Bumper Monday Update

Sanders 803 YJ07JWK on a working of the 10 this morning
With a couple of errands to run in Norwich City Centre between lessons today, my trip was timed impeccably to note today's happenings.

Very rare today was the use of Sanders VanHool T9 Alizee bodied VDL SB4000 803 YJ07JWK on workings of the 10 and X11 between Norwich and Stalham. Jamie Glasspoole contacted me in the afternoon to inform that it had worked the school working of the X11 via Broadland High School, which deviates from the A1151 to drop off in Rackheath.

As reported here last week, First Ipswich heritage liveried 32749 AU53HJV arrived on loan at Norwich yesterday. It debuted into service on Pink Line service 11 today. Meanwhile, Jersey Dart 43863 EG52FGJ was employed on the 29, 29A, 29B and 29S and Wright Streetlite 47512 SN64CRZ on the 24 and 24A.

If all at Wrightbus went to plan today, new First Norwich Wright Streetlite 63317 SK65PWX would have been dispatched to the Port of Belfast today for shipping to Heysham Docks, where onward delivery would be made to Norwich. I am informed that the other ten have yet to be road tested as of yesterday. More on that, including a photograph, can be seen here. Jim Long was in touch to add some mechanical information of the new batch, saying "They are Euro6 Daimler/Mercedes OM934 5.1Litre 208hp with Voith 824.6 4speed, providing they having gone for the Cummins option which are only 4.5 litre."

First Norwich 32100 on the Purple Line 38 today (Dan High)
In the evening peak, First were centre of attention with a duo of rare working.

Turquoise Line liveried Plaxton President bodied Volvo B7TL 32100 LT02ZCJ made an extremely rare on Purple Line service 38. Not only the incorrect colour branding, even more rare is the appearance of a double deck vehicle on the service. Meanwhile, on the Orange Line service 22 was Blue Line branded Wright Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL 36179 BD11CDU. My thanks go to Dan for these updates.
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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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