Norwich Train Station area

Start: Monday 24 January

Expected Completion: July 2022

Norfolk County Council and the Transport for Norwich partnership asked for feedback on proposed changes to the train station area of the city. The aims of the scheme are to improve bus journey times as well as facilities for those walking and cycling through the area. 

Download the public information notice for further details on all road closures and diversion routes while works take place.

Why was this proposed?

Primarily to improve bus journey times into the city centre for the 300 buses-a-day using this busy section of road as well as improving access and safety for those wishing to walk or cycle.

You can view a plan of all changes proposed for the area on the link above and the letter to local businesses and residents which provides full details on the reasons for each change.

Background

Feedback received during the consultation has been reviewed and plans revised in response, where appropriate. The points raised through the consultation were presented in a report to members of the Transforming Cities Joint Committee, along with the final proposed version of the scheme for construction..

View the report - agenda item 9 

Councillors voted to approve the scheme for construction at the meeting held on 10 June but a decision on a further section of inbound cycle lane on Prince of Wales Road and associated changes (items 4 and 9 on the plan) was deferred while the Connecting the Norwich Lanes proposals are under development. The full minutes of the committee meeting are available on the link above.

The Department for Transport (DfT) has awarded £32m of funding to TfN from the Transforming Cities Fund to deliver a range of schemes across Greater Norwich. These projects aim to improve access to jobs, training and retail by supporting improvements to sustainable modes of transport, while also responding to issues around air quality.

Speeding up public transport on key routes across the city is a core focus of our Transforming Cities programme. We are already seeing significant journey time savings across the network through improvements delivered so far and this scheme will put us in a much stronger position to work with bus operators and central government to secure future funding for zero emission buses.

More information about our application to the DfT and all the proposed schemes can be found on our Transforming Cities page. You can also read more about previous, current and future TfN projects by visiting Transport for Norwich.

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