New Norwich Park and Ride fares revealed

I have long awaited putting this post together, as it's one of those ones we can all really sink our teeth into; the new Park and Ride fares ready for when the network is overhauled in September. I spent yesterday afternoon making the comparisons, and have come up with the following.

Possibly the best part of all is the removal of the silly off-peak and peak time fare system, which confused a lot of passengers. There is however as special discount on a new After12 ticket. From September 7th, every ticket is unlimited and can be used on any park and ride service on the network.

I have made the table simple enough to read. By off peak on the current fare structure, it denotes validity between 09:30 and 15:59 and 18:00 to close of service Monday to Friday and all day on Saturday.

The main changes in day fares are for groups and 16-19s; compared to a current anytime day ticket, young persons fares are decreased by £0.80 and concessions by £1.70. The group ticket is simplified to a single ticket allowing up to five passengers to travel, priced identically to the current five person group ticket available in off peak only. Travelling with the after12 ticket, five people can travel for just £1.00 each.

Long term season tickets will see a number of changes also. It is worth noting that these tickets will be available with a holdall smartcard only. Every option will see a reduction of some size other than Child and Adult annual tickets which are increased by £50.00 and £18.00 respectively. Concession season tickets are considerably reduced, an annual ticket by £225.00 and a Weekly by £8.30. The new season ticket fares will no doubt encourage more passengers to travel with long-term tickets, taking advantage of the generous discounts for children and concessions and big reductions in travelling with daily tickets.

From September 7th, Konectbus and Anglianbus cityZone tickets can be used on Park and Ride services, hence extending the possibilities of the park and ride to allow people to park away from their destination and use other buses. For example, on event days at the Norfolk Showground passengers could park and Sprowston Park and Ride, using a Park and Ride 502 to the City Centre then a Konectbus 4 to the Showground.

All of the above fares are applicable only to main services from Harford, Sprowston, Norwich Airport, Thickthorn and Postwick. County Hall shuttle 512 from Harford and the 510 and 511 from Costessey to the University of East Anglia and Norfolk and Norwich Hospital will have slightly different fares.
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