Odds and Ends - 04/10/2015

Sanders 109 made a very rare appearance on the X44 on Friday
As we power on through the year, things are beginning to die down in terms of big news. Christmas is usually a period of excitement in terms of rare happenings and developments. First Norwich are due a batch of new Wright Streetlites before the end of the year, currently said to be arriving some time in November.

There have been far and few rare workings this week. Tuesday 29th September saw Simonds MSU916 on the 2. On Thursday 1st October, 60621 R781WKW made an appearance on the 28. Friday saw First Norwich 33156 LR02LXP on the 25 and Simonds MSU916 and WA09FHJ on the 1 and 2 respectively. Rarest of all was the appearance on Sanders Alexander ALX400 bodied Dennis Trident 109 6546FN on the X44 on Friday, a vehicle which was widely spoken as being withdrawn.

To clarify the First Norwich Wright Eclipse bodied Volvo B7L movement, transfers are heading to Bristol and Bath depots - housed under the same umbrella much like Great Yarmouth and Lowestoft. 66327 MV02VBB, 66332 MV02VBX, 66336 MV02VCC, 66337 MV02VCM and 66347 MV02VDA have all moved Southwards.

Simonds 7236PW on rail replacement on Saturday afternoon
Track maintenance this weekend on rail lines between Norwich and Great Yarmouth and Norwich and Lowestoft has lead to a rail replacement bus program in place. On Saturday 3rd October, Simonds took the reigns with their usual smartly turned out fleet of VanHool T9 Alizee bodied coaches.

Stagecoach Norfolk released new timetables for their October service revisions yesterday morning. The revisions affect services 10, 11, 29, X8, X29 and can be viewed here.

To review the week; on Monday we took a look at some heritage head turners in Lowestoft  and published the final part of the Showbus Specials. Tuesday, we took a look at an Ambassador-Semmence switch, the latest Volvo B7L movement at First Norwich and followed the latest and final news from the Coasthopper changes. It was a Notices and Proceedings Watch Wednesday this week, which was followed by another Marshall rarity in Oddball Wednesday. In the evening, we published hot off the press details of the major changes at Anglianbus this November. Thursday saw a bright yellow painted 66976 enter service. On Friday, 'What's where' for the beginning of October was published followed by a Bumper Friday Update. On Saturday, details were posted of a seventh Plaxton President and BorderBus and a photo special from Coach and Bus Live was made available.
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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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