Tuesday, 12 November 2019

Monday, 11 November 2019

Konect MMCs Enter Service

As suggested in Friday's post (More MMC Sightings) Konects' new Enviro 200MMCs began entering service today operating on Service 5 which runs between the City Centre and Postwick Park & Ride site.

Regular contributor Dan High managed to secure some interiors photos of 202 YX69NPG in addition to the usual exterior shot

The photos show the pristine entrance and seating areas. Also shown is the next stop display screen which also provides information on subsequent stops along the route.

My thanks to Dan for the photos


Sunday, 10 November 2019

Another Essex Arrival

Earlier today another First Essex Dart arrived at Great Yarmouth's Caister Road depot. This is the fourth to arrive from the county in the last four weeks.

Number 42483 SN03WLK joins similar 42484-86 SN03WLW/M/X after being towed in from Ipswich earlier this afternoon

My thanks to First Great Yarmouth for the information and photos.


Friday, 8 November 2019

Farming Diary

Local Farms require extra workforce at this time of year and a local farm in my home village of Ormesby St. Margaret is one of them. Workers are transported by vehicles from G's Growers Ltd of Soham in Cambridgeshire.

Current vehicles noted on the farm are former Dublin Bus Volvo Olympian GOX78V, New in 1999 as 99-D-605 (RV-605) and Ex. Stagecoach Cambridgeshire Olympian R564DRP (16214). It was latterly with Shoreys Travel, Maulden in Bedfordshire.

Also parked up was MB 0814D Vario YX03BJV which was new to Kingston Upon Hull Council and latterly with Access Travel, Newarthill in Scotland.


More MMC Sightings

More of the Konectbus new single deckers have been noted on driver familiarisation duties. Yesterday Dan High captured Alexander Dennis Enviro 200MMC YX69NPF in between workings.

Earlier today the third of the trio YX69NPG was noted in Castle Meadow with 'City Centre 5' on the destination screen. However, it was not in public service - that is planned for Monday!

My thanks to Dan for both photos


Thursday, 7 November 2019

First Great Yarmouth Update

After its gearbox replacement and subsequent MOT, ALX400 bodied Volvo B7TL 30959 RJ51RCO is now back on the road.

Another decker is almost nearing completion following its engine replacement. Former Great Yarmouth 32204 LT52WTK is expected to return to Norwich within the next few days.

To correct my earlier post, 30948 YJ51RRV has moved to Lowestoft on short term loan and not 30959 as stated previously.

My thanks to First for the update


MMCs On the Road

One of the new Konect bus Alexander Dennis Enviro 200MMCs was noted on the road in Norwich yesterday by Dan High

However, it is not yet in revenue earning service as it was being employed on staff familiarisation work. They are expected to be in public use from next Monday.

My thanks to Dan for the photos. An up to date listing of  vehicles operating for Konect can be viewed in the Fleet List part of the site