|Freddie the frog posing round the back of the bus in Kings Lynn|
This week saw the official launch of the 22 new Alexander Dennis Enviro400 buses on the X1. The route runs between Lowestoft and Peterborough, via Great Yarmouth, Norwich, Dereham, Swaffham, King's Lynn and Wisbech. The route had previously been operated by a fleet of B7 and B9 chassis Geminis, which have now been moved on elsewhere in the First Group.
|33811 outside Chapelfield, Norwich|
|First representatives (from left to right): Chris Speed, Rosemary Parry, Mark Reynolds, Danny Beales and Richard Tucker|
Thursday saw much better weather, with the sun inviting people outside a lot more people in Lynn showed an interest in the bus and this was probably the most successful launch of the four. KLFM came down for an interview with the team, as did Bus and Coach Weekly magazine. I was pleased to meet Andy from Andy's Bus Blog and Gerard Fletcher from the X1 Blog; though I was distracted from my duties of handing out leaflets for a while as I was too busy chatting to them! Gerard and I were then offered a ride on the bus being used for the launch to Peteborough which we accepted as you don't often get the chance to have your own private bus! I made use of the free wifi and it was interest chatting to Gerard about his X1 knowledge.
|33811 on Long Causeway in Peterborough |
I would like to give a huge thanks to the whole X1 team and the other representatives from First who attended with a special mention to Chris Speed for inviting me in the first place.