25/05/2011

Cambridge City Sightseeing Update, More Megabus News, Welcome Back 20352!...

City Sightseeing Cambridge fleet update

Stagecoach Cambridge have started converting Dennis Trident/ALX400's 17078/9 T678/9KPU, 17099 V473KJN, 17274/5 X376/7NNO and 17296 X276NNO to open top for use on Cambridge City Sightseeing work. Jamie Vendy visited Lincoln yesterday and called in at the Stagecoach depot there where the work is being carried out, he found 17079 now roof-less and also 17274 waiting to go under the knife!

17079 at Lincoln depot

Above: The now roof-less 17079 at Stagecoach Lincoln © Jamie Vendy

Megabus from Norwich news (again!)

Des Speed has booked a £1 ticket to London on the new Megabus service and came across this note at the bottom of his booking confirmation...

"Norwich-Thetford to London Service - Passengers are advised that our Norwich to London via Thetford service is operated by Freestone Coaches and the coach used on this service will not be painted in standard megabus.com livery"

David Smith has also been in touch on the A&TV Bus Forum to say that Freestones own Mercedes 0404/Hispano GDZ385 was used on Monday as the plain white 57 reg Volvo coach they aquired for the service was off the road.

Welcome back 20352!

Ex First X1 Volvo B7R/Plaxton Profile 20352 WA05UNE that left for First Essex last year returned to King's Lynn several weeks ago to cover for the accident Volvo B9TL/Gemini, however it was unused for quite a time until the last couple of days when it has been put to work on X1's due to a Gemini shortage...

20352 at Market Gates

Above: © Roy Northcott author of the East Norfolk Bus Blog photographed 20352 at Great Yarmouth Market Gates on the 1355 Lowestoft to Peterborough yesterday