Lynx to launch Kings Lynn – Hunstanton direct route

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One of the former South Lancs short Optare Tempos that has just been repainted in Lynx livery will be used on the 36. DAVID BELL
One of the former South Lancs short Optare Tempos that has just been repainted in Lynx livery will be used on the 36. DAVID BELL

West Norfolk independent operator Lynx is to start operating direct buses between King’s Lynn, Heacham & Hunstanton.

From Tuesday, March 29 Lynx will launch its new service 36, which will be timed to meet trains from Cambridge and London at King’s Lynn Railway Station and then after calling at the town’s Bus Station, continue direct to Heacham and Hunstanton. The new hourly service will compliment Lynx’s existing 35 route meaning that the company, now one year old, will operate three buses per hour each way between King’s Lynn and Hunstanton.

Julian Patterson, Director of Lynx said: “We’ve been inundated with feedback from customers since Stagecoach Norfolk Green withdrew its direct service to Hunstanton last year, so we’ve listened to their feedback and I’m pleased to announce that we’ll be providing a new service that takes just over 35 minutes to reach the seaside.”

One of the 34-seater Optare Tempos acquired from Rotala-owned Diamond Bus North West is expected to be used on the service.

Lynx also recently introduced a smartcard named Holdall, a Norfolk County Council initiative. It means passengers benefit from cheaper fares – an adult return from Heacham to Kings Lynn is £5 using Holdall instead of £5.30.

More details can be found at www.lynxbus.co.uk.