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Market Gates bus service improvement scheme


Norfolk County Council is asking for feedback on proposed changes to the Market Gates bus interchange and surrounding area in Great Yarmouth.
The proposal seeks to improve public transport across Great Yarmouth. Enabling two way bus travel through the Market Gates Interchange will help:
• Make bus journeys quicker and more reliable
• Separate buses from general traffic
• Boost the local economy
The arrival of Herring Bridge has already changed traffic movements around the town. Approximately 1.2m passengers per year currently use the Market Gates interchange. We expect this figure to grow through:
• The new improved transport links delivered at the rail station
• Our continued investment in bus services across the region including:
o New and extended routes
o The £1.50 Great Yarmouth fare cap (£2 countywide)
Tourism is currently worth £648m per year to the town’s economy, with 23% of all employment linked to this area.
All recent investments in the town are about growing Great Yarmouth’s economy to support local people. Having the right infrastructure in place to enable an efficient public transport network is key to this goal. This applies both within the town itself and through the connections to elsewhere in the county and beyond.
Enabling two way bus travel through Market Gates would generate up to 5 minute journey time savings for buses at peak times. The changes aim to speed up journeys for passengers, improve journey reliability and encourage further investment in services.
The proposals would benefit motorists by facilitating greater separation of buses from general traffic on key routes within the town centre.
Plan locations
• Market Gates Shopping Centre
• Great Yarmouth Town Hall
• Kingsgate Centre, Queen Anne’s Road
• Shrublands Community Café, Magdalen Way, Gorleston
• Great Yarmouth, Gorleston or Caister Library
If you have a queries or need an alternative format please email
How to comment
View the Market Gates proposals in detail and complete the online survey.
You can find large displays about the proposals across the Great Yarmouth borough. Hard copy plans are available take away from display locations. Please also see our frequently asked questions (FAQs) below for further information.
Deadline for comments is Sunday 16th June 2024