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Herberts Travel, Biggleswade
« on: March 05, 2016, 11:48:33 PM »
Went to Biggleswade today (Sat 5th March) as it is the last week of Herberts operation of the town services (the 80 finishes tomorrow Sunday 6th) with Centrebus starting new service 85/85A on Monday which essentially covers all the ground of Herberts 80, 185 & 187. Surprised to find that Centrebus were already running the 185 & 187 with Optare Solo 388 (Y38HBT). Driver said they've been running them 'since February'.  Does anyone know the actual date of the change?
Herberts driver on the 80 confirmed that Monday 7th is the changeover date to the new Centrebus routes.  The 80 has not been penetrating all the way into the King's Reach estate (apparently at the request of the developer who is contributing to the route's costs), but from Monday the 85/A is supposed to run right through the estate to Potton Road.  On-site reports welcomed!.
for the time being Herberts continue to run the Sandy local 83, but it is believed further changes in the area are likely.
For those not following the local situation closely it is worth noting that the High Street bridge over over the ECML remains closed with different diversions inbound and outbound for routes which would normally pass over.  Closure will be for an extended period as the planned possession to remove remove the old bridge could not take place because high winds made crane operation unsafe.
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Re: Herberts Travel, Biggleswade
« Reply #1 on: March 06, 2016, 11:06:53 AM »
Centrebus have apparently been running 185/7 under emergency tender since 11th January.  Thanks to Andrew Huggon for that info.

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Re: Herberts Travel, Biggleswade
« Reply #2 on: March 06, 2016, 10:48:40 PM »
Centrebus have apparently been running 185/7 under emergency tender since 11th January.  Thanks to Andrew Huggon for that info.

We did put a post up on BABUS web - see http://babus.org.uk/bb/index.php?topic=578.0
New timetable from Monday is attached, and it will be in the next BABUS newsletter.
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« Last Edit: March 06, 2016, 10:50:36 PM by Suzy Scott »
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Re: Herberts Travel, Biggleswade
« Reply #3 on: October 08, 2019, 05:38:04 PM »
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