March to April 2016

Bus activity in the East Norfolk and East Suffolk area of England during the months of March and April 2016. Whilst the board concentrates on the Great Yarmouth…
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The 30th April saw another arrival from Norwich enter service at Caister Road. Trident 33007 LK51UZE was put into use still wearing all its Norwich branding. Coaching, Norfolk, Norwich, Great Yarmouth, Manchester Buses, European, Suffolk, Double Deck, Yarmouth
Another Arrival at Yarmouth
The 30th April saw another arrival from Norwich enter service at Caister Road. Trident 33007 LK51UZE was put into use still wearing all its Norwich branding.
I was somewhat surprised at seeing six coaches at Great Yarmouth's Beach Coach Station during 27th April  including these two from National Holidays fleet Fleet, Greats, Bus Coach, National Holidays
Six At The Beach
I was somewhat surprised at seeing six coaches at Great Yarmouth's Beach Coach Station during 27th April including these two from National Holidays fleet
Hot on the heels of a Trident moving back to Anglian, is the news of another of the type transferring to First's Caister Road depot in Great Yarmouth in the form of 33151 LR02LXK Double Decker Bus, Trucks, Buses And Trains
Another Trident Transfer
Hot on the heels of a Trident moving back to Anglian, is the news of another of the type transferring to First's Caister Road depot in Great Yarmouth in the form of 33151 LR02LXK
After the school run this morning (25th April) I nipped in to town to see what was about and initially the short answer was not much. Although just before I left there was a small surprise with a Solo! Shearings and National Holidays coaches are beginning to use Marine Parade more for overnighting of their coaches . The Solo was an Our Bus Optare Solo, MX58AAY Bus, Buses, Marine Parade, April 2016
Monday Morning Mooch
After the school run this morning (25th April) I nipped in to town to see what was about and initially the short answer was not much. Although just before I left there was a small surprise with a Solo! Shearings and National Holidays coaches are beginning to use Marine Parade more for overnighting of their coaches . The Solo was an Our Bus Optare Solo, MX58AAY
On the 21st April Anglian increased its active fleet to 37 after the return of Alexander ALX400 bodied Dennis Trident V161MEV from sister company Hedingham. (Photo Syd Eade) England, Decker, Dennis, Lowestoft
Ex Anglian Bus Returns
On the 21st April Anglian increased its active fleet to 37 after the return of Alexander ALX400 bodied Dennis Trident V161MEV from sister company Hedingham. (Photo Syd Eade)
The 19th April witnessed the official launch on the Pink Line Streetdecks to the general public outside the forum in Norwich Pink, Public
Pretty In Pink & More
The 19th April witnessed the official launch on the Pink Line Streetdecks to the general public outside the forum in Norwich
Grahame reported on 19th April that 20500 was yet to appear in Great Yarmouth due to mechanical problems joining sister 20501.  Therefore another former Yarmouth vehicle returned to fill the gap in the shape of 20514 WU02EUP. First Bus
Another Yarmouth Loanee
Grahame reported on 19th April that 20500 was yet to appear in Great Yarmouth due to mechanical problems joining sister 20501. Therefore another former Yarmouth vehicle returned to fill the gap in the shape of 20514 WU02EUP.
Arriving at Great Yarmouth's Caister Road depot from Lowestoft on the 14th April was ex Ipswich ADL Enviro 200 on loan.  44519 YX09ADO still retains the First Ipswich colour scheme and had eluded my camera until snapped on the 16th in Gorleston's High Street Loan, Depot
Ex First Ipswich Loanee
Arriving at Great Yarmouth's Caister Road depot from Lowestoft on the 14th April was ex Ipswich ADL Enviro 200 on loan. 44519 YX09ADO still retains the First Ipswich colour scheme and had eluded my camera until snapped on the 16th in Gorleston's High Street
Grahame contacted me about the recent transfer of ALX400 bodied Volvo B7TL 30902 W757DWX to Lowestoft from First Essex.  In was immediately put to work on the 99 between Lowestoft and Kessingland on 12th April.
Another Lowestoft Arrival
Grahame contacted me about the recent transfer of ALX400 bodied Volvo B7TL 30902 W757DWX to Lowestoft from First Essex. In was immediately put to work on the 99 between Lowestoft and Kessingland on 12th April.
Since former First Volvo Olympian 34110 W437CWX was rescued for preservation in November last year, Colin Thorne has been busy and provides details on the blog about progress so far Ferry
Olympian Progress
Since former First Volvo Olympian 34110 W437CWX was rescued for preservation in November last year, Colin Thorne has been busy and provides details on the blog about progress so far
The 4th April saw diversions in force due to the carrying out of resurfacing work in Gorleston's Church Lane. The road is normally used by quite a number of First's routes which were diverted for a few days from Church Lane to Church Road and then on to Beccles Road before regaining their usual routes via Shrublands Way Road, Route
Church Lane Diverts
The 4th April saw diversions in force due to the carrying out of resurfacing work in Gorleston's Church Lane. The road is normally used by quite a number of First's routes which were diverted for a few days from Church Lane to Church Road and then on to Beccles Road before regaining their usual routes via Shrublands Way
Grahame reported in early April on the start of the arrival of a batch of new Streetdecks for First Norwich to operate the Pink Line service. Before entering service they were quickly diverted down to the South West to operate a large Rail Replacement service between Bath and Bristol Bristol, West
New Norwich Streetdecks out on loan
Grahame reported in early April on the start of the arrival of a batch of new Streetdecks for First Norwich to operate the Pink Line service. Before entering service they were quickly diverted down to the South West to operate a large Rail Replacement service between Bath and Bristol
Grahame reports that two former X1 Coaches arrived back at Caister Road at the beginning of April for use on a new Bernard Matthews contract being operated from Yarmouth.  20500 AO02RBX & 20501 AO02RBY have moved from Norwich after recently arriving back in Norfolk after a spell in Essex. Bernard
Coaches back at Caister Road
Grahame reports that two former X1 Coaches arrived back at Caister Road at the beginning of April for use on a new Bernard Matthews contract being operated from Yarmouth. 20500 AO02RBX & 20501 AO02RBY have moved from Norwich after recently arriving back in Norfolk after a spell in Essex.
A nice sunny start to the weekend meant Grahame visiting  Lowestoft on 2nd April to catch up with the latest arrivals. A certain grey fronted Enviro was the main reason for his visit and it was not long before he was rewarded as it appeared in Gordon Road working the 105 service from Oulton Nice, Road Work
Sunny Saturday in Lowestoft
A nice sunny start to the weekend meant Grahame visiting Lowestoft on 2nd April to catch up with the latest arrivals. A certain grey fronted Enviro was the main reason for his visit and it was not long before he was rewarded as it appeared in Gordon Road working the 105 service from Oulton
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Galloway Group To Be Acquired
The Galloway Travel Group annonced on 31st March that its business operations are to be acquired by Eastern Transport Holdings Limited on 30th November 2016 Galloway Group To Be Acquired