11/08/2013

Konectbus 'Seaside Special' plus the latest Anglianbus & Konectbus Fleet Update

Konectbus Optare Tempo 412 YJ09 MHY 'Seaside Special' took part in a special event last week, it was used to ferry the cast of Cromer Pier's Seaside Special and the media to and from the Norfolk & Norwich University Hospital where two special performances of the show were held, 412 can be seen below at the N&NUH looking immaculate on the big day...

Konectbus 412 YJ09MHY, Seaside Special at the N&NUH (c) David Smith
Konectbus 412 YJ09 MHY at the N&NuH, photo kindly supplied by and © David Smith.

For more on this news story and a Mustard video too check out the Norwich Evening News article.

Meanwhile following on from last months popular Anglianbus special here is an update on the current status of the fleet changes taking place before service changes commence at the beginning of September...

The transfer of Optare Versas 302/303/304 and Optare Tempos 414/415 from Anglianbus to Konectbus is now in full swing - 302 AU08 DKL is now at Konectbus and has been repainted into their livery, 303 AU08 DKN has also now moved to Konectbus and is currently away for repaint and 304 MX58 KYV will move to Konectbus by September. Meanwhile 414 YJ55 BLX is now at Konectbus and awaiting repaint, the second example 415 YJ06 FZK will move to Konectbus by September.

These changes will mean that all MAN powered Optare Versas and all Optare Tempos within the two companies will be based at Konectbus.

In the other direction the transfer of the Optare Excel 2s from Konectbus to Anglianbus continues - 216 W216 PRB and 229 X229 WRA (reported and pictured last month) are now both with Anglianbus and repainted into their new livery, 217 W217 PRB and 219 W219 PRB will follow shortly.

Further fleet withdrawals at Anglianbus have also taken place since our last update - Alexander ALX400 bodied Dennis Tridents 700 V161 MEV, 701 X251 NNO, 702 X384 NNO and 704 X386 NNO have all been withdrawn, another movement to report is Optare Solo 910 MX58 XDB which has been transfered to Chambers, a point to also note is that the Anglianbus fleet is now 100% low floor.

Look out for information on the Anglianbus & Konectbus service changes due to take place at the beginning of September - coming soon!

Many thanks to David Smith and Julian Patterson at Anglianbus and Konectbus for keeping us up to date with their latest fleet news.