|The latest addition to the First Eastern Counties fleet (Sam Larke)|
The latest updates for the local First operations comes as follow. My thanks go out initially to Sam for this excellent photograph taken a short while ago.
37275 AU58EDJ is the second former Green Line Wright Eclipse Gemini bodied Volvo B9TL acquired for use locally. Joining sister 37274 which entered service earlier on, 37275 is allocated to Caister Road for use on the X1. It features high backed leather seating, free wifi and three-point power sockets.
At Norwich, the loanees are disappearing thick and fast. 33153 LR02LXM, 33180 LR02LYZ and 33183 LR02LZC are to be taken to First Southampton tomorrow after just over a month's use here in Norwich on loan from First Beeline. The trio arrived during a very busy day for First Eastern Counties on Sunday 1st November - See more from that day here. Thanks to Simon Taylor for this information. As already reported by Grahame Bessey 60621 R784WKW has returned to the Rotherham repaint unit off loan, leaving just 60618 R781WKW and 66112 R912BOU left of all the loaned B10BLEs - excluding the accident damaged example left at Lowestoft.
|The trio of Trident loanees will head for Southampton tomorrow|
Rudolph's Routemaster (Please see here) commences on Monday morning in aid of East Anglia Children Hospices. Routemaster 39623 NML623E is now Christmas-ed up with decorations and a vinyl destination screen for the event. Note also that EACH charity boxes have been cable-tied beside ticket machines on various First Norwich vehicles.
Plaxton Paragon bodied Volvo B12M 20501 AO02RBY is now said to be a permanent member of the Norwich fleet, and is currently the regular on the Bernard Matthews run from Great Witchingham Production Factory to Great Yarmouth.