Latest Great Yarmouth repaint in service and Norwich happenings

Newly outshopped 32065 at Seashore turning circle.
I headed in the Great Yarmouth direction this morning with the intention of photographing the newly reintroduced summer service 3, but little did I know I would be photographing the latest bus to return to Great Yarmouth following DDA conversion and repaint.

Making a somewhat unusual appearance on the 3, which is usually worked by Geminis, was Alexander ALX400 bodied Volvo B7TL 32065 W425SRP - which regular contributor Joe Wilson spotted at Acle on its journey back to Great Yarmouth on Friday. Here it is photographed at Seashore Holiday Park terminus on its way towards Hemsby. Today was the first time I have travelled on one of the new DDA converted ALX400s. Changes include re-flooring in the front of the bus, installation of the wheelchair backrest (or ironing board as it is often referred to), re-flooring on the staircase and some minor seating adjustments downstairs. New LED Destination displays are also fitted, as are new louder bells.

Purple Line branded 33152 was noted on Pink Line 11 and 11A.
Also noteworthy is that Ipswich based Plaxton Paragon bodied Volvo B12M 20514 WV02EUP was sent to Rotherham today for a full interior repaint - as mentioned in an earlier post when the newly repainted coach visited Norwich.

Back in Norwich, Purple Line branded 33152 LR02LXL (Notable for being the final original Purple Line branded decker left) was allocated to Pink Line 11 and 11A duties today. Following the reduction of frequency on the 25 due to the University term time ending, the Geminis continue to be allocated to other city routes - today 36171 BD11CFU was noted on the 24 and 24A. Newbee 66977 KX05MHA was out again today on the 35.
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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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