The competition between First Group & Go-Ahead Anglianbus intensifies as First get their "new" Single deck Enviro 200's out in Service in Lowestoft just a few weeks before Anglians MAN EcoCitys arrive.
|First Lowestoft ST09JPT running the X22 to Beccles|
Some of these have been noticed on services which run in competition with Anglian services around the town
X22 between Lowestoft and Beccles and X2 which will soon run in competition with Anglian 146. The competition their will get very interesting once Anglians 146 starts with the Gas buses.
|First Great Yarmouth WV02EUR running a X1 short|
to Gorleston James Paget Hospital
Firsts Caister Road depot has recently taken delivery of two coaches from First Midlands that will run the X1 shorts Norwich to Great Yarmouth Via Acle. N615APU still runs some trips, including Plaxton Presidents and Palantines.
First Plaxton premiere N602APU which previously ran the X1 shorts has been withdrawn and has gone to a scrapping yard at Earith Commercials.
|Anglian X386NNO runnig a A47 in Gorleston to Norwich.|
The competition between these routes will intensify soon as well, as Anglians Rackheath depot that runs the A47/X47 will be getting some newer buses perhaps 11 reg Optare Versas at the start of next year and Firsts X1 is scheduled to get some brand new buses as well. We'll see what unfolds!
My Thanks to Zak Nelson for allowing me to use all the above pictures. All remain Copyright to him.