Tuesday 28 February 2023
The first to have its initial inspection this year is Wright Eclipse bodied Volvo B7TL 32336 CRZ 488.
It was formerly First West of England's LK53 LYW and was delivered in early March last year following its conversion by Thorntons of Ashington, in Northumberland.
One of the latest overnighters at Caister Road depot was First Norwich Blue Line Volvo B7TL 32333 LK53 LYT which spent last night there.
Friday 24 February 2023
Councillor Thompson thanked those carrying out the work and particularly mentioned Norfolk County Council, Stephen Hewett of the East Norfolk Transport Users Association (ENTUA) plus members of the public supporting the project.
The bus service is the culmination of many years work by the Association and my thanks to Stephen for his help with this post.
Thursday 23 February 2023
Wednesday 22 February 2023
37069 YK57 WZZ was observed on the Pink Line 11 service to the Norfolk and Norwich University Hospital.
The other Volvo noted was 37065 YK57 EZU on the 12 service en route to the same destination.
My thanks again to Dan for his reports and photos
Monday 20 February 2023
My thanks to Dan for the photo.
My thanks to those of you who sent in reports over the past couple of weeks enabling ENBB posts to appear.
Dan High saw Norwich Red Line liveried Wright Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL 36190 BN12 JYP operating the service this morning at Castle Meadow on its way to the hospital.
My thanks to Dan for the report and photo.
Friday 17 February 2023
From the photo it can be seen to be operating on behalf of the Norfolk and Waveney Integrated Care System promoting Health and Social Care Careers.
My thanks to Leighton Bromswold for the use of his photo.
Yesterday saw the arrival of 4 ex First York Volvo B9TL/Wright Geminis in Norwich. The four are in special liveries for use on York University services so you will not miss them!
Many thanks to Kevin King for use of his photo and to Chris Speed for the phone call and info!
Wednesday 15 February 2023
It was last recorded with the London Bus Export Company being used as a mobile exhibition unit by the British Heart Foundation during February 2002.
My thanks to Tim for the photo with its history being obtained from Rob Sly.
One of them is 63454 MC72 UXS which went out on a test run earlier today and subsequently returned to base.
Hadleigh currently has eight of the Wright StreetLites with a further four expected. The total number in the batch is thirteen with fleet numbers 63454-63466.
In the rear yard at Caister Road he observed another Ipswich exile, 32492 AU53 HKK, which had been withdrawn last month. It has had its references to First painted out, being made ready for its final journey.
Tuesday 14 February 2023
He was unable to get of photo of the other one as it broke down whilst in service on the 99 route.
Thanks Dan for the info and photo.
Wednesday 8 February 2023
The operator is to amend the timetables of the following routes from the 12th March 2023:-
- 1/1A/1B Lowestoft Bus Station to Martham
- 2 Market Gates, Great Yarmouth to Barrack Estate
- 5 Market Gates, Great Yarmouth to Burgh Castle
- 6/6B/7 Market Gates, Great Yarmouth to Bradwell/Belton
- 8 Marram Drive Caister and James Paget Hospital
- X1 Market Gates, Great Yarmouth to Lowestoft Bus Station
Tuesday 7 February 2023
It appears that the short breaks are beginning again, following the winter break, with Alfa Travel's Mercedes-Benz Tourismo BV20 HNF being observed on North Drive next to the Arc Cinema.
Saturday 4 February 2023
It was observed at Castle Meadow on the 21 route between Old Catton and the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital by Dan High. My thanks to Dan for the photo.
Friday 3 February 2023
My thanks to First Great Yarmouth for the information
Thursday 2 February 2023
Jon observed the former London United bus on his way home from Southwold this afternoon working the SJL6 school run to Reydon.
YR59 FYO was new to London United in November 2009 and subsequently wore fleet number SP40109. It has also seen use with Xelabus of Eastleigh, Hampshire and is now on loan from Stephensons of Essex.
My thanks to Jon for the report and photo and to Andrew Pursey of BorderBus
Double Decker 35919 BN72 TVO was the vehicle concerned which is expected to soon replace the current pride bus wearing the livery - Volvo B7TL / Alexander ALX400 32476 AU53 HJK .
Following its completion it departed south for its new home via Castle Meadow in Norwich where it was observed by Dan High
My thanks to Dan for the information and photo.
John Hutchinson reports that there was some confusion for passengers at the outgoing bus stop in Anglia Square, as the 12 and 13 (Turquoise Line) services share the same stop! The normal traveller would probably have just seen the bus and might have assumed that it was their 13.
My thanks to John and Mary for the report and photos respectively.
My thanks to 'Jdraves1' for the information and photo.
Wednesday 1 February 2023
David McMaster of Wood Dalling in Norfolk is to restart his Norwich City tours from the 1st April 2023 with an amended timetable.
Thompsons Coaches of Framlingham has ceased operating its 1FL service between the High Street in Debenham and Farlingaye High School from today, 1st February 2023
The complete Notices and Proceedings Report can be viewed here soon.