First to go all out to provide transport to Radio 1 Big Weekend visitors

First Norwich have confirmed that they will be providing buses to and from BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend, which will take place at Earlham Park this year. This year's event will see the likes of Foo Fighters, 5 Seconds of Summer, Fall Out Boy and Taylor Swift take to the stage at Earlham Park - adjacent to the University of East Anglia.

The following information is taken from the First website, and includes information of two services and a number of changes to others for the weekend:
Dan Whiting has noticed that destination displays are already
programmed ahead of the event.

"Blue Line services 25 and 26
Owing to various road closures Blue Line service 25 to the University will NOT be able to serve South Park Avenue on Saturday 23rd May and Sunday 24th May.  Blue Line service 26 to the University will NOT be able to serve the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital on Sunday 24th May.

The terminus for services 25 and 26 after approx 0900 on Saturday 23rd May and Sunday 24th May will be on Bluebell Road NOT the UEA campus. A temporary bus stop will be placed on Bluebell Road near to the Fiveways roundabout on Earlham Road. Both services will operate along The Avenues and set down at the bus stop just before Bluebell Road.

There will be extra buses on routes 25 and 26 during the day. Evening and late night services from Bluebell Road will operate via either Earlham Road or Unthank Road and all journeys will terminate at the bus station. There will be some shuttle buses between the Bus Station and the Rail Station until 0030.

Service 27 to Northfields will NOT operate on Saturday 23rd May as most of the roads it serves in the University area are closed.

All other Norwich area services will operate to the normal routes and timetables although there may be some delays at times, especially on Newmarket Road or in West Earlham.

Daytime shuttle service from Norwich Bus Station
In addition to extra buses on city services 25 and 26, there will also be frequent shuttle buses from Norwich Bus Station direct to Earlham Park, Bluebell Road from approx 1000-1500 on Saturday and Sunday. After 1500 service 26 will also call at the bus station every 15 minutes until approx 1900 then every 30 minutes until approx 2130.

Late Night Special Services
A shuttle service including extra journeys on services 25 and 26 will operate at frequent intervals from Earlham Park, Bluebell Road to the Bus Station all day and evening until approx 0100.

X1 to Dereham, Swaffham and Kings Lynn
We will be running several extra late night buses after the last scheduled departure at 2320. Further details will be made available when known.

X1 to Acle, Great Yarmouth and Gorleston
We will be running several extra late night buses after the last scheduled departure at 2320. Further details will be made available when known.

X2 to Loddon, Beccles and Lowestoft
We will be running several extra late night buses after the last scheduled departure at 2250. Further details will be made available when known.

Please note that whilst we will try our best to get everyone on to a bus to Great Yarmouth or Lowestoft we cannot guarantee travel. These extra buses will operate on a first-come, first-served basis.

Special services for Greater Norwich

Service E1 will operate via Yarmouth Road, St Williams Way, Heartsease Lane, Mousehold Lane, Wroxham Road, Sprowston Church Lane, Barkers Lane, White Woman Lane, Old Catton Lodge Lane, St Faiths Road and Mile Cross Lane terminating at Vulcan Road bus depot.
Service W1 will operate along Dereham Road to Costessey (near Sainsburys), then Sweet Briar Road, Drayton High Road, Windsor Chase, Kingswood Avenue, Pendlesham Rise, Felsham Way, Long Dale, Reepham Road to Hellesdon, Reepham Road to The Boundary Mile Cross Lane terminating at Vulcan Road bus depot.

Other destinations
We regret we will NOT be providing extra late night buses to other destinations such as Attleborough, Brundall, Long Stratton, Mulbarton, Spixworth and Wroxham. As there will be heavy congestion in the Earlham Park area at night with restrictions for car users we would encourage passengers to use the late night shuttle service from Earlham Park to the Bus Station."
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