After the first two journeys though I was getting despondent. I started purely as it was the first bus to turn up by catching IB's Dart 85 on the 4 to Martlesham. Now I'm sure you'll remember when I did my refurbishment comparison a couple of months ago I was astonished at how quickly I managed to log onto the WiFi on the 4 coming into Ipswich. Today, however, the opposite applied and I never got past the log on page. not a good start to the trial.
|Ipswich Buses 85 Dart PJ53 OLE at Tesco Martlesham|
|VA479 at Martlesham|
|32486 on the 200 mile I mean yard Kesgrave Guided Busway!|
|66981 sits on the Felixstowe stand emitting a very good WiFi signal|
|My first pic of 32492, seen in Woodbridge Rd taken from 32486|
Now if you cast your mind back to the refurbishment comparison - click here if you haven't seen it - I said First's seats were the best. I stand by that in the case of the refurbished vehicles, but just like on First Essex's Omnicity's a few weeks ago when I was coming back from Kent by bus, the original leather seats on IB's Scania Omnicity's are the most comfortable by far and should be copied elsewhere! Just thought I should mention that.
|Ipswich Buses 41 Volvo Olympian M41 EPV in Woodbridge Rd taken from 32486|
Quick bit of Ipswich news - next to return from the poodle parlour will be 69010 tomorrow while 69423 has gone up there today. B7tl 32653 is long term OTR with engine probs, and the reason 32655 went up for refurb when she was already in Corporate livery is due to servicing schedules. It was all explained to me but there were so many figures being quoted I started feeling dizzy! So servicing schedules will do! Cheers Barry!
Finally tonight a new feature on the blog is the search bar at the top of the left hand column. If you want to search for any vehicle that might be featured or anything of relevance just type in a fleet number or keyword into the bar and let Google do the rest. Happy searching!