Sunday, 16 October 2011

Bury St Edmunds, 12th October

Better late than never.

Bury St Edmunds then. The only place in the world where the town council gets its name back to front. (Saint Edmundsbury), and it also seems that First Group forgotten they got some buses there.

With thanks to Adam Dowling, we had a afternoon at the Bus Station to photo the extra services that are put in for the Market Day. Unfortunatly it would appear that some of the routes that used to run have been cut off with budget cuts, and/or taken over by the other local operators.

What was unexpected, was Headingham Volvo B7RLE 340 - EU05CLJ on route X16 to Chappel.

Also making a surprise visit was Euroview`s (Dereham) Scania Irizar PB YN08DGV, but where it was going was unclear. Infact judging by the fact the Driver and Second (Wo)man are not looking where theyre going, im not even sure they know.

Stephensons, Rochford, who picked up the shattered remains of Burtons Coaches (Haverhill) run quite a few services out of Bury, using a mixture of Leyland and Volvo Olympians (Market Specials or maybe daily single journeys?) alongside a pair of Enviro 200s YX11CTO/U which seemed to be mostly on local routes. Chambers of Burres are still using a mixture of Volvo Olympians on their service to Sudbury, and a few others (again, i assume Market specials, but may just be daily single journeys)

Ambassador, Great Yarmouth and Chenery, Dickleborough both run National Express services through Bury St Edmunds on the 496 and 497 Cromer/Great Yarmouth to London and back, using mostly Volvo B9R Ceatano Levantes (Chenery) and similar Scania examples, although spare vehicles do show up often. Ambassadors 206 - FJ09DXA seen here approaching the Bus Station

More photos from Bury St Edmunds can be seen here.

Lastly, i highly recomend Bury Fish and Chip shop (That is its actual name) a short walk from the bus station (turn right out the bus station building, over the mini roundabout then a few yards on the right hand side) I had the best ever Haddock and Chips there, not the cheapest by any means, but you really do get what you pay for. Situated on the main road to the bus station you can even sit back, have some top quality food and see what your missing! :)

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