I was pleasantly surprised to wake up this morning to an email from Malcolm Robson of Ipswich Buses alerting me to yesterday's Notices and Proceedings for the East of England. Two items of interest to our region, most notably being a new company being awarded a licence in Kings Lynn. Coastal Red has been awarded a licence of initially 6 vehicles, but it is the name of Stephen Challis as director that makes the ears prick up. He, together with Julian Paterson formed Konect and don't be surprised to see an additional director announced in the coming weeks. Will be interesting to see what routes they are thinking of doing.
COASTAL RED LIMITED
Director(s): ANDREW WARNES, STEPHEN CHALLIS.
7 COMMON LANE, NORTH RUNCTON , KING'S LYNN PE33 0RD
Operating Centre: ACER ROAD, SADDLEBOW , KING'S LYNN PE34 3HN
Transport Manager(s): STEPHEN CHALLIS
Also in the proceedings was confirmation of Borderbus's changes to the timetable of their service 146 between Southwold and Norwich. I am led to believe that. as expected addition Pm journeys will be added to the schooldays only timetable. You can read all the notices and proceedings by clicking here and my thanks to Malcolm for the heads up.