Monday 23 October 2017

Sunday Rail Replacements

With the upgrade of rail signalling work continuing at Great Yarmouth, local bus and coaches continue to provide replacement services. Lowestoft rail services were similarly affected over the weekend. The latest information can be viewed on the Greater Anglia website here.

Works train near Great Yarmouth station having arrived earlier from Whitemoor
Four coaches were on standby duty when I passed Great Yarmouth station en-route to the ASDA store on early Sunday afternoon. They comprised Norse's Dennis Javelin/Plaxton YO53ZNB (pictured), Simonds MAN/Plaxton VRY841 and Volvo/VanHool TCF496 plus Smiths Coaches' Volvo/Berkhof  FJ53KZK

Norse Plaxton bodied Dennis Javelin YO53ZNB awaits its call for rail replacement duty at Great Yarmouth
Meanwhile, at Lowestoft Station Simon Bartram captured even more coaches on standby including Belle Coaches Setra LIL9454 and Scania LIL9455. Simonds and Norse were again involved with the former's Volvo YVF158 and the latter's Dennis Javelin YU05ZJZ. From further afield came New Horizon Travel's YP10VZC and their ex National Holidays Setra NH09LRH.

Among the others employed at Lowestoft were First Eastern Counties Volvo B9TL /Wright Eclipse-Gemini AU58ECZ and my thanks to Simon for the use of his photo.



  1. Why can't order Smith's they are really good

  2. Smiths Coaches do work rail replacement coaches on the routes