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Re: Stansted Transit
« Reply #30 on: July 17, 2009, 07:52:11 PM »
The Bishop's Stortford Observer reported that the Excel 333 willbe withdrawn on 17th July.
Also, the Arriva 333 is now being worked by Optare Solos, as the Merc Varios are being withdrawn from Harlow. Only one is left in service now- believed to be 2177- R177VBM
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Re: Stansted Transit
« Reply #31 on: July 18, 2009, 03:13:21 PM »
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Re: Stansted Transit
« Reply #32 on: September 03, 2009, 06:19:57 PM »
EX Stansted Transit vehicles are now working for Essex County Council on a number of routes. The vehicles are MCV Evolution AE08DLF, Plaxton Darts T74WWV & T75WWV, and Caetano Dart T414LGP
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Re: Stansted Transit
« Reply #33 on: September 03, 2009, 06:39:43 PM »
Not Essex CC, Essex County Buses. I've heard its also Stanstead Transit management and drivers!
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Re: Stansted Transit
« Reply #34 on: September 03, 2009, 06:47:50 PM »
Well, that was quick. S/T closed up in June, where have they got the money from. I know that the vehicles are ex S/T, but I thought all the newer vehicles were reprocessed
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Re: Stansted Transit
« Reply #35 on: September 03, 2009, 06:50:18 PM »
Changed the company name I think. Not saying anything for sure as I don't want to get in trouble. They are now running in Bury St Edmunds

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Re: Stansted Transit
« Reply #36 on: September 03, 2009, 07:00:28 PM »
Well, one thing I can say is great livery, very very nice
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Re: Stansted Transit
« Reply #37 on: September 03, 2009, 10:38:06 PM »
Well, one thing I can say is great livery, very very nice

What are the question marks about lol ?

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Re: Stansted Transit
« Reply #38 on: September 03, 2009, 10:59:04 PM »

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Re: Stansted Transit
« Reply #39 on: September 04, 2009, 06:50:17 PM »
Couldn't they do a cartoon sort of thing- like Wacky races but with different bus images on the different buses.
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Re: Stansted Transit
« Reply #40 on: September 04, 2009, 06:51:05 PM »
I think someone should submit the Stanstead Transit logo!
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Re: Stansted Transit
« Reply #41 on: September 04, 2009, 06:56:58 PM »
Now that would get people confused!
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Re: Stansted Transit
« Reply #42 on: September 04, 2009, 06:58:27 PM »
Joe Public already thinks their FEC in Bury I think!
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Re: Stansted Transit
« Reply #43 on: September 04, 2009, 07:01:44 PM »
How- and why???
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Re: Stansted Transit
« Reply #44 on: September 04, 2009, 07:10:00 PM »
Running exactly the same route with exactly the same route number!
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Re: Stansted Transit
« Reply #45 on: September 04, 2009, 07:11:03 PM »
Thanks for that mate. The sooner ST/ECB get their own fleet name, the better for both companies.
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Re: Stansted Transit
« Reply #46 on: September 05, 2009, 08:03:28 PM »
I have heard a rumor that the Arriva 333 is being withdrawn. Conformation please!

No, just the Excel route - mid-August.
The Arriva 333 went down to one bus an hour on a reduced route (one Vario needed ex three) a few months back.

Although, I'd not be surprised....

It is a bit of a useless route really, but it didnt have to be if it served some more useful places, like Bishops Stortford and Stansted Airport
Reducing the frequency and reducing the route are sometimes early signs of a route being withdrawn.
It might just be me, but Arriva's operations in Harlow really seem to be going downhill...

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Re: Stansted Transit
« Reply #47 on: September 06, 2009, 01:47:29 PM »
Yes, I agree, and it is always late!
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Re: Stansted Transit
« Reply #48 on: January 04, 2010, 04:25:58 PM »
If anyone is interested, here is ex-Stansted Transit MPD KE53VDP, with Thamesdown.

Before:
http://martinruthe.fotopic.net/p57187151.html

After:
http://mrstuartcurwen436.fotopic.net/p62499627.html

Its looking very smart with it's new operator, especially compared with the Stansted Transit livery. It do prefer the roller blinds though, Im not a big fan of LED displays.

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Re: Stansted Transit
« Reply #49 on: May 04, 2020, 08:36:19 PM »
One of the key reasons on why Stansted Transit have gone bust is that they lost quite a few ECC contracts. This led to some of the newer vehicles been returned to dealers, for example the enviro 200's

Another vehicle noted on stansted transit work was Dart Caetano Nimbus KX04HRE. This was on loan to Arriva for some months, so maybe this has passed onto Excel. Both this and Dart R137RLY only had paper based destingation blinds and no ticket machines.

That's not quite what happened, the ECC contracts were taken back after the owners had informed the council, that the company had serious cash flow problems, and a leagally questionable suggestion had been made by the owners, which ECC refused, quite rightly.

This situation was caused mainly by the costs associated with new Braintree depot.
Which was operationally a huge improvement, but was really acquired to house a subsidiary inhouse engineering business.
They were contracted to do work for Dawson's Rentals, but after the initial 'inspections' had been carried out, Dawson's wouldn't authorise work to be undertaken, so were used by them as free storage!

There had also been 'promised' private restoration work that the engineering manager had said he would get, which never materialized.

Plus the proposed purchase by First Essex was no longer going ahead.

Basically, they overstretched, no-one (other than the owners) had any prior knowledge, the Managers & all other staff were told at 8pm the day operating ceased, that they were not to come in the next day & they were redundant.

No staff including managers recieved their last weeks pay, Excel were contacted by someone, they sent managers down to invite the drivers to work for them.

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Re: Stansted Transit
« Reply #50 on: May 04, 2020, 08:43:56 PM »
Ex Stansted Transit routes 302 and 306 are now being ran by First.
More confirmation is needed on the other routes. it appears that Excel have taken over some of the contracts, while the others will be given to other operaters on a retendering excerise.
302 was a commercial school days route, Olympians Saffron Walden - Bishops Stortford (St Michael's Mead) PM journey was flat out drive, except the Birchanger Village section, very tight timetable.
306 was contracted, 2nd PM journey rarely carried more than two passengers, only on first half of route, Langley loop was bonkers, especially harvest time with 3 or 4 loaded attics coming opposite direction on single track road, no passing places, have to be good at reversing!

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Re: Stansted Transit
« Reply #51 on: May 04, 2020, 08:45:43 PM »
EX Stansted Transit vehicles are now working for Essex County Council on a number of routes. The vehicles are MCV Evolution AE08DLF, Plaxton Darts T74WWV & T75WWV, and Caetano Dart T414LGP

Were not leased, & yes passed onto ECB, which is another story.