Stagecoach in Norfolk

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Stagecoach in Norfolk
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

Stagecoach in Norfolk[2] (formerly Norfolk Green) 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.


Former Norfolk Green logo
Alexander Dennis Enviro400 in September 2012

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 Colson after ill health. Unusually, Stagecoach did not apply its corporate brand, but retained the Norfolk Green trading name and livery, although the fleet have received Stagecoach fleet numbers.[6][7][8]

On 1 May 2015, the business was rebranded as Stagecoach in Norfolk and become part of Stagecoach East.[9][10]


Routes operated by Stagecoach Norfolk 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.[11]


As at July 2013, the fleet consisted of 74 buses.[12] 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.[12][13]

Upon Stagecoach's purchase of Norfolk Green, in the summer of 2016 Stagecoach Norfolk went onto replace the fleet of Coasthopper Optare Solo's with Alexander Dennis' brand new enviro 200 euro 6 with 2016 (16) number plates. In addition, and later on, they purchased brand new Optare Solos with 2016 (66) plates. These new buses feature a new updated Coasthopper 'Flying Kite' livery, free wifi, USB charging points and leather seating.


  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". 18 December 2013. Retrieved 18 December 2013. 
  8. ^ Stagecoach buys Norfolk Green Bus & Coach Professional 18 December 2013
  9. ^ Stagecoach Announces Appointment of new Managing Director for South Bus Operations Stagecoach 20 April 2015
  10. ^ Norfolk Green to become Stagecoach Norfolk Bus & Coach Buyer 22 April 2015
  11. ^ bus times and maps Norfolk Green May 2013
  12. ^ a b Fleet List Norfolk Green 19 July 2013
  13. ^ Bus names Norfolk Green

External links[edit]

Media related to Stagecoach Norfolk at Wikimedia Commons