|Green Line liveried 63318 SK65PWY|
As mentioned in yesterday's report, today saw the first day in service for two of eleven Wright Streetlite Max buses for First Norwich's Green Line 14, 15 and 15A services. I headed into Norwich City Centre between lessons to get a few photos on their first day in active service.
An official launch for the new fleet of buses took place at Wymondham Market Place yesterday morning, where the Mayor of Wymondham visited to get his first look at the new vehicles.
The new buses are not all yet delivered, however, two of the batch entered service this morning. 63318 SK65PWY, which wears the Green Line livery, entered service alongside 63324 SK65PXE on the Green Line band of services this morning. I would expect, with thanks to my regular tip offs from Phil McAlinney, that the batch will all be on English turf by the end of next week.
|Standard 'Olympia' livery 63324 SK65PXE|
To reiterate was has been mentioned in previous posts, the new deliveries are the longer 11.8 metre 'Max' variants, rather than the 10.8 metre equivalents delivered in November last year. Their differences to the previous batch sees them numbered into the '6' series of national fleet numbers for full sized buses, allocated fleet number 63317 through to 63327 with matching alpha-numerical registration plates SK65PWX through to SK65PXH.
The new batch will displace the older examples onto Purple Line service 39 respectively, causing the current Alexander Dennis Enviro200s and Caetano Slimbus bodied Dennis Darts MPD to be cascaded elsewhere.