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Offline Barry

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Stagecoach Oxford Superior S~ services. S4?
« on: September 02, 2010, 11:25:01 PM »
I know this is well out of area for the forums, but this seems to be such a knowledgeable forum bunch I'm certain someone will know the answer anyway!

I noticed that Stagecoach Oxford has S1-3 & 5, which begs a question about what happened to S4.  Is it planned?  Or was it de-superiorised?

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Re: Stagecoach Oxford Superior S~ services. S4?
« Reply #1 on: September 03, 2010, 12:16:31 AM »
Surely you mean inferiored?   :P

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Re: Stagecoach Oxford Superior S~ services. S4?
« Reply #2 on: September 03, 2010, 07:44:33 AM »
Well there's one in St Albans! ::)


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Re: Stagecoach Oxford Superior S~ services. S4?
« Reply #3 on: September 03, 2010, 09:16:38 AM »
 As far as i am aware, there never was an S4, the S5 to Bicester repalcaced the old 27 route, however i believe there were three or four different destinations on the route, and each route had a suffix letter (eg 27A/27B/27C), the S5 now has two different Destinations, so maybe the S4 was supposed to have been a variation of this route.

 
 

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Re: Stagecoach Oxford Superior S~ services. S4?
« Reply #4 on: September 04, 2010, 06:41:35 PM »
The S-Series routes run in clockwise order around Oxford from West to North East. The first phase of renumbering covered all the frequent double deck commuter routes, however it was recognised that some of the less frequent single deck routes might be added to complete the network at some date in the future, so S4 was left for the 59 to Banbury to the North, and then S6 onwards covers the East and South should they be done.

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Re: Stagecoach Oxford Superior S~ services. S4?
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2010, 08:18:57 PM »
Interesting, thanks!

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Re: Stagecoach Oxford Superior S~ services. S4?
« Reply #6 on: September 04, 2010, 10:12:37 PM »
Yes Cheers, it'll be interesting to see if Banbury receive any Glod Enviro 300's in the future for the 59. shame they couldn't have got their hands on the three Versa's on Order that were supposed to be built to Gold Spec for Morecambe, but are now going to Aberdeen because the Kickstart money was cancelled. (not sure if they'll still be Gold spec now)

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Re: Stagecoach Oxford Superior S~ services. S4?
« Reply #7 on: September 04, 2010, 10:25:29 PM »
...shame they couldn't have got their hands on the three Versa's on Order that were supposed to be built to Gold Spec for Morecambe, but are now going to Aberdeen because the Kickstart money was cancelled. (not sure if they'll still be Gold spec now)

My understanding is that they will be, however, the specification for them has not changed.

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Re: Stagecoach Oxford Superior S~ services. S4?
« Reply #8 on: September 05, 2010, 01:05:33 AM »
...shame they couldn't have got their hands on the three Versa's on Order that were supposed to be built to Gold Spec for Morecambe, but are now going to Aberdeen because the Kickstart money was cancelled. (not sure if they'll still be Gold spec now)

My understanding is that they will be, however, the specification for them has not changed.

 thanks Suzy