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Title: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: busman on January 15, 2018, 05:48:01 PM
Just seen on Mereway on the Arbury the 1706 service A  to Buckden ex railway station! I'm guessing trying to avoid the roadworks on Milton Road.
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: TCD813 on January 15, 2018, 06:18:22 PM
Just seen on Mereway on the Arbury the 1706 service A  to Buckden ex railway station! I'm guessing trying to avoid the roadworks on Milton Road.

Odd route. It implies missing out Science Park and CRC stops. Would’ve thought citi2 route through Chesterton would’ve allowed access to all scheduled stops.
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: Julia_Hayward on January 16, 2018, 01:47:21 PM
I saw it as well, rejoining the route at the Golden Hind, so no stops missed.
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: busman on January 16, 2018, 02:29:14 PM
I saw it as well, rejoining the route at the Golden Hind, so no stops missed.
What I can't find on the timetable is an inbound journey in the morning from Buckden!
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: chris johnson on January 25, 2018, 08:00:04 PM
15457 on the c7 at 10:30 to Cambridge
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: chris johnson on January 31, 2018, 07:31:07 PM
today on my home from cambridge at 6pm near milton road seen a dart doing the 1's to cherry hinton tesco
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: Tony on January 31, 2018, 09:06:16 PM
22060, 18337 and 18339 have all been on citi 1's today (Wed 31 Jan 2018)

19164 pink cancer bus worked the 1650 Cambridge to Chatteris route 9....
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: chris johnson on January 31, 2018, 09:28:26 PM
thanks for the info tony
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: chris johnson on March 10, 2018, 08:37:39 PM
Jus seen on bus list on the web 2 new bus way single deckers 21311 and 21312 has been repeated to 10 reg bv18yca 21311 bv18ycb no longer being 67 regs so it's on the net now of the web site I said at the beginning bus list on the web

Chris
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: AE51VFX (Jonny) on March 10, 2018, 08:52:30 PM
Here is photo of the info from bus list on the web.

21311 now BV18 YCA was BF67 GOH
21312 now BV18 YCB was BF67 GOJ
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: chris johnson on March 15, 2018, 11:07:43 AM
Morning all

On the 10:26am from saffron Walden to Cambridge bus when waiting for few minutes in sawston seen a gold Haverhill bus to pumpisford doing the 7’s today a rear bus today plus didn’t see the fleet number on it
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: TCD813 on March 15, 2018, 11:48:47 AM
Morning all

On the 10:26am from saffron Walden to Cambridge bus when waiting for few minutes in sawston seen a gold Haverhill bus to pumpisford doing the 7’s today a rear bus today plus didn’t see the fleet number on it

One of the ‘Gold’ branded vehicles was on citi 2 duties yesterday.
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: chris johnson on March 15, 2018, 02:20:55 PM
Also today 37215 on route 25 trumpington 37214 on citi 5 and 27851 on citi 1 plus 21227 on citi 2
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: chris johnson on March 15, 2018, 02:25:23 PM
15953 gold bus on citi 1 and 3 today and another ex busway 211223 on citi 2
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: chris johnson on March 15, 2018, 02:38:05 PM
15960 on citi 2 plus 19586 on 13’s with ex busway decker
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: chris johnson on March 15, 2018, 02:55:47 PM
18339 on citi 1 and 3
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: chris johnson on March 15, 2018, 03:01:05 PM
18336 on citi 1 and 3
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: Stamford on March 27, 2018, 12:02:16 AM
Busway single-decker lacking any logos parked in the compound at Fenstanton on Monday night as I crawled past in the eastbound queue on the A14.  One of the two new ones?
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: AE51VFX (Jonny) on March 27, 2018, 08:57:02 AM
Busway single-decker lacking any logos parked in the compound at Fenstanton on Monday night as I crawled past in the eastbound queue on the A14.  One of the two new ones?
Yes I have seen photos of both of them in the yard at Fenstanton.
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: Palatine One on April 01, 2018, 12:43:23 PM
I understand that as of today Stagecoach Cambridge have plans to use their Megasightseeing.com brand to operate open-top tours on the Guided Busway, ending in a loop around central St. Ives and starting at Cambridge North Station. The elder Scanias are to be open-top converted as a result, the service itself replacing the N between Cambridge North Station and St Ives.
 
The exisiting Sightseeing fleet is off to Norfolk, to replace the Coasthopper service with an open-top one.
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: linkyyork on April 01, 2018, 01:00:17 PM
Start date for all this is April 1st
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: TCD813 on April 01, 2018, 01:10:46 PM
I understand that as of today Stagecoach Cambridge have plans to use their Megasightseeing.com brand to operate open-top tours on the Guided Busway, ending in a loop around central St. Ives and starting at Cambridge North Station. The elder Scanias are to be open-top converted as a result, the service itself replacing the N between Cambridge North Station and St Ives.
 
The exisiting Sightseeing fleet is off to Norfolk, to replace the Coasthopper service with an open-top one.

Nearly had me there!  ;)
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: al_557 on April 01, 2018, 03:57:41 PM
I understand that as of today Stagecoach Cambridge have plans to use their Megasightseeing.com brand to operate open-top tours on the Guided Busway, ending in a loop around central St. Ives and starting at Cambridge North Station. The elder Scanias are to be open-top converted as a result, the service itself replacing the N between Cambridge North Station and St Ives.
 
The exisiting Sightseeing fleet is off to Norfolk, to replace the Coasthopper service with an open-top one.

Very well thought out and funny
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: Tony on April 01, 2018, 06:34:35 PM
On Saturday 31st March, GOLD scania 15955 was seen in Waterbeach, arriving with the 1710 citi2 from Addenbrookes....
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: TCD813 on April 01, 2018, 07:34:49 PM
On Saturday 31st March, GOLD scania 15955 was seen in Waterbeach, arriving with the 1710 citi2 from Addenbrookes....

Saw that one earlier in the day but without being close enough to see the fleet number.

Citi2 seems to be Stagecoach East‘s route of choice for “whatever is available“.
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: Tony on April 02, 2018, 07:35:17 AM
Citi2 seems to be Stagecoach East‘s route of choice for “whatever is available“.
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Yes it does tend to throw up a few randoms probably as quite often one or two of the e300's that are suposed to work it pass my house on the 9's....so others cover for them....

Of course a lot of the randomness at the moment maybe beacause of MOT'S on the E400'S as they entered service around this time of year in 2010...
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: Habbinman on April 03, 2018, 08:51:59 PM
One of the two NEW Busway saloons, 21312 BV18YCB was noted operating Busway A into Cambridge, approaching Milton Rd just after 1800. Not sure if this was its first day in service ?
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: Habbinman on April 03, 2018, 08:56:50 PM
Citi2 seems to be Stagecoach East‘s route of choice for “whatever is available“.


Yes it does tend to throw up a few randoms probably as quite often one or two of the e300's that are suposed to work it pass my house on the 9's....so others cover for them....

Of course a lot of the randomness at the moment maybe beacause of MOT'S on the E400'S as they entered service around this time of year in 2010...
The MOTs for the batch of E400s are spread out over the complete year, so only one, maybe two, per week ! At the moment, a few buses have been loaned to Bedford to cover for vehicles on long term repairs, so that may have caused one or two oddball workings here.
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: Steves on April 06, 2018, 10:32:08 PM
There is an interesting statement in this Route One article http://www.route-one.net/articles/Finance/Tough_times_for_Stagecoach about increasing the revenue per vehicle mile which might well explain why SiC is cutting off peak frequencies even though they do not reduce the PVR.  This would suggest that chasing the statistic has unintended consequences which are wrecking the network.  Comments elsewhere suggest that the meeting of the three buses at Newmarket doesn't always work effectively killing the through traffic.  However, it probably has the right statistical outcome to keep higher management from asking questions. 

Seems very reminiscent of the policies which led First into becoming Worst
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: RM471 on April 09, 2018, 10:02:20 AM
Came across this old child's T shirt. Happy days!

Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: chris johnson on April 30, 2018, 02:14:16 PM
37214 doing the citie 2 and 37215 on route 25
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: skyLink on May 16, 2018, 11:43:18 PM
keep your eyes on volvo ely and cambridge depot as new volvo b5 open top street decks are due any time now. they have been spotted at heysham port







 
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: SURREYMAN on May 18, 2018, 11:47:08 AM
keep your eyes on volvo ely and cambridge depot as new volvo b5 open top street decks are due any time now. they have been spotted at heysham port
SD Website lists 6 B5TL/Wright Gemini 3 Open Top for Cambridge?
Anyone able to comment/add more details?
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: dennisdart on May 19, 2018, 08:23:25 PM
There is a report and pictures by Alistair Liddle when he visited Heysham today

https://busesandbits.smugmug.com/Heysham-Docks-201516-and-some-/Heysham-Docks-19-05-2018/
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: Habbinman on May 20, 2018, 07:34:33 PM
There is a report and pictures by Alistair Liddle when he visited Heysham today

https://busesandbits.smugmug.com/Heysham-Docks-201516-and-some-/Heysham-Docks-19-05-2018/
This is the second one, as there is already one delivered & stored in Ely Depot. They will be 13808-13 with regs BV18YBA/B/C/D/E/F.

There will no doubt be a Press Launch when they enter service.
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: dennisdart on May 28, 2018, 05:08:19 PM
This is another re-post of one that fell between the cracks of changeover

Another report from Alistair Liddle re Heysham arrivals reports the following:

Stagecoach Cambus
Volvo B5TL Gemini 3 semi open top 13810 BV18 YBC body AQ808 VIN YV3T9U229JA190404

Pictures here:

https://busesandbits.smugmug.com/Heysham-Docks-201516-and-some-/Heysham-Docks-26-05-2018/


Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: Steven Knight Media on June 07, 2018, 03:24:27 PM
Is anyone able to confirm which vehicles at Cambridge and Fenstanton carry the green 'Greener, Smarter Travel' livery please.

Also which Enviro 200s and Enviro 300s at Cambridge have Cambridge Citi branding.

Thanks,

Steve
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: Julia_Hayward on June 24, 2018, 12:31:00 PM
Don't know if it's been reported before but T667XTV has joined the training fleet at Cambridge.
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: grandad on August 17, 2018, 10:17:01 AM
alteration at service 9 from 3 September
See service 9 is being reduced in Milton to 1 bus an hour,there is a gap in the morning from 0831 to 0958 into city and likewise in the afternoon from the city from  1525 to 1700,the service to the north station has gone off peak as has the service to Landbeach
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: al_557 on August 18, 2018, 12:40:16 AM
Just wondering with the end of service 26. Will this reduce the vehicle requirement at Cambridge?
I always wondered why Cambridge kept just two Enviro 200's. Surely it would be better to base these at Bedford or Peterborough where the type are used regularly and also for spares storage. it can't be that economical to carry spares for just two vehicles.
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: Tony on August 18, 2018, 11:35:44 AM
Forgot to post this but on Thursday 16 August, GOLD 15952 worked the 0930 Landbeach to Cambridge, number 19, this is the service that runs via Waterbeach, Horningsea and Fen Ditton, this is the replacement service that Stagecoach now operate after Whippet gave up the 196 service...

Not sure how regular a GOLD appearing on this particular service is, i remember a few timetables back when the 0949 number 9 to Cambridge via the traditional route used to start from Waterbeach it was covered by a Haverhill turn, so a few times GOLD'S appeared...

Further views of this service will be required..
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: David Goddard on August 22, 2018, 08:27:30 AM
alteration at service 9 from 3 September
See service 9 is being reduced in Milton to 1 bus an hour,there is a gap in the morning from 0831 to 0958 into city and likewise in the afternoon from the city from  1525 to 1700,the service to the north station has gone off peak as has the service to Landbeach

An interesting set of changes with the result of an hourly service 9 between Cambridge and Ely, alternately working to Littleport, or a circular via the new leisure park and Lisle Lane.  Peak time journey continue to work as X9 omitting Waterbeach and Milton.

Landbeach shorts disappear, with no alternative off-peak service to the village .  A couple of peak time diversions of the 9s, plus Citi2 journeys remain.  Of note on that service, one early Citi2 starts back from Ely at 0550, with the 1936 from Cambridge forming a balancing return working.

Ely to March becomes a separate service 39.  On inspection, the timetable suggests that peak time journeys probably do continue to interwork with 9s- I hope so as the morning connections are just two minutes, one in the evening is four and the final one (off of the circuitous 9b) is zero.  The offpeak falls to as low as every two and a half hours, presumably to allow it to be worked by one bus.  Clearly with this frequency not all trips will connect neatly with 9s.  This brings the service on this corridor to weaker than the erstwhile Viscount 355 that operated pre-takeover.
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: Steves on September 01, 2018, 10:58:10 PM
This is the Stagecoach take on the changes to the 9.

Not sure many people would agree.  One of the quirks of the timetable is that, unless you live in the centre of town, you either can't get to the leisure centre without a 1hour + wait at Market Street or you can't get back without a wait.  It also has a curious timing point in Kings Avenue which suggests a double run but the stop that would be used gives no indication of the service.  Other stops have this poster and the revised departure times listed.  A further quirk is that the Traveline timetables and the departure notices on the early part of the route show the service terminating at Beresford Road but it doesn't wait there but starts its return journey immediately and has a 15 minute break at Market Street before going on to Cambridge.  The pdf timetable is better in this respect as it shows the journey continuing.
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: chris johnson on September 03, 2018, 10:30:57 AM
Today doing Saffron Walden run at 10:30am plus rest off the day is 27846 totally rear doing my route
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: David Goddard on September 03, 2018, 03:17:48 PM
This is the Stagecoach take on the changes to the 9.

Not sure many people would agree.  One of the quirks of the timetable is that, unless you live in the centre of town, you either can't get to the leisure centre without a 1hour + wait at Market Street or you can't get back without a wait.  It also has a curious timing point in Kings Avenue which suggests a double run but the stop that would be used gives no indication of the service.  Other stops have this poster and the revised departure times listed.  A further quirk is that the Traveline timetables and the departure notices on the early part of the route show the service terminating at Beresford Road but it doesn't wait there but starts its return journey immediately and has a 15 minute break at Market Street before going on to Cambridge.  The pdf timetable is better in this respect as it shows the journey continuing.

Cant see many improvements there - the circular journeys are only any good if you are travelling to or from the City Centre or station, or to Cambridge- no use for point to point trips for places along the route, and as its only off peak not much benefit for workers, which would entice people out of their cars.  Looks like another attempt to run down the service so much that it is useless, so can then be withdrawn.
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: AE51VFX (Jonny) on September 05, 2018, 02:52:50 PM
Stagecoach Huntington 21310 BF65 WKZ 14.06pm from Peterborough Bus Station on service due to decker having a flat tire.

Photo to follow later when edit.
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: Steves on September 18, 2018, 08:18:33 PM
E200 37215 was on the 12 leaving Ely this morning.  This is unusual.  I haven't seen one of these for quite a while.  37215 used to be a regular on the 15 when it was an independent route.  There seem to have been several of the E300s in Ely in the last few days and fewer of double and single ex-busway vehicles.
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: chris johnson on September 20, 2018, 12:40:55 PM
Enviro 200 doing the 7 from Saffron Walden at 11:16am to Cambridge didn’t see the fleet number
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: chris johnson on September 20, 2018, 08:37:50 PM
27850 on the 7 at 2:16pm to Cambridge
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: Tony on September 26, 2018, 01:01:38 PM
Interesting day in Waterbeach so far....

37215 is on the 9's circuit today having worked the 1906 Addenbrookes to Ely Citi 2 last night, it has worked 0730 Cambridge to Ely, 0922 Ely to Cambridge, 1025 Cambridge to Littleport and the 1142 return to Cambridge so far today...

GOLD 15954 worked the 1037 Ely Beresford Road to Cambridge, its return working 1225 Cambridge to Littleport working has been swapped for 18339

Finally seen just ahead of 18339 on the 1225 was driver trainer coach 52443....
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: chris johnson on September 27, 2018, 03:32:07 PM
52647 seen in Saffron Walden around 2:20pm this afternoon driver route learning
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: busman on September 27, 2018, 05:13:10 PM
Theres an E400 running around in a wrap. Noted in traffic working  Citi2 today
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: Steven Knight Media on October 01, 2018, 12:11:10 PM
Could anyone advise if they are aware of the current location of Optare Solo 47659. It has not been seen at Cambridge or Ely so some time.
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: Steven Knight Media on October 01, 2018, 03:26:24 PM
Stagecoach Cumbria MAN/ALX300 trainer 22141 was transferred from Carlisle to Cambridge yesterday
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: Habbinman on October 01, 2018, 07:39:07 PM
Stagecoach Cumbria MAN/ALX300 trainer 22141 was transferred from Carlisle to Cambridge yesterday
Think this may be On Loan with an Instructor, to help get some more drivers trained & through their Tests to alleviate the Driver Shortage in Cambridge ??
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: Habbinman on October 01, 2018, 07:42:53 PM
Could anyone advise if they are aware of the current location of Optare Solo 47659. It has not been seen at Cambridge or Ely so some time.
Possibly at Kings Lynn, as it may have been used to transport drivers there, in order to fetch other Solos to Cambridge & onward transfer within the Group ??
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: chris johnson on October 04, 2018, 02:03:16 PM
15854 on citi 2 today
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: chris johnson on October 04, 2018, 09:11:52 PM
27852 on citi 7
19582 on golf route 13’s
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: chris johnson on October 06, 2018, 03:51:29 PM
18338 on citi 4
19017 on citi 7 wit an college add on it  some sort
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: Tony on October 09, 2018, 12:00:58 PM
19017's advert is for some kind of radio station thats gone digital nationwide, theres a few buses been given the overall advert i know Bluestar in Southampton have one and a Stagecoach ALX in Pymouth also carries it... 
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: Steven Knight Media on October 10, 2018, 12:27:33 PM
MAN/ALX300 trainer 22141 has been returned to Stagecoach Cumbria at Carlisle and replaced on loan at Cambridge with former Manchester Volvo B10M/Alexander PS trainer 20983.
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: skyLink on October 10, 2018, 12:30:55 PM
MAN/ALX300 trainer 22141 has been returned to Stagecoach Cumbria at Carlisle and replaced on loan at Cambridge with former Manchester Volvo B10M/Alexander PS trainer 20983.

Any ideas how long it's down for.
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: Steven Knight Media on October 10, 2018, 02:21:03 PM
I believe a couple of months but will check and confirm
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: Tony on October 11, 2018, 06:57:48 PM
20983 shocked me when it went by Cambridge rail station at 1524 on Tuesday, unfortunately my phone camera didn't start up quick enough hence no pic....
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: chris johnson on October 12, 2018, 08:18:15 AM
how long is 20983 staying with cambridge lot please
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: skyLink on October 12, 2018, 09:02:21 PM
how long is 20983 staying with cambridge lot please

Read above man 🤔
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
Post by: Steven Knight Media on October 16, 2018, 11:48:49 AM
The use of 20983 at Cambridge is likely to be short lived and imminent replacement with 22141 is on the cards.