Friday 29 January 2021
Thursday 28 January 2021
First Eastern Counties has temporarily suspended the following services from 25th January 2021
♦ 901/902 Lowestoft to James Paget Hospital to Notre Dame School, Norwich
♦ 907 James Paget Hospital to Norwich City College (Mornings)
♦ 908 Caister to James Paget Hospital
♦ 981 Worlingham to Lowestoft
♦ 992 Beccles to Lowestoft via Worlingham
♦ 995 Southwold to Bungay
♦ 998 Kessingland to Pakefield
Further timetable changes have also been made to some First services in our area which are provided on their Coronavirus - COVID19: Service Information webpage
Wednesday 27 January 2021
Ipswich Buses has acquired it to replace an Optare Versa says a post on this morning’s Ipswich Buses Enthusiasts Blog, receiving fleet number 83. It was new to NCP Car Services of Marble Arch in December 2008 and has also seen use with Reading Transport and The Big Lemon.
My thanks to LiamS for the photo which shows it at Norwich Bus station on a Sunday service to Shipdham in August last year.
Tuesday 26 January 2021
Meanwhile sole Norwich Dart SLF 43838 SN55CXE has seen no action over the past month and is reported as being withdrawn and awaiting collection for scrap.
Its not the only saloon in danger as four of the former Sheffield B7RLEs have been taken out of use pending transfer or a final journey.
My thanks to LiamS for the Dart photo and First Norwich for the latest information
Sunday 24 January 2021
Noted a couple of stray Coastlink liveried vehicles working local routes today whilst i was having my Sunday exercise.
33423 SN60CAA was noted working the Coastal Clipper 1 to Martham, this seems to be the norm for a Sunday with a few Coastlinks working the route, similar to the last lockdown when they were still in Blue Excel livery, apart from 33423 of course!
Lowestoft based Volvo B9TL 37574 LK58EDF was also noted working the 8 service in Caister this afternoon, seen here turning towards the Marram Drive Terminus.
Stay Safe Everyone, Grahame.
Friday 22 January 2021
Wednesday 20 January 2021
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Friday 15 January 2021
My thanks to Joe for the photo
Thursday 14 January 2021
My thanks to Aaron for the report and photo
Wednesday 13 January 2021
Nevertheless the full Report can be viewed here
Tuesday 12 January 2021
Services on Sundays will be unaffected but will operate via A143 and Beccles Road and then continue along Station Road North and St Johns Road, turning right at the end into New Road and left to the terminus point at Bracon Road.
Friday 8 January 2021
ADL Enviro 200 45119 RT09JPT has been given a new look with branding for Pink Line 10 services.
It was previously in Ipswich livery with the grey front before moving to Norwich. It also spent time in Olympia livery at Lowestoft and Norwich with Purple Line branding. It was new to JP Travel up in the North West.
Many Thanks to First for use of their Photos.
Stay Safe, Grahame.
Wednesday 6 January 2021
Tuesday 5 January 2021
My thanks to Alex Claughton for the fleet update and photos
Monday 4 January 2021
Sunday 3 January 2021
A visit to check on the parents in Newtown and the daily exercise around the village gave me some opportunities to get the camera working today so here is a selection from a damp morning at Caister Road and Ormesby St Margaret in between rain showers.
On loan Blue Line Gemini 36177 BD11CGF is seen awaiting its next duty outside Caister Road Depot.
Geminis 37568 & 37142 were about to embark on their duties to Bernard Matthews at Great Witchingham shortly after this was taken on Northgate Street.
Friday 1 January 2021
Also present that day was Arriva Southend's Enviro200 4001 GN08 CGU ready to leave for Romford Market on the 370