Tuesday 15 October 2013

Caister Road Update

Volvo Olympian 34113 W433CWX on a X2 service to Norwich on 18th April 2009
Regular correspondent Ryan has provided the latest update from First's Caister Road depot

The first Volvo Olympian Alexander Royale was withdrawn from service today; 34113 W433CWX was new to Yorkshire Coastliner in June 2000.

First transferred her to the local fleet from First Somerset & Avon in October 2008

It is expected that her sisters in the fleet also face withdrawal soon with some expected to move to driver training duties

Following her repaint, Gemini 37576 AU58EDC re-entered service this afternoon on the X1 shorts between Great Yarmouth and Norwich

Other news to report is that former Jersey Dart 43861 EG52FGJ may require a new engine and that 32201 LT52WTF faces a similar fate

My thanks to Ryan for the latest news

1 comment:

  1. Ah what a shame, I've been told it was only taken out of service yesterday as it requires work for it's upcoming MOT (clearly no point spending money on an old bus).. Sadly, As you say it's sisters will soon be departing which is a shame as I much prefer the Olympians to the Enviros or Geminis when they're on the X1 shorts..