Rare happenings in Norwich today

66112 makes its debut appearance on the 29 band of services, seen
here at Dreway Drive in Thorpe Marriott.
Today, with news of a so far rare working on one of First Norwich's more unusual routes, I could not help but head out for a ride. And so, accompanied by Sam Larke, off I head into Norwich for some spotting in the beautiful sun which we were blessed with today!

South Yorkshire loanee 66112 R912BOU was allocated to a duty which saw it spend the day on the 29, 29A and 29B - including the day's 29S. It is believed that it may have been the type's first appearance on the 29 band of services, if not one of very few since the first arrived on loan to Norwich. The 29S is designed with the intention of transporting students from Taverham High School back into Thorpe Marriott estate, due to the one way loop on the 28 they would use in the morning resulting in it being impossible on the homeward journey. Interestingly though, the service still runs on Monday to Friday during school holidays. 

Elsewhere in Norwich, thanks to Joe Wilson and Sam Larke, Sanders Scania Omnicity 302 YS03ZKV made an extremely rare appearance on the 32 - which is almost always operated by an Optare Solo.

36170 was on the Red Line today, photographed here alongside
sister 36169 on the correct branded route.
On the Red Line 23 and 23A today was Blue Line branded Wright Gemini 2 Volvo B9TL 36170 BD11CFP. Meanwhile, making a rather rare appearance on the Blue Line 26 was Wright Streetlite 47512 SN64CRX.

In other news, following on from an earlier Sanders Update today, 228 YJ59AZA is now fully vinyled-up and 230 YJ59AYY has arrived at the depot in the same condition. 

At Anglianbus, I had noticed today that two Scania Omnicity deckers have recently gained exterior advert frames between the lower saloon and upper deck. One can only assume, like sister company Konectbus, exterior adverts are to become commonplace.
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About Kieran Smith

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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