The unique 12 which serves Roundhouse Park (Michael Flatman)
This week has been one of sitting about waiting for announcement to come forward regarding some big changes and happenings in the region.

Due this coming week is news from some big changes at Anglianbus, the details have already been logged with VOSA. Meanwhile, we still await an announcement from Lynx and Stagecoach as to what is going on with the Coasthopper service. A registration has appeared on VOSA for Stagecoach, appearing to operate a winter timetable commercially whilst Lynx operate under tender from Norfolk County Council. As always, I will update you as and when the news is out.

On Friday, I was contacted by Michael Flatman who provided a photograph of a singled deviating journey of newly revised First service 12 which may be of interested to many. The 08:30 Monday to Friday 12 from the Norfolk and Norwich Hospital deviates to call at Round House Park, The Pines, which is usually served solely by the 11. Also of note, which I know four people were unaware of, is that the 12 turns off of Wroxham Road in Sprowston to call at Tesco on Blue Boar Lane.

First Norwich's new fleet support van on Castle Meadow
Meanwhile, Thomas O'Neil was in touch with his sighting of Ambassador Travel Wright Axcess Floline bodied Scania L94UB S350SET working for sister company Semmence. It is not yet known whether this is permanent or just a short loan.

Not a bus, but a directly related piece of information is that new to First Norwich is Ford Transit fleet support van BN65CCY. Also of note from First is that a Norwich based Wright Streetlite has recently been operating the Western section of the X1 from Dereham into Norwich once a day in the morning peak due to high passengers numbers.

As reported, Plaxton President bodied Dennis Trident 33163 LR02LXZ has headed for repainting of the rear and interior refurbishment. Also recently heading north is Turquoise Line branded Plaxton President bodied Volvo B7TL 32112 LT02ZDL for full repaint and refurbishment with e-leather seating. 33055 LN51GKO is now on the road repainted, however, in line with the rest of the returns as part of the Norwich fleet refurbishment programme does not have refurbished seating. 66977 KX05MGZ is undergoing repaint into a brighter shade of yellow at Full Circle as we speak.

From Sam Larke is this photograph of freshly repainted 66982 KX05MHL, which emerged yesterday following repaint into Turquoise Line livery.

Today at the East Anglia Transport Museum is the End of Season Gala. Lots of visiting vehicles are booked in so I am told and a number of fun things are available inside the museum. From what I heard from the first half of the weekend yesterday, the event was taken well and was thoroughly enjoyable.

Onto a review of the week; On Monday, we took a look at the first day of the revised Norwich network and on Tuesday a short review of the latest happenings and sightings. Oddball Wednesday this week looked at a very small handful of MCV built Capitals. On Thursday we proceeded with a Simonds Fleet Update followed by photographs of the latest repaint at First Norwich. On Friday we brought updates from Stagecoach and First. On Saturday, Cameron Robinson sent in photographs of two repaints at First Norwich  and a Konectbus fleet update was made available.

Peelings Coaches FAH275Y one the best Plaxton award
Also this week, we have been sharing photographs from Showbus 2015 at Woburn Abbey - which took place last Sunday. Apologies in the delay getting the final part online, I've had a very busy weekend with work! However, here is what we have so far.

The fifth and final part will take a focus upon the the coaches visiting the event.
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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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