|First day of konect's new expanded yard © Steven Royal|
We were shown the Operations room, where konect have a state of the art tracking program which track both theirs and anglian's buses down to a pinpoint, with details of journey, driver, and how late/early the bus is running. This was when we discovered that anglian's refreshed 229, X229WRA was in service in Great Yarmouth. Most likely on the 581, she has been out of service since she emerged from the paintshop two weeks ago. We believe yesterday was her first time in service. I am visiting Beccles today to try and photograph her.
I must say the most noticeable part of our visit was the working air conditioning! A welcome relief from the beating sun outside. We were then taken to the drivers room, where they pay in their cash, sit and relax and drink coffee during their breaks. This room features a window with a lovely view of inside the garage where the drivers can watch the mechanics working on the buses.
. We are very grateful to konectbus for their cooperation, with special mentions to Steven and David who helped us out on our visit.