Konectbus to open new Norwich depot

Konectbus are to open a new Norwich depot to house new buses
for the Park and Ride services.
News has reached me today, with many thanks to Konectbus operations manager Steve Royal and regular contributor Sam Larke, that local Go-Ahead owned operator Konectbus are to open a new depot in Norwich.

A fully operational depot, complete with electric washer and other necessary equipment, will open at Rackheath Industrial Estate. Notably, the depot will be immediately next door to the former Anglianbus depot on Witchcraft Way - which was closed with the transfer of the 53 to Konectbus.

Steve Royal informs me that the new depot is set to house ten of the brand new Park and Ride buses set for delivery by Monday 7th September, mainly being those starting and finsihing at the Postwick, Sprowston and Norwich Airport sites - although I am assured that this is not the exclusive deal, other buses may spend time at the depot, including those on the other three Park and Ride services. Details of all new incoming vehicles can be found here

The new Rackheath depot is just four minutes drive from the Sprowston Park and Ride site and less than twenty minutes from Postwick and Norwich Airport; putting Konectbus in prime position to cut down loss mileage and save on fuel.
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Norwich Buses Blog was founded in December 2013 by Sam Larke after he left another popular blog, Norwich Bus Page. Since it's launch, the site has grown dramatically, especially whilst written solely by Kieran Smith during 2015. The blog is now in it's third year and we look forward to more success and growth in the future. If you think you'd make a good writer for Norwich Buses Blog, please do get in touch via email: samuel.larke@gmail.com
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  1. Even closer to both when the new Northern Distributor Road is completed

  2. Would have thought services 50, 51, 52 & 53 would go back to Rackheath as well? All of which benefit from running Rackheath instead of the other side of the A47.