Saturday, 18 October 2014

East to West

17786 LX03BVZ
A trip to Kings Lynn was the order of the day today to catch up with all the latest goings on in West Norfolk.

Three ex Stagecoach London Tridents have recently been added to the Norfolk Green fleet and hoping to see them in action i was not disappointed with two of the three out in service, 17786 LX03BVZ & 17787 LX03BWA were seen in the Bus station on the 505 service between Kings Lynn and Spalding.

Ex Stagecoach South Solo 47244 GX55DXO
Coach Services Scania YN57FZL
Norfolk Green run all the local services in the town and connections to Norwich, Spalding and North Norfolk all leave from the Bus Station, a variety of vehicles are operated including Optare Solo,Tempo, Versa & Spectra models, ALX 400 Tridents and E400 Enviros plus recent Dennis Dart arrivals from Stagecoach Cumbria. Ex Norse Agoralines also remain in service at present.

Other operators seen today were Konectbus who run betweem Watton, Swaffham and Lynn and also Coach Services of Thetford were seen using Wright bodied Scania YN57FZL on their 40 service.

I Drove over to the Saddlebow Industrial Estate to seek out the yard where vehicles were being kept for new operator Coastal Red which is due to start operations soon, three Optare Tempos were noted including YJ55BKU and what i believe is a new arrival YJ05JWZ which last operated with Lloyds in North Yorkshire after spells in Wales, it is an ex demonstrator, another Red Tempo was also on site bit i was unable to ID it.

Last stop on my Kings Lynn Tour was Norfolk Green's Depot where all 4 on loan Olympians were noted as well as the third ex London arrival LY52ZDZ. Driver Training Coach T667XYV also noted in the yard.

Photos from today will be on my Flickr site soon at

1 comment:

  1. I'm not sure the Stagecoach version of the NG livery works, certainly not on the decker. Any thoughts?
    Mick C