Stagecoach and First updates and Lowestoft heritage

New arrival 18349 AE55GKX on the X29 this morning
It was a busy day for me today with a number of printing, delivering, shopping and meet ups to do. In between the errands a few interesting notes and sightings were made. 

As mentioned in a previous report, Stagecoach Norfolk have so far taken delivery of two Alexander Dennis ALX400 Trident initially on loan. 18349 AE55GKX entered service today and made an appearance in Norwich on the X29. More are due to arrive in the coming weeks.

Next up was a trip to Konectbus in Dereham to drop some photos off which have been requested to decorate the office walls. On the return journey, First Norwich Plaxton President bodied Dennis Trident 33163 LR02LXZ was noted heading westwards on the A47 at Dereham. Chris Speed, general manager at First Eastern Counties, confirms that it is booked in at Rotherham works for refurbishment tomorrow and will spend the night at at King's Lynn. Wright Eclipse Urban bodied Volvo B7RLE 66976 KX05MGZ was sent to Full Circle at Banham today to be painted into a brighter shade of yellow.

30888 showing off her new livery in the afternoon sun
Also as mentioned in a previous report is the arrival of First Lowestoft 30888 W743DWX back in the area. The bus carries the Lowestoft Corporation maroon and cream livery, complete with the finishing touches of replica fleet number 8 and appropriately repainted wheels. So far 30888, or 8 as it could be said, appears to be used most regularly on service X2 into Norwich.

A few rare working to report also come in the form of First Norwich Wright Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL 36171 BD11CFU on the 27 and Wright Streetlite 47510 SN64CRV on the Orange Line 21 and 22.
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