Anyway I got to Stowmarket, and immediately found Galloways rather good looking Optare Spectra at the Station about to leave on a Stowmarket town service. I've been after a pic of this bus for ages so it was a good start in glorious sunshine.
|Galloway's Optare Spectra at Stowmarket Station|
Pretty soon after that the object of the day's travels arrived, and my word she looks good in the flesh!
|Mercedes Citaro Demonstrator at Stowmarket Station|
|Not quite the same! The Demonstrator IB had in Feb.|
|Really like the colour. A quality bus|
Brace yourself for this as these words will not appear often in this publication - I travelled on a Plaxton President that not only had comfortable seats, but didn't rattle either. Chambers, you have astounded me and I almost forgive you for getting rid of all your Olympians. If all Presidents were like this I'd have nothing to complain about. I encourage all residents of Norwich and Yarmouth (and First engineering managers) to try one of these and see how they really should be like. Excellent, and I can't wait to try another one.
|Chambers 564 Dennis Trident President W409 WGH at Sudbury Bus Station|
While at Sudbury I took the opportunity to snap another couple of vehicles, the first being an Optare Solo belonging to Felix Coaches of Long Melford, who operate a couple of Sudbury Town services. YJ59 GHX appears to have spent all her working life with the company
|Felix Coaches Optare Solo YJ59 GHX at Sudbury Bus Station|
|Beestons Scania Omnidekka MX04 MYY at Sudbury Bus Station|
Malcolm Robson has just confirmed to me the signing of the contract for Ipswich Buses to purchase three Euro 6 Mercedes Citaros for delivery September/October. the email reads as follows.
Just back in UK after Mercedes visit. All systems go for 3 euro 6 citaros due for delivery sept, October.
My plan would be to use them on x5 but that's up to new Md and the team
No problem with you going live with it
I have some electronic versions of interior and exterior I will try get to you sometime tomorrow
I have been witholding this information at Malcolm's request, despite the efforts of (immature) others to break the news and damage my relationship with IB. I'm pleased I can finally reveal it and check in tomorrow or Friday for the graphics Malcolm mentioned.