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Long-term fears over driver drought

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Passengers face "long-term" disruption on the city's buses as a crippling driver shortage continues to impact services.

Specified First Bus journeys are currently not operating due to staff shortages and a spate of sickness.

Konectbus has also seen employees quitting to drive HGVs or delivery vans leaving areas including Sprowston, Spixworth, Old Catton, Dussindale and Hethersett under served.

Robin Knowles, 74, who lives in Proctor Road, Sprowston, with his 81-year-old wife, said a recent doctor appointment at Magdalen Medical Practice had to be changed because a bus did not turn up.

Sprowston town councillor Robin Knowles who has encountered challenges due to the bus shortage - Credit: Archant © 2006

The couple, who cannot drive or walk long distances, have also resorted to catching a taxi to travel to the city centre.

"I have spoken to several people about it who are saying it is........

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