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Konectbus

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ParentGo-Ahead Group
Founded1999
HeadquartersDereham
Service areaDereham
Norwich
Swaffham
Watton
Wymondham
Fakenham
Wroxham
Service typeBus services
AllianceAnglian Bus
Depots1
Fleet61 (October 2017)
Chief executiveAndy Hopkins
Websitewww.konectbus.co.uk

Konectbus[1] is a bus operator based in Dereham in Norfolk, England. It is a subsidiary of the Go-Ahead Group.

History

Konectbus was formed in 1999 when the Saham Toney depot of Norfolk Green was purchased from with four coaches, originally trading as Konect. The company moved out of coach operations and into tendered bus services. In 2003 the company was renamed Konectbus. [2]

In 2004 the depot was relocated to Toftwood. In March 2013 a new depot was opened in Rashes Green Industrial Estate. In 2005 Konectbus began to operate three park & ride services under contract to Norwich City Council with a fleet of eleven new buses.[2]

In March 2010 Konectbus was sold to the Go-Ahead Group.[2][3][4] In November 2017 Konectbus took over all 17 routes and 20 buses of sister company Anglian Bus.[5][6][7]

Services

Konectbus operate services in Norfolk and Suffolk.[8] On 7 September 2015, Konectbus started operating a five-year contract for all six Norwich park & ride services.[9][10][11]

Fleet

As at October 2017, the fleet consisted of 61 buses.[12]

References

  1. ^ Companies House extract company no 3149258 Konectbus Limited
  2. ^ a b c Konectbus - established 1999 Konectbus
  3. ^ Go-Ahead snaps up Konectbus Transport Xtra 17 March 2010
  4. ^ Dereham bus firm sold to transport group Dereham Times 19 March 2010
  5. ^ News Konectbus
  6. ^ "Anglianbus name to be dropped" Coach & Bus Week issue 1318 21 November 2017 page 10
  7. ^ Anglianbus is no more Route One 22 November 2017
  8. ^ Timetables & Fares Konectbus
  9. ^ Pand ride plus - new Konectbus contract includes Norwich bus station[permanent dead link] Norwich City Council 2 April 2015
  10. ^ Konectbus finalises Norwich P&R win Bus & Coach Buyer 30 April 2015
  11. ^ "New Norfolk P&R to launch next week" Coach & Bus Week issue 1204 1 September 2015 page 10
  12. ^ Fleet List Konectbus

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