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Title: When Peterborough did Park & Ride...
Post by: Steven Knight Media on February 09, 2017, 12:03:28 PM
For many years Peterborough has a seasonal Park & Ride service which was provided by Stagecoach and used vehicles from Peterborough as well as Cambridge and on some occasions Bedford. However, a recent trawl through images from 2004 reminded me that Peterborough, for a while, had two vehicles in a dedicated Park & Ride livery. The two Optare Metroriders (47988/89) were painted in a green based version of the Stagecoach livery with Peterborough park & Rode logos. They were for a Queensgate-Peterborough Football Club shuttle. The football club car park was made available for parking during major road works and refurbishment of the London Road bridge. The service was poorly used and didn't survive long. If I recall the Park & Ride logos were removed but the two vehicles retained their green livery when they were relegated to normal service use.
Title: Re: When Peterborough did Park & Ride...
Post by: busman on February 09, 2017, 12:44:17 PM
We had M809 WWR down here in Cambridge wearing this livery.
Photo taken September 2005
Title: Re: When Peterborough did Park & Ride...
Post by: RM471 on February 09, 2017, 08:13:32 PM
Peterborough needs a permanent Park and Ride service with enforced bus lanes. Congestion in the central area is getting worse and will soon be as bad as London and Cambridge.
Title: Re: When Peterborough did Park & Ride...
Post by: bristolsrus on February 09, 2017, 09:08:04 PM
When owned by Cavalier, Huntingdon & District also did a Park & Ride service in Peterborough. Normally utilising one or two  of the Wright bodied Volvo B10BLE's from the 553-555 Huntingdon- Cambridge services. If I remember correctly I think this particular Park & Ride service usually only operated around the Christmas period.

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Title: Re: When Peterborough did Park & Ride...
Post by: Cheltonian on February 10, 2017, 06:04:11 AM
Other operators who operated Peterborough's seasonal Park & Ride were Kimes, Veolia Transport and subsequently Centrebus. There were two sites, one at Lynch Wood and the other at Perkins Car Park, Oxney Road.

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