Sunday, 27 February 2022
Volvo Returns After Repair
Friday, 25 February 2022
The advertisement provides details of all 23 available and includes two Optare Solos, nine Wrightbus bodied VDL SB200s and three Van Hool bodied Daf SB4000 coaches
The full list is reproduced here. My thanks to @NickF_14 on Twitter for the heads up.
Thursday, 24 February 2022
Coach Services Disposal
The coach was new to Ellaway & Bjelobaba of Soulbury, Buckinghamshire in June 2006 and Coach Services acquired it from them in October 2010
My thanks to Omar Atiallah for the report and photo
Excel Scania In Town
Aaron.M was quick off the mark to get a photo of 36913 YN69 XZT at Market Gates this morning prior to its departure to Norwich via Acle.
My thanks to Aaron for his photo
Wednesday, 23 February 2022
Service Alterations Registered ~ 23rd February 2022
David McMaster of Wood Dalling near Norwich, trading as Awayadays, is to amend the timetable of the circular service 1 beginning and ending at Norwich's Castle Meadow from 2nd April 2022
First Eastern Counties is cancelling its route 3 Seashore Holiday Centre to South Beach Parade service in Great Yarmouth from 21st April 2022
BACT Community Transport of Bungay has ceased operating its two Bungay Shoppa services from the 9th February 2022
The full Notices and Proceedings Report can be viewed here soon
Tuesday, 22 February 2022
My thanks to Joe Wilson-Smith and LiamS for the information and also to the latter for the photo.
First Great Yarmouth News
The withdrawn Great Yarmouth Heritage liveried Volvo B7TL/ALX400 32059 W219 XBD had been removed from the Harley Road fence and placed inside the depot for collection by its new owner; which could be as early as tomorrow. Its position was taken by Flying Banana branded Alexander Dennis Dart SLF 42943 WA56 OAS.
Rail Replacement Yesterday
Monday, 21 February 2022
So far unreported here is the disposal of Completely's Jonchere Monaco bodied Volvo B12B GRZ 5753 (formerly with Swift Coaches as SE51 DZV) and Mercedes Benz O530G Bendy Bus BX04 MXK (previously with Arriva Midlands). Both have gone for scrap.
Thursday, 17 February 2022
BorderBus Latest Demonstrator
Wednesday, 16 February 2022
Service Alterations Registered ~ 16th February 2022
Monday, 14 February 2022
Delivered new to Ross of Featherstone in January 2003 as RO52 HOL, it was acquired from Dews of Somersham in August 2011 where it was registered as 178 DEW - having previously been YJ52 PJD.
My thanks to Joe Wilson-Smith for the information
Sunday, 13 February 2022
Saturday Rail Replacements
Noted on Saturday evening at Great Yarmouth Station, a couple of local vehicles employed on Rail Replacement duties between the town and Norwich.
First up is Angies Tours Scania Higer Y6PJO, this was new to Majestic, Shareshill as YN66WSK.
Secondly noted was Completely Coaches ADL Enviro 400 LX57AXJ, this was new to Metroline as TB831 before moving to Midland Classic.
Friday, 11 February 2022
New Wells Beach Shuttle Bus
The Sigma 7 will operate a route from the football club car park to a set-down point near the roundabout at the beach end of Beach Road.
Thursday, 10 February 2022
Costessey Park & Ride
Konectbus 645 LK57 CJJ, one of the quartet formerly with Go-Ahead London, was observed on the Norwich route during yesterday morning and was photographed by Dan High .
The details of the foursome are:-
644 LK08 FLJ Ex Go-Ahead London EN19
645 LK57 CJJ Ex Go-Ahead London E67
646 LX09 FCD Ex Go-Ahead London E127
647 LX09 FCE Ex Go-Ahead London E128
Dan was also able to obtain a photo showing the interior of the top deck of 645
My thanks to him for the photos
Wednesday, 9 February 2022
Caister Road Latest
Service Alterations Registered ~ 9th February 2022
The full Notices and Proceedings Report can be viewed here
Monday, 7 February 2022
Sanders Coaches Update
After a repaint at Full Circle, both SK07 CFX and SK07 CGG have returned to Sanders in their new livery and sporting fleet numbers 522 and 523 respectively. My thanks to Stephen Purkiss for the photo of 522 as it headed along the Coast Road at Bacton on Thursday whilst operating the North Walsham Circular on Monday to Friday service 34.
LiamS reports that five withdrawn Scania OmniCities at Holt were recently moved to the front of the depot and have since been collected by the scrapman. They are YS03 ZKR, YM53 GEU, YN53GFA, YN53 GFE and YN03 UVR. Another two,YN53 GFX and YS03 ZHM, are awaiting a similar fete at North Walsham depot but may have gone by the time you read this. YN53 GFX is pictured outside East Norfolk Sixth Form College, Gorleston in July 2021
Saturday In the City
At the former I renewed my acquaintance with Plaxton President bodied Volvo B7TL 32201 LT52 WTF on its Purple Line journey to Long Stratton. - it had spent some time based at Caister Road in the past.
Also at Castle Meadow I noted Konectbus 609 SN61CZZ on the the Dereham Fast 8 service which now leaves from the Castle Quarter shopping area instead of St Stephens Street in the City whilst the Transforming Cities work is under way
At the Bus Station two Scania N250UD / Enviro400 City deckers were seen one behind the other - 36913 YN69 XZT had arrived eastbound whilst similar 36918 YN69 XZY was getting ready to pick up passengers prior to departure for Dereham
Another former Great Yarmouth bus, StreetLite 47505 SN64 CPZ, was waiting time to leave on the 40 Charcoal Line to Poringland. It was one of six delivered new to Caister Road in November 2014
Laying over was former Thames Travel's Alexander Dennis Enviro200 SN10 CCZ. It is now part of the Konectbus fleet as their 297 which had earlier worked in on an 84 service
Thursday, 3 February 2022
Look In On Lowestoft
An half an hour or so yesterday afternoon observing activity at First Lowestoft's Gordon Road Bus Station with various liveries on display.
Dennis Dart SLF's were in use with 42911 WX05 RVV in standard First colours waiting to leave on the 109 Hollow Grove service having previously worked the 101 to Gunton Estate
Another SLF, a former Great Yarmouth stalwart, 42921 EU05 AUN exits the bus station for the Gunton Estate complete with Coastal Reds vinyls.
Next up is Coastlink branded Volvo B9 37578 LK58 EDJ passing the Grade II listed St Margaret's House on Gordon Road heading for Norwich on the X2
Back to the bus station and Volvo B7 37174 SF07 FDE repositions itself for a 99 service after a contract working, the decker having only recently returned from a short stint in use at Ipswich.
The final picture shows another B9 37572 AU58 ECW departing the bus station on a Coastal Clipper service.