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Re: Dews Happenings
« Reply #30 on: July 19, 2019, 11:16:46 AM »
I'm assuming that presidents are the regular bus for the 65 as I noted one working it again today.

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Re: Dews Happenings
« Reply #31 on: July 19, 2019, 02:36:33 PM »
I expect that's because it's operated after a morning school contract.  A number of Dews services, such as 22 and 45A, are operated by double deckers despite not needing their seating capacity.

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Re: Dews Happenings
« Reply #32 on: July 20, 2019, 10:21:06 AM »
Morning all,

One of the Ford Transits passed me the other day,  it was registered YS 65PTX,  don't recall this being with HACT though.   I believe one of the ex Whippet Wright Eclipse Gemini's has been repainted, but I've yet to catch up with it at the moment.

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Re: Dews Happenings
« Reply #33 on: July 30, 2019, 01:40:47 PM »
White E200 spotted on the 150 today

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Re: Dews Happenings
« Reply #34 on: August 01, 2019, 09:32:58 AM »
M45 VOA on 150 this morning

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Re: Dews Happenings
« Reply #35 on: August 01, 2019, 05:40:29 PM »
M45 VOA on 150 this morning
Did you mean V45MOA?

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Re: Dews Happenings
« Reply #36 on: August 01, 2019, 07:22:48 PM »
A green double decker on the 150 today. Confirmed as V54 MOA. It had a full electronic route number and destination display. A far cry from the 16 seat minibuses previously used by HACT.

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Re: Dews Happenings
« Reply #37 on: August 02, 2019, 06:11:11 PM »
A green double decker on the 150 today. Confirmed as V54 MOA. It had a full electronic route number and destination display. A far cry from the 16 seat minibuses previously used by HACT.
Dews used 16 seaters for the first week or two but over the last few days it's been proper buses.

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Re: Dews Happenings
« Reply #38 on: August 07, 2019, 11:28:24 AM »
BU5 2 ELY on the 150 today, anyone know where the minibus previously used by dews for the first 2 weeks on the 150 now operates?
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Re: Dews Happenings
« Reply #39 on: August 10, 2019, 12:37:19 PM »
Spotted today on the 150 was a black unbranded Mercedes sprinter mini coach with dews legal lettering on the side, did not get registration number, anyone got any information on this vehicle?

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Re: Dews Happenings
« Reply #40 on: August 14, 2019, 04:06:23 PM »
The registration number for this black sprinter is CC62 BOY, with EVM bodywork and formally with golden boy.and now seems to be the regular vehicle for the 65

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Re: Dews Happenings
« Reply #41 on: August 20, 2019, 03:58:37 PM »
I have heard 'on the grapevine' that Dews are buying one of the Granta Park route branded Volvo B7RLE Wright Eclipse B44R buses (AE12FGM or AE12FGN) that were on lease to Kenzie, Shepreth.
Presumably Dews will re paint it into their livery and use it on local services. They are not taking on the Granta Park contract which I understand will be passing to Richmonds or Youngs.
Kenzies are pulling out of the contract when they close on 30th August.


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Re: Dews Happenings
« Reply #42 on: September 04, 2019, 02:43:44 PM »
Mcv evolution YJ62JWL now with arriva bus and coach dealership

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Re: Dews Happenings
« Reply #43 on: September 20, 2019, 05:53:39 PM »
BU52ELY was back in Ely on Wednesday and Thursday.  I haven't seen that vehicle in Ely for months.  The ZIP usually has a white Enviro 200

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Re: Dews Happenings
« Reply #44 on: September 21, 2019, 01:11:00 PM »
BU52ELY was back in Ely on Wednesday and Thursday.  I haven't seen that vehicle in Ely for months.  The ZIP usually has a white Enviro 200

Does the route in Ely get busy at all

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Re: Dews Happenings
« Reply #45 on: September 21, 2019, 09:48:30 PM »
Does the route in Ely get busy at all

Short answer - no.  I have never seen more than about 10 people on it in Ely.  Could pick up a few more at Tescos but I doubt the load ever exceeds 20 and will be under 10 on most journeys.

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Re: Dews Happenings
« Reply #46 on: October 03, 2019, 06:33:55 PM »
New to Ely, the ex Kenzies Volvo AE12 FGM on the Zip today.

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Re: Dews Happenings
« Reply #47 on: October 16, 2019, 07:01:31 AM »
Notices and Proceedings issue 2397 dated 16 October 2019 contains the following application(s):

Section 3.3 – Applications to Vary Existing Services

PF0000224/13 RON W DEW & SON LTD, CHATTERIS ROAD, SOMERSHAM, HUNTINGDON, PE28 3DN Operating between High Stret, Tilbrook and Tesco, Champian Way, Eynesbury given service number 150 / effective from 02 December 2019. To amend Route and Stopping Places.

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Re: Dews Happenings
« Reply #48 on: October 16, 2019, 09:00:54 AM »
Has anyone got any idea of the changes being made to route 150? I use it fairly regularly from Tilbrook to St. Neots. It would be nice if iy started at Hargrave.

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Re: Dews Happenings
« Reply #49 on: October 21, 2019, 10:39:15 PM »
Mercedes Citaro BT66TZE turned up on the Ely Zip this afternoon.  Plain dark blue livery.  This is (or was) an Evobus demonstrator.

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Re: Dews Happenings
« Reply #50 on: October 23, 2019, 08:53:53 AM »
Notices and Proceedings’ number 2398 dated 23 October 2019 contains the following application:

Section 3.4 – Applications to Vary Existing Services Granted Under Short Notice

PF0000224/1 RON W DEW & SON LTD, CHATTERIS ROAD, SOMERSHAM, HUNTINGDON, PE28 3DN
Operating between Ely and Ely given service number Ely Zipper / effective from 04 November 2019.
To amend Route and Timetable.


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Re: Dews Happenings
« Reply #51 on: November 16, 2019, 11:38:07 AM »
5 ex Lothian Wright Eclipse Gemini bodied Volvo B7TL's are now here.   They are registered SN55BKJ, SN 55BLV, SN 55BLX, SN 55BNE & SN 55BOH.   Of these SN 55BKJ & SN 55BLV are now in fleet livery.

Also noted in use, as of the day before yesterday was another Ford Transit HV 66PZX, noted arriving in Huntingdon.

Ex Whippet LK 54FLD seems to be a regular on the 21 service at the moment, and Alexander bodied Volvo B7TL  V410MOA  is being used more on local services too.  It was on the 45A yesterday.

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Re: Dews Happenings 2020
« Reply #52 on: February 26, 2020, 10:22:21 AM »
Notices and Proceedings number 2416 dated 26 February 2020 contains the following application(s):

Section 3.3 – Applications to Vary Existing Services
PF0000224/1 RON W DEW & SON LTD, CHATTERIS ROAD, SOMERSHAM, HUNTINGDON, PE28 3DN Operating between Ely and Ely given service number Ely Zipper effective from 04 May 2020. To amend Timetable.


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Re: Dews Happenings
« Reply #53 on: June 16, 2020, 10:25:17 PM »
Evening all !

In use on servicees around St.Ives on the 15th June were the following vehicles :

AE 12FGN  Volvo B7RLE - on the 9 & the 15 services
V 49MOA    Volvo B7TL on the 22
V410MOA  Volvo B7TL  on the 1A
V 54MOA   Volvo B7TL   on the 21
LK 54FLD   Volvo B7TL  on the 45A

Also in use recently on the 45A has been Volvo B7TL  W116DOP,  which is not one that often seen in use.

Hope this is of interest,

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Re: Dews Happenings
« Reply #54 on: July 02, 2020, 01:57:22 PM »
The Transit and VW minibuses that run from st neots to the surrounding villages now have small (almost unreadable!) L.E.D. blinds fitted, anyone know how social distancing can be kept on these minibuses?

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Re: Dews Happenings
« Reply #55 on: July 02, 2020, 02:01:41 PM »
The Transit and VW minibuses that run from st neots to the surrounding villages now have small (almost unreadable!) L.E.D. blinds fitted, anyone know how social distancing can be kept on these minibuses?
****Just so I'm not misunderstood my final question was a genuine question out of curiosity and not a coded dig!!****

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Re: Dews Happenings
« Reply #56 on: July 03, 2020, 08:47:18 PM »
The ArrivaClick demand-responsive minibus service was launched in Watford on 1 July. It will initially operate with three minibuses that due to social distancing measures will only be able to carry a maximum of four passengers for the time being.


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Re: Dews Happenings
« Reply #57 on: July 03, 2020, 10:24:49 PM »
The ArrivaClick demand-responsive minibus service was launched in Watford on 1 July. It will initially operate with three minibuses that due to social distancing measures will only be able to carry a maximum of four passengers for the time being.


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Dews operating in Watford David?
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Re: Dews Happenings
« Reply #58 on: July 03, 2020, 11:34:01 PM »
The posting does seem obscure for sure! What I should have said was that it was connected with the question posed by Emms1 at 1.57pm on 2 July about social distancing on mini-buses.

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Re: Dews Happenings
« Reply #59 on: July 10, 2020, 11:29:59 AM »
Assuming they have a new ticketing system as they are now accepting contactless payments! Any more info on this would we greatly appreciated!