18/02/2014

Out & about in Lowestoft and Yarmouth - part 1

David Bell was Out & about in Lowestoft and Yarmouth earlier this month to catch up with the local bus scene, in particular the operations of First which have been transformed with the addition of newer and repainted buses (including the former X1 Gemini bodied Volvo B9TLs) over the past year or so. Also featured in this two part feature are Anglianbus, Ambassador Travel and Suffolk Norse.

Lowestoft & Yarmouth 1a (c) David Bell
First up we have one of the former route X1 Wrightbus Eclipse Gemini bodied Volvo B9TLs all of which are now based at Lowestoft and Yarmouth depots for use on local services, AU58 ECD is seen here branded for and working on the X2 to/from Norwich © David Bell.

Lowestoft & Yarmouth 1b (c) David Bell
Next up we have YX63 LJU, one of First's fleet of high specification, King's Lynn-based Alexander Dennis Enviro400s used on the long distance X1 route between Peterborough and Lowestoft © David Bell.

Lowestoft & Yarmouth 1a (c) David Bell
Here we see Anglianbus East Lancs Lolyne bodied Dennis Trident T815 RFG working on the 60 towards Beccles © David Bell.

Lowestoft & Yarmouth 1b (c) David Bell
The penultimate photo in this post shows Suffolk Norse Alexander Dennis Enviro300 SN56 AYP working on infrequent Lowestoft town service 107 recently taken over from First © David Bell.

Lowestoft & Yarmouth 1b (c) David Bell
To finish this post we head over to Yarmouth where First's recently repainted former Connex Jersey Alexander Dennis Enviro400 SN60 CAA which is seen in the depths of Market Gates bus station © David Bell

Look out for the second part of this post which is due to be published later this week.