Local First Updates

20515 at Norwich Station on rail replacement this afternoon
Another round of changes have happened at the local First operations over the past week, which will catalyze another round of movements in the coming weeks.

Wright Eclipse bodied Volvo B7Ls 60915 YG02DLZ and 60916 YG02DKU were delivered to First Norwich's Vulcan Road today following their MOT at HB Commercials near Ipswich. Thanks to Joe Thorpe for alerting me of this.

On Monday, I posted on our Twitter and Facebook pages that two mystery Wright Renown bodied Volvo B10BLEs had appeared at Vulcan Road depot. Grahame Bessey has confirmed these to be 66168 W368EOW  and 66169 W369EOW (You may recognise this duo!), which are on loan to Great Yarmouth.

With an enormous shortage of trains, buses and coaches are replacing trains until at least the end of service on Sunday night. Plaxton Paragon bodied Volvo B12Ms 20515 WV02EUR and 20105 AO02RBY are regulars so far. Syd Eade reported the use of First Norwich Wright Eclipse bodied Volvo B7L 66328 MV02VBC in use on Wednesday evening. 

At least nine of the eleven Wright Streetlite Maxs for First Norwich are in service. It appears that 63319 SK65PWZ and 63325 SK65PXF are the final two to brace the streets of Norwich; both have been noted as delivered and are on English soil.

The B7Ls have lasted three years in full glory with Norwich
As reported yesterday on the Norwich Buses Blog Twitter and Facebook platforms, 33159 LR02LXU hit the road freshly repainted into Orange Line livery. Photographs of it can be seen on Facebook here.

As many have requested it, some clarification as to which Wright Eclipse bodied Volvo B7Ls are where. Transferred to Bristol are 66301 KV02VVC, 66324 MV02VAX, 66326 MV02VBA, 66327 MV02VBB, 66330 MV02VBY, 66332 MV02VAX, 66335 MV02VCA, 66336 MV02VCC, 66337 MV02VCM, 66345 MV02VCY, 66346 MV02VCZ and 66347 MV02VDA. Transferred to Great Yarmouth earlier in year were 66334 MV02VBZ, 66341 MV02VCT and 66334 MV02VCX.


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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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