|Stagecoach in Norfolk 13982 withdrawn, seen at Hamlin Way|
At Stagecoach in Norfolk, all the remaining Optare Spectra bodied DAF DB250s are now withdrawn and stored at the depot on Hamlin Way in King's Lynn.
On the Bernard Matthews runs front, up to eight buses from Great Withchingham have been in action on the 16:30 run out. With coaches 20501 AO02RBY and 20515 WV02EUR both off the road for various reasons during the week, Wright Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL 36180 BD11CDZ had been put in place due to the need for tachograph on the seasonal run from Great Withcingham site to Great Yarmouth. Unusual appearances were a duo of new Green Line Wright Streetlites, which I presume were in use to be in place for a decker which went onto the Yarmouth run.
On VOSA this week, Simonds have had an application granted to run service 85 from late February 2016 - identical to the Anglianbus service. Thanks to my various contacts for confirming that Anglianbus will be dropping the 85, with Simonds picking it up - potentially on a temporary contract from the local council.
|66978 on a Red Line working earlier today (Sam Larke)|
To cover for a late running bus today, First Norwich Purple Line Wright Eclipse Urban bodied Volvo B7RLE 66978 KX05MHE made a swift appearance on Red Line duties this afternoon. Thanks to Sam for reporting this.