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Offline barryb

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Luton Busway - first test
« on: May 19, 2013, 08:05:21 PM »
Video of the first test of the Luton Busway

http://www.lutontoday.co.uk/news/local/video-first-speed-tests-on-busway-1-5100570

From the photos in http://www.ice.org.uk/ICE_Web_Portal/media/eastofengland/12-12-12-Luton-Guided-Busway_1.pdf it looks like they are using a different method of construction, but I seem to be able to hear the same regular thumping sound as the CGB benefits from.

It doesn't look like it's facing the same level of delays as the CGB suffered, but it also seems to be running well over budget :(

http://www.luton-dunstable.co.uk/News/Council-in-93m-hole-over-busway-20130224093000.htm

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Re: Luton Busway - first test
« Reply #1 on: June 11, 2013, 11:05:51 PM »
An interesting website with pictures of the busway being built:

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1624091


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Re: Luton Busway
« Reply #2 on: August 01, 2013, 08:59:45 AM »
looks like an opening date is 22/09/2013


PF0002280/201 - CENTREBUS LTD, 102 CANNOCK STREET, LEICESTER, LE4 9HR
Registration Accepted
Starting Point: Luton Galaxy Centre
Finish Point: Toddington Green
Via:
Service Number: E
Service Type: Normal Stopping
Effective Date: 23-SEP-2013
Other Details: Monday - Saturday, every half hour. Excluding bank hols

PF0002280/202 - CENTREBUS LTD, 102 CANNOCK STREET, LEICESTER, LE4 9HR
Registration Accepted
Starting Point: Luton Station
Finish Point: Luton Station
Via:
Service Number: B
Service Type: Normal Stopping
Effective Date: 23-SEP-2013
Other Details: Daily, every half hour

PF0000508/487 - ARRIVA THE SHIRES LTD T/A ARRIVA THE SHIRES & ESSEX, CENTRAL ENGINEERING DEPT, 487 DUNSTABLE ROAD, LUTON, LU4 8DS
Variation Accepted: Operating between Luton Interchange and Luton Airport Bus & Coach Station given service number A effective from 22-Sep-2013. To amend Route, Stopping Places and Timetable.

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Re: Luton Busway - first test
« Reply #3 on: August 01, 2013, 09:07:35 AM »
PF1099732/38 - GRANT PALMER LIMITED, UNIT 2C WEST HOUSE, COMMERCE WAY, FLITWICK INDUSTRIAL ESTATE, FLITWICK, BEDFORD, MK45 5BP
Registration Accepted
Starting Point: Luton Rail Station
Finish Point: Luton Rail Station
Via:
Service Number: C
Service Type: Normal Stopping
Effective Date: 23-SEP-2013
Other Details: Mon- Sat, every 30 mins. No service bank/public hols