My thanks to Dan High for the report and photos
One of the latest Stagecoach liveries has begun to appear on Worthing based Stagecoach south vehicles.
Former First Bristol Volvo B7TL/Wright Gemini 32345 LK53LZF entered service today from Caister Road, it was noted working school contract 922 and Service 2 this afternoon.
Also pictured by myself in Caister On Sea on December 1st working the 8 Service to the James Paget Hospital.
Many Thanks to Aaron M for sending us the Photo from Market Gates.
My home village of Ormesby St Margaret has recently gained a stop for vehicles on a Bernard Matthews contract run to the factory at Great Witchingham. Hirst's Farm in the village is home to workers for its farm and its seems many are now helping out with the Christmas rush elsewhere.
Ensignbus Loanee 34432 YX66WLH was pictured awaiting its passengers this afternoon outside the Farm. (Aaron M)
Various Norwich based vehicles have also been noted on the route including Turquoise Line branded versions amongst others.
36172 BD11CFV is pictured heading out of the village yesterday heading back towards Great Witchingham with workers aboard.
Many Thanks to Aaron for all the updates and Photo.
A rather damp morning in the town was brightened up by the sighting of a very colourful Double Decker parked near St. Nicholas Church.
East Anglian Play Bus Co. was set up by friends and fellow paramedics, Lee Marshall and Adam Wright, from Great Yarmouth, in July this year.
Complete with Ball pit, Slide and Sensory lighting if offers a different experience for children and soft play areas.
It has three seperate levels and can accomodate up to 20 children at one time.
Its introduction was delayed due to Covid but after sourcing the correct vehicle it was converted by a company in Liverpool.
Since its launch this summer, bookings have been rolling in for the mobile play bus at events, parties and private functions.
The vehicle itself is LJ03MBY a Volvo B7TL/Wright Gemini new to Arriva London as VLW 151 It then passed to Aintree Coach Lines before being aquired for its conversion.
Many Thanks to Lee Marshall for use of his photos.
First visit to Norwich for a while with the camera, a bit of a let down due to the weather and winter sun not helping but i managed a few and grabbed both of Sanders new deckers which was a bonus!
The AEC Swift was once the main part of the fleet at Caister Road in days gone by and a Swift has returned today to Caister Road but one of the Stowmarket Variety.
My thanks to David Burdett for the information and photo.
Apologies for the previously incorrect information regarding the original identity of A16 LKR which was not provided by the operator.
However, it appeared at First's Caister Road depot during Saturday on temporary loan providing cover for an Ely contract. Following its return from Cambridgeshire early last night, it was observed outside the depot awaiting entry for servicing.
My thanks to Will Drake for the photo taken on Saturday afternoon.
It looks like Ambassador Travel has added some more Caetano Levantes to their fleet for National Express duties.
Former National Express West Midlands BK15AJU was noted working the 491 service to London yesterday carrying fleet number 200. It was formerly No. 90 in their fleet.
Three more have been identified as recent arrivals also in the shape of 217 BV19XPA, 218 BV19XOZ and 219 BV19XOY.
All three are also ex Travel West Midlands.
218 is pictured above at the depot yesterday.
First Essex have given one of their fleet a special comemmorative livery which we thought was right to share today being Remembrance Sunday.
32673 SN55HFA has gained the special livery and can be seen running around Colchester at present.
Many Thanks to Mark Pitman and Daniel Pretty for the Photographs.
Lowestoft based 37575 AU58ECZ has been noted working the 1A service between Lowestoft and Martham today. It is in the same livery but branded for the Lowestoft clipper routes 99/99A.
Here she is pictured in Martham this afternoon courtesy of Will Drake.
|36184 at Caister Road|
depot last night
As the X1 service was 'having issues' a First Norwich Volvo B9 was drafted in at short notice and remained in use until the end of the day
This resulted in 36184 BN12 JYG appearing on the route and present at the depot last night. (Photo supplied by First)
The decker had previously been allocated to Great Yarmouth after its transfer to the area from Leeds.
My thanks to Aaron and First Great Yarmouth for the photos