27/08/2015

Gearing up for the launch of the new Norwich Park & Ride

With less than a fortnight to go until the 7th September launch of the all new Norwich Park & Ride, preparations are well underway at Konectbus to get the eighteen strong fleet of brand new Alexander Dennis Enviro 400s ready for service, our regular correspondent David Bell called at the Dereham depot on Wednesday and found six of the new buses freshly vinyled up with the new Norwich Park & Ride branding as well as several 'factory fresh' unbranded examples.

konectbus 622 SN65 OAA (c) David Bell
Believed to be among the first photos taken of a fully branded new Norwich Park & Ride ADL Enviro 400, seen here is the first numerically 622 SN65 OAA (c) David Bell.

konectbus 622 SN65 OAA, 623 SN65 OAB (c) David Bell
Another shot shows two of the fully branded buses parked together, 622 SN65 OAA and SN65 OAB are seen here (c) David Bell.

konectbus 629 SN65 OAJ (c) David Bell
Meanwhile some of the most recently delivered examples yet to be branded include SN65 OAH which will be numbered 628 (c) David Bell.

konectbus 628 SN65 OAH (c) David Bell
... and SN65 OAJ which will carry fleet number 629 (c) David Bell.

Details of all eighteen new buses due for to enter service next month have been confirmed by Konectbus as follows:
622-39 SN65 OAA/B/C/D/E/G/H/J/L/M/O/P/S/U/V/W/X/Y

As well as carrying the new two tone green Norwich Park & Ride livery and branding the buses also feature upgraded interiors including free Wi-Fi, next stop audio visual announcements and information screens, wood effect flooring and comfy moquette seats with leather headrests.

For all the latest information about the new Norwich Park & Ride launching on 7th September including the new cross city routes, timetables and fares check out the new Norwich Park & Ride website. You can also follow the network on Twitter for the latest service updates @nparkandride