Wednesday, 1 May 2013

~ UPDATE ~ Former Jersey buses to appear in Norfolk soon

EG52 FFL seen at the back of Caister Road with S116JTP
Three of the buses have already arrived at Caister Road, in the refreshed livery. Details are as followed:
Fleet numbers are still unknown; the depot they have been assigned for is also still unknown.

Gerard Fletcher over on the X1 has reported that 21 former Jersey Dennis Dart/Caetano Slimbuses are due to appear across Norfolk and Suffolk whilst the arrival of the new Alexander Dennis Enviro400s for the X1 is still yet to be confirmed. Here's what he says:

"The official delivery date is still awaited, but the order for a revised specification has now been made. The original plans for the displaced vehicles are as advertised on the Norwich Bus Page, but are now subject to change following the delay in arrival of the new buses. Meanwhile, 21 ex-Jersey based Caetano bodied slimline Darts have been repainted, re-trimmed and had assault screens and Hanover blinds fitted along with additional heating installed. These are due to arrive in the next fortnight for final transfers to be applied, with 11 destined for Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft, of the remainder 4 are going to Clacton and 6 to the Midlands. These will no doubt see off some of the older Darts which have served the company well and which have regularly worked X1 shorts and the X2 as well as the odd run to Peterborough in the past."
We can't wait to see them in service! Head over to the X1 Blog to keep in the loop with the latest news about the X1 route.