Saturday 20 October 2012

X1 Shorts

The newly introduced X1 timetable linking Lowestoft with Peterborough via Great Yarmouth, Norwich and Kings Lynn includes half hourly X1 shorts between Great Yarmouth and Norwich in competition with AnglianBus

Regular contributor Grahame Bessey went in to Great Yarmouth town centre this morning to discover what was working the new X1 shuttles.

As expected the former First Midlands (Worcester) Volvo B12M 20515 WV02EUR was noted on one of the journeys and arrived in Market Gates to be replaced by Volvo Olympian 34114 W434CWX

Volvo B10M/Plaxton Premier 20115 N615APU was also espied on the X1 shorts too with the old girl still going strong

Another Volvo saloon, this time a B10BLE version, was also noted with 60814 S665RNA doing the honours

The Wright Eclipse Gemini bodied Volvo B9TLs form the mainstay of the Lowestoft to Peterborough service

However, you can't help but compare the vehicles used by the two operators along the A47 Norwich - Great Yarmouth corridor; First are using almost anything compared to AnglianBus primarily employing Scanias with an 03 registration or later (though some older vehicles are used from time to time)

My thanks to Grahame for his report and photos

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