02/12/2014

Lynx... a new bus company for West Norfolk - coming soon!

Today we are very pleased to be able to bring you the first comprehensive report on Lynx - a brand new bus company set to launch in West Norfolk in the New Year, the new company is set to begin service on 26th January 2015 with their first route operating between King's Lynn and Hunstanton.

Lynx, King's Lynn (logo)
The Lynx logo as worn on one of the Tempos (c) Lynx.

The new company will operate with an initial fleet of four Optare Tempos painted in a red livery with smart Lynx fleet names as seen in the picture above, also in the fleet is a vehicle which will be familiar to local enthusiasts - Plaxton Premiere bodied Volvo B10M P330 RVG which was of course one of the original Excel X94 coaches and has joined the Lynx fleet from Rambler, Hastings.

All of the details of the fleet can be found in the table below.

Fleet No Registration Chassis/Body Seats Notes
1 YJ05 JWZ Optare Tempo X1060 B34F ex Optare, Sherburn in Elmet
2 YJ55 BJE Optare Tempo X1200 B41F ex Pygalls Coaches, Peterlee
4 YJ55 BKK Optare Tempo X1200 B41F ex Marchants, Cheltenham
5 YJ55 BKU Optare Tempo X1200 B41F ex Marchants, Cheltenham
30 P330 RVG Volvo B10M/Plaxton Premiere C57F ex Rambler, Hastings (TDY 946)


Lynx, King's Lynn 1 YJ05 JWZ
Lynx 1 YJ05 JWZ wearing the red Lynx livery, this bus was formally an Optare demonstrator (c) Lynx.

As mentioned above the first Lynx route registered will operate between King's Lynn and Hunstanton, details of the service registration can be seen below. Full details of the new route will be available in the near future. Their website will go live around the end of December.

PF1131030/1 - COASTAL RED LIMITED, 7 COMMON LANE, NORTH RUNCTON, KING'S LYNN, PE33 0RD
Registration Accepted
Starting Point: Kings Lynn Bus Station
Finish Point: Hunstanton Bus Station
Via: Dersingham, Snettisham, Heacham
Service Number: 35
Service Type: Normal Stopping
Effective Date: 26-JAN-2015
Other Details: Monday to Sunday Hourly

That's all for now, we will of course bring you further news from Lynx as we get it so look out for that, in the meantime many thanks to Julian Patterson at Lynx for his help in preparing this post.