10/04/2015

Out & about in Bury St Edmunds - part 1

Bury St Edmunds has often featured on the blog in the past and is always an interesting location to visit, so when our regular correspondent made the journey to the Suffolk town before Easter he kindly sent us an excellent selection of photographs to bring us up to date with the latest goings on in the area which is served by a varied selection of operators, included in this two part post are vehicles from Coach Services, Galloway, Mulleys Motorways, Simonds, Stagecoach and Stephensons...

Stephensons YN55 NHF
Our first bus in focus is Stephensons Of Essex Scania Omnidekka YN55 NHF, this is one of a large batch of 17 of this type acquired from London United. It is pictured here operating the 15 to Chedburgh - a short working of the service which usually runs as far as Haverhill on most trips (c) David Bell.

Galloway 3367 PP
Next up we have Galloway 3367 PP, a Wright Cadet bodied VDL SB220 operating the 384 to Stowmarket, this bus which dates from 2005 was originally registered AY05 KVF (c) David Bell.

Mulleys YN54 AHD
The first of several vehicles from Ixworth-based Mulleys Motorways to feature in this two part post is YN54 AHD, one of their four smart Scania Omnicities acquired from Nottingham City Transport last month, this example is pictured working on town service M22 to the Nowton Estate (c) David Bell.

Mulleys X57 XAW
More fairly recent additions to the Mulleys fleet are their first low floor double deckers, X56 XAW is one of two ex Dublin Bus Alexander ALX400 bodied Volvo B7TLs that joined the fleet last August, this one was previously registered 00D 70107. It is seen here working service 355 from Mildenhall (c) David Bell.

Simonds WA09 FHJ
This rather anonymous looking Alexander Dennis Enviro200 WA09 FHJ was one of two of this type added to the Diss-based Simonds fleet last Autumn, it is seen here working service 338 to Garboldisham, this bus was previously with Somerset operator Webberbus (c) David Bell.

Coach Services CS63 BUS
We finish with a shot of Coach Services flagship double decker, no stranger to the blog is Wrightbus Eclipse Gemini 2 bodied Volvo B9TL CS63 BUS. It is seen here operating on its regular haunt, service 86 to Brandon via Thetford, complete with friendly wave from the driver (c) David Bell.

Many thanks to David for the photos included in the first part of this post, look out for the second part, coming soon.