11/07/2013

Hot Off The Press... Anglianbus Special ~ new livery, forthcoming fleet changes & full summary of service renumbering

In this special post, with the help of information kindly provided by Anglianbus & Konectbus, we are taking a look at some of the changes that will be taking place at Anglianbus in the next few months...

New Livery

The first Anglianbus vehicle (former Konectbus Optare Excel 2 X229 WRA) has been repainted into a new version of the Anglianbus livery, we are pleased to be able to bring you hot off the press photos exclusively supplied to Andy's Bus Blog by David Smith of the bus which were taken this afternoon shortly after new vinyls including the brand new Anglianbus logo were applied to it's new livery;

NEW Anglianbus livery X229WRA (c) David Smith
Front view of Optare Excel 2 X229 WRA in the new Anglianbus livery © David Smith.

NEW Anglianbus livery X229WRA (c) David Smith
Rear view of Optare Excel 2 X229 WRA in the new Anglianbus livery © David Smith.

Anglianbus & Konectbus Excel 2's (c) David Smith
Side by side comparison of the Konectbus and new Anglianbus livery © David Smith.

Forthcoming Fleet Changes

The previously reported Anglianbus & Konectbus fleet renumbering process has been completed, the latest official fleetlist can be downloaded HERE.

In additon the following fleet movements between Anglianbus & Konectbus are due to take place by September;

217 (W217PRB) Konect to Anglian
302 (AU08DKL) Anglian to Konect
303 (AU08DKN) Anglian to Konect
414 (YJ55BLX) Anglian to Konect
415 (YJ06FZK) Anglian to Konect

Service Changes & Renumbering from 1st September

From the beginning of September there will be changes to most Anglianbus services including renumbering into a more simple two rather than mostly three digit number series, listed below is a full and accurate summary of the new service numbers and route descriptions - further details of the service changes will be available here on Andy's Bus Blog or over on the Anglianbus website nearer the time;

7 | Norwich - Great Yarmouth - Gorleston
- replaces X47
37B | Norwich - Mulbarton
- replaces 10B
50/50A | Gertrude Rd - Norwich - Eaton Park
- replaces 999
51 | Pilson Green - Norwich - Eaton
- replaces 121/124
52A | Norwich - Keswick Hall
- replaces 122A
53 | Wroxham - Dussindale - Norwich - Tuckswood
- replaces 123/140
53A/53B | Broadland School Services
- replaces 123A/123B
57 | Bishopgate Circular
- replaces 5
60 | Beccles - Lowestoft - Pleasurewood Hills
- replaces 146/601A
60A/60B/60C | Beccles School Services
- replaces 146A/146B/146C
61 | Southwold - Kessingland - Lowestoft - Great Yarmouth
- replaces 601
62 | Beccles - Halesworth - Kessingland
- replaces 602/522
63 | Cobholm - Great Yarmouth - Hemsby
- replaces 586
68/69 | East Norfolk Sixth Form Services
- replaces 830/731
80 | Beccles - Diss
- replaces 580
81 | Beccles - Great Yarmouth
- replaces 581
82/82A | Beccles Town Services
- replaces C1/C2
83 | Norwich - Long Stratton - Harleston
- replaces 3
84 | Norwich - Hempnall - Harleston
- replaces 4
85 | Norwich - Surlingham - Loddon
- replaces 1
86 | Norwich - Mundham - Thurlton - Beccles
- replaces 570/571/581A
87 | Norwich - Stoke - Poringland
- replaces 587
88 | Norwich - Bungay - Halesworth
- replaces 588
88A/88B | Halesworth - Southwold
- replaces 520/BH001
89 | Bungay - Beccles - Southwold
- replaces 524/BH002
90 | St Felix School Services
- replaces W9
92/95 | Langley School Services
- replaces L2/L3

In addition to the above services Konectbus will be taking over current Anglianbus routes A47 and 122, renumbered into a new service 52 the route will run between Acle - Brundall - Norwich - Cringleford.

Many thanks to David Smith at Anglianbus & Konectbus for the information and photographs included in this special post.