So on Friday I settled for a few trips on the Southwold Shuttle, particularly as it gave me the rare opportunity to travel on one of BorderBus's Plaxton President B7tl's, normally used exclusively on Sir John Leman School work. So after arriving in Southwold on Anglian ex Metrobus Scania 555, which is STILL suffering from the air leak on the door lock I reported on its first day in service some months ago, I linked up with the legend that is Malcolm on the Southwold to Latitude Shuttle, surprised at just how many people were waiting for it that early.
|BorderBus 204 Volvo B7tl President X662 LLX loading up at Southwold|
|The drop off point at Latitude|
|204 and 203 together.|
So on to Saturday and my weekly report from Camera Robinson who was in Norwich catching up with the latest returnee from Rotherham. Turquoise President 32100 was already, well turquoise but has been refurbished with leather seating and is the first of the route branded buses to have had the rear route colour painted out and replaced by the generic First Purple. B7tl 32203 and Trident 33167 are currently up in Rotherham having the same treatment.
|The new rear of 32100 at Castle Meadow pic (c) Cameron Robinson|
|Lower deck seating on 32100 pic (c) Cameron Robinson|
|A close up of the new seats pic (c) Cameron Robinson|
|Ensignbus Olympian P493 MBY at Norwich Bus Station pic (c) Cameron Robinson|
Finally I arrived at Southwold on Friday just in time to see this rather smart coach leave. Fenn Holidays Van Hool T917 MR09 FEN appears to be the newest coach in the March company's fleet, new appropriately in March 2009 and certainly looked good in the Southwold sun.
|Fenn Holidays Van Hool T917 MR09 FEN at Southwold|