Odds and Ends - 14/11/2015

Freshly painted 33157 LR02LXS on Thursday morning
This week there has been a number of bits and pieces which have not made a full post, all of which are included below.

There have been numerous changes at First Norwich this week. Plaxton President bodied 33157 LR02LXS has returned in Orange Line livery, it entered service on Wednesday. The number of Wright Eclipse bodied Volvo B7Ls on the streets of Norwich has decreased again with the move of  66335 MV02VCA and 66345 MV02VCY south to Bristol. Cameron Robinson sent in photographs of Great Yarmouth based Alexander Dennis Pointer Dart 42920 EU05AUM on its first day in service repainted this week - unfortunately, there's no space to share them! Chris Dugdell meanwhile shared photographs on Facebook of fellow Yarmouth bus 37274 LK58EDF on one of its first revenue earning journeys with Eastern Counties. It entered service on the X1 on Monday 9th November.

At Konectbus, destination screens for Park and Ride service 503 have been reprogrammed to include County Hall. From Postwick, buses now read City Centre "then County Hall", rather than simply displaying "Postwick P&R" as they did from day one of the revised operation.

Moseley demonstrator YD65DMF at Eastons on Tuesday
At Eastons of Stratton Strawless Sitcar Voyager bodied Iveco 70C17 Daily YD65DMF has been on demonstration this week from Moseley (Dealer). The minicoach is the latest model from Spanish bodybuilder Sitcar, who were forced to change their chassis choice from the Mercedes Benz Vario range after its withdrawal last year. The vehicle has since returned to the Moseley dealership.

It's been a bad week for Anglianbus, with many cancellations to service due to "technical issues". Monday 9th November saw four cancellations on service 60H and school service BH274, whilst Tuesday 10th November saw seven cancellations on the 60H, 60H, 61 and 82. Meanwhile, Norwich's Castle Meadow was closed for around three hours yesterday after a pedestrian was hit by a bus. The entire city came to a standstill and buses were diverting all over the place, trying to pick up as many City stops as usual. Konectbus reported that extra buses were sent out to relieve delays.

Dolphin S57TNA on private hire at Castle Meadow
As mentioned in a previous post, Dolphin Travel have added another Bova Futura to their fleet in the shape of S57TNA. Seen on a private hire on Castle Meadow, it was my first opportunity to photograph it - so definitely worth sharing here.

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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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