May 26 2013 Latest news:
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Train users on Norfolk’s Wherry and Bittern lines can access up-to-the-minute travel details and tourist information on the move thanks to a pioneering mobile phone app launched tomorrow.
Community Rail Partnerships (CRPs) in Norfolk are due to launch the free-to-download app at Norwich Station tomorrow morning to promote the Norwich to Great Yarmouth/Lowestoft (Wherry Lines) and Norwich to Sheringham (Bittern Line) CRPs.
The Norfolk CRPs are the first rail partnerships on the UK rail network to introduce such an app, supported by train operator Greater Anglia, Norfolk County Council, Broadland District Council, North Norfolk District Council and the Association of Community Rail Partnerships (ACoRP).
The app provides access to real-time bus and train information for each Bittern and Wherry Lines station. Users will be able to access maps, a journey planner, information on tourist attractions and accommodation, plus details of local cycling and walking routes.
The app is available from the Appstore and Google Play for Android users. Users can also download the Greater Anglia app from the Community Rail Norfolk app, giving the opportunity to buy tickets as well.
Jonathan Denby, Greater Anglia’s Head of Corporate Affairs and chair of Community Rail Norfolk said: “This ground-breaking phone app provides an innovative, coordinated and accessible way to promote the region and make key information available to visitors. It is a handy, one-stop shop for up-to-date, essential travel and tourist information about Norfolk.”