|47509 on the 14 to Wymon oh no sorry the 23 to Costessey|
If you have read my reviews of the Yarmouth Lampposts then ditto for the Norwich ones. Now I am well aware that there are other blogs waxing lyrical about them tonight, and if I'm completely honest if my staple diet was Presidents and Volvo b7l's with ridiculoously hard seats then I would probably be just as enthusiastic about the Lampposts. I still say judge in 6 months and see how they are coping with the respective demands and conditions. What I do know is this one had a very obvious fault. Mercifully the bell only rings once regardless of how many people press it. However several times the bell didn't cancel when the doors opened so it wouldn't ring for the next stop, which caused a certain amount of consternation and longer than anticipated walks!
|47509 in appalling light at the Costessey terminus|
On arrival back at Norwich I returned to Castle Meadow wondering if any of the others were out. As it turned out yes 47507 was, but on the 11/11A and I was just reading a tweet informing the world of that when it flew past me meaning no photo opportunity. Never mind there is always tomorrow and hopefully a ride to Wroxham!
|Back at Norwich heading towards Heartease|
There was one other highlight in Norwich today - an absolutely stunning coach. I have been a fan of Neoplans from the day I first saw one in the early 1980's and nothing has changed my mind since. I've travelled on them, driven them, marveled at them and the one I saw today had all the wow factor I have come to expect from Neoplans. Parrys International are based in the West Midlands, near Walsall and have a highly impressive fleet. This Neoplan Starliner is just breathtaking in my opinion.
|now THAT is what you call a coach. Parryy's International's Neoplan Starliner|
I think a rear view is deserved too. According to their website all coaches have individual seat back screens for personal entertainment. I would have liked a look around that coach but sadly time did not permit even if the driver had!
|Quite simply sex on 8 wheels!|