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Offline dennisdart

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Re: Stagecoach in Bedford happenings 2017
« Reply #90 on: November 14, 2017, 08:02:30 pm »
Could possibly be an MOT candidate ??? If so, Stagecoach would require Peterborough to do it, before a transfer, as its the normal procedure

19699 was still in service in Peterborough today (Tuesday)

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Re: Stagecoach in Bedford happenings 2017
« Reply #91 on: November 15, 2017, 01:54:04 pm »
I was one of the standing passengers on 35104 (AE06WXP) on the 1 this evening. This route is normally and should be run with Enviro 400's. Darts are too small in the peaks.

Still no sign of 19699 (AE60JRX). All the other expected transfers from Peterborough have now arrived and all still carry 'citi' branding inside and out

I seem to recall that when route 2 became park and ride instead of going to Kempston that a pledge was made at the time that the remaining route 1 frequency would increase using double decks to also cover the old part of route 2. I have it in mind that there was an article in the Beds on Sunday, where a Stagecoach spokesman, promised double decks because prior to the changes the two routes used single decks so with only one route remaining the extra capacity was required for covering two routes. I am prepared to be corrected that I imagined the article as time fades the memory but certainly this year single decks have been a frequent sight compared to previous years.

This morning saw a trident fight back with 18419 on the 0915 81 and 18060 on the 0915 73. 19698 sat spare, 19701 was on a 51, 19704 on the 5 / 6 and 19705 on the 1.

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Re: Stagecoach in Bedford happenings 2017
« Reply #92 on: November 16, 2017, 01:02:26 pm »
Another trident on the 0915 81 today with 18423 having the honours but the 0915 73 was back to one of the new arrivals 19702. Also 19700 was out on the 5 / 6 circuit. A solo pursued by a MAN were leaving the town centre on 9's so someone could expect a 25 minute fester in the gap in service waiting for their bus to turn up.