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There has recently been a lot of speculation about the future of FirstNorwich. These became apparent when many people started to notice more and more of the buses are losing their Norwich Network branding. One of the main rumours currently circulating is that First may be selling their Norwich bus division. One year ago, First announced that they would be selling certain divisions due to fall in profit however no specific locations were mentioned. I have contacted First and Stagecoach about the matter as Stagecoach would be most likely to take over if this rumour is true.
Stagecoach didn't give me a direct response but said "There's always speculation about our business but if we have any plans to expand our operations we would make an announcement"
What Stagecoach said doesn't really answer our questions, maybe they're reluctant to say at the moment?
Another option is that they're swapping the buses allocations around as more buses may be needed on a different line. Whatever happens, we will keep you informed!