Passing the Southtown yard of Swift Taxis this afternoon, I observed that the operator's last full sized coach was present. It was confirmed by one of the employees that the coach, registered as SJI8127, is available for sale
The Neoplan bodied Dennis Javelin was acquired with the Amza of Blofield business during December 2009. Swift subsequently named the coach Swift Goldcrest and gave it the fleet number 136. The Javelin was previously registered as Y83LJO when new to Pearce of Berinsfield, Oxfordshire in May 2001 and it still retains the Pearce stripes on her bodysides.
Its sale will see the end of an era with another Great Yarmouth independent ceasing to operate coaches; although the name continues in use on the company's freight vehicles, minibuses and taxis