Author Topic: Beestons to drop Haverhill-Clare  (Read 517 times)

Offline HughT

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Beestons to drop Haverhill-Clare
« on: July 11, 2018, 03:55:56 PM »
I spotted that Beestons are discontinuing the Haverhill-Clare section of their service 236 (currently Haverhill-Sudbury) from the end of August. Whether there will be a Suffolk County Council replacement for that section of the route remains to be seen - if I lived in Sturmer or Stoke-by-Clare I'd be concerned!

Memory (possibly faulty) tells me that this is one of those relatively rare beasts - a surviving "rail replacement" service from the Beeching era and its aftermath (the railway line closed to passengers in 1967). I'm no expert on the history of services in this area, but I suspect this route was at one time operated by Theobald's, before being transferred to Beestons. Anyone have more information?

Offline John Wakefield

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Re: Beestons to drop Haverhill-Clare
« Reply #1 on: October 13, 2018, 07:43:04 PM »
The Big Green Bus Company run a Monday to Friday No 18 service between Haverhill and Clare
file:///C:/Users/john/Downloads/tt-B_18_16-20181015-all.pdf

https://www.suffolkonboard.com/content/downloadstream/4934/17690/file/2018-08-28+18+236.pdf

« Last Edit: October 13, 2018, 08:42:38 PM by Spoddendale »

Offline Tony

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Re: Beestons to drop Haverhill-Clare
« Reply #2 on: October 13, 2018, 11:06:24 PM »
Stagecoach operate a 13 between Haverhill and Clare i believe one in the evening and one in afternoon on school days only...

https://tiscon-maps-stagecoachbus.s3.amazonaws.com/Timetables/East/CAMBRIDGE/CA%20-%20SERVICE%2013%20-%20SEP%202018.pdf
« Last Edit: October 14, 2018, 05:55:12 AM by Spoddendale »

Offline barryb

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Re: Beestons to drop Haverhill-Clare
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2018, 03:55:48 PM »
The Big Green Bus Company run a Monday to Friday No 18 service between Haverhill and Clare
file:///C:/Users/john/Downloads/tt-B_18_16-20181015-all.pdf

https://www.suffolkonboard.com/content/downloadstream/4934/17690/file/2018-08-28+18+236.pdf

It was nice of them to put those two timetables together in the same document.  ::)

Not sure why though; ideal connections for anyone that wants to spend 20m in Haverhill (or Sudbury, if that's a connection) before 9am   :P