And so of course, it had to be, why didn't I just know it would be bum numbing Scania 65672 that only transferred from Ipswich a few days ago. Couldn't be one of the ex P&R Volvos could it!! Having said that all it needs is decent seats and it would be a half decent bus as for a 51 reg it was remarkably non rattly.
|Now back with First Essex Scania 65672 in Osbourne St Colchester|
|66979 serving out her Essex days|
|Scania Omniciti 65031 on the 71 to Chelmsford|
|The really comfortable leather on 65631|
|Ensignbus Volvo B9tl Olympus PO58 NPK at Lakeside|
|Looking towards London from the apex of QE2 bridge|
However I had made the journey using 9 different buses with 7 different operators. Total delay - zero. In fact I arrived an hour early as the delays I had accounted for just didn't happen I find that highly impressive and a big thumbs up and thank you to all the operators concerned. I might add that had I had to pay a single for every journey it would have cost me £34.15, which is still considerablty cheaper than a standard single train ticket bought on the day.
Today I'm travelling from Kent to Newcastle for the proncely sum of £1, and post will hopefully follow tomorrow. To finish this one it seems somoen has already got their 64 reg Streetlites, and it must be said they do look pretty nice. The next few weeks testing out and reviewing the First ones at Norwich and Yarmouth will be interesting.
|One of Arriva's new Streetlites GN64 DXO at Bluewater|