Firstly, my thanks to Grahame for looking after the shop whilst I spent a week down in Worthing, West Sussex. This post contains just the highlights of my observations there and the remainder of the photos taken will soon be available to view on the Eastnorfolkbus Flickr site.
The main change since our last visit is the introduction of thirty 2018 registered Alexander Dennis Enviro400MMCs operating the 700 Coastliner service. These have replaced the Scania 400s previously operating the route, some of which have moved to the north west of England.
A couple of unusual workings saw double deckers undertake work on Worthing local services normally operated by saloons. Coastliner branded Scania N230UD/Alexander Dennis Enviro400 15993 YN64XSX was employed on the Durrington Tesco service on 9th June although their appearance on the 10 appears more often now. What was a complete surprise, however, was the use of 10970 SN18KPE on the Pulse route, normally exclusively provided by the specially route branded ADL Enviro 200s.
Another area of interest was schools workings and recent Compass Bus acquisition Alexander Dennis Enviro 400 BX11PTO was seen on Marine Parade.It was formerly a demonstrator as a Euro 6 development vehicle and is fitted with a larger Cummins euro 6 engine.
The Lancing depot of Crawley Luxury Coaches at around 4pm on school days is a good place to see a procession of school workings returning home and it is unbelievable that so many coaches can be accommodated on this site surrounding the workshop.
Finally on the Friday BBC Local Radio were utilising their PO56JFV, an East Lancs Myllenium bodied MAN 14.220, in Montague Place in Worthing Town Centre for publicity purposes.