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Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
« 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.
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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
« Reply #1 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.
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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
« Reply #2 on: January 16, 2018, 01:47:21 PM »
I saw it as well, rejoining the route at the Golden Hind, so no stops missed.

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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
« Reply #3 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!
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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
« Reply #4 on: January 25, 2018, 08:00:04 PM »
15457 on the c7 at 10:30 to Cambridge
this photo is a 53 reg Trident what I'm on and its 18058 yes it is Chris johnson

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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
« Reply #5 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
this photo is a 53 reg Trident what I'm on and its 18058 yes it is Chris johnson

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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
« Reply #6 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....

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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2018, 09:28:26 PM »
thanks for the info tony
this photo is a 53 reg Trident what I'm on and its 18058 yes it is Chris johnson

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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
« Reply #8 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

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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
« Reply #9 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
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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
« Reply #10 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
this photo is a 53 reg Trident what I'm on and its 18058 yes it is Chris johnson

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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
« Reply #11 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.
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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
« Reply #12 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
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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
« Reply #13 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
this photo is a 53 reg Trident what I'm on and its 18058 yes it is Chris johnson

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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
« Reply #14 on: March 15, 2018, 02:38:05 PM »
15960 on citi 2 plus 19586 on 13’s with ex busway decker
this photo is a 53 reg Trident what I'm on and its 18058 yes it is Chris johnson

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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
« Reply #15 on: March 15, 2018, 02:55:47 PM »
18339 on citi 1 and 3
this photo is a 53 reg Trident what I'm on and its 18058 yes it is Chris johnson

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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
« Reply #16 on: March 15, 2018, 03:01:05 PM »
18336 on citi 1 and 3
this photo is a 53 reg Trident what I'm on and its 18058 yes it is Chris johnson

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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
« Reply #17 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?

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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
« Reply #18 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.
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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
« Reply #19 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.
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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
« Reply #20 on: April 01, 2018, 01:00:17 PM »
Start date for all this is April 1st

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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
« Reply #21 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!  ;)
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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
« Reply #22 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

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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
« Reply #23 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....

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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
« Reply #24 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“.
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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
« Reply #25 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...

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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
« Reply #26 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 ?

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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
« Reply #27 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.
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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
« Reply #28 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

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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
« Reply #29 on: April 09, 2018, 10:02:20 AM »
Came across this old child's T shirt. Happy days!