27/09/2013

Out & about in King's Lynn ~ bus station roadworks

We spent an enjoyable afternoon in King's Lynn on Wednesday, where there were resurfacing works taking place on the bus bays in the bus station, this meant there were alternative stopping arrangements in place for the day, however Norfolk Green had plenty of staff around the bus station that did an excellent job directing buses and helping passengers to their temporary boarding points.

Included in this post are a selecion of photographs taken on the day, due the camera running out of power(!) the photographs below have been supplied by our companion David Bell...

Out & about in King's Lynn 25/09/13 B (c) David Bell
Due to bay 1 being closed buses arriving at the bus station set down their passengers in Old Market Street outside the Lord Kelvin PH, seen here is Coasthopper liveried Irisbus Agoraline 131 GX07 BAU arriving on the 11 from Hunstanton © David Bell.

Out & about in King's Lynn 25/09/13 B (c) David Bell
There was a controlled one-way entry system in place the bus station entrance, Norfolk Green ADL Enviro400 21 SN12 EHM is seen here arriving on the 505 from Spalding © David Bell.

Out & about in King's Lynn 25/09/13 A (c) David Bell
Due to bay 2 being closed buses which usually depart from there including the Hardwick Six, 37, 38 and 39 were leaving from the usually infrequently used bay 9 instead, seen here working on the 37 to Southery is Norfolk Green Optare Solo 618 MX54 WMJ © David Bell.

We also noted a couple of unusual allocations on the Konectbus 1 service to Watton and Dereham, having previously been worked mainly by Optare Excel 2s (most of which have now transferred to Anglianbus) the service now sees an interesting variety of vehicles in use including Tempos, Versas and East Lancs Lolyne bodied Tridents.

Out & about in King's Lynn 25/09/13 B (c) David Bell
The first unusual vehicle seen was Optare Solo 900 VX51 RHZ on the 15:50 departure, it is one of only two Solos in the Konectbus fleet and can usually be found working local services in the Dereham area © David Bell.

Out & about in King's Lynn 25/09/13 Cx (c) David Bell
The second unusual vehicle seen was Anglianbus liveried Optare Tempo 414 YJ55 BLX on the 16:50 departure, it is one of several vehicles recently transferred to Konectbus © David Bell.

Meanwhile First King's Lynn continue to take delivery of their new fleet of ADL Enviro400s for the X1 (click here to view our special post which is being updated with the latest details of the new vehicles as they arrive) and are continuing the Gemini repaints ready for their departure to other depots, all five of the B7TL versions 36156-60 have now been done with the B9TL versions now beginning the process.

Out & about in King's Lynn 25/09/13 B (c) David Bell
First 37157 AU07 DXT seen arriving at King's Lynn bus station heading to Lowestoft © David Bell.

Thats it for this edition of Out & about, check back this weekend for the second part of our Leicester post and also the first part of our Looking back... at Cambridge in 1990 feature!