Norfolk Green

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Norfolk Green bus 502 (YJ58 VCC), Showbus 2009.jpg
Optare Versa in September 2009
Parent Stagecoach
Founded 1996
Headquarters King's Lynn
Service area Norfolk, Cambridgeshire, Lincolnshire
Service type Bus services
Routes 24 Public services and 11 school/college services [1] (from January 2014)
Hubs King's Lynn, Wisbech, Fakenham, Norwich & Cromer
Fleet 74 (July 2013)
Chief executive Gary Nolan
Website www.norfolkgreen.co.uk
Alexander Dennis Enviro400 in September 2012

Norfolk Green[2] is a bus operator based in King's Lynn in Norfolk, England. It operates 33 public bus services in the counties of Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire as well as numerous school and college services. It is a subsidiary of Stagecoach.

History[edit]

Norfolk Green was formed in 1996 with a fleet of four buses. In 1999 the Saham Toney depot was sold to Konectbus with four coaches.[3]

In April 2011, Norfolk Green purchased the King's Lynn based services of First East England.[4][5]

On 17 December 2013, Norfolk Green was sold to Stagecoach following the retirement of Ben Coulson after ill health. Unusually, Stagecoach have not applied its corporate brand, but retained the Norfolk Green trading name and livery, although the fleet have received Stagecoach fleet numbers.[6][7][8]

Routes[edit]

Routes operated by Norfolk Green include the very popular Coasthopper services between King's Lynn and Cromer, the Interconnect 505 between King's Lynn and Spalding, a town service network in King's Lynn, a city service in Ely and many rural and interurban bus services across Norfolk, Cambridgeshire and Lincolnshire.[9]

Fleet[edit]

As at July 2013 the fleet consisted of 74 buses.[10] Fleet livery is two tone green. Twelve Optare Solo Slimlines wear a dark blue, yellow and green livery for the Coasthopper group of services.

A large proportion of buses are also named after local characters and personalities.[10][11]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Our Services". Norfolk Green. Retrieved 24 January 2014. 
  2. ^ Companies House extract company no 3117358 Go West Travel Limited
  3. ^ Konectbus - established 1999 Konectbus
  4. ^ Norfolk Green takes over First routes King's Lynn Online15 April 2011
  5. ^ Norfolk Green grows as First retrenches Bus & Coach Professional 15 April 2011
  6. ^ Norfolk Green bus firm sold to national giant Stagecoach
  7. ^ "Update: MP reacts to the sale of Norfolk Green bus firm - News - Eastern Daily Press". Edp24.co.uk. 18 December 2013. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  8. ^ Stagecoach buys Norfolk Green Bus & Coach Professional 18 December 2013
  9. ^ bus times and maps Norfolk Green May 2013
  10. ^ a b Fleet List Norfolk Green 19 July 2013
  11. ^ Bus names Norfolk Green

External links[edit]

Media related to Norfolk Green at Wikimedia Commons