It is Summer and Translink / Ulsterbus have decided to redeploy the shiny new SchoolRun-configured Volvo-Wright buses on normal service runs.
The downside of this is that they are configured with seat-pitch suitable for school kids and not for adults. As you can see, I cannot even fit my knee in behind the seat ahead. "Inquiring" e-mail sent to Translink.
Procurement of these particular buses was funded by the Education & Library Boards with operation and maintenance sub-contracted to Translink. They are authorised to use the buses for a few sectors per day in addition to their school duties. I wish they weren't.