Thursday 31 December 2015

Last of the year from Lowestoft

Final Photo opportunity of the year for me was a brief visit to Lowestoft this morning to try and capture the four latest arrivals from the South West. A Brisk sunny couple of hours was had and i managed to grab three of the four required.
42911 WX05RVV about to enter Gordon Road in the winter sun.
All were seen in use but 42908 failed to appear in the right direction for the camera as the sun was playing havoc trying to find a decent spot, i was a bit late for the usual Bus Station haunt so i moved to the roundabout at the top of Gordon Road with more sucess.
42943 WA56OAS also working the 101
My final capture was 42926 SN05EAE which i did wander back round to Gordon Road to see if it has pulled up in the last remaining sunny spot there and as luck would have it there she stood.
42926 SN05EAE now proudly wearing its new identity.
The rest of my photos will appear on my Flickr stream in due course. Once done i headed back to Yarmouth to meet up with a certain Mr. Miller for a chin wag and a seasonal beverage!

Other news from First sees loanee Volvo B10BLE 66112 R912BOU returning to Rotherham due its non DDA status and another loanee has arrived in the shape of 60626 R789WKW which is DDA complient and will cover as a paint spare at Norwich.  Yarmouth based 66168 & 66169 should also be withdrawn after service today due to the changes also.

Finally i would like to wish all our readers and contibutors a very happy new year and also to Roy for once again allowing me to be part of the team and keep the local scene up to date for everyone.

Have a good one people and here's to another bumper year in 2016!                    Grahame.


After a week off following the publication of our annual reviews, Throw Back Thursday returns with a look at a vehicle with another Great Yarmouth based operator

Ambassador Travel (Anglia) came into being in 1984 following the hiving off of coach services by Eastern Counties. The coach featured in this post is Plaxton Paramount bodied Volvo B10M-60 F106CCL which was delivered new to the company in February 1989

Towards the end of its working life it was primarily used on schools service in the Great Yarmouth area and both photos show it in use to ferry pupils from St Mary's Roman Catholic School in Gorleston to Great Yarmouth on the 826 service during May 2007

The vehicle is still thought to be extant in a canabilised state in the rear yard of Ambassador's Gapton Hall site as witnessed in this picture posted to Flickr by Zak Nelson

So that's it for this year then - all that remains is to wish you all a happy, healthy and prosperous 2016. 


Wednesday 30 December 2015

Ensign in December

Ross Newman's regular updates on the comings and goings at dealers Ensign have been published a little earlier this month due to the seasonal festivities

Holt based Sanders Coaches features prominently with the arrival of DAF SB120 YJ03PKZ/PKX  at Ensign during December. They didn't stay long as they were immediately dispatched to Mullaneys Coaches of Watford in the same month. Also during December, Sanders acquired two former Arriva London DAF DB250's in the form of LJ53NHP/NHN

DAF YJ03PKZ when with Neaves in 2011 - the bus and the company were acquired by Sanders in April 2014
Another two of the ten former Norse Norwich P&R Dennis Tridents have gone to Belle Vue of Manchester. PN03UMA/UMH join PN03ULP/UMG already with this operator

Trident PN03UMA is one of four former Norwich Park & Ride deckers now with Belle Vue of Manchester

Finally ex Anglianbus Scania OmniCity YN03WRP has found a new owner in Edward Thomas of West Ewell, Surrey

My thanks to Ross for the information


Tuesday 29 December 2015

The Oldies

A quick visit to town earlier today and I noticed both of the two recently transferred B10BLE's at work on the 6 to Bradwell. The next couple of days are expected to be their last days in local service before they are withdrawn as being none DDA compliant.

Volvo B10BLE 66168 had just completed a circuit of the Market Gates to Bradwell service when photographed today
The saloon is off to Rotherham in the new year for DDA work and will be retained by them as a 'paint spare'
Whilst out and about, I thought I would look in at First's Caister Road depot and it appeared to be eerily quiet. So I decided to take a look at what was lurking in the rear yard

Peering through the fencing I saw that four Volvo Olympians had been parked up. 34108 W435CWX was still beside 34112 W432CWX on the right hand side, whilst 34114 W434CWX had been moved to the rear south east corner taking up space which 34110 had vacated prior to its journey into preservation

34111 joins the withdrawn Olympian trio in the rear yard - on the left is 34114
The fourth member was 34111 W431CWX which was recently active on Bernard Matthews contract work. It is hoped that it will return to those duties in the new year


Sunday 27 December 2015

Another Loanee returns home

Christmas Eve saw another South Yorkshire Volvo B10BLE return to Rotherham after its loan spell with Eastern Counties. 60618 R781WKW has spent time working in Ipswich, Norwich, Yarmouth and Lowestoft whilst here.
60618 in Castle Meadow back in November.
With 60618 heading back North, Norwich based 33162 LR02LXX returned to Norfolk refurbished and repainted. 32106 & 32107 remain at Rotherham undergoing refurbishment and will return in Yellow line colours.


Thursday 24 December 2015

2015 Review ~ Other Operators

The second part of our annual review concentrates on the highlights of the local independent operators during 2015

Ambassador Travel

Little to report here of this Great Yarmouth based operator other than they operated their last 730 service in August. The 730 is a circular route between Great Yarmouth and Gorleston  via Cantley and Acle provided under contract to Norfolk County Council

The only other thing to say is that some of the fleet received cherished registrations during the year with Sunsundegui bodied Volvo B12Ms FJ06BPZ/BRF being re-registered KIG8457/8 

Belle Coaches

Suffolk-based Belle Coaches were named as the 2014 Just Go Holidays Coach Operator of the year during March

Fleet wise three coaches were deemed surplus to requirements with Eurocoach bodied Mercedes Benz AE05MZN joining Setras K2JTB and Y752DDA as being available for sale 

Border Bus

It is pleasing to report that this Beccles operator appears to be the only operator not reducing services and continues expanding

In February it registered the 146 route as two distinct parts - Southtown to Beccles and Beccles to Norwich with recent loadings being exceptionally high. Border took ADL Enviro200 MX12DYO on loan to help with the service

In addition to re-routing some of the schools services from the beginning of the new term in September, Border Bus also introduced two new routes - the SL8 and SL9 serving the Sir John Leman school from Oulton 9 (via Blundeston) and Barnby (via North Cove) respectively. These additional routes meant another decker arrival in the form of Plaxton President bodied Volvo B7TL LK51XGH

Craske Coaches

The blog reported in early August that this Catfield based operator had taken delivery of a brand new coach in the previous month. It was a Youtong bodied DAF registered YC15WDJ

Our Bus 

Another operator taking on more work is Acle-based Our Bus. It took over the running of the County Council supported 730 service at the beginning of September which was extended to the Gapton Hall Retail Park on Wednesdays and Saturdays only The inaugural service being operated by recently aquired Volvo B10BLE VAG608R

Our Bus, which reintroduced its seasonal Great Yarmouth Seafront service in July also took on a further seven services from September; some Norfolk County Council supported. To provide these services three second hand vehicles were acquired. These were Van Hool L141AHS, Iveco R208VJF and former East Lothian Optare Solo YE52FHC 

Reynolds Coaches 

Reynolds Coaches continued to operate its coaches on schools and  contract work during the year with a noteable vehicle arriving in the shape of Mercedes Tourismo SN57LKC.

On the negative side, Van Hool Alizee bodied Volvo B10M 7289DD was made available for sale

Sanders Coaches

Deckers began appearing on The East Norfolk Six Form
College run at the beginning of the autumn term
Sanders Coaches is another company investing in newer buses during the year including the Wright Pulsar bodied VDL YJ10DJU and the impressive trio of Optare bodied Scanias PN09ELJ/EMJ/ENJ 

The company also made significant changes to its bus network at the end of March including the service 6 between North Walsham and Great Yarmouth.

At the beginning of the autumn term its East Norfolk Sixth Form service from North Walsham began being regularly worked by a decker

Swift Taxis

School Bus BMC Falcon BX55OFN
This Great Yarmouth operator has seen its full sized coach fleet dwindle away to virtually nothing. Its downward spiral continued in the early part of the year when we reported that the company had lost almost all of their school's contracts

This decline continued during July with the loss of its last schools contract between Sprowston and Broadland High School in Hoveton. This was followed by the loss of its contracts to run the 291 and 292 routes and the end of their TR3 and TR4 routes

The last two standing Javelin SJI8127 and Merc MW51WFT
The only positive thing to report was the award of a Norfolk County Council contract in May to provide a Monday to Friday Cobholm to Market Gates service 6A until March next year - albeit operated by a taxi

The contract losses meant the disposal of vehicles was inevitable and during August Swift placed two coaches, a minibus and a taxi up for auction. The coaches were Volvo B12M CE2YRX (Swift retains its former S11WFT registration) and BMC Falcon BX55OFN; the minibus being Iveco YX51JPY. Autosan Eagle BV57MTJ had already been acquired by a Swindon operator

With the sale of Mercedes Benz MW51WFT to Irish operator Collins earlier this month, only Dennis Javelin SJI8127 remains as an example of what was once a large local fleet. Whilst Swift ceases to operate full sized coaches the Swift name continues in use on their minibuses and taxis

Whippet Coaches

Following the acquisition of Whippet by Tower Transit earlier in the year, the former announced that they would not run their coastal services to Great Yarmouth and other coastal routes during the summer of 2015


Again 2015 has been a busy year indeed which is reflected in the 386 posts (so far!) - the second highest  annual total. This activity is no doubt due to the many reports received during this past year and I would like to thank all of you who have contributed

Special mention must be made for the tireless contributions to the blog from my partner in crime Grahame Bessey, who has really helped me out when times have been difficult. Thanks very much Grahame!

My thanks also go to Syd Eade, Tim Miller, Jamie Skinner, Colin Thorne, Colin White, Neil Chilvers, Tim Major, Joe Leathers Watson, Danny Beales, Chris Speed, Des Speed, Sheldon Rees, Steve Gowler, James Long, Lee Howes, Rob Collins, SteveW, Crewcastrian, Eastleighbusman, Tom Baker, Zak Nelson, Mike Sayer, Harry Stanley, and Sam Larke for their support too. My apologies to those I may have left out!

And Finally....

Finally, eastnorfolkbus would like to wish all of its readers, supporters and contributors a very merry Christmas and a happy new year. It looks as though 2016 could be an interesting year too


2015 Review ~ Major Operators

Around this time every year we look back on activity over the past twelve months. Again it has been a busy year and here is a brief summary of the highlights of the major operators in the area during 2015


Go-Ahead subsidiary Anglianbus  began 2015 with a long term loan of ADL Enviro200 YW14FHS which lasted until October.

YNPZF in use at one of the EATM running days
Other arrivals included East Lancs bodied Scania OmniDekkas - the first, YN55PZF, arrived in March and was immediately put to work on the 88/88A Norwich - Bungay - Halesworth route

Two 2010 built Optare Versas returned to the fleet from sister company Konectbus with new Anglianbus logos being applied to YJ60KGU/V during September

The company carried out extensive service revisions in November as some of the routes were operating at a loss and no longer viable. Following consultation with stakeholders and customers Anglian subsequently amended its planed 80 and 81/81A services

Optare Excel X229WRA on the 81 service 
The introduction of these new timetables resulted in a number of fleet withdrawals with Optare Excels W216PRB and X229WRA being the first to go. These were followed by Optare Solos YN04LWP, MX53EDO and MX53EDP. Two ex Metrobus Scania Omnicities YN05HFJ and YN05HFG were also axed.

Earlier in the year one of the operator's Gas Buses was withdrawn from service after it received a rear end shunt. As a result of the incident the chassis of  WX62HGG was twisted and beyond repair with the vehicle being subsequently written off

WX62HGG at Norwich Bus Station in December 2012
Meanwhile, Anglian repainted its four Streetlites back into white livery prior to handing them back to their owners following the end of their lease; although at least one still appears to be hanging around!

Finally Anglian closed its Rackheath Depot in April but increased the capacity of its Beccles Business Park site to accommodate 80 vehicles

First Eastern Counties

January saw the start of a major refurbishment programme for the Volvo/ALX400 deckers based at Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft. This involved ex Leicester examples at the former (32058/9/61-5) plus 30888 with 30886/9-901 at the latter. Subsequently two vehicles emerged in in special heritage liveries - 32058 W218XBD in Great Yarmouth blue and cream and 30888 W743DWX (now a Lowestoft bus) in Lowestoft cream and maroon

Whilst they were away, Rotherham provided 'paint spares' in the form of Renowns with 66112 R912BOU and 62143 R589SBA being noted in Lowestoft with 60618 R781WKW and 60621 R784WKW being observed at Great Yarmouth. Two other Renowns joined the Great Yarmouth fleet from Essex during November with 66168/9 W368/9EOW assisting in releasing deckers for Bernard Matthews' duties

The year also saw the start of  the migration of Great Yarmouth's Jersey Darts to Lowestoft with 43859/64 EG52FHD/FGA transferring in January. Later in the year they began to be cascaded to First Devon and Cornwall. Lowestoft began replacing them with low floor Darts from First Bath with 42943 WA56OAS  being the first to arrive in September. Meanwhile, the Suffolk town's sole surviving Plaxton Pointer bodied Dart SLF 43466 R466CAH continued in service until November

Other arrivals in the year included three deckers for Caister Road arriving from First Slough in the form of Volvo B9s 37274/5 LK58EDF/J and B7 32348 LK53LZL - the last mentioned causing a stir in the local social media by returning from Full Circle with the wrong fleet number!

First Norwich repatriated Dart 42921 EU05AUN to Caister Road complete with a version of the Olympia livery applied. Sister 42920 EU05AUM received similar treatment during October

Talking of Olympians, the numbers active at the end of the year were at an all time low with just 34111 W431CWX in use on Bernard Matthews contracts. Hopes of it appearing in normal service have been dashed with the removal of its ticket machine. At various times in the year five of the Olympians saw service including 34108/9/11/4 W435/6/1/4CWX and 34186 S686AEE - although they were predominantly employed on Bernard Matthews contract duties

Olympians 34113 and 34109 await the arrival of the
scrapman in Caister Road depot in early November
During the year inroads were made in removing some of the Olympians from the rear of Caister Road with 34186, 34109 and 34113 among those being taken for scrap by Alpha Recovery. On a happy note, the blog's campaign to get 34110 W437CWX preserved was successful with Colin Thorne saving it for preservation at Yeldham Transport Collection in early November

Routemaster RML2480 JJD480D was surprisingly active in service for a few days in October being used on the service 7 to Belton and the 8 to the James Paget Hospital

Operationally, First altered some of its Lowestoft service during August following the reduction in Central Government funding and low patronage. However, the X2 frequency increased with three Geminis transferring from Great Yarmouth to Suffolk in the form of 37575-7 to assist with the service. At the same time Great Yarmouth increased its X1 service to every 15 minutes throughout most of the day


Konectbus, another Go-Ahead subsidiary, began operating two new routes to Great Yarmouth in early May with their buses being rewgularly observed in Great Yarmouth for the first time (transfers to the Anglian fleet excepted!). The routes were the 71 operating between Wroxham and Market Gates and the 72 from Norwich to Market Gates via Blofield, South Walsham and Acle

Early September saw Konect providing all Norwich Park and Ride services with the operator investing more than £3 million in 18 new Alexander Dennis Enviro400s to provide the services

Stagecoach Norfolk Green

Stagecoach Norfolk Green became part of the Stagecoach East at the beginning of May with the Norfolk Green branding being gradually replaced by the the Stagecoach corporate livery.

In September, Norfolk County Council announced that they had reached an agreement with Stagecoach to operate the Coasthopper route serving the North Norfolk Coast as a commercial service all year round . This was after Lynx had secured a tender to operate the service with County Council funding

Stagecoach Megabus

Megabus extended their M37 Norwich to Cardiff route to Great Yarmouth during the early summer which commenced at Beach Coach Station. The service was short lived as Megabus withdrew it from 1st September

During its operation, a left hand drive coach worked the route in late June with blog contributor Steve Gowler on hand to record Van Hool Altano KX14HSU on the service

Up Next

That completes our look at the major operators activities during the year. Coming up next we will look at the independent operators


Wednesday 23 December 2015

Service Alterations Registered ~ 23rd December 2015

Just a brief post to let you now that today's Notices and Proceedings Report, issued by the East of England Traffic Commissioner earlier this morning, contains nothing of interest regarding our local area

Nevertheless the full East of England Traffic Commissioner's Notices and Proceedings Report can be viewed HERE


Monday 21 December 2015

First Activity

As you may have seen there is very little news to report in the area recently and that is being reflected on other local blogs too

This afternoon I witnessed the sole remaining Caister Road Olympian continuing its active duties on Bernard Matthews contract work

Meanwhile at Lowestoft my partner in crime, Grahame Bessey, reports the arrival of a further three low floor Darts. They are  42908 (WX05RVR) 42911 (WX05RVV) and 42926 (SN05EAE). The threesome are from First Bath and join earlier arrival 42943 (WA56OAS). 42911 was also noted in service today

Four Jersey Darts still remain at Lowestoft in the form of 43859 (EG52FHD), 43860 (EG52FGF), 43867 (EG52FHC) and 43868 (EG52FGX). One of the quartet was noted on 99 service to Kessingland this morning

My thanks to Grahame and SteveW for the information


Thursday 17 December 2015


This week's Throw Back Thursday features something a little different. Each week I trawl through my many albums for a photo for the week's subject and almost every time I keep coming across this picture of a Routemaster in Market Gates - taken sometime in the mid 1980s

Unfortunately I could not exactly make out the exact registration, so numerous searches of what I thought was the registration came up with nothing. My next port of call was the informative Iain's Bus Stop and I found it was an RM of sorts with the front light layout enabling me to narrow it down further

However, a search through all the London Transport registrations of deckers with an E reg yielded nothing. Upon referring to the main contents page, I saw that British European Airways had some too and searched for what I thought could be the registration. I found NMY651E but it was recorded as being in blue and white livery when with Plumstead Garage Sports Club at about the time the photo was taken

Undeterred, I put the registration NMY651E in the Google search box and found this photo which confirms it was the same bus! What it was doing in Great Yarmouth I am not sure; probably a sports club outing to the town.

It was new in February 1967 as BEA51 and became RMA56 when London Transport acquired it in June 1979. After a spell in private preservation in the late 1980s it was exported to France and was last noted in use by Octobus SARL of Paris in 1996

Mystery solved - never underestimate the power of the internet!


Wednesday 16 December 2015

Latest First Update

Former First Berkshire Gemini 37275 LK58EDJ has arrived at Caister Road after repaint into Excel livery and is undergoing inspection prior to entering service here. It arrived yesterday evening from Full Circle, Banham.
60621 pictured at Caister Road during its spell in Yarmouth.

Another Yorkshire loanee has returned to Rotherham, 60621 R784WKW headed back North yesterday with Norwich based 33161 LR02LXW returning to Norfolk after refurbishment. Currently undergoing refurbishment at Midland Road are 32106/32107 which will gain Yellow line livery and 33162 is also being treated, this was in Orange line livery.

Volvo 66168 has moved back to Yarmouth with Dart 43859 returning to Lowestoft.


Monday 14 December 2015

London Visit

Saturday saw an early start as we were off to the capital for the day sightseeing and meeting up with my daughter and her partner. As our train arrived in Liverpool Street earlier than theirs at Victoria, we decided to meet up at the latter

So armed with our Oyster cards, we set off with the aim of visiting the usual tourist haunts with the odd bus photo taken on the way. The first was of Go Ahead London MEC5 BG09JJX Mercedes Benz Citaro O503 outside Victoria Station awaiting its next journey.

The new Routemasters were all too soon in evidence and it wasn't long before I got my first picture of one in Victoria Street on our way to Westminster. It was London United's LT123 LTZ1123 heading for Shepherd's Bush on the 148

As we approached Westminster Abbey, it was noticeable that many of the London open top tour buses were out in force and I managed to snap Arriva London Sightseeing DLP203 T203XBV circling Parliament Square. The Plaxton President bodied DAF DB250LF began life with Arriva in July 1999 (complete with roof!)

Passing the Houses of Parliament we decided to have a stroll by the river along the Embankment - witnessing some parked up coaches on the way. A couple of National Holidays coaches were hiding among the foreign visitors in the form of Tourismo NH15GCH (seen above) and Setra NH13MWH

It was noticeable that many representatives of the Essex based Talisman fleet were present, including Setras BU14SYE and BU13ZUA plus Van Hool Astromega DSK107 (pictured)

Taking a break from bus photography, we headed off to Trafalgar Square for an enjoyable lunch. A leisurely stroll followed along the Mall via St James' Park to view the Palace. Although the Queen was in residence there was no time for tea!

We returned to Trafalgar Square via Bird Cage Walk and Whitehall and by then it was getting dark. However, in Northumberland Avenue we came across former LT Routemaster RM790 790DYE now in use as a privately organised Afternoon Tea Bus Tour for BB Bakery. In was new into service with London Transport in December 1963 at Aldenham Bus Garage. After a long spell of use as a Playbus with the London Borough of Lewisham, BB Afternoon Tea Tours acquired it in August last year

It was then shopping time with Leicester Square and Oxford Street among the areas frequented. With the others shopping, it gave me some time to practice my night photography skills. It appeared the best results were achieved when the buses were static, as witnessed by Tower Transit's Wright Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL BJ11DTO pictured at the latter location on its way to Ilford on the 25

All in all a very busy, tiring but enjoyable day - slept well that night!


Sunday 13 December 2015

Caister Road Latest

As you will have read in the previous post, Dart 43859 has returned for use in Yarmouth mainly employed on the 6/7 services. Former Lowestoft ALX400's 30900/30901 have now had their Lowestoft names removed and are awaiting their Great Yarmouth versions.
30900 W774DWX looking a bit plain at present.
34111 is now the only operational Olympian in the fleet and is now restricted to contract work only as it has had its ticket machine removed. Sisters 34108/34112/34114 remain stored in the back yard at the depot awaiting their fate.
Withdrawn 34108 & 34112 at Caister Road
Thanks to First for the info and for permission to get the photographs.                      Grahame.

Damp and Chilly Lowestoft

An early start on Saturday morning in order to hopefully beat the expected rain that was forecast as i headed for Lowestoft to catch up with the latest happenings in the suffolk town and photograph the latest arrivals and outgoing Jersey Darts before they head South.
37570 AU58ECT leaving for Norwich on the X22.
The X22 service has been recently introduced to run alongside the X2 service giving a frequency of every 15 minutes between Lowestoft and Norwich and a fast link on some journeys. The routes are mainly operated by the fleet of Gemini double decks although Lowestoft Corporation liveried ALX400 30888 was also in use yesterday.
Former Cornwall Dart 42943 WA56OAS still with part of an advert showing from its former employers

66168 W368EOW working the 99 service to Kessingland.
Former Essex Volvo 66168 has recently moved over to Lowestoft with Dart 43859 moving back to Yarmouth, 66168 was employed on the 99's whilst i was there and good loads were noted on most trips out of the bus station. None of the recent Gemini transfers from Yarmouth were noted, all on the Norwich end of  X2 duties no doubt.
45118 ST09JPT working the 101 service to Gunton.
Two of the recently returned Enviro 200 Darts were noted in use, 45116 & 45118 were both on town services, 45117 is currently at Yarmouth for MOT. 45118 has had Lowestoft names applied but still carries part of its Purple line branding from its time in Norwich.
Suffolk Norse Enviro 300 SN56AYP looking festive

The heavy rain put paid to any further photos so it was off to do some Christmas shopping and a sneaky pint to warm up (Purely medicinal of course!)             Grahame.

Thursday 10 December 2015

Early Morning Activity

This morning meant a comparatively early visit to town today (reminding me of the old times when I used to work!!)

Lurking around the town centre to view some out of the normal activity, I decided to capture on film Ambassador Travel's Volvo B9R/Caetano Levante 211 BF63ZSL on the rarely photographed 371 service to Birmingham.

After a wander, I returned to Market Gates in time to witness Lowestoft loanee 43859 EG52FHD arrive on the 6 from Bradwell. Its arrival coincided with a tweet from Jamie Skinner to say it was on the 6, so here's the pic from 'our intrepid man on the spot' as Tim Miller would say!

Finally, as I was about to go for my caffeine injection, a pristine looking 37274 LK58EDF arrived outside BHS for its next X1 duty to the James Paget Hospital. It looks as if it had just come straight out of the box! The guys at Full Circle have done a grand job

After many unsuccessful attempts to tweet the photo using The Cloud, I succumbed to my Costa calling and tweeted it from there using their more reliable WiFi!



Many of the followers of the blog are avid Leyland Olympian fans so I thought today I would make an Olympian the subject of today's Throw Back Thursday

Olympian C75CHM at Riverside Road in Norwich during June 2008 having worked into the city on the 122 route
C75CHM was new to London Transport in June 1986 entering service at Plumstead as L75. On privatisation, in late 1994, it became part of  the Stagecoach Selkent fleet and was subsequently sold to Ensignbus, still awaiting collection in May 2000

Holt based Sanders Coaches acquired the ECW bodied decker in January 2002 and there is a photo of CHM in Sanders livery on Flickr. By September 2006 it had passed to Anglian of Beccles and lasted in service with them until 2008

There is also a reported sighting on the excellent Iain's Bus Stop website of C75CHM in use as a mobile home in Norwich during August 2009