Odds and Ends - 11/10/2015

Newly repainted 25150 YN58FXH in Norwich yesterday
A very on-the-spot week has just gone by, with big and unexpected news from Lynx and two surprise arrivals at Freestones Coaches since Friday evening.

Firstly, I must apologise for an error in the Lynx report - the temporary 36 will not operate as far as Cromer; poppy red buses will be terminating at Sheringham NNR Station. See the timetable here, and get your cameras clicking as it is only temporary! As it stands, photos will be available here in the blog tomorrow evening.

As promised a week or so ago, a photograph of Stagecoach Norfolk 25150 YN58FXH repainted into Stagecoach livery from its former Norfolk Green identity. Stagecoach Norfolk have recently had a destination screen programming overhaul, which has seen the introduction of scrolling bottom lines advertising fare deals. This has also seen the removal of the quirky King's Lynn town branded services, named for example "North Lynn Too!" and "Pandora Four", from destination screens.

Eastons new vintage website contains many more like this
Eastons of Stratton Strawless have recently launched a new website for their vintage coach hire division. The new site can be accessed by clicking here; it includes a whole load of interesting photographs of their many current restoration projects.

There a handful of rare workings to report from this week. On Thursday 8th October, First Norwich 43863 EG52FFK was in use on the Yellow Line 29, 29A, 29B and 29S band of services. On Friday, Pink Line branded Plaxton President bodied Volvo B7TL 32105 LT02ZCU was in use on an evening working on the Yellow Line 28. Also on Friday, Sanders Alexander ALX400 bodied Dennis Trident 109 6546FN was in use on the 5. Thanks to those who reported their sightings this week.

On Thursday evening, a Konectbus Alexander Dennis Enviro400 from the Norwich Park and Ride allocation was parked outside Guildhall until eight o'clock in the evening to promote Juicy Bar and Grill, for which the bus carried adverts for.

Not local, but certainly of interest to many; First South Yorkshire have taken delivery of BF65WHZ, the second MCV Ecoseti bodied Volvo B5TL produced. I believe it is currently on loan for trial purposes - for a photograph see here. Also of note is one of the first views of an Alexander Deniis Enviro400MMC in Olympia livery, this can be seen here.

Norfolk Coachways A838PPP on Castle Meadow yesterday
A review of the week as follows; on Monday we brought a Konectbus Fleet Update and news of overcrowding issues at Konectbus and Sanders. Tuesday saw a timetable analysis from the forthcoming Konectbus cuts and photographs from the first day of increased capacity vehicles on Sanders X11. Oddball Wednesday this week was the East Lancs Hyline and I visited the new Dolphin Travel depot. On Thursday there was news of two former local buses for sale on eBay and Throwback Thursday took us back to Peoplemovers. On Friday, we revealed the fate of the Norse Dennis Tridents, the latest transfer to First Eastern Counties and breaking news from Lynx. On Saturday, news of two new arrivals at Freestones was online followed by the first installment of Bernard Matthews watch on Sunday.
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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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