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Uno 797???
« on: February 07, 2015, 11:22:32 AM »
Hi All

I have heard a rumour that Uno will be replacing the Greenline route 797 when it is withdrawn at the end of February - is there any truth in this?

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Trevor

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Re: Uno 797???
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2015, 03:43:27 PM »
http://www.whtimes.co.uk/news/under_threat_welwyn_hatfield_bus_service_saved_but_will_not_run_at_weekends_1_3953979

An under-threat bus service through Welwyn Hatfield has been saved – but will no longer run at weekends.

Today (Thursday) it was announced that the University of Hertfordshire’s Uno Bus company will take over the 797 bus.

The route, between Stevenage and London Victoria, is currently run by Arriva.

Uno will begin a new revised service from April 1, which will include a revised weekday timetable, and will not run at weekends.

James Thorpe, managing director of Uno Buses Ltd, said: “We are very pleased that Uno buses will be taking on the 797 bus service.

“We will be trialling the revised timetable from April and monitoring the use of the service over the following year to ensure it is financially viable in the long term.

“We hope it will prove beneficial to the local community.”
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Re: Uno 797???
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2015, 06:00:15 PM »
New 797 timetable now availbile under TfL board/LSP Bulletin 318 - in about five minutes.
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Re: Uno 797???
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2015, 01:02:17 PM »
Just one small point  - the newspaper article says 1st April. That isn't correct. The service will start on Monday 2 March, On|Mon to Fri only from Hatfield Forum to Victoria.  From Mon 30March some minor timing adjustments to give better connections at The Forum with the 635 from Baldock/ Hitchin/ Stevenage.   As has been noted above, an LSP has been applied for in London, a route registration for 797 has been submitted, and AIUI, the lack of the usual 56 days notice has been approved by the Traffic Commissoner, TfL and Herts CC.   
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Re: Uno 797???
« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2015, 08:10:09 PM »
Just one small point  - the newspaper article says 1st April. That isn't correct. The service will start on Monday 2 March, On|Mon to Fri only from Hatfield Forum to Victoria.  From Mon 30March some minor timing adjustments to give better connections at The Forum with the 635 from Baldock/ Hitchin/ Stevenage.   As has been noted above, an LSP has been applied for in London, a route registration for 797 has been submitted, and AIUI, the lack of the usual 56 days notice has been approved by the Traffic Commissoner, TfL and Herts CC.   
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Indeed... I thought you would have spotted Uno Buses Ltd WON'T be running the route! They are now in Northampton area, and Universitybus Ltd will be running it. #pedantscorner
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Re: Uno 797???
« Reply #5 on: February 27, 2015, 08:10:55 PM »
Further to our recent post, the operator has supplied this extra information. No word yet on the services they are giving up three weeks later, but.... the timetables are included, as they include more on the connecting times.

Route 625/635/797
Baldock – Letchworth – Stevenage – Hatfield – London
From Monday 02nd March 2015
Uno are pleased to announce that from Monday 02/03/2015 we will be operating route 797. However there will be some changes from the current service. Between Baldock, Letchworth, Stevenage and Hatfield the service will operate as route 625 or 635. This service will operate to Hatfield Forum where a change of bus will be required. Route 797 will then run from Hatfield Forum to London Victoria via Bishops Rise. Through tickets will be available for purchase in to London on routes 625 and 635. Passengers should also be aware that the service will stop at stop J at Stevenage Bus Station not stop K. Please expect your bus to be a pink uno bus, not a Greenline coach. Also please be aware that Uno will not be serving Welwyn By-Pass
Uno will make every effort for routes 625/635 and route 797 to connect but at this stage we are unable to guarantee this connection.
From Monday 30th March 2015
From Monday 29/03/2015 service 625/635 and 797 will have a revised timetable. This will allow the service connections to be guaranteed and passengers will no longer have to change vehicle at Hatfield Forum. Timetables for both dates can be found on our website.
Sample Fares to London
Ticket
From Hatfield
From Stevenage
From Hitchin/Letchworth & Baldock
Adult Single
£8.50
£9.50
£11.00
Adult Return
£12.80
£14.30
£16.50
Adult Period Return
£15.50
£17.50
£20.00
Adult Weekly
£62.00
£69.00
£80.00
Adult 4 Weekly
£230.00
£260.00
£300.00
Student Single
£6.00
£6.70
£7.70
Student Return
£9.00
£10.00
£11.60
Student Period Return
£10.80
£12.00
£13.90
Student Weekly
£43.00
£48.00
£56.00
Student 4 Weekly
£165.00
£180.00
£210.00
Family Ticket
£35.00
£35.00
£35.00
Return Tickets and Family Tickets cannot be bought before 09:30. Family tickets allow up to 2 adults and 2 children to travel. Period Returns can be bought at any time and are valid for 3 months from issue.
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Re: Uno 797???
« Reply #6 on: March 03, 2015, 09:42:53 PM »
Thanks to posters on Sullivan Buses fan club​ [ https://www.facebook.com/groups/484657084905254/ ] , I now know it took Uno a whole day before sending a bendi to central London, on the new 797...  there was a Scania on the S1 today.
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