Thursday 29 May 2014

Ding Ding - More Bus Wars and Other News

Brian Elliss has been in touch to alert me to applications on the VOSA website made by Ipswich Buses. First of all they are once again withdrawing the 2 from 21st July, which runs from Tower Ramparts to Gainsborough via Derby Rd. I used to live close to that route and then it was a 20 min service. It was reduced to an hourly service some years ago after residents protested against its complete withdrawal but now it seems it is going. A hole to be filled maybe?

Secondly Ipswich Buses are starting an hourly Sunday service from Ipswich to Felixstowe, given service number 33. This will start on 27th July. Only time will tell if this is the prelude to an all out war on the Felixstowe route but we shall see. Many thanks, Brian, for the heads up on that.

Shooting up to North Norfolk and Sanders have announced on Twitter that two of their giants, 102 seater Volvo B9's "Goliath" and "Norfolk Centurion" OU05 KLA/KKB have left the fleet. That is sad news as they really stood out from the crowd. I hope they are replaced with vehicles just as striking.

Sanders 103 Volvo B9 "Norfolk Centurion" OU05 KKB in Norwich
Finally tonight Ipswich Bus Blog report that the latest two vehicles to go to Rotherham for refurbishment are 69008 AU05 DMV and 66981 KX05 MHK. It is also possible that First Norwich B7's 69006/11 have already been painted prior to transfer to Ipswich. if anyone can confirm if they are still at Norwich or not I'll be grateful. Many thanks to Clive for getting in touch and you can read his full report here.

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  1. Hi steve couldn't find out how to pm u but feel free to drop me an email