Tuesday afternoon happenings

First 25 buses are displaying a special variant of their usual screens
On a quick fly through the City Centre today, a few notable sightings were recorded.

Due to an accident on Colman Road at lunch time, First Blue Line 26 buses were bunched up for the rest of the day. The 25 was just the same by peak time with high volumes of passengers travelling to and from the University of East Anglia for graduation week. At one point, four Blue Line Geminis were rowed up on Castle Meadow towards the rail station; in the opposite direction, buses using the stop ahead of the 25 stop were forced to use stops up to three stands past where their waiting passengers were due to the amount of Blue Line buses - another prime example of Castle Meadow's unsuitability for the number of bus movements it sees. Also notable from the Blue Line is that a number of 25 buses are displaying a special "Via Francis Bacon Exhibition" destination screen. The art event is taking place at the Sainbsury Centre for Visual Art in the UEA grounds until the end of July.

Visiting from South Wales was Gibbons VanHool Astron YJ60LCW
Notable sightings include First Yorkshire loanee 60618 R781WKW on the 11 and 11A with 36172 BD11CFV on the 13 and Konectbus Optare Tempo 414 YJ55BLX on the 51. Ensignbus Olympian 393 R493MBY remains on loan to Awayadays to cover for the poorly native Olympian.

Another smart vehicle visiting Norwich from Wales today was Gibbons Coaches of Bedlinog VanHool T917 Astron YJ60LCW. The maroon and gold livery gives away its former identity of a coach from the well respected Parrys International fleet.

Tomorrow morning there'll be a big VOSA Update as there's been loads registered over the past fortnight - so check back soon for that!
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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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