10/09/2014

Volvo Olympians on loan at Norfolk Green - photo special!

As previously reported Norfolk Green currently has six Volvo Olympians on temporary loan pending the arrival of the same number of Alexander ALX400 bodied Dennis Tridents which are currently away being converted to a single door layout and repainted, the extra buses are needed to cover an increase in Norfolk Green's school contracts in the area and have also been noted working on various services in between their school duties, in this feature - using photographs kindly supplied by David Bell, we take a look at the Volvo Olympians at work in King's Lynn during the past week.

Volvo Olympians on loan at Norfolk Green (c) David Bell
First up is 16162 R162 HHK, the only Northern Counties bodied Volvo Olympian at Norfolk Green (the others are all Alexander bodied) It is seen working on the 505, this bus is from Stagecoach Midland's Corby depot (c) David Bell.

Volvo Olympians on loan at Norfolk Green (c) David Bell
One of two smart South West Trains liveried Volvo Olympians on loan from Stagecoach South's Winchester depot is 16502 NDZ 3020, it is seen laying over at the bus station (c) David Bell.

Volvo Olympians on loan at Norfolk Green (c) David Bell
Next up, from Stagecoach East's Bedford depot is Volvo Olympian 16227 S757 DRP, it wears Biggleswade & District school bus livery and is seen here about to work an 10 to Hunstanton (c) David Bell.

Volvo Olympians on loan at Norfolk Green (c) David Bell
Returning to the South West Trains liveried examples from Winchester we see 16787 WVT 618 which is pictured at the bus station (c) David Bell.

Volvo Olympians on loan at Norfolk Green (c) David Bell
The penultimate photo in the feature shows 16459 P195 KAK which is on loan from Stagecoach Midland's Kettering depot, it is seen here having worked on an 11 from Hunstanton (c) David Bell.

Volvo Olympians on loan at Norfolk Green (c) David Bell
We finish with the second vehicle on loan from Stagecoach East at Bedford, 16226 S756 DRP which is seen here at the bus station (c) David Bell.

To help passengers plan their journeys regarding step free access Norfolk Green have published a list of services currently normally being operated by the step entrance Volvo Olympians on their website, you can view it by clicking here, please note that some other services in addition to those listed may also be affected