First Park and Ride buses branded

624 is the first fully branded Park and Ride Enviro400 (Sam Larke)
Sam Larke visited the Konectbus depot in Dereham on Monday to witness the emergence of the first fully branded Alexander Dennis Enviro400 for the new Norwich Park and Ride. Having been respectfully asked by Konectbus to keep them to himself until Friday, when the operator would release the full livery to the press, I have now been given the all clear to share his photographs.

624 SN65OAC was the first to wear the new livery, which has already been commended by enthusiasts for how clean and simple - yet effective - the smart new colour scheme is. On the nearside, branding is identical to the offside but with a "the easy way into Norwich by car" slogan in the dark green area instead of the route map as seen in the photograph to the right. Note also the coloured destination number, in this case pink for the 501. This replaces the different coloured buses, meaning in times of shortages any of the available Park and Ride buses can be used.

The smart interior next stop displays (Sam Larke)
Sam also provides photographs of one of the new interior 'quirks' which we have not yet seen in pictures yet.

All eighteen of the new Alexander Dennis Enviro400s delivered have real-time information screens, powered by Mobitec software, on the upper and lower decks. As seen to the right, the new screens inform passengers of the next stop in time for them to request the stop via the push bells. Sam comments telling me that the screens are also capable of displaying other routes, but not with real time or GPS tracked information.

So far, I have noted that at least seven of the buses have arrived in Norfolk - these being 622, 623, 624, 625, 626, 628 and 629 - however, if there are any further sightings I welcome your contact.
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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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