What's where: Repaint and loan updates

There are currently  four B10BLEs on loan to local First fleets
from Rotherham.
With repaints and loans currently all over the place in Norfolk and Suffolk, I've been receiving a few messages and emails asking for clarification of what's where. There's a lot of numbers involved, so I've broken it down into bullet point chunks; but if I have slipped up, please do get in touch.

First Norwich
  • Alexander Dennis Pointer Dart 42921 EU05AUN is currently being repainted into Olympia livery at Roundtree Way depot. To be completed imminently.
  • Wright Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL 36172 BD11CFV is currently being repainted into Olympia livery at Simon Morris, Ipswich. Thought to be returning this week.
  • Plaxton President bodied Volvo B7TL 32100 LT02ZCJ is currently at Rotherham for seating trials.
  • Plaxton President bodied Dennis Trident 33152 LR02LXL is currently being repainted into Purple Line livery at Rotherham.
  • On loan to Norwich from Rotherham are Plaxton President bodied Dennis Trident 33126 LT02NVO and Wright Renown bodied Volvo B10BLE 60618 R781WKW
First Great Yarmouth
  • Alexander ALX400 bodied Volvo B7TLs 32059 W219XDB and 32062 W422SRP  are both at Rotherham for DDA Conversion and repaint. They are the final two from the Great Yarmouth allocation to await completion.
  • On loan at Great Yarmouth from Rotherham are Wright Renown bodied Volvo B10BLEs 60621 R784WKW and 60622 R785WKW.
  • First Norwich Plaxton President bodied Volvo B7TLs 32202 LT52WTG and 32211 LT52WTU are at Great Yarmouth on loan over summer. 
  • First Lowestoft Alexander ALX400 bodied Volvo B7TL 30889 W744DWX and Wright Eclipse Gemini bodied Volvo B9TL 37570 AU58ECT are on loan also.
First Lowestoft
  • On loan at Great Yarmouth from Rotherham is Wright Renown bodied Volvo B10BLE 66112 R912BOU.
  • Alexander ALX400 bodied Volvo B7TL 30888 W743DWX is away at Rotherham for repaint
First Ipswich
  • Plaxton Paragon bodied Volvo B12M 20514 WV02EUP is at Rotherham for interior refurbishment.
  • Transbus ALX400 bodied Volvo B7TL 32486 AU53HKD is at the local Volvo plant awaiting a replacement engine.
It is not yet known if 34580 is a permanent transfer.
Stagecoach Norfolk
  • Optare Tempo 25130 YN58FXH is at Bedford being repainted into Stagecoach corporate livery.
  • Optare Tempo 25122 YJ56ATV is at Hants and Dorset Trim for similar treatment.
  • On loan from Stagecoach South is Alexander Dennis Pointer Dart 34630 GX54DVY and Plaxton Pointer bodied Dennis Dart 33020 T593GCT. All other Darts are currently recognised as being permanent fleet members, other than 34580 PX04DSE which remains a mystery as to whether it is here to stay.
So I hope that provides some clarification for those who have asked, I shall endeavor to bring you photographs as and when the buses return.
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  1. I believe 34629 has alos been in Norfolk from Hampshire for a couple of weeks - it's not really needed in Hampshire so may also stay in Lynn?