19/04/2014

Notes from Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk 19/04/14...

...our occasional round up of the latest bus and rail news, sightings and information from our area.

Konectbus' latest round of service changes take place from tomorrow, included are changes to the 2/2A, 50/50A, 51 & 52, as well as the introduction of The Norfolk Coaster 22 tourist service between Cromer, Sheringham, Weybourne and The Muckleburgh Collection, a specially branded part open top Volvo Olympian 50 R739 XRV from Southern Vectis has been acquired to run the service.

The smart vehicle was sighted on driver familiarisation duties in Sheringham earlier this week by one of our correspondents Des Speed, he managed to capture a few photographs of the bus which are shown below - photos include an overview of the bus as well as close ups of some of the branding © Des Speed.

Norfolk Coaster (c) Des Speed
Norfolk Coaster (c) Des Speed Norfolk Coaster  (c) Des Speed

For full details of all of Konectbus' service changes check out their website - a link can be found on the left of this page under 'Local Bus Operator A-Z'

Norfolk Green are due to make changes to some of their services from Saturday 3rd May, timetables are being revised on the Coasthopper, 10/11, X8, X29, 48, 56 & 505.

To download new PDF timetables for the revised services check out the individual service pages on the Norfolk Green website - a link can be found on the left of this page under 'Local Bus Operator A-Z'

Simonds Countrylink have acquired another brand new MCV Evolution bodied Volvo B7RLE.

Simonds new MCV (c) David Bell
photo © David Bell.

Registered BU14 EGD, it is the third such vehicle to join the fleet, our regular correspondent David Bell photographed the new addition in Norwich earlier this week as seen above.

Stagecoach have made available via British Bus Publishing the details of the buses from their 2014/15 vehicle order which are due to make their way to our area in the East.

Cambridge are expecting...
• 11 Stagecoach Gold specification Alexander Dennis Enviro400 bodied Scania N230UD for the Cambridge to Haverhill routes - expected fleetnumbers 15950-60.

• 6 Alexander Dennis Enviro200 for the Uni4 route - expected fleetnumbers 37210-15.

Peterborough are expecting...
• 20 Alexander Dennis Enviro200 for Citi routes - expected fleetnumbers 37216-35.

Please be aware that as usual with new vehicle orders and cascades these details could be subject to change

Go Whippet have acquired a second Wrightbus Eclipse Solar bodied Scania L94UB X471 AHE, also ex Premiere, Nottingham.

X471AHE now at Go whippet
photo © Jamie Armstrong.

Jamie Armstrong kindly sent the above photo taken at the Go Whippet depot with its destination display showing a former Premiere-operated National Express route to Blackpool.

In other news similar X474 AHE has now been repainted into a new version of the Go Whippet livery - look out for a photo coming soon!

and finally... we would like to wish all of our readers, correspondents and fellow bloggers a Happy Easter - we'll be back soon with a selection of brand new photo specials!