Irisbus Magelys AJ-208-QS from the Finand Coaches fleet
Visiting the Norwich area for the past week is AJ-208-QS, an Irisbus Magelys from the fleet of Finand Coaches, based in Rue Charles Cros - Northern France. The coach has been responsible for transporting a group of French exchange students visiting a local school.

Looking into the history of Finand Coaches, they behold a rather interesting history. Formed in 1919 as a mechanical engineering plant, specialising in aviation parts manufacture. The business grew and began a focus on coaches, which lead to the formation of Finand Enterprises, which included a number of regular bus service contracts being held in Northern France. In the modern day, Finand operate a fleet of around 120 with 150 members of staff employed; this being spread over three operations - one of which going under the separate Charlot Coaches identity.

AJ-208-QS in particular carries the Escapde livery. Escapade is a similar operation to JustGo!, Sunrise Direct and Newmarket Holidays here in the United Kingdom - with coach holidays planned and organised by Escapade, and coach requirements being contracted to coach operators across the country.
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Norwich Buses Blog was founded in December 2013 by Sam Larke after he left another popular blog, Norwich Bus Page. Since it's launch, the site has grown dramatically, especially whilst written solely by Kieran Smith during 2015. The blog is now in it's third year and we look forward to more success and growth in the future. If you think you'd make a good writer for Norwich Buses Blog, please do get in touch via email: samuel.larke@gmail.com
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