To reduce the reliance on travelling by car, why not use public transport for short local trips to places such as Norwich?
There are regular bus services that connect Oakwood Park to places such as Norwich and Wymondham Town Centre. Don’t forget, if you would like to try the local bus services, you can claim your free one-month bus pass for services within the Norwich network. Just complete the short travel survey here or in the Travel Information Pack which has been delivered to you.
Frequent and regular services depart along Norwich Road, linking you with places such as Norwich, Cringleford for the hospital, Watton and Attleborough. Most bus services running along Norwich Road provide links with Hethersett. Google is a great resource for finding a route or bus stop, you can either search for the route to find a timetable or search when you are travelling to and from to display different ways of getting there.
Take a look at our Oakwood Park Bus Guide for all the information you’ll need on local buses and how to use them!
If you travel into Norwich every day or even just occasionally, why not try the Park and Ride Service at Thickthorn? This provides a great alternative to driving into the centre of Norwich and it’s often quicker as it takes advantage of the bus lanes heading into the city! Alternatively, if you are travelling to the UEA or Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, the Costessey Park and Ride services these locations. Find out all you need to know about Norwich Park and Ride Services here.
Wymondham Train Station is approximately a 30-minute walk from Oakwood Park or a 9 minute cycle. Services typically run hourly in both directions (to Norwich or in the direction of Cambridge). During peak hours there are more frequent services which provide greater flexibility for commuters. You can download train timetables here. If you would like to try the train service into Norwich for a month, you can claim for a free one-month season ticket instead of the bus pass. Just complete the short travel survey.
Wymondham Station doesn’t have too many facilities, although it does have a café. There are 90 car parking spaces available (six are accessible spaces) and it also has 28 sheltered spaces for bikes. Although, if you don’t want to leave your bike there all day or have a long journey at the other end then you could take your bike on the train with you. National Rail has some handy tips here on travelling with your bike.
Railcards are a great way to save money (up to a third) on train travel. There are several cards available so most should be able to apply. Cards available are:
♦ 16-17 Saver;
♦ 16-25 Railcard (Sometimes known as the young person’s railcard);
♦ 26-30 Railcard;
♦ Disabled Person Railcard;
♦ Two Together Railcard;
♦ Friends and Family Railcard; and
♦ Senior Railcard.
You can apply for these directly through the Railcard website.
If travelling to Norwich by train, why not add PlusBus to your ticket? For an additional £3.30 per day you can have unlimited bus travel around Norwich, this includes the UEA, Norfolk and Norwich Hospital, Broadland Business Park and Norwich Airport! PlusBus is available in many other cities too including Cambridge.