05/08/2014

Borderbus of Beccles - photo special!

We haven't yet published a feature on recent newcomer to the Norfolk & Suffolk bus scene - Borderbus of Beccles, so following the launch of their latest service we thought it was about time to take a look at their smart fleet of buses which operate on the following services...

• 146 Norwich - Beccles - Southwold
• 521 Halesworth - Aldeburgh

Of those services the 146 is operated commercially using three long wheelbase Alexander Dennis Enviro200, the 521 is operated under contract to Suffolk County Council using one short wheelbase Alexander Dennis Enviro200. A number of school contracts for the Sir John Lemen High School in Beccles are also operated using Plaxton President bodied Volvo B7TLs.

Borderbus of Beccles (c) David Bell BB59 BUS (previously registered MX59 AVU) seen on the 146 in Norwich © David Bell.

Borderbus of Beccles (c) David Bell BB62 BUS (previously registered MX10 DXR) seen on the 146 in Norwich © David Bell.

Borderbus of Beccles (c) David Bell BB09 BUS (previously registered MX62 AOH) seen on the 146 in Norwich © David Bell.

Borderbus of Beccles (c) David Bell X647 LLX seen on school service in Beccles © David Bell.

Borderbus of Beccles (c) David Bell X662 LLX seen on school service in Beccles © David Bell.

Other vehicles operated but not featured above are short wheelbase Alexander Dennis Enviro200s BB07 BUS (previously registered SK07 HLU) and BB14 BUS (new to Borderbus) plus Plaxton President bodied Volvo B7TLs X641 LLX and X643 LLX.

Many thanks to David Bell for the photographs used in this feature - for further info on Borderbus check out their website which is currently being constructed at www.border-bus.co.uk