Wednesday, 14 February 2018

Service Alterations Registered ~ 14th February 2018

Today's Notices and Proceedings Report contains details of the cancellation of Anglianbus services and their replacement by Konectbus. Both have already been reported in an earlier blog post. Today's Report also mentions the new Fakenham bus services registered by Konectbus and First Eastern Counties also highlighted on the blog last week.

Other entries include a new operating centre for ten vehicles at Waveney District Council premises at Rotterdam Road in Lowestoft for Suffolk Norse. An operating centre has been closed by GS Group Holdings at North Road in Ormesby and replaced by another at Grove Farm in Rollesby near Great Yarmouth where authorisation has been given for three vehicles.

The full Report published by the East of England Transport Commissioner can be viewed HERE


Monday, 12 February 2018

Lowestoft Rail Replacements

Both Yarmouth and Lowestoft Lines are out of use for the next week which means coaches replacing Trains for the next seven days. Simon Bartram was on hand at Lowestoft on Saturday to record which vehicles were on duty.

First up is Sanders Volvo/Vanhool 537FN (ex YJ07JWK) which employed just as sister 536FN was yesterday at Yarmouth Station.

Next up is Belle Coaches Setra OJI4758 which was parked up in the Car Park awaiting its next duty alongside Angies Tours King Long BX59KWR.

Finally Simon also managed to capture a very rare sight in Lowestoft yesterday morning (Sunday), one of Sanders Service Buses had made the trip to Lowestoft , DAF/Wright YJ60GDX was on hand to work the 11.50 replacement service to the city.

Many Thanks to Simon for the use of his photos as always.


Sunday, 11 February 2018

Sunday Shearings

Only one Shearings visitor noted in the Town this morning, parked on the seafront was Mercedes Benz Tourismo 852 BF16XPB.


Sunday Rail Replacement Coaches

A Morning trip to Asda for Breakfast supplies meant we could catch up with the vehicles employed on the Greater Anglia Rail Replacement from Yarmouth Station.

First up was Simonds Of Botesdale's Volvo/Vanhool 7236PW (ex MM06GSM) parked next to Smiths Of Blofield Volvo/Berkhof FJ53KZK.

Another Simonds vehicle on duty was Volvo/Vanhool TCF496 (ex GM06GSM).

The final vehicle noted was Sanders Of Holt Volvo/Vanhool 536FN (ex WK06AEC).


Friday, 9 February 2018

Konectbus Registrations & More

Following Monday's report that Anglianbus had cancelled five routes, as revealed by the Government's East Of England's Vehicle Operator Licensing website, I can now confirm that Konectbus yesterday registered replacements effective from the 1st April 2018
  • 83 Harleston to Norwich via Long Stratton
  • 84 Harleston to Norwich via Hempnall
  • 87 (88/X88) Halesworth to Norwich via Bungay and Poringland
  • 88/X88 Southwold to Halesworth
  • 90 Halesworth to Southwold via Beccles
  • BH272 Wangford to Bungay High School
Incidentally there were also two entries for Norwich to Fakenham bus services. Go West Travel registered its X29 Fakenham to Norwich service commencing on 3rd April 2018 whilst First Eastern Counties is also to introduce its 28 (29/X29) Norwich to Fakenham Oak Street service on the same day.


Arrivals at Lowestoft

44533 at Lowestoft Bus Station
So far unreported here is the arrival of three Alexander Dennis Enviro200s at Lowestoft's Gasworks Road depot.

44531 (SN62AZW), 44532 (SN62DBO) and 44533 (SN62DBV) came from First Berkshire earlier in the week and are in Olympia livery. The last named entered service yesterday.

My thanks to First for the information and to Christian Newsome for the photo


Thursday, 8 February 2018

Scottish Exile

Whilst out and about in Great Yarmouth today I got my my first sighting of former First Borders 32672 (SN55HEV).

The Wright Eclipse Gemini bodied Volvo B7TL was being employed on First Great Yarmouth's route 8 this morning which operates between Caister Second Avenue and the James Paget Hospital in Gorleston. SN55HEV was new to First Edinburgh in September 2005.