PN03 ULL was owned by Norse and, indeed was used on their Norwich "purple" Park and Ride route.
It is a company that does the sort of stuff local authorities used to do for themselves before everything became outsourced and tendered.
The new buses, along with improved frequency and free Wi-Fi are part of a multi-million deal which heralds radical changes to the city’s park and ride. Norfolk County Council has handed the contract to run park and ride services to Konectbus, which currently runs three routes, but will run all of them from Monday, September 7.
Konectbus has bought 18 new buses specifically to run on city centre services. The Dereham-based company also says that, by linking up cross city routes, passengers will get a better service and a new link to Norwich Railway Station.
But the changes are coming at a cost for some, with a 10pc increase in adult annual season tickets, up from £500 to £550, while child annual tickets go up by £18.
The "new link to Norwich Railway Station" is a bit of a mystery as none of the services goes there.
With the arrival of Stagecoach's 9A running via Axmouth between Seaton and Lyme Regis, Auntie Frances (Frances May Searle, proprietrix of the Axe Valley Company), cancelled her long standing service to Axmouth.
This leaves a delightful anomaly. The buses used to run up Chapel Street and reverse at Stepps Lane ...