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Norwich Park & Ride is a series of Park & Ride bus services in the city of Norwich, Norfolk. The first of the park and rides was opened in 1994 at Norwich International Airport in Hellesdon. Since then, five more sites have opened, the latest being Thickthorn in 2005.

The buses are colour coded as follows:

Thickthorn (Service 601) - Pink Harford (Service 602) - Blue Airport (Service 603) - Turquoise Costessey (Service 604) - Green Postwick & Sprowston (Services 605 & 606) - Dark Orange & Purple

Thickthorn Park & Ride (Service 601)

Thickthorn P&R is currently the most recent Park & Ride site to open in Norwich. It was opened in 2005, on Norwich Road, Hethersett, NR9 3AU (Entrance off the Thickthorn roundabout, Hethersett B1172 exit).

The site provides: -786 spaces -Disabled parking bays -Parent and child parking bays -CCTV to safeguard you and your vehicle -Covered cycle parking -Recycling facilities

Thickthorn P&R use VDL DB250 Wright Pulsar Gemini's in a pink livery on the route. The journey takes around 15 mins to reach Norwich Bus Station from Thickthorn P&R site, and vice versa.

Thickthorn P&R is currently opertated by konectbus - a Norfolk bus company.

Harford Park & Ride (Service 602)

Harford P&R is located on Ipswich Road, Norwich, NR4 6DY.

The site provides: -1088 spaces -Disabled parking bays -Parent and child parking bays -CCTV to safeguard you and your vehicle -Covered cycle parking -Recycling facilities – see the next section -Car Boot every Sunday from 6am to 2pm. (For pitch rentals contact Paul Scarle on 07801 049915)

Harford P&R use Alexander Dennis Trident2 Enviro400's in a blue livery on the route. The journey takes around 15-20 mins to reach Norwich Bus Station from Harford P&R site, and vice versa.

Harford P&R is currently opertated by konectbus - a Norfolk bus company. Previously (pre-2010), it was operated by First Eastern Counties, using Volvo B7TLs in blue liveries.

Airport Park & Ride (Service 603)

Airport P&R was the first Park & Ride site to open in Norwich. It was opened in 1994, and is located on Buck Courtney Crescent, Norwich, NR6 6JT

The site provides: -620 spaces -Disabled parking bays -CCTV to safeguard you and your vehicle -Covered cycle parking -Electric vehicle charging points -Recycling facilities

Airport P&R use Dennis Trident Plaxton President's in a turquoise livery on the route. The journey takes around 20-25 mins to reach Norwich Bus Station from Airport P&R site, and vice versa.

Airport P&R is currently opertated by Norse. Previously (pre-2010), it was operated using Irisbus Agoraline's in a yellow livery.

Costessey Park & Ride (Service 604)

Costessey P&R is located on Long Lane, Bawburgh, Norwich, NR9 3LX (near Norfolk Showground).

The site provides: -1100 spaces -Disabled parking bays -Parent and child parking bays -CCTV to safeguard you and your vehicle -Covered cycle parking -Recycling facilities – see the next section -Car Boot every Sunday from 6am to 2pm. (For pitch rentals contact Paul Scarle on 07801 049915)

Costessey P&R use Optare Tempo's in a green livery on the route. The journey takes around 20 mins to reach Norwich Bus Station from Costessey P&R site, and vice versa.

Costessey P&R is currently opertated by konectbus - a Norfolk bus company.

Costessey Park & Ride (Service 10)

There is a local bus service which runs from the Costessey Park and Ride site to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital (NNUH). Standard fares apply. Concessionary pass holders can travel on the Konectbus 10 service free of charge from 9:30am as this is a local bus service. NNUH employees should contact their HR department for details of the travel scheme associated with this service.

This service is also operated by konectbus. It uses Mercedes Citaro bendy-buses in the usual green livery. http://www.flickr.com/photos/49490214@N08/8227211171/ - link to a picture of a Mercedes Citaro in Costessey P&R Livery. Thanks to Jamie Armstrong.

Costessey Park & Ride (Service 604)

Costessey P&R is located on Long Lane, Bawburgh, Norwich, NR9 3LX (near Norfolk Showground).

The site provides: -1100 spaces -Disabled parking bays -Parent and child parking bays -CCTV to safeguard you and your vehicle -Covered cycle parking -Recycling facilities – see the next section -Car Boot every Sunday from 6am to 2pm. (For pitch rentals contact Paul Scarle on 07801 049915)

Costessey P&R use Optare Tempo's in a green livery on the route. The journey takes around 20 mins to reach Norwich Bus Station from Costessey P&R site, and vice versa.

Costessey P&R is currently opertated by konectbus - a Norfolk bus company.

Postwick Park & Ride (Service 605 from the city centre, service 606 to the city centre)

Postwick P&R is located on Yarmouth Road, Norwich, NR13 5NP.

The site provides: -1100 spaces -Disabled parking bays -Parent and child parking bays -CCTV to safeguard you and your vehicle -Covered cycle parking -Recycling facilities – see the next section -Car Boot every Sunday from 6am to 2pm. (For pitch rentals contact Paul Scarle on 07801 049915)

Costessey P&R use Optare Tempo's in a green livery on the route. The journey takes around 20 mins to reach Norwich Bus Station from Costessey P&R site, and vice versa.

Costessey P&R is currently opertated by konectbus - a Norfolk bus company.

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