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Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: chris johnson on January 17, 2019, 03:21:53 PM
36044 is in Cambridge doing the citi 2’s is there some bus shortage in Cambridge this week
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: chris johnson on January 17, 2019, 03:27:18 PM
27855 on citi 1/3’s
An odd site on the citi 2 just now is 34422
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: chris johnson on January 17, 2019, 03:29:54 PM
27848 on citi 1/3
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: chris johnson on January 17, 2019, 03:31:11 PM
36042 on citi 2
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: chris johnson on January 17, 2019, 03:34:28 PM
19578 on 13’s
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: chris johnson on January 17, 2019, 03:38:42 PM
36041 percent n citi 2
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: TCD813 on January 17, 2019, 04:08:39 PM
Sorry I had to modify entries – I made a typo in the subject line after I split the topic to 2019 and that was the only way I could think to correct it.

Regards,
Richard
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Leonard on January 18, 2019, 07:09:50 PM
10802 (Generic p&r livery) on the 3 going down Newmarket Road at 8.40am on 18/01/19 There was also a single decker on the 3 as well. 
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Julia_Hayward on January 19, 2019, 01:51:40 PM
Yesterday there were at least 4 deckers on the Citi 2 (one grey P&R, one busway green, and two generic livery) - is there a major shortage of smaller buses at Cambridge at the moment or is this a deliberate - and probably unnecessary - capacity boost? The service is still an absolute mess, at least in part because of all the works in Green End Road, and not uncommon to see convoys of three in the peaks.
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Tony on January 19, 2019, 06:51:43 PM
34422 has just arrived into Waterbeach at 1845, with the 1746 from Coldhams Lane Sainsburys citi2, trying to remember but i think this is the first time i have ever seen a Dart in Waterbeach....

Sat 19 Jan 2019
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: chris johnson on January 21, 2019, 12:12:24 PM
27847 on 12:16pm to Cambridge from Saffron Walden
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: TCD813 on January 22, 2019, 01:37:14 PM
Yesterday there were at least 4 deckers on the Citi 2 (one grey P&R, one busway green, and two generic livery) - is there a major shortage of smaller buses at Cambridge at the moment or is this a deliberate - and probably unnecessary - capacity boost? The service is still an absolute mess, at least in part because of all the works in Green End Road, and not uncommon to see convoys of three in the peaks.

It seems citi2 gets whatever’s available on the day.
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: skyLink on January 22, 2019, 07:02:33 PM
It seems citi2 gets whatever’s available on the day.

Much like the old  7 used to be the test for buses coming of vor as had a mix of conditions. Can only think the 2 being close to the depot is the new test route
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Steven Knight Media on January 24, 2019, 03:14:52 PM
It seems citi2 gets whatever’s available on the day.

Following the increase in Busway requirement for single decks just three of the original ten Volvo B7RLEs remain at Cambridge with the other seven now at Fenstanton. As a result three of the E300s which were used for Citi2 have been cascaded to cover the former B7RLE work from Cambridge/Ely. That is why the four E200s from Bedford have transferred to Cambridge. The result is that while the E200s are nominated for use on Citi2, the four non-E300 car lines are likely to see vehicles allocated that would otherwise be spare at the depot.
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Tony on January 27, 2019, 07:27:10 AM
21227 working on the route 9 on Sat 26 Jan, being noted on the 0616 Littleport to Cambridge and the 1800 Littleport to Cambridge...

as a side note an ALX 400 18335, has also been seen on the 9's the past two days (Fri and Sat) being noted on the 0716 Littleport to Cambridge on Saturday....
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Tony on January 27, 2019, 07:35:00 AM
Also following on from Steve Knights ramblings, 36043 Cambridge's latest Bedford import, was seen in Waterbeach working the 1910 Addenbrookes to Ely on the citi 2 service on Sat 26 Jan... expect it to came back out on Monday possibly working the 0550 Ely to Addenbrookes citi 2 on Mon..
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: gc_bus on January 29, 2019, 09:32:29 AM
From the Hunts Post:

https://www.huntspost.co.uk/lifestyle/holidays/h-bus-service-to-link-papworth-to-cambridge-1-5868226

Not sure if that means that Stagecoach will also put on some Citi4/18 extensions to serve Papworth during the daytime and also what effect this will have on the Whippet X3 which is on subsidy until the end of March. I personally expect that Whippet will pull the X3.

(Note that despite the Hunts Post, Papworth is not and was was never in the old Huntingdonshire....!)
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Tony on January 29, 2019, 06:58:08 PM
34422 just past my house working the 1746 Coldhams Lane Sainsburys to Waterbeach citi 2 service.....

also slightly off topic but i was informed today by a friend of mine that a Lothian City double decker went into the large building that houses the Park and Ride fleet today at Cowley Road... no id as to which one or why it may be here..... ??
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Elsworth Fox on January 30, 2019, 10:28:42 AM
From the Hunts Post:

https://www.huntspost.co.uk/lifestyle/holidays/h-bus-service-to-link-papworth-to-cambridge-1-5868226

Not sure if that means that Stagecoach will also put on some Citi4/18 extensions to serve Papworth during the daytime and also what effect this will have on the Whippet X3 which is on subsidy until the end of March. I personally expect that Whippet will pull the X3.

(Note that despite the Hunts Post, Papworth is not and was was never in the old Huntingdonshire....!)
Is there any connection between this and the Whippet service P registration?
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Coast_Hopper on February 02, 2019, 09:52:29 PM
34422 just past my house working the 1746 Coldhams Lane Sainsburys to Waterbeach citi 2 service.....

also slightly off topic but i was informed today by a friend of mine that a Lothian City double decker went into the large building that houses the Park and Ride fleet today at Cowley Road... no id as to which one or why it may be here..... ??

Steve Knight reported it has been tested on the busway, I believe its now gone back
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: gc_bus on February 03, 2019, 09:58:41 AM
Is there any connection between this and the Whippet service P registration?

Not sure - don't think so. Whippet have yet to officially publish any "P" service information despite the service theoretically starting on February 18th.....
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: chris johnson on February 03, 2019, 10:21:45 AM
whippet timetable p is up on the net not on their website yet travel south east website it is anyone wanted to know
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Leonard on February 04, 2019, 08:53:13 PM
Steve Knight reported it has been tested on the busway, I believe its now gone back

It was Lothian City 1063, SG68 LCA

Leonard
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Julia_Hayward on February 07, 2019, 06:27:15 PM
The temporary lights at the Golden Hind have wrecked every service going nearby this week... somewhat sat that Stagecoach get the rap for the unreliability when it's the County Council taking forever to do what should be a simple bit of roadworks in Green End Road... (and why even disrupt Milton Road when you don't have to? Just make Green End one-way while the digging is happening near the junction)
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: alan on February 08, 2019, 07:02:05 PM
At 08.15 this morning the road works/ road closure at the top of Fendon Road due to the burst water main causing chaos to traffic & Stagecoach service 1 was an interesting (?)sight. Not one workman ( or woman!) was present in the area. I think the road has been closed since Sunday evening but I could be wrong!
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Coast_Hopper on February 09, 2019, 04:58:42 AM
Steve Knight has reported that Cambridge have a Mercedes Spinter on loan within the group for route training
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: skyLink on February 13, 2019, 11:45:31 AM
34422 is currently at kentford heading to bury at 1140
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Julia_Hayward on February 26, 2019, 09:09:44 AM
Guildford's BYD 29101 (LJ68CZA) has come up to Cambridge, presumably for a trial - was on Milton Road this morning.

I can't think of anywhere such a vehicle would go if they were ordered, other than the Citi 2, and I wasn't aware of any thoughts about replacing the current mixed bag?
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Steven Knight Media on February 26, 2019, 09:17:54 AM
Julia,

It is only up for a Greater Cambridge Partnership event on sustainable transport. I did a few photos of it in Cambridge yesterday and it goes back south tomorrow. Pic shows it on the bay at Drummer Street

Steve
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: TCD813 on February 26, 2019, 09:36:15 AM
Julia,

It is only up for a Greater Cambridge Partnership event on sustainable transport. I did a few photos of it in Cambridge yesterday and it goes back south tomorrow.

Steve

When/where is/was Greater Cambridge Partnership event on sustainable transport? I can find nothing on the Greater Cambridge Partnership website (https://www.greatercambridge.org.uk/) or their Twitter feed (https://twitter.com/GreaterCambs).
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: TCD813 on February 26, 2019, 10:04:57 AM
Front of this photo on the Alexander Dennis (https://www.alexander-dennis.com/) website. Here's ADL's press release on the Stagecoach in Guildford (https://www.alexander-dennis.com/media/news/2019/january/byd-adl-partnership-delivers-nine-electrics-to-stagecoach-in-guildford/).

(https://www.alexander-dennis.com/media/84551/enviro200ev-stagecoach-guildford-launch-3.jpeg)

Note: This image is not 'poached', it is displayed here by means of a hyperlink to the ADL website.
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Coast_Hopper on February 27, 2019, 07:10:43 AM
Front of this photo on the Alexander Dennis (https://www.alexander-dennis.com/) website. Here's ADL's press release on the Stagecoach in Guildford (https://www.alexander-dennis.com/media/news/2019/january/byd-adl-partnership-delivers-nine-electrics-to-stagecoach-in-guildford/).

(https://www.alexander-dennis.com/media/84551/enviro200ev-stagecoach-guildford-launch-3.jpeg)

Note: This image is not 'poached', it is displayed here by means of a hyperlink to the ADL website.

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The UK’s leading supplier of electric buses, the BYD ADL partnership, took a significant step forward today with the delivery of nine 10.8m pure electric buses together with charging equipment to Stagecoach South for use on park and ride services in Guildford.

The delivery underlines the steady growth in the BYD ADL partnership’s reach as it begins the penetration of provincial fleets outside London. The buses for Guildford are to the BYD ADL provincial spec, recently previewed at Euro Bus Expo. With a single door and 36 seats the vehicles deliver outstanding comfort and appeal for passengers.

Importantly, these are the first buses supplied by the partnership to Stagecoach Group which, with 8,000 buses and coaches, is one of the largest public transport operators in the UK. Stagecoach is at the forefront of public transport innovation and BYD and ADL hope that this is just the first project the organizations can work on together.

In Guildford the nine electric buses will connect three car parks and a leisure centre with the town centre, operating six days a week, with service frequencies of between 10 and 15 minutes. Guildford is an important and historic large town south of London with a major university and which is popular with commuters to the capital. This is the first fleet of pure electric buses to enter service there.

Arthur Whiteside, ADL’s Managing Director for UK Sales, said: "We are delighted to support Stagecoach South and Surrey County Council in their introduction of clean, zero emission buses. With passenger-centric interiors and excellent onboard amenities, they will further enhance the attractiveness of Guildford as a destination and place of employment in the regional economy."

Speaking at the launch event in Guildford today, BYD’s UK Country Manager, Frank Thorpe, said: "The entry into service of these vehicles means that our joint enterprise has now supplied advanced electric buses to the majority of the major bus operating groups in the UK and, as with all of our customers, we have been able to provide much more than the bus. Our knowhow has assisted in the provision of the necessary infrastructure, including BYD built chargers."
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Spoddendale on February 27, 2019, 04:31:48 PM
Notices and Proceedings number 2364 dated 27 February 2019 contains the following applications:

Section 3.1 – Registration of New Services

PF0000459/251 CAMBUS LIMITED, 100 COWLEY ROAD, CAMBRIDGE, CB4 0DN
From: Papworth Everard To: Addenbrooke's Hospital
Name or No.: H / H
Service type: Normal Stopping
Effective date: 01 April 2019
Other details: New peak time service serving Cambourne and Madingley


Section 3.3 – Applications to Vary Existing Services

PF0000459/188 CAMBUS LIMITED, 100 COWLEY ROAD, CAMBRIDGE, CB4 0DN Operating between Cambridge and Fenstanton given service number 5 / 5 effective from 31 March 2019. To amend Timetable.

PF0000459/63 CAMBUS LIMITED, 100 COWLEY ROAD, CAMBRIDGE, CB4 0DN Operating between Silver Street and Silver Street given service number TOUR / Tour effective from 07 April 2019. To amend Timetable.


David
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: chris johnson on February 28, 2019, 04:22:30 PM
10793 blue park And right doing barbraham road park and ride this afternoon evening time
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Coast_Hopper on March 11, 2019, 09:02:02 AM
8:55 Mill Road
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Coast_Hopper on March 11, 2019, 09:17:12 AM
ADL Enviro 400 AE11 FUH just passed me on Milton Road with X5 on the headboard
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: TCD813 on March 11, 2019, 09:21:41 AM
ADL Enviro 400 AE11 FUH just passed me on Milton Road with X5 on the headboard

Milton Road!?
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Coast_Hopper on March 11, 2019, 11:47:47 AM
Milton Road!?

Just past the Grafton Centre opposite Anglia Ruskin University, whatever the road name is
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: TCD813 on March 11, 2019, 12:28:27 PM
Ah, East Road. Normal route. I hadn’t heard of any diversion owing to traffic, accidents, etc.
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: TCD813 on March 11, 2019, 12:32:58 PM
8:55 Mill Road

That’s almost unusual, latterly! Mill Road is definitely the place to lurk if you’d like to see every Rag-Tag-and-Bobtail of the Cowley Road fleet.
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Coast_Hopper on March 11, 2019, 12:39:12 PM
That’s almost unusual, latterly! Mill Road is definitely the place to lurk if you’d like to see every Rag-Tag-and-Bobtail of the Cowley Road fleet.

As I was walking to the Grafton Centre along Mill Road there was a 2008 Enviro 200 behind it
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: TCD813 on March 11, 2019, 01:03:49 PM
As I was walking to the Grafton Centre along Mill Road there was a 2008 Enviro 200 behind it

Wot no P&R, no 13-branded, no ex-busway, no ‘deckers moonlighting from the citi 1/3? no re-purposed ‘trainer’ Darts?
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Leonard on March 13, 2019, 03:29:00 PM
21224 working the 0550 Ely-Addenbrookes on the 2 this morning
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: skyLink on March 16, 2019, 03:43:20 PM
https://www.stagecoachbus.com/promos-and-offers/east/new-service-h

More information on the new H service via the link.
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: gc_bus on March 16, 2019, 08:16:59 PM
I wonder what vehicles they will use on it and also if Stagecoach have tendered for the X3 bus service from April 21st to cross ticket it then with the new H service.
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Habbinman on March 17, 2019, 06:40:20 PM
I wonder what vehicles they will use on it and also if Stagecoach have tendered for the X3 bus service from April 21st to cross ticket it then with the new H service.
I understand its being worked from Cowley Rd, so what buses, is anybody's guess ? As for the X3, you'll know very soon, as it will need to be registered by the new operator 6 weeks ahead of the start .
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: gc_bus on March 17, 2019, 07:18:32 PM
Hmmm I expect it not to be Whippet maybe.......
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: dwarfer1979 on March 18, 2019, 08:50:51 AM
I understand its being worked from Cowley Rd, so what buses, is anybody's guess ? As for the X3, you'll know very soon, as it will need to be registered by the new operator 6 weeks ahead of the start .
Not necessarily, the 6 weeks (42-days) notice period is the default minimum but there are circumstances where shorter notice is allowed, one is if replacing a withdrawn service (on the basis that if a service is withdrawn with 6 weeks notice it can't then be replaced with 6 weeks notice) to ensure no break in service and if a council supported service then the DVSA are less tight over the registration deadline where the council have approved/requested the change (as would happen here as it during a tendering process).  Despite the change to the registration process to give the councils 4 weeks (28-days) consultation, 2 weeks more than the previous system, before the registration is submitted many of the councils (I don't know about Cambridgeshire so can't comment on the X3 process) are no better at getting tenders off in a timely manner (we have had a couple of councils waiting for the final registration to be received before issuing the tender completely negating the point of the extra consultation and giving them less time to process not more) and so replacements are still being confirmed late very close to the proposed change date, leaving customers confused and worried longer than they should.
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Leonard on March 20, 2019, 04:37:44 PM
Saw two ex city sightseeing Cambridge Tridents open toppers heading south on the M11 around lunchtime today one on suspended tow the other being driven. Off to ensignbus or elsewhere??
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: skyLink on March 20, 2019, 06:21:12 PM
Saw two ex city sightseeing Cambridge Tridents open toppers heading south on the M11 around lunchtime today one on suspended tow the other being driven. Off to ensignbus or elsewhere??

All have been sold to Ensign
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Tony on March 21, 2019, 01:05:04 AM
17274 was on Cowley Road at 0930 on Tuesday Morning, along with 52440, which had numerous side panels missing, also present was an Ensign tow truck and a flat bed lorry.......
17274 has been visible on Cowley road since been withdrawn, also as a side note 17452 which has been visible at Cowley Road in the withdrawn area for a while had also disappeared
Spring clean perhaps.......??
 
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Julia_Hayward on March 25, 2019, 09:37:50 PM
Today I saw 19567 heading into town displaying A to Trumpington P&R at both ends, with passengers on board... no idea how this happened, has it had guidewheels fitted??
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Coast_Hopper on March 25, 2019, 09:52:49 PM
17274 was on Cowley Road at 0930 on Tuesday Morning, along with 52440, which had numerous side panels missing, also present was an Ensign tow truck and a flat bed lorry.......
17274 has been visible on Cowley road since been withdrawn, also as a side note 17452 which has been visible at Cowley Road in the withdrawn area for a while had also disappeared
Spring clean perhaps.......??

Stagecoach East have sold alot of withdrawn buses this month, probably a job lot with most being ex Norfolk Green buses

Steve Knight reported the following on March 13th

Quote
Stagecoach East
With thanks to Ross Newman at Ensign Bus, the full list of surplus vehicles that have been purchased by Ensign Bus is:
Trident Open Top: 17078/79/99, 17274/75/76
Trident/ALX400: 17452/84, 17500/04, 17743/44/85/86/87, 18109, 18342, 18417
Trident/President: 18057/58/60
Trident/East Lancs: 18280
MAN/ALX300: 22058/59/60, 22314/16/17/18/20/29/31/32/33/34/36/37/38/39/40
Optare Versa: 25268/70/71
Dart SLF/Pointer: 34419/20/27/29/30, 34526/32, 34826/79, 35103/06
Several vehicles have already been collected from depots.
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Tony on March 27, 2019, 09:06:57 PM
Seems the plot has been lost in Cambridge today with some strange allocations....

10802 branded for Newmarket Road Park and Ride has been operating on the Madingley Road Park and Rides with beachball livery 19613 also working on the Madingley Road Park and Rides
19567 Beachball and Grey 10802 have been operating on Milton Park and Rides
Seems like a shortage of Park and Ride MMC'S today....

and the strangest sighting was of 10054 which i'm sure is/was a Long Sutton allocated vehicle on Milton Road heading towards the city Centre Not In Service at 1731, has this been a swap for 18335 which moved the other way Saturday..????
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Tony on March 27, 2019, 09:25:25 PM
Seems the plot has been lost in Cambridge today with some strange allocations....

10802 branded for Newmarket Road Park and Ride has been operating on the Madingley Road Park and Rides with beachball livery 19613 also working on the Madingley Road Park and Rides
19567 Beachball and Grey 10802 have been operating on Milton Park and Rides
Seems like a shortage of Park and Ride MMC'S today....

and the strangest sighting was of 10054 which i'm sure is/was a Long Sutton allocated vehicle on Milton Road heading towards the city Centre Not In Service at 1731, has this been a swap for 18335 which moved the other way Saturday..????

guess i should have read Steves ramblings first lol......
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Coast_Hopper on March 27, 2019, 09:31:08 PM
Seems the plot has been lost in Cambridge today with some strange allocations....

10802 branded for Newmarket Road Park and Ride has been operating on the Madingley Road Park and Rides with beachball livery 19613 also working on the Madingley Road Park and Rides
19567 Beachball and Grey 10802 have been operating on Milton Park and Rides
Seems like a shortage of Park and Ride MMC'S today....

and the strangest sighting was of 10054 which i'm sure is/was a Long Sutton allocated vehicle on Milton Road heading towards the city Centre Not In Service at 1731, has this been a swap for 18335 which moved the other way Saturday..????
 

The 4 former Hunstanton Enviro 400s have moved to Cambridge
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Wolsztyn on March 28, 2019, 09:45:50 AM
According to SKM an exchange of buses between Cambridge and Long Sutton taking place or has happened. 9 from Cambridge and same number from Long Sutton,10052 to 10055 and 19693 to 19696. Going the other way 18335/338/344/416/418 19017/047 and 068. Must be some logic.
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: gc_bus on March 28, 2019, 02:01:35 PM
It will be interesting to see what SiC put on the new H service from Monday (1st April onwards - Papworth Everard to New Papworth Hospital).  They've done a very good job putting up timetables and Stagecoach bus stop signs on/in the shelters next to the Whippet X3/8 timetables......
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Coast_Hopper on March 28, 2019, 03:06:53 PM
According to SKM an exchange of buses between Cambridge and Long Sutton taking place or has happened. 9 from Cambridge and same number from Long Sutton,10052 to 10055 and 19693 to 19696. Going the other way 18335/338/344/416/418 19017/047 and 068. Must be some logic.

Either one or two reasons, all the newer buses are heading to Cambridge and older ones are gping to Long Sutton

One they dont want old buses running round in Cambridge, TBH they have let the buses in Cambridge get really old which they havent done before

Two they are going to do something with Go West, either sell it or wind it up, although all buses are owned by Stagecoach overall Go West is a seperate business unit to Cambus and each bus will be classed as an asset to each unit, obviously there is different values in each bus that jas moved

There might be a delay in one bus moving from Long Sutton to Cambridge though as they are now one short after one ALX400 run off the road last night in service
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: SURREYMAN on March 28, 2019, 04:24:45 PM
Either one or two reasons, all the newer buses are heading to Cambridge and older ones are gping to Long Sutton

One they dont want old buses running round in Cambridge, TBH they have let the buses in Cambridge get really old which they havent done before

Two they are going to do something with Go West, either sell it or wind it up, although all buses are owned by Stagecoach overall Go West is a seperate business unit to Cambus and each bus will be classed as an asset to each unit, obviously there is different values in each bus that jas moved

There might be a delay in one bus moving from Long Sutton to Cambridge though as they are now one short after one ALX400 run off the road last night in service
Would seem to be to maximise the number of Euro 5 vehicles in Cambridge.
All Tridents (unless re-engined?) are Euro 3 as are 19017, 19047 & 19068. I believe 19164 (still at CB is Euro 4).
Maybe they are hoping that some future Public funding will awarded to upgrade most of the fleet to Euro 6?
If, as suggested, the ex Fenstanton Tridents are only short term and are to be replaced by the ex West Scania, that would mean the CB fleet is all Euro 5 or 6 (I believe Scania 15456-15465 are probably Euro 4, Can anyone confirm)?
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Julia_Hayward on March 28, 2019, 05:01:44 PM
One of the MANs - the one ending -XN? - was on a wreckers' truck on the A421 today. Presumably on a one way trip to Barnsley.
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Coast_Hopper on March 28, 2019, 09:16:03 PM
Would seem to be to maximise the number of Euro 5 vehicles in Cambridge.
All Tridents (unless re-engined?) are Euro 3 as are 19017, 19047 & 19068. I believe 19164 (still at CB is Euro 4).
Maybe they are hoping that some future Public funding will awarded to upgrade most of the fleet to Euro 6?
If, as suggested, the ex Fenstanton Tridents are only short term and are to be replaced by the ex West Scania, that would mean the CB fleet is all Euro 5 or 6 (I believe Scania 15456-15465 are probably Euro 4, Can anyone confirm)?

Someone told me years ago that Stagecoach like to have new buses in Cambridge due to the nature of the city ie with the university and alot of visitors, the thought or sight of a 14 year old ALX400 would do nothing to enhance either Stagecoach or Cambridges credibility

I am guessing the ALX400s that are moving to Long Sutton are those that are used for school contracts and that construction contract that picked up at Babraham Park and Ride, as said above its unacceptable to use them in normal service in Cambridge it then leaves them with a  allocation of buses they cant use which then makes them short
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: barryb on March 28, 2019, 09:40:40 PM
I was noticing the other day that the buses on the 1 are now older than the buses they replaced were when they arrived.  Are we suffering from the effects of bus travel in Cambridge being less profitable than it once was by way of seeing older buses?
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: HughT on March 29, 2019, 11:35:43 AM
Accident at Fenstanton early this morning. With pictures!
https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/cambridge-news/gallery/pictures-show-damage-after-stagecoach-16045533 (https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/cambridge-news/gallery/pictures-show-damage-after-stagecoach-16045533)
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Streetdeck on March 29, 2019, 03:55:18 PM
The CBC/Skanska Construction Contract operates to and from Trumpington Park and Ride, not Babraham Park and Ride.


Someone told me years ago that Stagecoach like to have new buses in Cambridge due to the nature of the city ie with the university and alot of visitors, the thought or sight of a 14 year old ALX400 would do nothing to enhance either Stagecoach or Cambridges credibility

I am guessing the ALX400s that are moving to Long Sutton are those that are used for school contracts and that construction contract that picked up at Babraham Park and Ride, as said above its unacceptable to use them in normal service in Cambridge it then leaves them with a  allocation of buses they cant use which then makes them short
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Streetdeck on March 29, 2019, 03:59:55 PM
Cambridge Enviro400, 19567, AE10BWC was noted in Market Street Ely about an hour ago receiving fitters attention..
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: wadey88 on March 29, 2019, 06:17:02 PM
Just noticed this on Flickr https://flic.kr/p/Tdpxto .

Does anyone know where and why they have arrived?

Would this link to euro category as previously mentioned?

I suppose they fit in with the busway/ex-busway fleet anyway.

David.
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Tony on March 30, 2019, 10:59:15 AM
Not physically seen by me but it appears 10053 has made the journey to Cambridge as according to bus tracker its now en route to Oakington on the C6 with the 1025 from Cambridge, tracker does show it as a 6 to Hampton so if you search for it in Cambridge it doesn't appear, seems to be a quirk with the tracker as the ex Bedford e200's when operating at Cambridge c2 show the destination as Elstow Park and Ride as if it was operating a 2 from Bedford.......
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Julia_Hayward on March 30, 2019, 11:01:16 AM
It's definitely in service, passed it on an inbound Citi 4 last night.
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: bristolsrus on March 30, 2019, 02:46:47 PM
Afternoon all,

Noted in service at Cambridge today were Enviro 400'S  10052 SN12EHM & 10053 SN12EHO, both on Citi routes & new to Norfolk Green.  Ex PBO machines I believe.

Also in service were Enviro 400 bodied Scanias 15637 SF 10CCO  & 15641 SF 10CCY, one of which was noted on the 12.   I believe these were new to Stagecoach Western Scottish, but may well have been elsewhere since.

There were three Enviro 200's on the AE 08NVS, AE 08NVU & SN 64OKK,  the majority of which were on the Citi 2.   

Interestingly the Citi 5 produce 3 ex Guided Busway Enviro 400's today, AE 10HFA, AE 10HFB & one of the 64 plates.

Hope this was of interest,

Chris
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Grahamk748 on March 31, 2019, 08:29:06 AM
The SF10xxx Scanias have just come from Gloucester. I think they were only there about a year if that.
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Coast_Hopper on March 31, 2019, 09:32:16 AM
The SF10xxx Scanias have just come from Gloucester. I think they were only there about a year if that.

Where was they before that
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Grahamk748 on March 31, 2019, 10:57:18 AM
Where was they before that
They were new to Stagecoach west Scotland, not sure where they were allocated to but I seem to remember them running into Kilmarnock I think when I was up there a few years back.
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Coast_Hopper on March 31, 2019, 02:39:52 PM
At Cambridge Station arpund 14:30 today
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Coast_Hopper on March 31, 2019, 03:40:50 PM
Just had a riee in SF10 CCO one of the transfered buses from Gloucester

Although it had Cambus legals on the outside the prices for Gloucester local dayrider+ and megarider+ was still on the outside windows, there was also loads of Stagecoach West customercomment forms in the drivers door

And inside
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: gc_bus on April 01, 2019, 03:45:19 PM
Stagecoach provided Trident 18416 on the 08:41 (Papworth to Addenbrookes) new H this morning. Lightly loaded but the previous two were said to have had more passengers. The hospital doesn't fully move until end of next month so expect loading's to improve.
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Habbinman on April 02, 2019, 05:02:46 PM
They were new to Stagecoach west Scotland, not sure where they were allocated to but I seem to remember them running into Kilmarnock I think when I was up there a few years back.
They were at Ardrossan depot
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: chris johnson on April 02, 2019, 05:46:26 PM
is all the 10 reg scania's on the road yet if any one knows please
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: skyLink on April 03, 2019, 04:32:55 PM
is all the 10 reg scania's on the road yet if any one knows please

At least 2
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Tony on April 04, 2019, 01:09:21 AM
ex West Scania 15637 was noted on 9's on Wed 3 April, 1142 Littleport to Cambridge and 1325 Cambridge to Ely Hospital..... a UID one was also on the same services the day before.....
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: John Wakefield on April 04, 2019, 08:50:15 AM
Stagecoach revamp timetables with 'winners an looser's'. New 'H' service launched BUT cuts in Peterborough!
https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/local-news/new-bus-service-stagecoach-timetable-16036564
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: TCD813 on April 04, 2019, 09:03:00 AM
Poor bit of journalism, really. It’s a story about subsidised services. Moreover, service H is newly created, and there’s no mention of the future of Whippet’s X3.
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: chris johnson on April 04, 2019, 11:37:27 AM
Hi all

11:30am seen an info to go van parked up at addenbrookes hospital car park near hills road it’s nice see it not park up the yard end of the reg tkz 16 reg didn’t see the fleet number but seen the part of the reg I just put on here glad see it in hospital car park
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: chris johnson on April 06, 2019, 02:29:20 PM
15637 on citi7 plus
15640 on the 9s

Didn’t see the over 4 scania’s up the yard are they playing hide and seak today or somewhere else ready for service
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Coast_Hopper on April 11, 2019, 11:33:53 PM
Keeping it brief, full details please on the Long Sutton thread, the movement of buses between Cambridge and Long Sutton could have something to do with the Long Sutton operation going to Stagecoach East Midlands
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Coast_Hopper on April 13, 2019, 04:58:41 PM
On the number 5 to Swavesey which is 10054, directly behond me is the number 5 to Bar Hill 10053 both ex Norfolk Green buses
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: HughT on April 13, 2019, 06:00:52 PM
Timekeeping on the Swavesey services today has been truly terrible. Admittedly, there's one-way working, with lights, just past Bar Hill, but the delays going through those isn't more than 2-3 minutes. At around 15.10 this afternoon the 14.50 to Bar Hill was in front of the 14.30 to Swavesey as they headed towards Girton Corner. The latter was 31 mins late at that point.
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Coast_Hopper on April 13, 2019, 07:20:16 PM
Now on board an ALX400 heading back to Cambridge
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: HughT on April 17, 2019, 08:30:29 AM
I'm hoping there's someone on this Forum with the relevant background to explain what's going on here...

In the past 24 hours, I've observed 5 Fenstanston vehicles - 10052/3/4 and 19693/4 - running around with Peterborough services 5 and 6 data rather than Cambridge Citi 5 and 6. There are at least 3 out there on the road as I type this. What I mean is that the data they transmit  - and which is used for real-time tracking/display purposes - says that they're on Pboro trips rather than Cambridge ones. As a consequence there's no real-time data available for the trips they're actually operating.

Is this simply "driver error" - for example, a driver selecting the wrong 5 and 6 journeys off a menu display? Or do these vehicles not even have the Cambridge trips in their computers? Given the vehicle numbers above, could this be related to a transfer/relocation of Peterborough vehicles to Fenstanton? And, finally, how the **** does one get this corrected? Whilst I can "see" the services operating on a map, it's a right pain not to have the real-time showing up in apps (timekeeping on the 5, in particular, has been especially poor in recent weeks).

Thanks.
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: TCD813 on April 17, 2019, 11:32:15 AM
I'm hoping there's someone on this Forum with the relevant background to explain what's going on here...

In the past 24 hours, I've observed 5 Fenstanston vehicles - 10052/3/4 and 19693/4 - running around with Peterborough services 5 and 6 data rather than Cambridge Citi 5 and 6. There are at least 3 out there on the road as I type this. What I mean is that the data they transmit  - and which is used for real-time tracking/display purposes - says that they're on Pboro trips rather than Cambridge ones. As a consequence there's no real-time data available for the trips they're actually operating.

Is this simply "driver error" - for example, a driver selecting the wrong 5 and 6 journeys off a menu display? Or do these vehicles not even have the Cambridge trips in their computers? Given the vehicle numbers above, could this be related to a transfer/relocation of Peterborough vehicles to Fenstanton? And, finally, how the **** does one get this corrected? Whilst I can "see" the services operating on a map, it's a right pain not to have the real-time showing up in apps (timekeeping on the 5, in particular, has been especially poor in recent weeks).

Thanks.

The local RTPI system, run by contractors, Vix Technology, supplies bus time information for a consortium of local authorities – Cambridgeshire County Council, Bedford Borough Council, Central Bedfordshire Council, Luton Borough Council, Northamptonshire County Council and Peterborough City Council. It is dependent upon information supplied from private bus operators, the largest of which, hereabouts, is Stagecoach East.

Take a look at this update (https://cbgbususers.wordpress.com/passenger-information-displays/#StagecoachBallInCourt) on the Cambridge Area Bus Users website (https://cbgbususers.wordpress.com/).

Incidentally, which app are you using? The one linked to Vix is 'MyBusTrip' available on Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.acis.mybustrip.screens&hl=en) and the Apple App Store (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/mybustrip/id526679149?mt=8).
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: HughT on April 17, 2019, 01:24:28 PM
Although I don't think there was anything in TCD813's reply of which I wasn't aware, thanks anyway for the information.

The problem here definitely lies within Stagecoach, but I was trying to see if anyone with greater knowledge of signing on procedures, or the onboard IT, or other Stagecoach-related stuff, might be able to identify the source of the problem. The data Stagecoach is pumping out for at least some of the runs operated by the vehicles in my earlier message (and possibly other vehicles, but definitely NOT all runs operated by these buses) is for Peterborough routes 5 and 6. When that's the case, there's no real-time data available, and the displays (and the apps) revert to "scheduled" times.

Personally, I use either the Traveline app or the UK Bus Checker. At home, with laptop to hand, I use SmartCambridge web stuff, either the Bus Map, or my own implementation of their SmartPanel (which I would highly recommend).
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: TCD813 on April 17, 2019, 05:19:27 PM
I'm hoping there's someone on this Forum with the relevant background to explain what's going on here...

In the past 24 hours, I've observed 5 Fenstanston vehicles - 10052/3/4 and 19693/4 - running around with Peterborough services 5 and 6 data rather than Cambridge Citi 5 and 6. There are at least 3 out there on the road as I type this. What I mean is that the data they transmit  - and which is used for real-time tracking/display purposes - says that they're on Pboro trips rather than Cambridge ones. As a consequence there's no real-time data available for the trips they're actually operating.

Is this simply "driver error" - for example, a driver selecting the wrong 5 and 6 journeys off a menu display? Or do these vehicles not even have the Cambridge trips in their computers? Given the vehicle numbers above, could this be related to a transfer/relocation of Peterborough vehicles to Fenstanton? And, finally, how the **** does one get this corrected? Whilst I can "see" the services operating on a map, it's a right pain not to have the real-time showing up in apps (timekeeping on the 5, in particular, has been especially poor in recent weeks).

Thanks.
The local RTPI system, run by contractors, Vix Technology, supplies bus time information for a consortium of local authorities – Cambridgeshire County Council, Bedford Borough Council, Central Bedfordshire Council, Luton Borough Council, Northamptonshire County Council and Peterborough City Council. It is dependent upon information supplied from private bus operators, the largest of which, hereabouts, is Stagecoach East.

Take a look at this update (https://cbgbususers.wordpress.com/passenger-information-displays/#StagecoachBallInCourt) on the Cambridge Area Bus Users website (https://cbgbususers.wordpress.com/).

Incidentally, which app are you using? The one linked to Vix is 'MyBusTrip' available on Google Play (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.acis.mybustrip.screens&hl=en) and the Apple App Store (https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/mybustrip/id526679149?mt=8).
Although I don't think there was anything in TCD813's reply of which I wasn't aware, thanks anyway for the information.

The problem here definitely lies within Stagecoach, but I was trying to see if anyone with greater knowledge of signing on procedures, or the onboard IT, or other Stagecoach-related stuff, might be able to identify the source of the problem. The data Stagecoach is pumping out for at least some of the runs operated by the vehicles in my earlier message (and possibly other vehicles, but definitely NOT all runs operated by these buses) is for Peterborough routes 5 and 6. When that's the case, there's no real-time data available, and the displays (and the apps) revert to "scheduled" times.

Personally, I use either the Traveline app or the UK Bus Checker. At home, with laptop to hand, I use SmartCambridge web stuff, either the Bus Map, or my own implementation of their SmartPanel (which I would highly recommend).

Stagecoach East's MD, Michelle Hargreaves, has tweeted (https://twitter.com/tezshell/status/1116741609037733889):
Quote from: @tezshell
I’ll chase where we are with VIX’s Monday

In response, Cambridge Area Bus Users has alerted Michelle to your observation about the Peterborough/Cambridge mix-up (https://twitter.com/CBGbusUsers/status/1118546025843707905).

Cambridge City Cllr Mike Sargeant (https://twitter.com/sargemike), has been pursuing defective RTPI for some considerable time, with Vix, with Stagecoach and with the Cambridgeshire County Council RTPI team.
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Coast_Hopper on April 17, 2019, 09:52:35 PM
Stagecoach East's MD, Michelle Hargreaves, has tweeted (https://twitter.com/tezshell/status/1116741609037733889):
In response, Cambridge Area Bus Users has alerted Michelle to your observation about the Peterborough/Cambridge mix-up (https://twitter.com/CBGbusUsers/status/1118546025843707905).

Cambridge City Cllr Mike Sargeant (https://twitter.com/sargemike), has been pursuing defective RTPI for some considerable time, with Vix, with Stagecoach and with the Cambridgeshire County Council RTPI team.

These are ex Norfolk Green deckers so would have Peterborough details
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: skyLink on April 17, 2019, 10:45:19 PM
Hopefully 10055 will now show it's the only one not online at mo.
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Tony on April 18, 2019, 12:07:27 AM
The ex west scanias don't even show at all.......
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: chris johnson on April 20, 2019, 03:55:30 PM
Hi all

27845 on citi 8
15640 on Newmarket routes 11/12
15641 on Ely 9s
19164 parked up the yard ready for tomorrow service
15642 parked up the yard ready for tomorrow service
Mx68 zlz parked up the yard front of work shop bays
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: HughT on April 20, 2019, 04:08:53 PM
Hopefully 10055 will now show it's the only one not online at mo.

At 16.00 today (Sat, 20/4) 10052/3/5 were all out and about on Cambridge Citi 4 services - but with all three pumping out metadata that reported them operating in Peterborough.
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Coast_Hopper on April 20, 2019, 04:19:25 PM
SF10 CCY now at Tesco in Ely on 9 going to RAF Hospital
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: bristolsrus on April 20, 2019, 09:49:13 PM
Evening all,

Also out today was ex West Scania 15643 , SF 10CDE,  seen coming into Cambridge on the 9 this morning.  Hadn't seen this one in service until now, looks very smart. 

ChrisB
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Coast_Hopper on April 20, 2019, 10:41:36 PM
Could it be that these SF10 reg Enviro 400s are now working out of Ely
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: chris johnson on April 20, 2019, 11:40:08 PM
15639 not on the road yet it might be the new pink bus
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: al_557 on April 21, 2019, 12:48:04 AM
Are the SF10 Scania's replacements for Tridents 18411-15 or will something else be moving out of Cambridge?
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Tony on April 21, 2019, 06:56:53 AM
Are the SF10 Scania's replacements for Tridents 18411-15 or will something else be moving out of Cambridge?

As far as i know they are part of the cover for the buses that have gone to Peterborough and Long Sutton......
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Steven Knight Media on April 21, 2019, 10:16:42 AM
As far as i know they are part of the cover for the buses that have gone to Peterborough and Long Sutton......

The ex Sc West Scania are replacements for the Tridents that moved over to Cambridge from Fenstanton. The eight buses that went to Long Sutton from Cambridge were replaced on a one-for-one basis with 10052-55 and 19693-96.
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: al_557 on April 21, 2019, 11:28:28 AM
The ex Sc West Scania are replacements for the Tridents that moved over to Cambridge from Fenstanton. The eight buses that went to Long Sutton from Cambridge were replaced on a one-for-one basis with 10052-55 and 19693-96.

Where will the Tridents be heading when they leave Cambridge? They have a couple of years service left in them yet so I doubt they'll get sold off. The AE06G** batch seem in better condition than the AE55D** batch of Tridents
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: John Wakefield on April 21, 2019, 02:11:38 PM
Sold on to dealers I expect with many ending up with independent operators for school contract work
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: skyLink on April 21, 2019, 03:33:34 PM
A few of the 55 plate tridents have moved to Inverness
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Coast_Hopper on April 21, 2019, 04:38:46 PM
A few of the 55 plate tridents have moved to Inverness

Is that with Stagecoach
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Coast_Hopper on April 21, 2019, 04:41:04 PM
Where will the Tridents be heading when they leave Cambridge? They have a couple of years service left in them yet so I doubt they'll get sold off. The AE06G** batch seem in better condition than the AE55D** batch of Tridents

Am I right in thinking the AE55 batch were Ely buses which then moved to Norfolk Green whilst the AE06 batch are Peterborough buses
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: al_557 on April 21, 2019, 05:24:27 PM
Am I right in thinking the AE55 batch were Ely buses which then moved to Norfolk Green whilst the AE06 batch are Peterborough buses

The AE55 batch were new to Cambridge for the Citi 1 then went onto the 13 when the Gold spec Scania's arrived. Then onto Ely services. Then some of the batch were moved to Norfolk when ex busway Scania's arrived at Cambridge.Then to Long Sutton when Kings Lynn closed. Some of the batch are now in Scotland

The AE06 batch were new to Peterborough but only 18420/21 have been there all their lives. The rest of the batch were split between Bedford and Cambridge when the Enviro 400's 19693-706 arrived. With 18411-416 moving on Fenstanton and Cambridge when Bedford received Enviro 400's 19888-93.

The current allocation of the AE06 batch is 18419/23/24 at Bedford, 18411-15 at Cambridge, 18416 and 18418 at Long Sutton and 18420-22 at Peterborough. 18417 Went for scrap recently after it blew its engine.

Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: skyLink on April 21, 2019, 10:25:02 PM
Is that with Stagecoach
Yes
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Julia_Hayward on April 22, 2019, 01:31:54 PM
The AE55 batch were new to Cambridge for the Citi 1 then went onto the 13 when the Gold spec Scania's arrived. Then onto Ely services. Then some of the batch were moved to Norfolk when ex busway Scania's arrived at Cambridge.Then to Long Sutton when Kings Lynn closed. Some of the batch are now in Scotland

The AE06 batch were new to Peterborough but only 18420/21 have been there all their lives. The rest of the batch were split between Bedford and Cambridge when the Enviro 400's 19693-706 arrived. With 18411-416 moving on Fenstanton and Cambridge when Bedford received Enviro 400's 19888-93.

A question, where is 19697 now? (I've noted 693-6 at Cambridge, and 702-6 at least at Bedford appearing often on the X5...)
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: skyLink on April 22, 2019, 01:59:43 PM
It was last seen in Peterborough last week working a Spalding
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: al_557 on April 22, 2019, 02:23:55 PM
A question, where is 19697 now? (I've noted 693-6 at Cambridge, and 702-6 at least at Bedford appearing often on the X5...)
According to Steven Knight Media. 19697 is now officially at Peterborough. Bedford have 19698-706
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: chris johnson on April 23, 2019, 08:26:11 PM
https://www.stagecoachbus.com/service-updates/serviceupdatesarticle?SituationId=ID-23/04/2019-15:41:30:717

Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: HughT on April 24, 2019, 10:00:04 AM
https://www.stagecoachbus.com/service-updates/serviceupdatesarticle?SituationId=ID-23/04/2019-15:41:30:717

A word of warning for those who rely on apps/trackers - the new Papworth Hospital stop doesn't appear on either OpenStreetMap or Google Maps. Or on Vix. Indeed, the new road on which it's positioned doesn't appear anywhere. So I suspect it's impossible to search for in any app. And to make matters worse, Google is still routing the A and D via Mary Archer Way, which means that it's sending/leading folk to the "wrong" stop at the Rosie.
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: TCD813 on April 24, 2019, 12:18:08 PM
A word of warning for those who rely on apps/trackers - the new Papworth Hospital stop doesn't appear on either OpenStreetMap or Google Maps. Or on Vix. Indeed, the new road on which it's positioned doesn't appear anywhere. So I suspect it's impossible to search for in any app. And to make matters worse, Google is still routing the A and D via Mary Archer Way, which means that it's sending/leading folk to the "wrong" stop at the Rosie.

Thanks, Hugh. I'll raise this with Zaneta & Richard from the Cambridgeshire County Council RTPI team and Cc a couple of local councillors who are hot on this issue.

Quote from: Cambridge Area Bus Users Secretary
Good afternoon, Zaneta.

I’ve seen this alert on an on-line forum:

A word of warning for those who rely on apps/trackers – the new Papworth Hospital stop doesn't appear on either OpenStreetMap or Google Maps. Or on Vix. Indeed, the new road on which it's positioned doesn't appear anywhere. So I suspect it's impossible to search for in any app. And to make matters worse, Google is still routing the A and D via Mary Archer Way, which means that it's sending/leading folk to the "wrong" stop at the Rosie.

I’ve looked at the VIX-generated http://www.cambridgeshirebus.info site and can see Rosie Maternity 0500CCITY447 (CMBGDPWT) and Puddicombe Way 0500CCITY534 (CMBGMPAW) displaying correctly but nothing for The Green (outside Royal Papworth Hospital) as the access road is not yet shown. Similarly the new stop does not appear on the MyBusTrip app.

As remarked above, Transit info in Google maps still gives A and D departures at CMBGMPTG (VIX 0500CCITY537) on Mary Archer Way.

I do know that Stagecoach East have published their service update (https://www.stagecoachbus.com/service-updates/serviceupdatesarticle?SituationId=ID-23/04/2019-15:41:30:717):

Francis Crick Avenue, Cambridge Biomedical Campus - 23 April 2019
Due to the opening of the new Royal Papworth Hospital access road, we will no longer serve stops on Francis Crick Avenue and Dame Mary Archer Way on Busway A and Busway D services only.
Busway A and D will now serve the new bus stops located at The Green (outside Royal Papworth Hospital) or at the Rosie Maternity Hospital.
Citi 7, Route R and Service H will continue to serve Francis Crick Avenue and Dame Mary Archer Way bus stops.


Anything you can do to affect the updates?

Do VIX have an input to OpenStreetMap updates as the http://www.cambridgeshirebus.info site is based thereon? And are you/they in a position to correct Google Maps?

Best regards,

Secretary, Cambridge Area Bus Users
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Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: barryb on April 24, 2019, 03:53:42 PM
I think anyone can correct openstreetmap? (if they know how...)
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: TCD813 on April 24, 2019, 03:58:50 PM
Quote from: Zaneta, RTPI Team
RE: New Papworth Hospital bus stops

Good afternoon

I have just been on site to have some displays instaled on Francis Crick avenue and it came to my attention that there are new shelters on the new busway outside Papworth hospital.

I will forward this to passenger transport as those bus stops have no ID and hence we weren't aware of those either.

Hopefully passenger transport team will help us out and update the data so all maps will show them.

Thanks
Zaneta

Fingers crossed.
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: busman on April 24, 2019, 06:05:18 PM
Plaxton bodied Dennis Dart LV52 HKG was dragged into Cowley Road this afternoon on the back of a Mancheets underlift.
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: chris johnson on April 25, 2019, 04:57:20 PM
15460 on green park & ride
Gold bus on citi 2
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Habbinman on April 30, 2019, 06:39:44 PM
In Cowley Road tonight are  transferred (ex-West) Scania 15637 fresh from repaint. Plus 36562 a London E200 Trainer (purple livery) on loan for a few days.

AND, the best surprise ??......YES, None other than the Autonomous E200 that has come down from Manchester. !!
 Please note that it is Not Registered on the Road & does NOT have a Fleetnumber. It is also unknown how long it will be here ??
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: barryb on April 30, 2019, 07:25:15 PM

AND, the best surprise ??......YES, None other than the Autonomous E200 that has come down from Manchester. !!
 Please note that it is Not Registered on the Road & does NOT have a Fleetnumber. It is also unknown how long it will be here ??

Did Stagecoach know it was coming, or did it get bored? ;)
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Coast_Hopper on May 04, 2019, 06:09:58 AM
From Steve Knights site

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Look out for at least ten Scania Omnicity vehicles joining this fleet from Stagecoach London. 15074/75/78/81/83/85/87/89/90/92 are the earmarked vehicles which will be converted to single door layout and receive the electronic fan modification at ADL before transfer.

Surprised they are going to Falkirk to have the doors removed, they usually use another company in Blackburn
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Grahamk748 on May 04, 2019, 08:45:40 AM
It doesn’t say they are going to Falkirk. They are more likely to be going to Harlow I would of thought as it’s more local. Although ADL also have sites in Scarborough and Anston which are also both considerably closer than Falkirk.
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: al_557 on May 04, 2019, 09:54:01 AM
Logic would say that these ex London Scanias are for either Cambridge or Fenstanton due to their height and that the fitters at those depots are already trained on Scanias. They will obviously oust the remaining Tridents.
What services are they likely to be used on?
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: SURREYMAN on May 04, 2019, 10:30:01 AM
Reports say they are for Fife, probably as school buses to replace Tridents.
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: SURREYMAN on May 04, 2019, 10:35:30 AM
Earlier post on Steven Knight indicates the following for Fife, so maybe they are for East?
They are Highbridge (Full Height), would that cause a problem?

A further 14 Scania Omnicity double decks have been transferred to Stagecoach East Scotland. 15052/54/58/59/60/61/63/66/67/68/69/70/71/72 have joined 15021 at Ferrymill Motors where they will be converted to single door layout.
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Coast_Hopper on May 04, 2019, 12:50:30 PM
So there will be 24 Scania in total then, 10 from London and 14 from Scotland

Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: SURREYMAN on May 04, 2019, 01:02:32 PM
So there will be 24 Scania in total then, 10 from London and 14 from Scotland
14 from London to Scotland (Fife)
10 (presumably) from London to Cambridge - (If confirmed)
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: RM471 on May 04, 2019, 01:54:42 PM
Shame they are removing the extra doors. Dwell time at stops is reduced drastically if passengers enter and pay contactless at the front while others exit from the side. Only four downstairs seats are gained.
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: TCD813 on May 04, 2019, 02:09:55 PM
Shame they are removing the extra doors. Dwell time at stops is reduced drastically if passengers enter and pay contactless at the front while others exit from the side. Only four downstairs seats are gained.
Unfortunately very few bus shelters in Cambridge can accommodate double-door vehicles.
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Coast_Hopper on May 04, 2019, 04:39:15 PM
Unfortunately very few bus shelters in Cambridge can accommodate double-door vehicles.

Could be abused drastically as well
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Streetdeck on May 07, 2019, 03:41:55 PM
15639, SF10CCV, just been noted in Market Street, Ely.
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Streetdeck on May 08, 2019, 05:54:18 PM
Looking a bit lost in Market Street, Ely....!

10802, SN66WAA "Park & Ride" Spare has escaped from it's usual confines of Cambridge City Centre for a while, and is seen working the 1525 Drummer Street to Ely Sainsbury's, earlier today.
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Steven Knight Media on May 13, 2019, 01:40:49 PM
I have added a new PDF document to the Downloads area which lists the vehicles operated by Stagecoach East at Bedford, Cambridge, Peterborough, Fenstanton and Long Sutton correct to May 2019. I hope that it will be of interest and useful to ATVBF members.
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Grahamk748 on May 13, 2019, 06:12:44 PM
I see on the fleet card posted by SKM that the Scanias from London are at ADL Harlow for single door ciponversion and mods.
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Habbinman on May 18, 2019, 11:26:30 AM
Something to look out for ??  Recently transferred from S/C West, 15641 has been repainted
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: al_557 on May 18, 2019, 01:10:28 PM
Something to look out for ??  Recently transferred from S/C West 15641 has been repainted

Race for life is a fantastic cause. I hope Bedford and Peterborough's Cancer research Enviro 200's 36011 (AE07KYS) and 36045 (AE08NVV) get repainted into this scheme too
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Habbinman on May 18, 2019, 03:10:42 PM
Race for life is a fantastic cause. I hope Bedford and Peterborough's Cancer research Enviro 200's 36011 (AE07KYS) and 36045 (AE08NVV) get repainted into this scheme too
You never know, it could be on the cards, I hope so, but it may be that newer vehicles are chosen ? We'll just have to wait & see ?
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Coast_Hopper on May 19, 2019, 09:18:31 PM
Race for life is a fantastic cause. I hope Bedford and Peterborough's Cancer research Enviro 200's 36011 (AE07KYS) and 36045 (AE08NVV) get repainted into this scheme too

Are they not aleady near enough in this livery already other than the decals
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: al_557 on May 19, 2019, 11:16:49 PM
Are they not aleady near enough in this livery already other than the decals

They are in a pink variant of Stagecoach livery with cancer research advertising but nothing about race for life. This updated version is much nicer. 36045 at least could do with a repaint anyway as some the paint is starting to peel off on the front making it look rather scruffy.

As has been said previously they might choose a newer vehicle if it was to happen so probably one of the 5 ex Kings Lynn MMC's that are still waiting to be painted out of Coat hopper colours.
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Julia_Hayward on May 20, 2019, 12:14:24 PM
Just seen on Twitter a serious accident on the Busway, collision between a car and one of the B8RLEs at Longstanton. Fire broke out and Cambridge News is showing both vehicles reduced to shells.

No reports of casualties (yet), hopefully everyone managed to get out safely.

Update: CEN reports that everyone was evacuated and is safe. No services on the Busway in the area until further notice and Longstanton crossing is closed.
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Habbinman on May 20, 2019, 02:35:31 PM
14 from London to Scotland (Fife)
10 (presumably) from London to Cambridge - (If confirmed)
The 10  ARE for Stagecoach East & having the centre door taken out at HARLOW ADL. They are completely separate from the ones for Fife which are being converted by Ferrymill (Glasgow)
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Habbinman on May 20, 2019, 02:43:24 PM
Just seen on Twitter a serious accident on the Busway, collision between a car and one of the B8RLEs at Longstanton. Fire broke out and Cambridge News is showing both vehicles reduced to shells.

No reports of casualties (yet), hopefully everyone managed to get out safely.

Update: CEN reports that everyone was evacuated and is safe. No services on the Busway in the area until further notice and Longstanton crossing is closed.
Yes, fortunately everybody in both vehicles were safely evacuated !! However, both vehicles have been totally destroyed after the car caught fire. Doctor & Ambulance were at the scene treating both drivers. The bus, now completely destroyed, will no doubt be written off, & was 21302 BF65WKR (for the record)
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: TCD813 on May 20, 2019, 02:53:08 PM
Just seen on Twitter a serious accident on the Busway, collision between a car and one of the B8RLEs at Longstanton. Fire broke out and Cambridge News is showing both vehicles reduced to shells.

No reports of casualties (yet), hopefully everyone managed to get out safely.

Update: CEN reports that everyone was evacuated and is safe. No services on the Busway in the area until further notice and Longstanton crossing is closed.
Yes, fortunately everybody in both vehicles were safely evacuated !! However, both vehicles have been totally destroyed after the car caught fire. Doctor & Ambulance were at the scene treating both drivers. The bus, now completely destroyed, will no doubt be written off, & was 21302 BF65WKR (for the record)

News on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire talks of the bus driver as having been 'injured'. I am hoping that as the term was not 'seriously injured' the driver is OK. The statement from Stagecoach appears to confirm this.

Quote from: Cambridge Independent
A statement from bus operator Stagecoach East said: “A car was involved in a collision with one of our vehicles on the guided busway this morning. Passengers were evacuated immediately and we understand that nobody has been seriously injured. Our first thoughts are for the welfare of those involved.
Full article here: Fire after bus and car crash on guided busway between Longstanton and Willingham (https://www.cambridgeindependent.co.uk/news/fire-after-bus-and-car-crash-on-guided-busway-9070720/).

Cambridge News have Pictures show ferocious fire on guided busway (https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/local-news/pictures-show-busway-fire-longstanton-16300739) and Busway fire: Passenger describes terrifying moment bus 'burst into flames' (https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/local-news/longstanton-guided-busway-fire-stagecoach-16301288)
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: barryb on May 20, 2019, 04:07:28 PM
Bus order...

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Also included are a fleet of 12 new double deck vehicles for the Cambridge Guided Busway, delivering more capacity than ever before, carrying 100 passengers.


I take it these are replacements rather than additions?
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: TCD813 on May 20, 2019, 04:44:55 PM
Bus order...
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Also included are a fleet of 12 new double deck vehicles for the Cambridge Guided Busway, delivering more capacity than ever before, carrying 100 passengers.

I take it these are replacements rather than additions?

Where are you quoting from, Barry?
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Leonard on May 20, 2019, 06:02:26 PM
Something to look out for ??  Recently transferred from S/C West, 15641 has been repainted

Saw this heading out towards Newmarket out of service this morning at 6.45am

Leonard
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Leonard on May 20, 2019, 06:31:29 PM
I take it these are replacements rather than additions?


Where are you quoting from, Barry?

I’ve also seen this on the Stagecoach group website. See link below.

https://m.stagecoach.com/media/news-releases/2019/2019-05-20.aspx

Leonard

Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: XF74 on May 20, 2019, 06:34:20 PM
I take it these are replacements rather than additions?


Where are you quoting from, Barry?

Steven Knight Media has posted this today.

"Also included are a fleet of 12 new double deck vehicles for the Cambridge Guided Busway, delivering more capacity than ever before, carrying 100 passengers.
12 Volvo B8RLE/ADL Enviro 400MMC XLB
13901-13912 Fenstanton/Busway [Stagecoach East]"

Full details of the Stagecoach UK order for 2019/20 are here:
https://www.stevenknightmedia.com/fleet-news-ramblings/may-20th-2019-1445-stagecoach-announces-new-bus-orders-for-201920 (https://www.stevenknightmedia.com/fleet-news-ramblings/may-20th-2019-1445-stagecoach-announces-new-bus-orders-for-201920)
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: al_557 on May 20, 2019, 06:39:59 PM
Judging by this order the rumours about all Darts within Stagecoach East being replaced are not true
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: TCD813 on May 20, 2019, 08:02:58 PM
Thank you. Heard about this directly from the Stagecoach East managing director, Michelle Hargreaves last week, but was uncertain of the embargo date.

When the first one arrives, maybe they should promote this new addition to the fleet – a tri-axle, double-door 100-seater alongside the preserved MegaDecker.
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: John Wakefield on May 21, 2019, 12:36:28 PM
A Stagecoach single decker was destroyed in a fire at Longstanton yesterday 20th May, it had collided with a car on the Station Rd crossing of the busway. No passengers were hurt but bus driver reported injured. Pic from Cambridge Independent
(https://i66.servimg.com/u/f66/17/77/69/16/tjn6v210.jpg)
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: TCD813 on May 21, 2019, 05:30:06 PM
News on BBC Radio Cambridgeshire talks of the bus driver as having been 'injured'. I am hoping that as the term was not 'seriously injured' the driver is OK. The statement from Stagecoach appears to confirm this.

Quote from: Cambridge Independent
A statement from bus operator Stagecoach East said: “A car was involved in a collision with one of our vehicles on the guided busway this morning. Passengers were evacuated immediately and we understand that nobody has been seriously injured. Our first thoughts are for the welfare of those involved.

Full article here: Fire after bus and car crash on guided busway between Longstanton and Willingham (https://www.cambridgeindependent.co.uk/news/fire-after-bus-and-car-crash-on-guided-busway-9070720/)

Cambridge News have Pictures show ferocious fire on guided busway (https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/local-news/pictures-show-busway-fire-longstanton-16300739) and Busway fire: Passenger describes terrifying moment bus 'burst into flames' (https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/local-news/longstanton-guided-busway-fire-stagecoach-16301288)

The bus driver was " shaken by the experience" but "suffered only minor injuries", whereas the car driver "remains in Addenbrooke's hospital with serious injuries". Full article here: Driver seriously injured after ferocious Guided Busway fire (https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/local-news/guided-busway-fire-longstanton-driver-16307625).
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: HughT on May 21, 2019, 06:56:26 PM
Stagecoach seem fairly certain that their bus was crossing the junction on a green traffic light.
https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/local-news/guided-busway-fire-longstanton-driver-16307625?utm_source=cambridge_news_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Link1174&utm_campaign=daily_newsletter (https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/local-news/guided-busway-fire-longstanton-driver-16307625?utm_source=cambridge_news_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Link1174&utm_campaign=daily_newsletter)
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: TCD813 on May 21, 2019, 09:01:47 PM
Stagecoach seem fairly certain that their bus was crossing the junction on a green traffic light.
https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/local-news/guided-busway-fire-longstanton-driver-16307625?utm_source=cambridge_news_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Link1174&utm_campaign=daily_newsletter (https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/local-news/guided-busway-fire-longstanton-driver-16307625?utm_source=cambridge_news_newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=Link1174&utm_campaign=daily_newsletter)

Well, yes, but let’s leave all of the speculation to others, shall we?
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Elsworth Fox on May 22, 2019, 10:58:00 AM
Well, yes, but let’s leave all of the speculation to others, shall we?
  I agree.  I've already seen on one Facebook page a suggestion that Stagecoach drivers "creep over red lights" at crossings.  Whilst not a daily user of the Busway, I have travelled on it numerous times from day 1.  I have never known a driver "creep over a red light".  Rather the reverse, a number I have seen being very cautious even on green lights
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: chris johnson on May 22, 2019, 02:40:08 PM
When is 15643 on the road last please

Thanks if you can try
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Steven Knight Media on May 22, 2019, 03:18:19 PM
When is 15643 on the road last please

Thanks if you can try

Chris, It was out working this morning pictured around 11:25 leaving Drummer Street. Steve
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: chris johnson on May 22, 2019, 05:51:35 PM
Thanks Steve as just wondering were it is as this is my 3rd trip into Cambridge as now seen 5 out of the 6 now thanks again for the info
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: chris johnson on May 22, 2019, 09:23:46 PM
up at Cambridge yard this afternoon is:

44005 and 44009 inside on pits
36562 near the bus wash
44006 near the gates the first set
plus 15640 and 15956 on citi 2
15639 on 9's
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: chris johnson on May 23, 2019, 06:38:09 PM
15640 on the citi 2 again today
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Steven Knight Media on May 27, 2019, 07:17:07 PM
Out on Madingley Road Park & Ride duties last Saturday (May 25th) was Gold-spec Scania/Enviro 400 15958. The image has been edited to remove a number of road signs and street furniture!
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Palatine One on May 31, 2019, 07:06:42 PM
15643 working 13's this afternoon, the same turn being covered by one of the green ex-Busway Scanias yesterday.
Title: Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Leonard on June 05, 2019, 06:00:19 PM
Hello

21224 on 66 last journey to Eaton Socon. Unusual to see a busway single decker on this route. 

Leonard
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Julia_Hayward on June 05, 2019, 06:50:52 PM
I didn't think the 66s went beyond St Neots Market Square any more?
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Bob on June 05, 2019, 08:55:35 PM
21224 worked a 35 from Huntingdon, and return after a Drat broke down outside the Barley Mow in Hartford.
Presumably 21224 then worked the remainder of the duty.
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: al_557 on June 05, 2019, 09:02:13 PM
21224 worked a 35 from Huntingdon, and return after a Drat broke down outside the Barley Mow in Hartford.
Presumably 21224 then worked the remainder of the duty.

I'm surprised The Darts across Stagecoach East aren't being replaced. Some of them have just about had it
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: chris johnson on June 15, 2019, 10:43:52 AM
Blow me down it’s totally rear to see this gold bus 15952 on citi 5 today what the hell are they feeling ok today
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: HughT on June 15, 2019, 11:17:46 AM
The 0950 Citi 5 ex-Emmanuel St was declared a failure (leaking oil). Sorry, didn't get its number. It's possible the Gold is what was sent to substitute.

The 0955 Citi 6 to Oakington was also a failure, at least intially (flat battery?). But the engineer who was already on site dealing with the above problem must have managed to get it going as I saw it heading off around 10 mins late.
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Emms1 on June 16, 2019, 09:30:46 AM
Hi,
does anyone have any more news on the ex London scania omni-cities which are coming to cambs?
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: skyLink on June 16, 2019, 09:42:28 AM
Hi,
does anyone have any more news on the ex London scania omni-cities which are coming to cambs?

Currently having work done your looking at September at the earliest I say
Title: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happening 2019 City 2
Post by: John Wakefield on June 17, 2019, 08:05:37 PM
What buses are Stagecoach going to use on the Citi 2A and B shuttles when Mill Road bridge closes. https://www.stagecoachbus.com/promos-and-offers/east/mill-road-closure
Presumably they will have to be minibuses as normal size buses will not be able to negotiate the narrow roads of Gwydir St, Hooper St, & Kingston St on the 2A and Stockwell St. & Argyle St on the 2B
Stockwell Street will be interesting with all those double parked cars https://www.google.com/maps/@52.1969474,0.1423706,3a,75y,23.8h,86.71t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sob7Htm4KlFSEBcQNILkMmA!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo2.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3Dob7Htm4KlFSEBcQNILkMmA%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D105.802635%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i16384!8i8192
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: TCD813 on June 17, 2019, 08:17:17 PM
See this post on the Mill Road Bridges website (http://mill-road.com/closure-of-mill-road-bridge-for-railway-works/).

Scroll down for full details.

Operations Director, Ross Barton, said that Stagecoach East will be retaining the three vehicles to try out innovative ideas for transport links across Cambridgeshire.
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happening 2019 City 2
Post by: Coast_Hopper on June 17, 2019, 10:36:11 PM
What buses are Stagecoach going to use on the Citi 2A and B shuttles when Mill Road bridge closes. https://www.stagecoachbus.com/promos-and-offers/east/mill-road-closure
Presumably they will have to be minibuses as normal size buses will not be able to negotiate the narrow roads of Gwydir St, Hooper St, & Kingston St on the 2A and Stockwell St. & Argyle St on the 2B
Stockwell Street will be interesting with all those double parked cars https://www.google.com/maps/@52.1969474,0.1423706,3a,75y,23.8h,86.71t/data=!3m7!1e1!3m5!1sob7Htm4KlFSEBcQNILkMmA!2e0!6s%2F%2Fgeo2.ggpht.com%2Fcbk%3Fpanoid%3Dob7Htm4KlFSEBcQNILkMmA%26output%3Dthumbnail%26cb_client%3Dmaps_sv.tactile.gps%26thumb%3D2%26w%3D203%26h%3D100%26yaw%3D105.802635%26pitch%3D0%26thumbfov%3D100!7i16384!8i8192

What about a Solo
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: alanv on June 18, 2019, 07:40:10 AM
18415 arrived 40 minutes late for the 14 45  18 journey from Cambridge to Cambourne. It was I assume the replacement for a broken down vehicle.
It was not happy in the start stop traffic exiting the city but was fine thereafter.
It was I think replaced at Cambourne by a newer vehicle for the return journey.
Does it have a Euro 3 engine and is meant to be kept out of the City?

As an aside there was no information on the displays at Drummer Street and the next bus was shown as departing at 16 00, it was running 10 minutes late. There was a bus on the smarter Cambridge  web site showing a stationary vehicle near Bourn.
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happening 2019 City 2
Post by: TCD813 on June 18, 2019, 08:27:50 AM
What about a Solo

No, John, they wouldn’t fit down the narrow side streets where they need to do their loop to return. The three Mercedes Sprinters are already at Cowley Road, as outlined in the article to which I gave you the link, above.
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: John Wakefield on June 18, 2019, 10:10:32 AM
Are the Sprinters owned by Stagecoach or hired in from another company, I did hear that they were being supplied by FACT http://www.fact-cambs.co.uk/
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Habbinman on June 18, 2019, 10:14:51 AM
No, John, they wouldn’t fit down the narrow side streets where they need to do their loop to return. The three Mercedes Sprinters are already at Cowley Road, as outlined in the article to which I gave you the link, above.
The THREE minibuses obtained from South Wales(2) & West Scotland (1) are Fleetnumbers 44005/6/9  BF16UWT, BV66GRZ,GSU. They have been at Cowley Rd for about a month, On Loan, but its possible they may be kept after the Mill Road exercise.

See attached picture of 44006 when the whole batch were NEW to East Kent at Ashford.

Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Habbinman on June 18, 2019, 10:19:47 AM
Are the Sprinters owned by Stagecoach or hired in from another company, I did hear that they were being supplied by FACT http://www.fact-cambs.co.uk/

NO, see my post above.  They are part of a Stagecoach-owned batch (44001-30) that were bought for Minibus services around Ashford, Kent.  However, the services were such a succcess that the minis couldn't cope, being replaced by larger buses. They are mostly surplus to requirements now, although several have gone to Wales, Scotland etc to other Group Companies, for further use.
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: TCD813 on June 18, 2019, 10:34:30 AM
The THREE minibuses obtained from South Wales(2) & West Scotland (1) are Fleetnumbers 44005/6/9  BF16UWT, BV66GRZ,GSU. They have been at Cowley Rd for about a month, On Loan, but it's possible they may be kept after the Mill Road exercise.

Substitute 'will' on the authority of Ross Barton, Operations Director.

And here's 44006 at Cowley Road 28 May 2019 when Sir Brian mooted providing such vehicles for village communities – who would provide volunteer drivers – to link into the commercial trunk routes.
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Post by: chris johnson on June 20, 2019, 06:25:21 PM
15950 doing citi 1 and citi 3 today
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Post by: Leonard on June 21, 2019, 10:13:36 PM
15291 on 66 on Friday afternoon

Leonard
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Post by: Elsworth Fox on June 24, 2019, 04:27:29 PM
Whilst it's good news to read of the new vehicles for Busway B, I wondered when the earliest single-deckers will be replaced.  Some of them are approaching ten years old now.  I thought there was an age limit on the Busway.
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Emms1 on June 25, 2019, 07:59:57 PM
Are SN12 EHO/EHM, SN13 EEA/EEB still in the Cambridge fleet? if so what routes do they work? as on Monday I waited at bar hill for a little while and today I haunted Cambourne with the intention of riding one of these luxurious chariots but unfortunately I had no success and I was reassured that these were both routes they lived on.   
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: skyLink on June 25, 2019, 08:33:15 PM
Are SN12 EHO/EHM, SN13 EEA/EEB still in the Cambridge fleet? if so what routes do they work? as on Monday I waited at bar hill for a little while and today I haunted Cambourne with the intention of riding one of these luxurious chariots but unfortunately I had no success and I was reassured that these were both routes they lived on.   

they are on the 1 today and was yesterday too
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Post by: Emms1 on June 26, 2019, 12:30:17 PM
they are on the 1 today and was yesterday too

Thank-you for the info, I've managed to get on one today, though I must say what it gains in luxury with the wood flooring and high back seats in a personally nicer than standard corporate moquette it loses in the presence of grey all around which feels dated and reminds me of the ALX400s and Presidents that worked London in the late 90s and early 2000s.
However it is nice to have some variety as recently I feel if has been lost in cambridge!
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: chris johnson on June 27, 2019, 03:08:53 PM
15957 on citi 2
19611 on madingley park and ride
52443 on training
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Post by: chris johnson on June 28, 2019, 04:23:15 PM
19697 on citi 7 cambridge route today
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Post by: HughT on July 01, 2019, 11:25:50 PM
Back in late April, there were a few posts about the rerouting of Stagecoach A and D services to serve the new Royal Papworth (they don't seem to use the word "Hospital" in the name above the entrance...). In fact, that rerouting didn't happen as (so I was told by a driver) someone messed up with the bollards that control access to the new road and they wouldn't work (given the millions spent on the new development, you'd have thought someone would have tested them well before the planned introduction).

But here's some good news - earlier today Stagecoach updated their service bulletin on this issue, and they report that the new stops should be in operation from WEDS 3 JULY. Hurrah!
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Post by: chris johnson on July 03, 2019, 01:29:18 PM
13810 got bit of problems today with something plus bit of broken destination board
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Post by: chris johnson on July 03, 2019, 02:12:07 PM
Cambridge still got 19697 A’s it’s doing 9/11/12 today
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Post by: Palatine One on July 03, 2019, 06:44:33 PM
Various E300s have been putting in a regular appearance on the 0824 7 from Saffron Walden for the past few weeks alongside the occasional E400 Scania, it's more a rarity to see one of the usual E400s on this particular turn.
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Emms1 on July 09, 2019, 12:10:36 PM
I am currently on one of the sprinters on the 2A and I'm rather astounded by the quality of them and surprised by how 'bus like' they feel unlike other minibuses I have rode on recently on public services which have been no more than factory spec transits, i was expecting going back to the bad old day of breadvans but feel like I'm in the good new days of luxury minicoaches. Who did the coach work on them, was it EVM?
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: TCD813 on July 09, 2019, 12:41:09 PM
I am currently on one of the sprinters on the 2A and I'm rather astounded by the quality of them and surprised by how 'bus like' they feel unlike other minibuses I have rode on recently on public services which have been no more than factory spec transits, i was expecting going back to the bad old day of breadvans but feel like I'm in the good new days of luxury minicoaches. Who did the coach work on them, was it EVM?

I’m not sure who did the coach work on them but I do know that they were initially purchased for “Little and Often” services in Ashford, Kent, to attract people to bus usage. The experiment was so successful, that the vehicles to be replaced by larger buses.

It will be interesting to see in what “innovative ways“ Stagecoach East will use them from September onwards. 
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: dwarfer1979 on July 10, 2019, 09:10:53 AM
I am currently on one of the sprinters on the 2A and I'm rather astounded by the quality of them and surprised by how 'bus like' they feel unlike other minibuses I have rode on recently on public services which have been no more than factory spec transits, i was expecting going back to the bad old day of breadvans but feel like I'm in the good new days of luxury minicoaches. Who did the coach work on them, was it EVM?

The Stagecoach ones are a complete Mercedes product but part of the concept behind Little & Often was quite high spec vehicles and so these would have been specified as such.
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Emms1 on July 12, 2019, 10:58:58 AM
15642 (SF10 CCZ) working on route 5 this morning, my first ride in one of these batch of scanias, were they reupholstered prior to arrival or on arrival to cambridge? as the moquette feels very new and plush.
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Palatine One on July 13, 2019, 06:57:00 PM
15642 (SF10 CCZ) working on route 5 this morning, my first ride in one of these batch of scanias, were they reupholstered prior to arrival or on arrival to cambridge? as the moquette feels very new and plush.

I had the pleasure (?) of travelling on former Peterborough AE60JRO 19696 on the 1 today and it also sported what appeared to be reupholstered seating, especially when compared to the shabby and worn out moquette on the native "10" plate batch!

Other ex-Peterborough examples I saw in service today appeared to have been similarly treated.
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Emms1 on July 16, 2019, 02:44:18 PM
Are routes 1 and 3 stil home to SN12 EHO/EHM, SN13 EEA/EEB? As today there was no sign of them and I only noted 5 buses from the 2010 batch of E400s and one from the 2007 E400 trident 2 batch 19164 in cancer research livery on these routes.
Intresting spottings from today include the pink race for life Scania on the 12 and an unidentified greener smarter travel busway decker on the 5, an also unidentified trident ALX400 on the 4 and 15456 & 15639 on the 8
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: skyLink on July 16, 2019, 07:05:25 PM
Are routes 1 and 3 stil home to SN12 EHO/EHM, SN13 EEA/EEB? As today there was no sign of them and I only noted 5 buses from the 2010 batch of E400s and one from the 2007 E400 trident 2 batch 19164 in cancer research livery on these routes.
Intresting spottings from today include the pink race for life Scania on the 12 and an unidentified greener smarter travel busway decker on the 5, an also unidentified trident ALX400 on the 4 and 15456 & 15639 on the 8

The Norfolk green e400 as a rule of thumb stick to 1/3 now and a Scania usually will be on the 8th as it is covered by a ely duty it's the first Ely to Cambridge get them forms the 7am. City 8 for the day
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: al_557 on July 16, 2019, 07:28:17 PM
Does anyone know when the ex London Scanias and new MMC's are due to arrive?
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: skyLink on July 16, 2019, 09:33:43 PM
Does anyone know when the ex London Scanias and new MMC's are due to arrive?

Scanias how longs a piece of string East Scotland I've only just got the first one of those this week and they look fat in the livery. As for the stretched e400s thing me bobs with guide wheels is it still down for the end of September ??
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Coast_Hopper on July 19, 2019, 10:55:46 PM
Was in Cambridge earlier today and noticed that the Enviro 400s that come Gloucester have a different wheel alignment to the other Enviro 400s

When they first come to Cambridge I thought there was something odd about them but only today when I was sitting outside Subway and 3 Enviro 400s in front of me I spotted the odd 1 out

Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Palatine One on July 20, 2019, 01:16:58 PM
Was in Cambridge earlier today and noticed that the Enviro 400s that come Gloucester have a different wheel alignment to the other Enviro 400s

When they first come to Cambridge I thought there was something odd about them but only today when I was sitting outside Subway and 3 Enviro 400s in front of me I spotted the odd 1 out

That's because the former Gloucester buses are on Scania chassis, same as the current and former Busway fleets and the Gold spec ones for the 13, as opposed to the ADL E400 / Trident chassis type used on the city services
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Post by: Emms1 on July 20, 2019, 02:13:33 PM
That's because the former Gloucester buses are on Scania chassis, same as the current and former Busway fleets and the Gold spec ones for the 13, as opposed to the ADL E400 / Trident chassis type used on the city services
Also why they have a smaller lower saloon and no rear window on the lower saloon.
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Emms1 on July 24, 2019, 04:26:06 PM
Other than 19599 on 2 and 19619 on 13 I did not see anything particularly interesting today in Cambridge.
Now I'm just eagerly awaiting for the scanias to be in service, now the have some of them in their possession I'm guessing they will be making an appearance soon and I'm also expecting to see the remaining ALX400s to be gone with their arrival.
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: gc_bus on July 26, 2019, 08:42:00 AM
Other than 19599 on 2 and 19619 on 13 I did not see anything particularly interesting today in Cambridge.
Now I'm just eagerly awaiting for the scanias to be in service, now the have some of them in their possession I'm guessing they will be making an appearance soon and I'm also expecting to see the remaining ALX400s to be gone with their arrival.

Strangely enough the ALX400 Tridents on the new H service (Papworth to Addenbrookes) seem to perform better than the E400's/Scania E400's which seem to break down frequently unfortunately - especially if they are turned off at the Madingley P&R when early having had a blast down the A428; they then often won't start again - perhaps they should be left to idle for a while to cool down first?
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Emms1 on July 26, 2019, 01:08:06 PM
Strangely enough the ALX400 Tridents on the new H service (Papworth to Addenbrookes) seem to perform better than the E400's/Scania E400's which seem to break down frequently unfortunately - especially if they are turned off at the Madingley P&R when early having had a blast down the A428; they then often won't start again - perhaps they should be left to idle for a while to cool down first?
Does the H go down the M11 or through cambridge?
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Julia_Hayward on July 26, 2019, 03:28:46 PM
M11 - even says so on the blinds.
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Coast_Hopper on July 26, 2019, 07:17:08 PM
Other than 19599 on 2 and 19619 on 13 I did not see anything particularly interesting today in Cambridge.
Now I'm just eagerly awaiting for the scanias to be in service, now the have some of them in their possession I'm guessing they will be making an appearance soon and I'm also expecting to see the remaining ALX400s to be gone with their arrival.

Would it be fair to assume the ALX400s will turn up at Long Sutton to replace the few Enviro 400s they have on the route
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: al_557 on July 26, 2019, 10:28:25 PM
Would it be fair to assume the ALX400s will turn up at Long Sutton to replace the few Enviro 400s they have on the route

According to Steven Knight Media Cambridge's Tridents are going to Stagecoach Manchester
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: al_557 on July 27, 2019, 09:39:41 PM
Trident 18414 (AE06GZL)  is the last of these in for paint at Bedford before their transfer out of the fleet
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Emms1 on July 29, 2019, 01:40:26 PM
Why have busway buses been diverted off the busway along the histon stretch?
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: busman on July 29, 2019, 02:08:37 PM
Why have busway buses been diverted off the busway along the histon stretch?
Do you read the local news or the local Stagecoach website?
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Emms1 on July 29, 2019, 02:19:21 PM
Do you read the local news or the local Stagecoach website?
Rarely read local news for cambridge and it was not listed on the service updates on the stagecoach website from what I could see.
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: TCD813 on July 29, 2019, 02:41:53 PM
Busway diversion between Histon and Orchard Park until 29th August (https://cbgbususers.wordpress.com/bus-service-changes-and-updates/#BuswayDiversion_2019summer)

Quote from: Cambridge Area Bus Users
The Guided Busway is closed between Histon and Orchard Park until 29th August as work continues on the A14 bridge close to Orchard Park. Originally two relatively brief closures were anticipated, but Highways England now expects that there will need to be an uninterrupted closure. Reopening is scheduled to take place at 05.00 on Friday 30th August, according to the latest County Council announcement. (Note, though, that Stagecoach currently anticipate the closure continuing until 1st September.)

Full post, including links. (https://cbgbususers.wordpress.com/bus-service-changes-and-updates/#BuswayDiversion_2019summer)
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Palatine One on July 30, 2019, 06:50:30 PM
Afraid I didn't catch which one, but a ex-Busway Scania is working Kedington bound X13's tonight...so it'll probably be outstationed at Haverhill and work back into Cambridge tomorrow.
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Elsworth Fox on July 31, 2019, 09:41:41 AM
Details of the closure can also be found on the Busway website: https://thebusway.info/news.shtml
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: chris johnson on July 31, 2019, 12:04:00 PM
44009 doing saffron walden route heading back to cambridge now
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Post by: Emms1 on August 01, 2019, 03:36:55 PM
Spotted one of the 'new' scania omnicitys down Emanuel street
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: chris johnson on August 01, 2019, 04:40:07 PM
I noticed again 44009 on the 7 to Saffron Walden now is it true as yesterday?
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Post by: Emms1 on August 02, 2019, 06:16:06 PM
I noticed again 44009 on the 7 to Saffron Walden now is it true as yesterday?
What time? I'm assuming not during the operational hours of the 2A/B
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Julia_Hayward on August 02, 2019, 07:28:35 PM
LX09AFN/AFU on the 1 this evening
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Post by: al_557 on August 02, 2019, 08:57:54 PM
LX09AFN/AFU on the 1 this evening

It'll be interesting to see what's transferred out of Cambridge when these Scania's have all entered service.
My money's on the Enviro 200's as they're too small for the Citi2 and some E400's out to Bedford and Peterborough to oust Darts and Tridents at those depots. But that's just my mind speculating we'll have to wait and see what actually happens.
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Emms1 on August 02, 2019, 09:34:15 PM
It'll be interesting to see what's transferred out of Cambridge when these Scania's have all entered service.
My money's on the Enviro 200's as they're too small for the Citi2 and some E400's out to Bedford and Peterborough to oust Darts and Tridents at those depots. But that's just my mind speculating we'll have to wait and see what actually happens.
Hopefully the powers that be transfer some of them E200s to the fenstanton depot, if they are to be transferred from cambridge.
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Coast_Hopper on August 03, 2019, 08:34:52 AM
It'll be interesting to see what's transferred out of Cambridge when these Scania's have all entered service.
My money's on the Enviro 200's as they're too small for the Citi2 and some E400's out to Bedford and Peterborough to oust Darts and Tridents at those depots. But that's just my mind speculating we'll have to wait and see what actually happens.

Could some Enviro400s go to Long Sutton to replace ALX400s
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: al_557 on August 03, 2019, 07:16:31 PM
Could some Enviro400s go to Long Sutton to replace ALX400s

That's a good question as Cambridge only recently swapped those ALX 400's for the Enviro 400's that were at Long Sutton. There's also that unconfirmed rumour of Long Sutton transferring to Stagecoach East Midlands with servicing being done at Lincoln.
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Coast_Hopper on August 05, 2019, 09:57:26 AM
That's a good question as Cambridge only recently swapped those ALX 400's for the Enviro 400's that were at Long Sutton. There's also that unconfirmed rumour of Long Sutton transferring to Stagecoach East Midlands with servicing being done at Lincoln.

That was supposed to have happened 3 months ago, I would assune its dead in the water now
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Emms1 on August 05, 2019, 12:22:29 PM
LX09 AFN working on 3s couldn't help but find it almost surreal I've been made so accustomed to E400s and the occasional ALX400 working this route, the screen on the drivers cab was a slight inconvenience given I am slightly deaf and the seats are definitely not the most comfortable but it certainly brings some more variety to the cambridge scene.
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Post by: Emms1 on August 05, 2019, 12:37:14 PM
Also saw a E400 with the rear destination blind with F2 on, any idea what it could be operating?
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: TCD813 on August 05, 2019, 12:48:44 PM
Also saw a E400 with the rear destination blind with F2 on, any idea what it could be operating?

Cambridge folk festival special services.
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: bristolsrus on August 09, 2019, 10:05:48 PM
Hi,

It was great to see Scania Omnicity LX 09AFF in use on the Citi 1 today ( the 9th ).    Interesting layout downstairs, but it sounded good though. 

ChrisB
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Coast_Hopper on August 10, 2019, 10:46:04 AM
With the railway bridge being shut on mill road can you get from Cambridge North to Brookfields Hospital on Mill Road
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: TCD813 on August 10, 2019, 01:01:51 PM
With the railway bridge being shut on mill road can you get from Cambridge North to Brookfields Hospital on Mill Road

Brookfields stop near 202 Perne Rd, Cambridge CB1 3NX (https://goo.gl/maps/aTa1WZwSVxZWhmKP9), on the direct, diverted citi2.

The Brookfields stop on the 2B shuttle (change at Sainsbury’s) is marginally closer. The closest stop for the return journey is Vinery Road (outside the Mosque) on the 2B, although the Brookfields stop on Brooks Road is not much further away and is served by the diverted citi2.
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Julia_Hayward on August 14, 2019, 05:51:00 PM
Cambridge must be very short of vehicles for the 2 as one of the ex-Norfolk Green E400s was on it all day, and then 44009 made an appearance on a North Station - City short working this evening...
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Elsworth Fox on August 17, 2019, 09:38:17 AM
Odd sight in Huntingdon yesterday; one of the older Busway Scanias (still fitted with guide wheels) was on the 30, and one of the Busway Volvos was on the B.  Pouring with rain at the time so I didn't investigate fleet numbers.
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: chris johnson on August 23, 2019, 12:51:06 PM
19576 running over half an hour late from Saffron Walden and looking like more buses running late in Cambridge too are they doing roads works along to the hospital as I know 9th of September there will be road works near the hospital queen Elizabeth way area
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: TCD813 on August 23, 2019, 02:06:12 PM
Full details of this almighty forthcoming mess are detailed here: Citi2 will not serve Addenbrooke’s Hospital for over six months (https://cbgbususers.wordpress.com/2019/08/21/citi2-will-not-serve-addenbrookes-hospital-for-over-six-months/) on the Cambridge Area Bus Users website, which is open for comments. The website manager will see the email address of people adding comments, other users will only see your chosen username, which need have no connection to your username on the Forum.
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Habbinman on August 23, 2019, 05:17:04 PM
Full details of this almighty forthcoming mess are detailed here: Citi2 will not serve Addenbrooke’s Hospital for over six months (https://cbgbususers.wordpress.com/2019/08/21/citi2-will-not-serve-addenbrookes-hospital-for-over-six-months/) on the Cambridge Area Bus Users website, which is open for comments. The website manager will see the email address of people adding comments, other users will only see your chosen username, which need have no connection to your username on the Forum.
Exactly what I thought !!! AND.....6 months to do just that little bit of work !!???  Is it ESSDP they're using ???....Ever So Slow Drying Paint  !!!! Typical Council job taking 10 times longer than if you'd ordered it to be done Privately !!  Mind you, I'm Not surprised, having seen how long it took them to do the Histon Green crossroads recently !!!
No work ever done after 1500 as they had already gone home !!! Supposed to have worked 7 am to 7pm...In order to get job done.....we were told !!!!!! 

Derrgh Whatever !!!  Just a glorious waste of money that could have been spent on something more worthwhile !!
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: chris johnson on August 23, 2019, 05:26:31 PM
Plus 19576 got broken destination board at the front and the side of the bus flicked on and of very badly it needs fixing badly
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: TCD813 on August 23, 2019, 07:14:38 PM
Plus 19576 got broken destination board at the front and the side of the bus flicked on and of very badly it needs fixing badly

Fixing properly, rather than fixing badly, surely?  ::)
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Emms1 on August 29, 2019, 01:05:36 PM
Spotted today was 15959 - YN14 OXK working a 1
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: chris johnson on August 30, 2019, 04:14:42 PM
10791,10801,44009 doing the citi 1/3’s today 19164 doing citi7 with 27845
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: busman on August 31, 2019, 06:09:48 PM
How many ex London Scanias have Cambridge got? Just wondering as there were at least 5 in the VOR pack in Cowley road garage this afternoon
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: al_557 on August 31, 2019, 07:32:53 PM
How many ex London Scanias have Cambridge got? Just wondering as there were at least 5 in the VOR pack in Cowley road garage this afternoon

There's supposed to be 10 due and at least 4 of them are now in service
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: TCD813 on August 31, 2019, 08:10:43 PM
 Moreover, they are not “dirty“ ex-London vehicles. They are fully TfL ULEZ compliant (https://cbgbususers.wordpress.com/2019/07/11/dirty-buses/).
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: chris johnson on August 31, 2019, 11:04:44 PM
there is some on the road few days ago busman plus all 10 ex london scania's be on the road soon
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: chris johnson on September 03, 2019, 04:44:32 PM
10801 on citi 1/3
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Coast_Hopper on September 10, 2019, 06:12:54 PM
SF10 CCY was on 9 in Littleport 6pm today
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: chris johnson on September 20, 2019, 02:37:41 PM
Over the moon this afternoon 10801 doing 12:55 from Cambridge to Saffron Walden then heading back from Saffron Walden about 15 minutes late at 14:28 I’m not sure if they gonna keep it on the 7’s rest of the day
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Spoddendale on September 27, 2019, 10:46:15 PM
Visited Cambridge on Friday 27 September 2019 and photographed two of the ex Stagecoach London OmniCity double deckers now with Cambus.

This is a link to the first of five photos I have posted on Ipernity:

http://www.ipernity.com/doc/davidslater-spoddendale/49236696

The other four follow on from the above.

David
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: TCD813 on September 28, 2019, 04:20:58 PM
Visited Cambridge on Friday 27 September 2019 and photographed two of the ex Stagecoach London OmniCity double deckers now with Cambus.

This is a link to the first of five photos I have posted on Ipernity:

http://www.ipernity.com/doc/davidslater-spoddendale/49236696

The other four follow on from the above.

David

These were the vehicles which were branded “dirty ex-London buses” by some councillors. They are, however, fully TfL ULEZ compliant, having been upgraded to Euro VI standard, before leaving London operations.
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Steves on October 01, 2019, 07:56:47 PM
Scania 15085 worked the 4 leaving Cambridge about 1945.
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Steves on October 03, 2019, 06:37:22 PM
Scania 15074 was on the 9 today around 1430.  The first time I have seen one of these in Ely.
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Elsworth Fox on October 04, 2019, 12:02:30 PM
Does anyone know when the new deckers for the Busway are due?  I seem to remember there was talk about October but I can't find the relevant post.
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: bryangmccarthy on October 04, 2019, 06:12:57 PM
Have a look at Friends of the PSV Circle facebook. Photos on there at ADL
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Palatine One on October 10, 2019, 06:09:46 PM
LX09AEZ 15075 has escaped onto 13's this evening, seen working a Haverhill bound 13A in Linton about 45 mins ago.
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: chris johnson on October 10, 2019, 07:40:43 PM
i know 15087 on 13's today this morning
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: chris johnson on October 21, 2019, 05:30:48 PM
seen on bus time map website today earlier around 1pm on the site 10810 plus 27845 and 27846 on the 5's and now 13808 doing 4:30pm x9 to littleport sorry for the passengers or very aired con bus to ely plus 27848 doing 13's
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Spoddendale on October 23, 2019, 08:50:14 AM
Notices and Proceedings’ number 2398 dated 23 October 2019 contains the following application(s):

Section 2.4 – Variation Applications Granted

PF0000459 SN CAMBUS LIMITED
Director(s): ARNOLD MARK THREAPLETON, MICHELLE HARGREAVES, Bruce Dingwall
100 COWLEY ROAD, CAMBRIDGE, CB4 0DN

Increase at existing operating centre: UNIT 55, LANCASTER WAY BUSINESS PARK, ELY, CB6 3NP New authorisation at this operating centre will be: 40 vehicle(s)

Removed operating centre: DEPOT ROAD, NEWMARKET, CB8 8JJ
Removed operating centre: 7 NEWARK CLOSE, ROYSTON, SG8 5HL
Removed operating centre: LANGFORD ROAD, BIGGLESWADE, SG18 9RA

Increase at existing operating centre: 100 COWLEY ROAD, CAMBRIDGE, CB4 0DN New authorisation at this operating centre will be: 129 vehicle(s) Increase at existing operating centre: ST. JOHNS STREET, BEDFORD, MK42 0DJ New authorisation at this operating centre will be: 128 vehicle(s)



Section 3.4 – Applications to Vary Existing Services Granted Under Short Notice

PF0000459/214 CAMBUS LIMITED, 100 COWLEY ROAD, CAMBRIDGE, CB4 0DN Operating between Cambridge City Centre and Madingley Road park&ride given service number PR1 / PR1 effective from 05 November 2019. To amend Timetable.

PF0000459/215 CAMBUS LIMITED, 100 COWLEY ROAD, CAMBRIDGE, CB4 0DN Operating between Cambridge City Centre and Newmarket Road park&ride given service number PR2 / PR2 effective from 05 November 2019. To amend Route and Timetable.

PF0000459/216 CAMBUS LIMITED, 100 COWLEY ROAD, CAMBRIDGE, CB4 0DN Operating between Cambridge City Centre and Trumpington park&ride given service number PR3 / PR3 effective from 05 November 2019. To amend Route and Timetable.

PF0000459/218 CAMBUS LIMITED, 100 COWLEY ROAD, CAMBRIDGE, CB4 0DN Operating between Cambridge City Centre and Milton park&ride given service number PR5 / PR5 effective from 05 November 2019. To amend Route and Timetable.

David
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: TCD813 on October 23, 2019, 08:58:25 AM
The Cambridge P&R amendments may well be in connection with the bonfire which Stagecoach are sponsoring on Midsummer Common.
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Tony on October 24, 2019, 06:57:17 AM
seen on bus time map website today earlier around 1pm on the site 10810 plus 27845 and 27846 on the 5's and now 13808 doing 4:30pm x9 to littleport sorry for the passengers or very aired con bus to ely plus 27848 doing 13's

I would air on the side of caution with these as i saw 27848 on the tracker last night (23/10/19) on the 2240 Cambridge to Keddington 13, but it was actually 15954 as seen my own eyes, presumably with the ticket machine from 27848.
The bus trackers take location info from ticket machines an these could get swapped over, i once got on a alx400 trident and the ticket machine said i was on Olympian 16024, which i most certainly wasn't......
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: HughT on November 09, 2019, 04:43:14 PM
There's currently a city-bound Citi 5 approaching Girton Corner that is reporting as being 1 hour late. And another, outbound, service that's apparently 57 mins late. Wow!
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Spoddendale on November 09, 2019, 07:21:17 PM
Over the past week or so Stagecoach buses have been displaying a Remembrance message on their destination screens.

http://www.ipernity.com/doc/davidslater-spoddendale/49432496

David
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Habbinman on November 09, 2019, 10:34:30 PM
Over the past week or so Stagecoach buses have been displaying a Remembrance message on their destination screens.

http://www.ipernity.com/doc/davidslater-spoddendale/49432496

David
Yeah, it's been set up to alternate with the actual service destination, that the bus is on.
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: busman on November 18, 2019, 06:54:29 PM
19164 MX07HNF (the pink lady) has returned from repaint and is back in fleet livery. Noted today November 18th.
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: chris johnson on November 18, 2019, 11:57:25 PM
So just got 1 pink bus around Cambridge now dose anyone know if still having 2 pink buses
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: chris johnson on November 21, 2019, 11:27:03 AM
36309 Peterborough training bus on loan not 100% sure how long they having it seen it in great shealford at 11:24am nice seeing an ex single decker bus from London
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Habbinman on November 22, 2019, 04:30:39 PM
So just got 1 pink bus around Cambridge now dose anyone know if still having 2 pink buses
NO ! There's NOW ONLY the ONE.....Scania E400   15641  !! The previous one 19164 has just been repainted into Stagecoach Rd/Blue/White, as Busman has said above !
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Habbinman on November 22, 2019, 04:37:24 PM
Does anyone know when the new deckers for the Busway are due?  I seem to remember there was talk about October but I can't find the relevant post.
  The last of the batch (of 12) are in the process of being bodied now at Falkirk. In fact, the first one, 13901, has been reported as being at the Millbrook Vehicle Proving Ground, Bedfordshire, undergoing some testing. They are provisionally due to enter service for early December.
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: skyLink on November 27, 2019, 02:41:26 PM
Nice booked working to keep a eye on.

The 0732 Citi 7 from Cambridge to Sawston is worked by a fens bus today being 15202.
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Spoddendale on December 04, 2019, 08:52:54 AM
Notices and Proceedings number 2404 dated 4 December 2019 contains the following applications:

Section 3.3 – Applications to Vary Existing Services

PF0000459/36 CAMBUS LIMITED, 100 COWLEY ROAD, CAMBRIDGE, CB4 0DN Operating between Cambridge and Oakington given service number 6 / 6 effective from 05 January 2020. To amend Timetable.

PF0000459/54 CAMBUS LIMITED, 100 COWLEY ROAD, CAMBRIDGE, CB4 0DN Operating between Cambridge and Cambourne given service number 4 / 4 effective from 05 January 2020. To amend Route and Timetable.

PF0000459/128 CAMBUS LIMITED, 100 COWLEY ROAD, CAMBRIDGE, CB4 0DN Operating between Cambridge and Chatteris given service number 8 / 8 effective from 05 January 2020. To amend Timetable.

PF0000459/215 CAMBUS LIMITED, 100 COWLEY ROAD, CAMBRIDGE, CB4 0DN Operating between Cambridge City Centre and Newmarket Road park&ride given service number PR2 / PR2 effective from 26 January 2020. To amend Route and Timetable.

PF0000459/133 CAMBUS LIMITED, 100 COWLEY ROAD, CAMBRIDGE, CB4 0DN Operating between Cambridge and Longstowe given service number 18 / 18 effective from 05 January 2020. To amend Timetable.

PF0000459/188 CAMBUS LIMITED, 100 COWLEY ROAD, CAMBRIDGE, CB4 0DN Operating between Cambridge and Fenstanton given service number 5 / 5 / 5C / 5A effective from 05 January 2020. To amend Route and Timetable.

PF0000459/40 CAMBUS LIMITED, 100 COWLEY ROAD, CAMBRIDGE, CB4 0DN Operating between Saffron Walden and Cambridge given service number 7 / 7 effective from 05 January 2020. To amend Timetable.


Section 3.5 – Cancellations of Existing Services

PF0000459/181 CAMBUS LIMITED, 100 COWLEY ROAD, CAMBRIDGE, CB4 0DN Operating between Longstanton and Swavesey given service number 91_95 / 96 effective from 05 January 2020.



David
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: chris johnson on December 04, 2019, 09:44:32 AM
There are on the website yesterday for bus changes
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: TCD813 on December 04, 2019, 09:49:04 AM
There are on the website yesterday for bus changes.

Which website, Chris?

Ah, found it here on the Stagecoach website: Service Changes January 2020 (https://www.stagecoachbus.com/promos-and-offers/east/service-changes-january-2020).

No mention of Newmarket Road P&R (PR2) from 26 January 2020. To amend Route and Timetable...



Edit: add link.
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: HughT on December 04, 2019, 06:28:16 PM
No wonder it wasn't easy to find. Buried under SC East "Regional promos and offers". I wonder which it is, a promo, or an offer to Willingham/Over/Swavesey residents of considerably increased journey times. Less an offer than a guaranteed cert...
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: barryb on December 04, 2019, 07:17:19 PM
No wonder it wasn't easy to find. Buried under SC East "Regional promos and offers". I wonder which it is, a promo, or an offer to Willingham/Over/Swavesey residents of considerably increased journey times. Less an offer than a guaranteed cert...

That's awful!

If they were going to make it a connection couldn't they have made it a connection from the busway, and then they could have said it would leave as soon as the first [insert letter] leaving [location] after [time] arrived? Less waiting in the cold etc...

I take it a new home of the ex Ashford mini buses has just revealed itself?
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: TCD813 on December 05, 2019, 10:15:33 AM
That's awful!

If they were going to make it a connection couldn't they have made it a connection from the busway, and then they could have said it would leave as soon as the first [insert letter] leaving [location] after [time] arrived? Less waiting in the cold etc...

I take it a new home of the ex Ashford mini buses has just revealed itself?

Good point. 5A/5C both serve Longstanton P&R on outward and inward journeys.

Quote from: Stagecoach website
Citi 5A - This service will operate from Bar Hill to Longstanton Park & Ride before travelling (in an anti-clockwise direction) to Willingham, Over and Swavesey before returning to Longstanton Park & Ride and Bar Hill.

Citi 5C - This service will operate from Bar Hill to Longstanton Park & Ride before travelling (in a clockwise direction) to Swavesey, Over and Willingham before returning to Longstanton Park & Ride and Bar Hill.

Both of these journeys (5A and 5C)will require changing buses at Bar Hill for journeys to/from Cambridge City Centre.

It would be better to promote it as a new, more reliable service (because not affected by delays to service 5 through the A14 roadworks) linking the villages to the busway.

I doubt this will be a home for the 17-seat ex-Ashford Mercedes Sprinters, not least because the services will be run by one single vehicle which departs from Drummer Street at 07:15/07:20 and makes its final journey on the 5C route (albeit as a 5) back to Drummer Street arriving 18:30 before running out to Fenstanton.
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: chris johnson on December 05, 2019, 12:19:43 PM
Stagecoach Cambridge website tcd813 nothing about pr2
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: TCD813 on December 05, 2019, 01:53:09 PM
Stagecoach Cambridge website tcd813 nothing about pr2

I’m intrigued as to the route change for P&R2.
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Julia_Hayward on December 05, 2019, 05:48:39 PM
Hasn't it already changed recently? I thought it was Newmarket Road - Maids Causeway - Emmanuel Street - Regent Street - Parkside - East Road (Grafton Centre) - Newmarket Road, but recently have seen it going to the Grafton Centre in both directions. Must be wasteful of time trying to turn right out of the Grafton Centre on the inbound journeys?
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: TCD813 on December 05, 2019, 07:10:31 PM
Hasn't it already changed recently? I thought it was Newmarket Road - Maids Causeway - Emmanuel Street - Regent Street - Parkside - East Road (Grafton Centre) - Newmarket Road, but recently have seen it going to the Grafton Centre in both directions. Must be wasteful of time trying to turn right out of the Grafton Centre on the inbound journeys?

Some of the morning peak journeys have always continued on the single carriageway section of Newmarket Road and Maids’ Causeway, Rather than East Road.

Maybe this will be the route throughout the day, inbound, with only the outbound route serving the Grafton Centre, very much as P&R Milton does.

The – rather rubbishy – Grafton Centre Bus Station is set to be swept away for a new hotels development, in any case.
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Habbinman on December 06, 2019, 01:10:22 PM
Some of the morning peak journeys have always continued on the single carriageway section of Newmarket Road and Maids’ Causeway, Rather than East Road.

Maybe this will be the route throughout the day, inbound, with only the outbound route serving the Grafton Centre, very much as P&R Milton does.

The – rather rubbishy – Grafton Centre Bus Station is set to be swept away for a new hotels development, in any case.
Quite agree with you there. Like you, I've always regarded the Grafton Centre "Bus Station" as rubbishy, especially for being built in a tight circular manner. When the dual-door deckers were on the P & R services, because of the curvature, you couldn't get the rear door anywhere near the kerb !! Thus making it a severe problem for passengers to leave the bus, especially those with walking difficulties !!

As mentioned by Julia, turning right out of the Grafton was an absolute nightmare, at peak times & with nobody giving way to you, except other buses ! It was also guaranteed to lose you running time, having to wait an exit chance ! Then there was the problem of taxis & delivery vehicles parked in there, making manoeuvring quite difficult past the roundabout wall, on the inside !

It would have been better to have had a Bus Stop Layby, for at least 3 buses, on the Grafton side of East Road, for Outbound services. Inbound services then using Newmarket Rd/Napier Street junction.
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: TCD813 on December 06, 2019, 06:00:22 PM
Some of the morning peak journeys have always continued on the single carriageway section of Newmarket Road and Maids’ Causeway, Rather than East Road.

Maybe this will be the route throughout the day, inbound, with only the outbound route serving the Grafton Centre, very much as P&R Milton does.

The – rather rubbishy – Grafton Centre Bus Station is set to be swept away for a new hotels development, in any case.
Quite agree with you there. Like you, I've always regarded the Grafton Centre "Bus Station" as rubbishy, especially for being built in a tight circular manner. When the dual-door deckers were on the P & R services, because of the curvature, you couldn't get the rear door anywhere near the kerb !! Thus making it a severe problem for passengers to leave the bus, especially those with walking difficulties !!

As mentioned by Julia, turning right out of the Grafton was an absolute nightmare, at peak times & with nobody giving way to you, except other buses ! It was also guaranteed to lose you running time, having to wait an exit chance ! Then there was the problem of taxis & delivery vehicles parked in there, making manoeuvring quite difficult past the roundabout wall, on the inside !

It would have been better to have had a Bus Stop Layby, for at least 3 buses, on the Grafton side of East Road, for Outbound services. Inbound services then using Newmarket Rd/Napier Street junction.

Spot on. I've often thought that bus bays on East Road (Northbound) would have avoided the time penalty on pulling in and out for one direction. There has been a proposal to re-purpose part of Sun Street (https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@52.2084028,0.1359025,3a,75y,233.92h,101.94t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1slFejIo9V6hY-hMSNTsY0Yg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en) (adjacent to Newmarket Road) from a car park to a bus station. Street view image. (https://www.google.co.uk/maps/@52.2084028,0.1359025,3a,75y,233.92h,101.94t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1slFejIo9V6hY-hMSNTsY0Yg!2e0!7i13312!8i6656?hl=en)

I'm afraid, however, that I cannot find the documentation on this proposal.

Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Julia_Hayward on December 07, 2019, 11:52:56 AM
There doesn't look like enough space in Sun Street, plus it's not actually that near anywhere where people might want to go.

I hope that when the Grafton Centre pull-in closes, that East Road between the Grafton car park entrance and ARU gets singled to cars, freeing up plenty of space for buses in both directions. Why was it ever dualled when the bit from ARU to Parkside was always going to be a bottleneck? Presumably they hoped to bulldoze their way through Zion Baptist...
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: linkyyork on December 11, 2019, 07:49:04 PM
Latest N&Ps has the following

PF0000459 SN   CAMBUS LIMITED
Director(s): ARNOLD MARK THREAPLETON, MICHELLE HARGREAVES, Bruce Dingwall
    100 COWLEY ROAD, CAMBRIDGE, CB4 0DN
Increase at existing operating centre: CAMBRIDGE ROAD, FENSTANTON, HUNTINGDON, PE28 9JB
New authorisation at this operating centre will be: 71 vehicle(s)
Decrease at existing operating centre: ST. JOHNS STREET, BEDFORD,
MK42 0DJ
New authorisation at this operating centre will be: 113 vehicle(s)
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Julia_Hayward on December 23, 2019, 09:52:37 PM
Not sure it's been reported before but former Busway 15463 is now in the normal fleet livery (on the 2 tonight).

Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Spoddendale on December 25, 2019, 08:25:53 AM
Notices and Proceedings number 2407 dated 25 December 2019 contains the following application(s):

Section 3.4 – Applications to Vary Existing Services Granted Under Short Notice

PF0000459/184 CAMBUS LIMITED, 100 COWLEY ROAD, CAMBRIDGE, CB4 0DN Operating between St Ives and Chatteris given service number A / D / A effective from 12 January 2020. To amend Route and Timetable.

PF0000459/182 CAMBUS LIMITED, 100 COWLEY ROAD, CAMBRIDGE, CB4 0DN Operating between Trumpington P&R and Godmanchester given service number A_B / A / D / B effective from 12 January 2020. To amend Route and Timetable.

David
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: TCD813 on December 25, 2019, 10:14:21 AM
Notices and Proceedings number 2407 dated 25 December 2019 contains the following application(s):

Section 3.4 – Applications to Vary Existing Services Granted Under Short Notice

PF0000459/184 CAMBUS LIMITED, 100 COWLEY ROAD, CAMBRIDGE, CB4 0DN Operating between St Ives and Chatteris given service number A / D / A effective from 12 January 2020. To amend Route and Timetable.

PF0000459/182 CAMBUS LIMITED, 100 COWLEY ROAD, CAMBRIDGE, CB4 0DN Operating between Trumpington P&R and Godmanchester given service number A_B / A / D / B effective from 12 January 2020. To amend Route and Timetable.

David

Presumably to cope with services still not been able to access the section of the busway between Histon and Orchard Park as an interim until the introduction of new services?
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Grahamk748 on December 27, 2019, 10:09:22 PM
Bus lists on the web have 2 BYD/ADL E400EV listed as 14033/34 LF69UXN/O.
I didnt know any were due here or have I missed something? Or are they part of the batch for Manchester coming here first? Can’t find any pictures anywhere though.
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: chris johnson on December 27, 2019, 10:34:32 PM
I noticed that 2 Cambridge got byd buses not sure what going on there I noticed it before Xmas day news to me what going on there
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Grahamk748 on December 27, 2019, 10:45:24 PM
Searching the internet Manchester have 32 on order so probably 14001-32 so the Cambridge ones are extra to that? But can find no mention of them anywhere.
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: chris johnson on December 27, 2019, 10:53:23 PM
I know a friend in Peterborough call me up if any thing new going on if new buses coming but when he know he will put it up if they let him put it up as me and my mate got friends in stagecoach east in Cambridge, Peterborough and fenstanton if one of us know might put it up
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: Steven Knight Media on December 29, 2019, 01:04:00 PM
Bus lists on the web have 2 BYD/ADL E400EV listed as 14033/34 LF69UXN/O.
I didnt know any were due here or have I missed something? Or are they part of the batch for Manchester coming here first? Can’t find any pictures anywhere though.
These are for Cambridge and are an extra to the order for the 32 buses for Manchester.
I believe they will be used on Citi6
Title: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
Post by: al_557 on December 29, 2019, 03:47:53 PM
Couldn't help noticing the fleet numbers used for the new hybrids. The 14*** series used to be for Leyland Olympians. Most of the batch use the fleet numbers of former United Counties Olympians 14001/2/4-11 were ARP601/02/04-11X, 14020-32 were F620-32MSL .The ones for Cambridge used to be the fleet numbers of former United Counties Olympians 14033/34 F633MSL and F634MSP. The vast majority of these are now scrapped