Wednesday, 7 May 2014

Today's Activity in Great Yarmouth

Ambassador Travel's MX54WME on its way to the Sixth Form College for the 730
An errand in town to attend to today plus there was the bonus of meeting up with fellow blogger Steve W for a yarn

First Gemini 37578 AU58EDJ (working the 8) just beat Volvo B10BLE S116JTP (on the 6) to the Magdalen Arms stop in Gorleston. My patience was rewarded with a front seat from where I observed Ambassador Travel Solo MX54WME in the High Street
Two former First Leicester ALX400 appear on Bernard Matthews contract
heading for the East Norfolk Sixth Form College to start its 730 service to Great Yarmouth via Acle and Cantley.

After a shake rattle and roll into Market Gates, Steve and I observed former Leicester ALX400 32065 W425SRP heading off 'not in service' after completing the 13:16 service 7 from Belton. Less than half an hour later 32065 was leading the Bernard Matthews
Pikes Coaches SR11SRK with an eye catching slogan on the rear
procession past the Beach Coach Station. The second bus was another ex Leicester ALX400 in the shape of 32062 W422SRP

A striking looking Jonckheere bodied coach passed us earlier in Market Gates and Steve thought it said on the rear 'There are no passengers left on this vehicle overnight' 

Luckily SR11SRK from Andover based Pikes Coaches was noted
Shearings Holidays Setra 645 BT63GDO
parked at Beach Coach Station and a look at the rear confirmed his observation. The driver reported that at least one motorist went out of his way for a second glance!

It was one of a dozen coaches laying over. Others included a Shearings Setra - 645 BT63GDO and two National Holidays vehicles - Setra NH11DTH and Volvo NH06DEH

Anglian Scania AN61LAN receives attention from one of the fleet support team
Two examples from the Alfa Travel fleet were also noted including Volvo B12B Plaxton Paragon PN08KRK

Dodging the showers, we returned to Market Gates to view the arrival of Anglian's Scania OmniLink 451 AN61LAN. 

The driver was quickly out of his seat to attract the attention of the fleet support vehicle. There appeared to be some problem in opening one of the doors.

Steve and I then went our separate ways to attend to our respective shopping duties!


  1. How do I share my fleet observations with this site?

    1. Michael
      All you have to do is to email your reports (and photos too) to

      Looking forward to hearing from you