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Offline Spoddendale

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Tour de France 7 July 2014
« on: June 26, 2014, 09:15:53 PM »
The Cambridgeshire County Council website features a map of the bus service changes in respect of the above event:

http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/info/20020/cycling/470/tour_de_france_2014/4

and also a table outlining the changes for each service:

http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/info/20020/cycling/470/tour_de_france_2014/2

(Such a pity that the illiterate and rather careless compilers of the list are unable to correctly spell locations like Pampisford (they think it's 'Pamisford') and Babraham (which they spell 'Barbraham') - plus other spelling mistakes).

The Stagecoach website contains timetables for the modified services:

http://www.stagecoachbus.com/TDF.aspx

Of interest is that the Trumpington Park and Ride service, which terminates at the Railway Station, is to use the busway.

National Express is using Trumpington Park and Ride as the main Cambridge departure/arrival point on the day. A full list of the locations in East Anglia and Yorkshire where disruption will occur appears at:

http://www.nationalexpress.com/wherewego/events/sporting-events/Tour-De-France.aspx

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Re: Tour de France 7 July 2014
« Reply #1 on: June 26, 2014, 09:54:28 PM »
basically if you work on the other side of the tour de france, your stuffed.

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Re: Tour de France 7 July 2014
« Reply #2 on: June 26, 2014, 10:24:26 PM »

Of interest is that the Trumpington Park and Ride service, which terminates at the Railway Station, is to use the busway.

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Re: Tour de France 7 July 2014
« Reply #3 on: June 27, 2014, 07:42:20 AM »
Thinking that myself
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Re: Tour de France 7 July 2014
« Reply #4 on: July 06, 2014, 07:01:14 PM »
Less than 24 hours to go until this even starts and I'm not looking forward to leaving home early tomorrow morning so I can get past Pampisford before the road closes..... >:(

Is it just me, or does this seem to be causing more disruption than the olympic torch relay?? Just glad I'm not one of the many poor saps that has to wander around the City centre looking for the right bus to change on to!

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Re: Tour de France 7 July 2014
« Reply #5 on: July 06, 2014, 08:40:39 PM »
Of interest is that the Trumpington Park and Ride service, which terminates at the Railway Station, is to use the busway.


Hope they remember not to put the E400's on it!
Hopefully(?) this should be worked by some of the Busway Volvo B7 saloons

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Re: Tour de France 7 July 2014
« Reply #6 on: July 06, 2014, 08:43:06 PM »
Less than 24 hours to go until this even starts and I'm not looking forward to leaving home early tomorrow morning so I can get past Pampisford before the road closes..... >:(

Is it just me, or does this seem to be causing more disruption than the olympic torch relay?? Just glad I'm not one of the many poor saps that has to wander around the City centre looking for the right bus to change on to!
They'll have a nice "trudge" round the City Centre then !!! Because NOTHING will be going into the City Centre - its ALL terminating/starting outside the City Centre.

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Re: Tour de France 7 July 2014
« Reply #7 on: July 06, 2014, 10:40:58 PM »
Less than 24 hours to go until this even starts and I'm not looking forward to leaving home early tomorrow morning so I can get past Pampisford before the road closes..... >:(

Is it just me, or does this seem to be causing more disruption than the olympic torch relay?? Just glad I'm not one of the many poor saps that has to wander around the City centre looking for the right bus to change on to!

Bob from down the road running, is a little less dangerous, than a load of men in lycra cycling up to speeds of 40mph.


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Re: Tour de France 7 July 2014
« Reply #8 on: July 07, 2014, 08:17:18 AM »
Bob from down the road running, is a little less dangerous, than a load of men in lycra cycling up to speeds of 40mph.
Plus the Olynpic Torch was a rolling road closure whilst the Tour de France is a complete road closure.  Having just come back from Yorkshire it needs it as the road is basically occupied with all the support vehicles & everything else associated with the race for about 4 hours from the lead vehicles to the last.  That said, given it is starting in Cambridge I am a bit surprised how long it will take them to open everything up again behind the race, whilst you do need to make sure you don't open so early that cars can catch up with the race you would think the city centre could be opened fairly soon after lunchtime at the latest.

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Re: Tour de France 7 July 2014
« Reply #9 on: July 07, 2014, 04:01:03 PM »
Got a shot of 19164 at Sawston showing the Babraham Road destination display

http://www.ipernity.com/doc/davidslater-spoddendale/33758611

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Re: Tour de France 7 July 2014
« Reply #10 on: July 07, 2014, 10:47:56 PM »
Got a shot of 19164 at Sawston showing the Babraham Road destination display

http://www.ipernity.com/doc/davidslater-spoddendale/33758611

David

pointless running the 7 at all, considering the state sawston has been in today!