New Stagecoach Norfolk Optare Solos enter service

48021 carries the name "Ben Colson MBE" (Lukasz Falkowski)
Stagecoach Norfolk's brand new batch of Optare Solo M990SLRs entered service very recently. Ɓukasz Falkowski has been in King's Lynn to capture their debut on camera and has very kindly shared his excellent photographs with us.

The new buses are the first of their type in Norfolk, and feature the latest Euro 6 emission engines. Furthermore, they are the first new buses delivered since the Stagecoach takeover of Norfolk Green and the first new buses delivered to the operator since the delivery of two Alexander Dennis Enviro400s during an independent operation. I believe they are destined for use predominantly on the inner town network of services; FairsteadOne, North Lynn Too!, North Wooton Three, Pandora Four, Gaywood Five and Hardwick Six. Despite this, the new buses will most likely see use on the rest of the route where permitted also.

48024 working the North Lynn Too! (Lukasz Falkowski)
The five new buses are registered and numbered as follows:

48021 YJ15AAZ
48022 YJ15ANP
48023 YJ15ANR
48024 YJ15ANU
48025 YN15ANV

Notably 48021 YJ15AAZ carries the name "Ben Colson MBE", after the founder of Norfolk Green who recently received the prestigious title for his tremendous contributions to the transport industry.
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  1. Ben Colson MBE is no longer on 48021