That rings us to Another Norwich operator that have been acquiring Ex London buses, Yes I am referring to Konectbus, whom introduced the Bendy-Bus to Norwich, they acquired Eight of them from London , they had started seeing service just before the end of 2011, these Bendy-Buses have started to give Norwich a very interesting change of appearance.
Moving away a bit from Norwich is an operator whick the Norwich Bus Page follows, that is Swift Coaches of Great Yarmouth, who we saw sell a considerable amoutnt of thir bus fleet in August, two of which were Ex Amza buses which aquired in 2009 when they took over the company. Since the sale we have seen Swift aqire a new Plaxton Premiere (491 JVX) Ex Wallace Arnold. Also notable change from Swift this year was how they no longer run the 29 Service to Wroxham, but OurBus picked up the Service and Re-branded it as 292.
Going back to First Eastern Couties we also saw them acquire 15 New Gemini 2's for the popular Norwich services 25 & 35, which I think have been a great sucess. More recently BD11CDZ was transferred for tempory X1 works.
Overall Norwich is still a great place for buses with now an even wider varity of buses, both in age from old to new and in type from Single Deck to Double Deck to Bendy-Bus.
The future for Norwich buses.... 2012
Next we are still to see more changes, the Konect Bendy-Buses will be placed in their livery's, and the newly branded Enviro400's for Konectbuses 8 Service will placed into service at the start of Next Year. There are no changes planed ahead for the First buses in Norwich as yet. And Anglianbus might order some more new buses for Rackheath (Fingers crossed for that one!!!)
Finally, thanks to every one who has followed and supported the Blog! I have furally enjoyed reporting activity on this blog and photographing the buses, and I look forward to continuing that in 2012.