Monday, 8 October 2012
I travelled into town on a First Dart which was overtaken on Howard Street North by AnglianBus Plaxton Derwent bodied Denis Javelin CSK282 on an X47 working to Norwich
My Dart followed it into the Market Gates Bus Station and it was parked in a great position for a lovely picture; but I was otherwise gainfully employed listening about a friend's USA holiday! However, I did manage to get a picture of the bus on the return working from Norwich. CSK282 was acting a replacement for Scania R82EMB which broke down in South Walsham on the 731 service earlier in the day. The vehicle on the 731 normally then continues on to work the A47/X47 service. The Scania had resumed its duties by mid-afternoon.
As it was wearing 'Just go holidays by coach' branding I assumed it was dropping off holidaymakers
I was completely wrong as its passengers were seen alighting with shopping bags bearing
It made at least two return journeys until around midday when the normal Optare Solo was seen on the route.
A wander to the Beach Coach Station revealed a Plaxton Panther bodied Volvo B9R (FJ59CBU) from Soames parked up whilst on an Alfa Travel contract
Whilst she has now received AnglianBus branding she has yet to have the destination displays working.
Hence, the white card displaying 601!
My thanks to Joe at Norwich Bus Page for the additional info.