Sunday, 18 November 2018

New Arrivals at Caister Road

Two ADL Pointer Bodied Darts have arrived at Caister Road this evening after being transferred from First Cymru. The pair were new to First Bristol in 2006. Both will be allocated to Great Yarmouth.

The pair are 42955 WX06OMM and 42956 WX06OMO, Their arrival means that some Volvo B7L single decks are to be withdrawn in the near future.

Many Thanks to Will Drake for being on the spot when the arrived after the long journey down from Wales.


Friday, 16 November 2018

Friday on Marine Parade

Following yesterday's post on Wednesday Wonderings regarding the National Holidays' Mercedes Tourismo, I was able to get a photo of it on Marine Parade early this morning.

NH16TEH was waiting outside the Royal Hotel on Marine Parade no doubt ready for the return journey home.

Nearby was Ambassador Travel's Sansundegui bodied Volvo B11R 256 BV17CUA loading passengers for their return too after their short stay at the Nelson Hotel.

Other coaches were also preparing for their return home including the two Alfa Travel Tourismos  and the similar Shearings Holiday's example mentioned in yesterday's report.


Thursday, 15 November 2018

Sixth Form Sightings

Following a tip off from 'Reg Vardy', I managed to get to the East Norfolk Sixth Form College on Church Lane in Gorleston earlier this morning.

The arrival of First's Lowestoft Corporation Volvo B7TL/ALX400 30888 W743DWX confirmed his earlier sighting on the 881 between North Cove and the college - unfortunately the destination screen didn't get picked up by my phone. It pulled up behind Sanders Coaches' Wright Pulsar bodied VDL 408 YJ60GDX

Shortly after another First Lowestoft vehicle arrived on the 882 from Oulton Broad in the shape of  ADL Enviro200 44532 SN62DBO - again the destination display wasn't showing in the photo.


Wednesday Wanderings

Following a wander around the usual haunts during early yesterday afternoon, I discovered Shearings' Mercedes Benz Tourismo 140 BU18YSS resting on Marine Parade. Unfortunately it wasn't parked in a very good position for a photo bearing in mind the low sun and the placing of the street furniture but this is the best I could do.

Looking in at Beach Coach Station I found two Alfa Travel Tourismos - 81 BX14LCK and 66 BN12CLV. Both were parked facing east which again made photography an issue with the low sun.

The Bernard Matthews procession arrived outside the Coach Station shortly after with three First ALX400 bodied Volvo B7TLs in charge. 30954 YJ51RDO leading, 32063 W223XBD bringing up the rear with 32065 W425SRP providing the filling in the sandwich.

Finally, National Holidays' Tourismo NH16TEH passed through Market Gates Bus Station on its way to Marine Parade to unload its passengers - too quick for me to get a reasonable photo!


Wednesday, 14 November 2018

Anglia Thames Valley Bus Forum

Anglia & Thames Valley Forum - Welcome PageSome of you regularly using the version of the website may be experiencing some difficulty having been faced with 'domain name expired' message.

I have also had the same problem until recently and a message to our website indicated that I wasn't the only one. However, the forum can still be accessed using the address


Service Alterations Registered ~ 14th November 2018

This morning's Notices & Proceedings Report, published by the Eastern of England Traffic Commissioner, contains no relevant alterations to the local bus network. However, the full report will be available soon on the Traffic Commissioner's website


Tuesday, 13 November 2018

First Trident Sale

Following our last post which included a photo Plaxton President bodied Dennis Trident 32809 T809LLC, it has been brought to our attention that a similar decker has been offered for sale on eBay

ebay page

With five days remaining, First South West Falriver liveried Trident T819LLC, has been advertised as being available at £3,500.  It was new to Capital Citybus in June 1989.

Further details for those interested can be found HERE. My thanks to First for the information