Author Topic: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018  (Read 9427 times)

Offline chris johnson

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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
« Reply #30 on: April 30, 2018, 02:14:16 PM »
37214 doing the citie 2 and 37215 on route 25
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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
« Reply #31 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







 
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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
« Reply #32 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?

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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
« Reply #33 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/

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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
« Reply #34 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.

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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
« Reply #35 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/



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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
« Reply #36 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.

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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
« Reply #37 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.

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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
« Reply #38 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
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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
« Reply #39 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.

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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
« Reply #40 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..

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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
« Reply #41 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.
« Last Edit: September 01, 2018, 09:03:28 AM by David Goddard »

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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
« Reply #42 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.
« Last Edit: September 01, 2018, 11:02:07 PM by Steves »

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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
« Reply #43 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
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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
« Reply #44 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.

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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
« Reply #45 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.
Please feel free to have a look at my photos on Flickr.

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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
« Reply #46 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.

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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
« Reply #47 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
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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
« Reply #48 on: September 20, 2018, 08:37:50 PM »
27850 on the 7 at 2:16pm to Cambridge
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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
« Reply #49 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....

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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
« Reply #50 on: September 27, 2018, 03:32:07 PM »
52647 seen in Saffron Walden around 2:20pm this afternoon driver route learning
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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
« Reply #51 on: September 27, 2018, 05:13:10 PM »
Theres an E400 running around in a wrap. Noted in traffic working  Citi2 today
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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
« Reply #52 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.

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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
« Reply #53 on: October 01, 2018, 03:26:24 PM »
Stagecoach Cumbria MAN/ALX300 trainer 22141 was transferred from Carlisle to Cambridge yesterday

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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
« Reply #54 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 ??

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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
« Reply #55 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 ??
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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
« Reply #56 on: October 04, 2018, 02:03:16 PM »
15854 on citi 2 today
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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
« Reply #57 on: October 04, 2018, 09:11:52 PM »
27852 on citi 7
19582 on golf route 13’s
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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
« Reply #58 on: October 06, 2018, 03:51:29 PM »
18338 on citi 4
19017 on citi 7 wit an college add on it  some sort
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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2018
« Reply #59 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...