24/09/2013

New X1 ADL Enviro400s on delivery - photo special - updated!

As expected, delivery of First's 22 brand new Alexander Dennis Enviro400s for the X1 route commenced yesterday with the first three examples making the journey from Plaxton Park in Scarborough to the depot in King's Lynn, they were followed by a further two examples today and should be followed by more deliveries over the next fortnight - the X1 Blog reports that the first 9 of the new vehicles will enter passenger service on Monday 30th September. Further vehicles will then enter service gradually as they are delivered and prepared for service.

One of our Northern correspondants Jamie Vendy has been out bright & early for the last couple of days photographing the new vehicles as they pass through Yorkshire on delivery, he has kindly supplied the following selection of photographs for our readers to enjoy, they remain his copyright.

First East England (King's Lynn) 33803 (c) Jamie Vendy
First King's Lynn 33803 YX63 LJF, Howden 23/09/13 © Jamie Vendy

First East England (King's Lynn) 33804 (2) (c) Jamie Vendy
First King's Lynn 33804 YX63 LJJ, Plaxton Park 23/09/13 © Jamie Vendy

First East England (King's Lynn) 33805 (c) Jamie Vendy
First King's Lynn 33805 YX63 LJK, Shiptonthorpe 24/09/13 © Jamie Vendy.

First East England (King's Lynn) 33806 (c) Jamie Vendy
First King's Lynn 33806 YX63 LJL, Holme Upon Spalding Moor 24/09/13 © Jamie Vendy.

First East England (King's Lynn) 33807 (c) Jamie Vendy
First King's Lynn 33807 YX63 LJN, Kellythorpe 24/09/13 © Jamie Vendy.

First East England (King's Lynn) 33806 & 33807 (c) Jamie Vendy
First King's Lynn 33806 YX63 LJJ and 33807 YX63 LJN, Holme Upon Spalding Moor 24/09/13 © Jamie Vendy.

First East England (King's Lynn) 33806 YX63 LJL (c) David Bell
First King's Lynn 33806 and 33807 seen after arriving at King's Lynn depot 24/09/13 © David Bell

Further arrivals since the post was published are - 33808 YX63 LJO, 33809 YX63 LJU, 33810 YX63 LJV, 33811 YX63 LJY, 33812 YX63 LJZ and 33813 YX63 LKA (the last two registrations are still subject to confirmation)

So thats a chronological look at the vehicles delivered so far, many thanks to Jamie Vendy and David Bell for the photos used in this post. If you'd like to see more photos including interior views and a closer look at the vehicles branding head over to the X1 Blog where you can also find the latest updates on the new arrivals.

Look out for another photo special here showing more of the new buses when they are hopefully out and about in service on the X1 next week, also stay tuned to our Flickr Photosteam for further photo updates!

Post Updated 29/09/13 to add latest arrivals and details of entry into service.