Friday, 29 April 2016

To and fro

although taken some time ago, 37562 currently looks like
this, without fleetnames and has been working the X2/X22
services this week between Norwich and Lowestoft.
Due to the arrival of nine new StreetDecks at Norwich, there will be a cascade of Tridents to other depots across the country. Although there have been vehicles earmarked for transferral, this list is always changing and it's proving very difficult to keep up to date with what is happening! I think the best idea will be for me to report things as they happen, rather than writing what is planned to happen, otherwise we'll all get confused. And here's my first installment which involves Lowestoft, Great Yarmouth and Ipswich.

Alexander Dennis Enviro200 44519 YX09ADO has returned to Ipswich from Lowestoft where it was on loan, and has been replaced by 37562 FJ08FYN, which is now a Great Yarmouth vehicle after being transferred from Norwich last week.

Other movements which have taken place include 33151 LR02LXK and 33004 LK51UZT transferring from Norwich to Great Yarmouth. Roy over on ENBB was fortunate enough to photograph 33151 on her first day of service on the coast. Click here to see his post.

Wednesday, 27 April 2016

Fleet Update: Konectbus

three Gemini's in Konect's car park last month.
In the latest official fleet list it is reported that all five VDL DB250LF Wright Pulsar-Geminis are now withdrawn whilst the five Volvo B7TL Wright Eclipes-Geminis have been reinstated, including 513 LB02YXE, which has recently been on loan at sister company Anglian.

The Live List has been updated to incorperate these changes and can be viewed here.

Tuesday, 26 April 2016

Fleet Update: FirstGreat Yarmouth

Thanks to my contact at First, I can report that one of Norwich's Tridents has been transferred to Great Yarmouth. The bus in question is 33151 LR02LXK and is seen to the left on Castle Meadow operating the Pink Line service 11, a couple of days before the new StreetDecks entered service.

Monday, 25 April 2016

33155 Resurrected

FirstNorwich's 33155 LR02LXO has been sighted in service over the last couple of days, despite the vehicle supposedly being withdrawn on Wednesday 20th. I will endeavour to keep you up to date with the Trident withdrawals as and when they happen.

33155 is photographed to the right on the Red Line service 23A on Friday, whilst today it was spotted working Purple Line service 37 to Mulbarton.

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Blog Notice

sisters 20514 and 20515 at Vulcan Road depot last week.
I'm delighted to inform my readers that as of tomorrow, I will be an employee of First Eastern Counties. They are aware of my blog and have kindly given me permission to continue writing it in it's current form, featuring any company which I may wish to do so. My content will remain unbiased and will be equally balanced depending on the amount of activity at different operators across the region. Working full time may result in the amount of posts being reduced however I will endeavour to provide a similar service as I do currently.

I'd like to thank my contributors, readers and contacts at all the different companies I've featured on the blog, as without you I probably wouldn't be about to start the most exciting chapter of my life in the industry which I love and I look forward to blogging on with you into the future.

Saturday, 23 April 2016

Fleet Update: Anglianbus

740, pictured when numbered 700 at Beccles Bus Station
operating the 522 service to Halesworth.
Anglianbus have once again updated their official fleet list on their website, although this time it's to include the addition of a vehicle rather than a withdrawal. The bus in question has already been in Anglian's fleet and so it already wears the company's yellow and blue livery. 740 V161MEV is a Dennis Trident Alexander ALX400 and used to be numbered 700 before it was transferred to Hedingham a few years back. It joins another Dennis Trident 712 T812RFG which has also come back from Hedingham as reported at the time. Neither of the buses are yet to receive Anglian fleet names. The new 'Live List' has been updated to incorperate this change. It can be viewed by clicking on the Fleet Lists tab, underneath the yellow NEW logo.

Wednesday, 20 April 2016

Pink Line Picture Special

This last week or so have been very pink, and I'm afraid it's about to get pinker! Today saw the first day of operation for Norwich's new batch of Wright StreetDecks, seven of which are branded for the Pink Line with two in First's standard livery. All of the new buses were out today, with regular livery 35201 SK16GWA making her debut a bit later on the 1807 out of Castle Meadow to Sprowston.

With the sun shining, I ventured out to photograph the vehicles in and around Cringleford and I will share my best shots here with you, sorted into fleet number order.

35193 on Dragonfly Lane
35194, a bit further down Dragonfly Lane
35195 on Roundhouse Way
35196 on a roundabout at Colney Lane
35197 on Colney Lane near Cringleford Church
35198 on the roundabout on Colney Lane
35199 also on the Colney Lane roundabout
35200 on Roundhouse Way
More pictures will be added to my flickr in due course.