of use was clear - that and I'd never seen a Megabus service head off the A11 at that junction to serve the stop.


I dare say there were few if any calls made at that stop so it was unlikely to have ever seen a coach there.

Since Megabus is a web based pre-booked operation I would imagine it was a case of 'no bookings then no call'.


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