03/07/2014

Royal Norfolk Show 2014 part 2 - Buses

It is that time of year again - last week saw the ever popular Royal Norfolk Show take place at the Norfolk Showground just outside Norwich, as with last year our regular correspondent David Bell attended the event to observe the numerous visiting local coaches as well as special bus services that operate for the event. In this two part feature using a selection of photographs kindly supplied by David we'll take a look at both aspects as described above - part 1 which was published on Monday focused on the coaches and this post (part 2) will focus on the special bus services.

Norfolk Show buses 1/2 (c) David Bell
For the two day event Konectbus once again doubled the frequency of their service 4 (Swanton Morley - Dereham - Norwich) between the Norfolk Showground and Norwich bus station, amongst the vehicles employed on the extra workings was Mercedes Benz Citaro 0530G BD57 WCZ © David Bell.

Norfolk Show buses 1/2 (c) David Bell
Seen working on a 4 through to Swanton Morley via Dereham is one of Konect's recently acquired Wrightbus Eclipse Gemini bodied Volvo B7TLs LB02 YXA © David Bell.

Norfolk Show buses 2/2 (c) David BellAs in previous years First ran their special 100 service to/from the show, the route operated up to every 15 minutes using mainly Wrightbus Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL from First Norwich's blue line 25 allocation, an example of which - BD11 CFN is pictured above © David Bell.

Norfolk Show buses 2/2 (c) David Bell
First also drafted in their vintage AEC Routemaster NML 623E from Great Yarmouth depot to run on the 100, it is seen above departing the showground for Norwich city centre © David Bell.

Norfolk Show buses 2/2 (c) David BellWe finish this feature with First's long haul X1 route which was stopping additionally at the showground during the event, seen here heading towards Peterborough is Alexander Dennis Enviro400 YX63 LKJ © David Bell.

Many thanks to David for the photographs included in both parts of this feature.