Wednesday, 23 June 2021

Service Alterations Registered ~ 23rd June 2021

There are a few items of interest in today's Notices and Proceedings Report published by the East of England Traffic Commissioner

Our Hire has registered two 'new' Monday to Friday services for the summer season commencing on the 26th July 2021. They are 100 Vauxhall Holiday Park to Seashore Holiday Park (via Britannia Pier) and the 200 Hemsby Beach to Great Yarmouth

Konectbus is amending the timetable of its 5B Stalham to Norwich City Centre service from 25th July 2021


Tuesday, 22 June 2021

Shearings Returns

Robert Kelly was driving along Great Yarmouth's Marine Parade earlier today when he passed a coach parked up with a familiar name.

The name Shearings has returned to the town in the shape of  Kassbohrer Setra K21 HCC with its travellers using the Carlton Hotel as did its Shearings predecessor.

From the description on the windscreen it shows the operator is on a short break tour taking in Norwich and the Sandringham Estate 

My thanks to Robert for the photos and its good to see the once familiar name back in the area once more


Recent Arrival At First Ipswich

So far unreported on here is the recent arrival of Alexander Dennis Enviro200 44925 YX11 HNW at First Ipswich. It transferred in from First South Yorkshire's Doncaster Depot about a week or so ago

My thanks to Hew Winter for the information and photo


Monday, 21 June 2021

Norwich COVID-19 Mobile Test Centre

Oh my goodness five reports on the blog in one day - you really are being spoilt!! The last one for today features another COVID-19 mobile testing bus in use and this one is close to the Sainsburys Store in Norwich.

Again it's another former Oxford Bus Company Mercedes Benz Citaro and this time it's blue liveried 842 DF55 OXF being used by Norfolk County Council

My thanks to Dan High for the photo


Worthing In Norwich

Two Worthing Coaches were returned on 727 services from Norwich to Brighton earlier today. The operator's XW5611 BU18 OSM was employed on the 12:05 departure whilst XW5610 BU18 OSL was employed on the 16:05 service

Photos of both coaches, which are are Caetano Levante 2 bodied Scania K410EB6s, were taken by Omar Atiallah. My thanks to him for them and for his report.


Latest Coastal Red

The latest double decker to be painted in the Coastal Red livery is another former West Yorkshire Volvo B7TL/Wright Gemini 37024 YJ06XKN. 

It is seen here at Caister Road earlier this evening after being recorded in Norwich this lunchtime close to the Harford Park & Ride by Dan High

My thanks to First and Dan for the photos


excel Activitity

Dan High was on watch at Norwich Bus Station this morning and observed Network Norwich Wright Eclipse Gemini 36194 BN12 JYU on First's excel D service to Dereham.

Subsequently Ensign's ADL Enviro400 MC, on loan to First, arrived from Dereham on a reverse working complete with 'excel' branding

My thanks to Dan for the photos