There has been a lot of coverage of the X1 Geminis getting their repaint and rightly so - what a transformation! But in Ipswich another transformation is taking place with the repaint of the, in my opinion, hideously pink Park & Ride Volvo's into the new First livery. In November Ipswich Buses will take over the Park and Ride contract using a fleet of ex Nottingham Transport Optare Versas. So the current first Fleet is being repainted so they can be integrated into normal service in Ipswich. On Saturday I was attending a wedding in Ipswich and decided to take the P&R for what will probably be the last time before IB take over.
Here is 69424 AU58 FFH still in her garish pink. Personally I won't be sorry to see the end of that! Behind her is 69426 AU58 FFM who was one of the first of the current batch to be repainted. I haven't got a pic of the new Versas yet so if anyone can help I'd be very grateful!