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Stagecoach in Bedford / Re: Stagecoach in Bedford happenings 2018
« Last post by chopper on Today at 03:23:27 PM »
Noted last week on the X5 in St. Neots was 53617. Made a change from the usual E400 replacement.
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One of Tourmasters double deckers was unfortunately involved in an RTC yesterday. Thankfully.
there were no serious injuries. There are several pictures on the Peterborough Today and other news websites.

Vehicle involved was Volvo Olympian R362LGH
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Arriva The Shires / Routes 300/301 stevenage - Hemel
« Last post by plebb11 on Yesterday at 12:23:28 PM »
hi all

im hearing reports from some drivers that the 300/301 route shared between Stevenage and hemel is to be split with Hemel operating routes 400/401 Hemel - st.albans - hatfield with some extentions to hatfield south/Welwyn Garden City and Stevenage depot operating 300/301 Stevenage - Welwyn - hatfield with some extensions to st albans/hatfield south.


im hearing this is due to happen in march 2019. Can anybody else confirm this?
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Delaine Buses / Re: Delaine timetable changes - Jan 2019
« Last post by pbt on Yesterday at 11:50:51 AM »
I can confirm that the extension of Delaine 203 from Deeping to Spalding from January 2nd replaces Shaw's service 100, which will be withdrawn (as will the positioning journey Maxey - Deeping service 101).
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Stagecoach in Bedford / Re: Stagecoach in Bedford happenings 2018
« Last post by MIB on December 10, 2018, 02:10:22 PM »
I had an appointment in town on Saturday afternoon so did 19888 on an 81 and viewed the following specimens:

1 - 18336, 18419, 18423, 19706
2 - 36935, 36937
3/7 - 34829, 48035
4 - 37438  (27643 arrived in the bus station with 4 on the blind but was on route 5)
5/6 - 27522, 27523, 27642, 27643, 27645, 34825, 36045
8 - 47351
9 - 19889, 27646, 27647, 37437
41 - 34828, 37439
42 - 19705
50 - 11136 (1432), 18410 (1532)
51 - 19702, 19893
53 - 36043, 37431
71 - 19893, 34425
72 - 19888
73 - 19702, 19891, 34827
81 - 18424, 19706, 19888

I went home on 37437 on the 9. I am told that 11 of the 13 X4 gold buses have now appeared on the 50 in Bedford with just 11132 and 11135 to appear which goes to show how many I have missed at work as I've only rode on two of them so far.

I was most distraught yesterday afternoon to learn that I had missed a big winner over the weekend in nearby Peterborough. Ex Stagecoach Barnstaple surfer bus 16017 was working shuttles to the model railway show at the East of England Arena and I would have been there had I known earlier.

This morning route 9 included 34825 and 37438 but I had to walk into town as lack of funds until a visit to the cash point. 18336 and 18424 did the 0900 and 0912 1's, 37431 the 0905 41, 34832 the 0915 81, 19704 the 0915 51 and 18423 the 0915 73. Also viewed were 19706 on a 42, 34425 on a 3, 19888 on a 51 and 37439 on a 72.

On this date in 2011 I had 16230 on the 2 to Elstow Park & Ride.

In comparison to Saturday just gone, back in 2012, 8 December was also a Saturday and turned out to be a decent day. I did 16593 to Oakley and back on the 51, I then did 16221 on the 74 to Biggleswade and back. 16221 then did the 42 so as it was also required for that route I stayed with Sylvia to Flitwick and back. 16593 was a winner for Luton so when it did an 81 I took it to Luton and back and remained on board as it then did a 74 to Biggleswade where I eventually got off it and dropped back an hour for the next 74 which yielded 16581 so this was taken back to Bedford ending another satisfying day.
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Delaine Buses / Re: Delaine timetable changes - Jan 2019
« Last post by pbt on December 07, 2018, 05:00:16 PM »
Details are now on Delaine website. 205 is halved in frequency (one bus only) and the Saturday service is withdrawn. 203 is extended to Spalding, maybe replacing Shaws 100?
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Stagecoach in Bedford / Re: Stagecoach in Bedford happenings 2018
« Last post by MIB on December 07, 2018, 01:24:39 PM »
Thursday on route 9 was of no interest as all that was available were 27520, 27523, 27642 and 27645 so I walked. At least I had 18419 on the 6 to work. 48025 overtook us on another late 6 passing 19706 on a 51. The 0915 81 reverted back to a decker when 19699 produced whilst 18336 and 18423 were on 1's. After work I had 34829 on the 6 and went home on 37437 on the 1730 81 to avoid the 9. I did notice an Enviro single deck bus on the W7 EMT job but too dark to see which one it was.

This morning I was nailed by the pink 36045 on the 9 but at least it was on time despite the downpour. 27522 was my 6 but annoyingly we were overtaken again by another 6 which was a trident but whether that picked up in the bus station is another matter if running late. 18424 had arrived on a 1 at the bus station but was deemed unfit for further human consumption and was parked up. In the meantime the 0915 73 was 19890 and the 0915 51 was 19892. As I was leaving 18336 dropped into the far bay so I assume it replaced 18424 on the 1 as it had been spare. If not, it could only be the 0915 81 running 8 minutes late.

On this date in 2010 my 9 into town was 16680, a world of difference from the pink crate I had today.
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This out of the ordinary application appears in 'Notices and Proceedings' 2352 dated 5 December 2018:

Section 2.1 – New Applications Received

PF2017064 SI JORET LINE TOURS LTD
Director(s): Graham Osborne
14, Rue du Mont st Michel, St Mars D'Egrenne, 61350

Operating Centre: 48 SCHOOL CLOSE, KENNINGHALL, NR16 2EL
Authorisation: 1 vehicle(s)
Transport Manager(s): Alain Maurel


David
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Stagecoach- Norfolk Green / Re: Hamlin Way Depot
« Last post by ChilternRover on December 04, 2018, 03:06:49 PM »
In addition to Tridents in full Stagecoach livery being taken West down A47 on suspended tow on 26th @ 16.05 and 27th @ 15.10, just passed 47306 also on suspended tow at 14.40 heading West.
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Stagecoach in Bedford / Re: Stagecoach in Bedford happenings 2018
« Last post by MIB on December 04, 2018, 02:49:16 PM »
So far this week I have only ridden on four buses on the 6 and 9 and they have been 27642, 27643, 27644 and 27647 so ending the variety of last week as normal service has resumed.

Vehicles noted yesterday morning were 34428 on a 72, 18423 on a 1, 18336 on the 0915 73, 34424 on the 0915 81, 37434 on the 0915 51, 19889 on the 0930 71 and 15606 on the 0932 50. After work produced 15403 on the 1712 50, 37439 on the 1730 81, 19698 on the 1735 71 and 34832 on a 1.

This morning 18336 and 18419 were on 1's, 18423 and 36045 on 9's, 37432 on a 53, 34832 on the 0915 81, 19705 on the 0915 73 and 15607 on the 0932 50.

On this date in 2010 it was a Saturday and I did 18109 into town on an S1. This dropped me straight onto winning Leyland oly 14029 which produced on the M50 so this was taken all the way to Kettering and when it returned to Bedford immediately it would have been rude to flag it so I stayed with it. I went home on 34832 on a 9 for lunch and returned to town on 16680 on an S1. 16671 rolled up on a P1 which was taken to Northampton for an hour's fester before 16677 took me back from Northampton on another P1. I didn't have long to wait before another oly, 16209, conveyed me home on an S1.

I wasn't so lucky on this date in 2013, however, when I was heading for work and 16224 dropped for the 0950 73 and I couldn't touch it.
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