Friday, 30 September 2022
BF12 KWM was seen by Ashleybus on the 36A service in Norwich this afternoon and has also received fleet number VW 553
My thanks to Ashley for the photo
Thursday, 29 September 2022
They are 32653 AU05 MUV and 32654 AU05MUW which are pictured inside the depot earlier. A third decker, 32681 AU53 HJY, is also said to be on its way.
My thanks to First for the information and photos
32481 AU53 HJY was later swapped with 32492 AU53 HKK on Friday afternoon (30th September)
The first sighting was of a Mercedes-Benz Tourismo with the cherished registration K28 JCT. Operated by Johnston Coaches of Rugeley in Staffordshire, it was new to Glen Valley Tours of Wooler, Northumberland as BU18 YNM.
This is the second former First Wessex bus remaining in Norwich and it was employed on the 28 to Thorpe Marriott.
My thanks to Dan for the photo.
Wednesday, 28 September 2022
High Suffolk Community Transport has registered a new first Saturday of the month service linking Eye Road, Kenton to Hamblin Road in Woodbridge via Framlingham. The service commences from 1st November 2022.
First Eastern Counties has amended the timetable of its 36/36A Horsford and Long Stratton / Harleston service from 12th September 2022.
The full Notices and Proceedings Report can be viewed HERE SOON
Tuesday, 27 September 2022
Omar Atiallah was at Norwich Station and recorded eight vehicles in use - two from Sanders Coaches, two from Coach Services, three from A2B and a decker supplied by Eagles
Sanders Coaches employed OC21 SAN and Van Hool WH11 CHR whilst Coach Services were using Volvo B7R AR08 KXD and Scania 230UB YN57 FZL
The Eagles' decker was LJ05 BJF which was new to Arriva London and then moved to Holmeswood who converted it to single door. Suffolk Norse acquired the Volvo Alexander bodied B7TL in January 2019 and it is now with Eagles of Castle Acre near Kings Lynn
Thanks for the information and photos Omar
Monday, 26 September 2022
Saturday, 24 September 2022
I decided to make a flying visit just to witness activity at the site and to travel on the first one of First Ipswich's seventeen brand new Wright Streetdecks on its first day in public use. I quickly snapped 35910 BN72 TVA arriving at the Park & Ride site and I needn't have rushed as Chris Speed was in charge of the new arrival!
My thanks to Omar for the photo
Friday, 23 September 2022
Nothing unexpected in that you would think, until you look more closely and see that it is Wright Eclipse bodied Volvo B7RLE 69544 BF12 KWD formerly with First Hampshire and Dorset (First Wessex). Apparently this and 69548 BF12 KWJ will both be staying in Norwich.
My thanks to Dan for the information and photo.
The first coach encountered was PM71 JAM a VDL from Marshalls of Sutton-on-Trent masquerading as a Shearings vehicle on Marine Parade..
G-Line's BF67 WFK and Leon's LE18ON looked as though they hadn't moved since yesterday.
Thursday, 22 September 2022
My thanks to Katie Nickolls for getting in touch and giving me approval to use the photos
As a bonus there is a copy of the advert that appeared in the local press from Eastern Counties about the change of services in Lowestoft.
918 NRT should be be out and about this weekend in connection with the East Anglia Transport Museum's Trolleybus Weekend.
My thanks to Tim for the photos and the press cutting
KDX 108 is a Van Hool bodied Volvo B10M-62 and was originally registered WT02 WCT in March 2002 when delivered new to Wickson of Walsall Wood in the West Midlands. It joined Simmonds in December 2006. The Volvo was soon to work on factory contract duties to the Cranswick site at Eye in Suffolk.
Wednesday, 21 September 2022
The first two Wright bodied Low Height Streetdecks have arrived at Norwich for prep prior to moving down to their new home in Ipswich.
17 brand new vehicles are due, the batch being numbered 35910 - 35926.
The first arrivals are 35910 BN72TVA & 35911 BN72TVC.
Details of vehicles identified so far are,
Many thanks to Zak for use of the photos and Information from Bus Lists on the Web
Sunday, 18 September 2022
Just a quick post with a small selection of coaches noted in Great Yarmouth over the past few days.
First up is Yeomans Travel of Herford Scania/Itizar I6 pictured on Thursday evening at Beach Coach Station.
Next up is a regular visitor to the town wearing Shearings livery is Chiltern Travel Setra K21HCC which first featured on the blog back in June 2021. Pictured outside the Carlton Hotel on the seafront.
Finally, OU17OTB is a Neoplan Tourliner belonging to Hargreaves Coaches of Skipton, North Yorkshire.
Saturday, 17 September 2022
Its looking like a busy few weeks ahead for First Eastern Counties with new arrivals appearing all over the network.
Lowestoft has begun recieving its ex London United E200 Darts with a couple entering service this week.The full batch of 5 is 44450-44454.
News today is the imminent arrival of a batch of ex Go Ahead London Volvo B9TL Gemini 2 for use at Great Yarmouth which should see off the remaining ALX400 Volvo B7's.
LX59DAA is pictured at Ensignbus where the batch has been purchased from, this will be collected in the coming week. The list of vehicles aquired and fleet numbers known so far is as follows,
Onto Ipswich where 17 brand new Low height Wright Streetdecks are expected to arrive from the factory in Belfast over the coming weeks with the first due next week. Fleet numbers to be 35910 - 35926.
We are told they will go to Norwich for prep prior to entering service as are the batch of Volvo B7RLE From Wessex which are also beginning to enter service in Suffolk.
Norwich are also expecting some more double deck arrivals in due course.
So get your cameras warmed up its going to be a hectic few weeks of arrivals and departures by the looks of it!
Many Thanks to Chris Speed, Mark Doggett, Andy Metcalfe and Ensignbus for help with Photos and Info.
My thanks to Trevor for the photo
Friday, 16 September 2022
No 8, registered as 918 NRT, is a Massey bodied AEC Regent V and was new to the Corporation in January 1963
The final embellishments were being made and it was having windows fitted when these pictures where taken by Tim during yesterday.
It is hoped that a test run (or two) will take place during the weekend so that it will be available for the Trolleybus Event next weekend (24th and 25th September)