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Re: Stagecoach in Norfolk - 2017 Happenings
« Reply #30 on: September 16, 2017, 01:42:02 AM »
I suppose I can understand them combining it into the Coasthopper, makes sense but not so sure of the lettering though, to avoid confusion it would have been better to have Coasthopper 10 and Coasthopper 11,

As a dumb passenger I would just get on the red one moving forward

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Re: Stagecoach in Norfolk - 2017 Happenings
« Reply #31 on: September 16, 2017, 01:43:51 AM »
Noticed there are only 4 buses an hour instead of 5, one of the original CH has been dropped

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Re: Stagecoach in Norfolk - 2017 Happenings
« Reply #32 on: September 16, 2017, 07:06:50 PM »
* Coasthopper *

We are introducing the new Coasthopper services between Hunstanton and King's Lynn.

Coasthopper H -  The Coasthopper H will replace Route 10. It will operate every 30 minutes during the day and hourly in the evenings and on Sundays. There are two new early journeys from Hunstanton, and the evening times have been adjusted to connect with trains from London. Coasthopper H will serve Mountbatten Way in Dersingham.

Coasthopper R - This will replace Route 11 and will serve Heacham Village, although it will no longer serve Gaywood.

Coasthopper D - By popular request, our Hunstanton to King's Lynn fast service is back, and it will operate hourly as the Coasthopper D.

Coasthopper E - Two fast peak hour journeys in each direction between Hunstanton and King's Lynn that will also serve Heacham Village.

https://tiscon-maps-stagecoachbus.s3.amazonaws.com/Timetables/East/NORFOLK/KL%20-%20COASTHOPPER%20-%20OCT%202017.pdf

A wee bit confusing. makes more sense for the coasthopper H to go via heacham 
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Re: Stagecoach in Norfolk - 2017 Happenings
« Reply #33 on: September 16, 2017, 07:53:44 PM »
Are route letters instead of numbers the newest fad at Stagecoach East, following on from the Busway services?

10 and 11 (and FEC's 4x series of routes) were far better known, having been in use for several years at least!

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Re: Stagecoach in Norfolk - 2017 Happenings
« Reply #34 on: September 16, 2017, 08:15:17 PM »
Are route letters instead of numbers the newest fad at Stagecoach East, following on from the Busway services?

10 and 11 (and FEC's 4x series of routes) were far better known, having been in use for several years at least!

Busway is different as they have always been known from the start, in Lynn people always know 10 goes to the hospital and 11 round the sandringham estate

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Re: Stagecoach in Norfolk - 2017 Happenings
« Reply #35 on: September 16, 2017, 09:29:08 PM »
That was exactly my point - people knew the numbers and where they went, so it seems somewhat pointless to change them!

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Re: Stagecoach in Norfolk - 2017 Happenings
« Reply #36 on: September 16, 2017, 09:43:05 PM »
Are route letters instead of numbers the newest fad at Stagecoach East, following on from the Busway services?

10 and 11 (and FEC's 4x series of routes) were far better known, having been in use for several years at least!

Kinda looking forward to to route FFS.

I envisage it as a Mystery Tour.
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Re: Stagecoach in Norfolk - 2017 Happenings
« Reply #37 on: September 18, 2017, 01:03:55 PM »
E400 19017 currently on 46 Kings Lynn - March heading for Wisbech - a new allocation?

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Re: Stagecoach in Norfolk - 2017 Happenings
« Reply #38 on: September 18, 2017, 02:05:55 PM »
Yes new allocation, updated on fleet list this morning at 10am

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Re: Stagecoach in Norfolk - 2017 Happenings
« Reply #39 on: September 18, 2017, 02:12:14 PM »
Ex Manchester 19068 has also been transfered

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Re: Stagecoach in Norfolk - 2017 Happenings
« Reply #40 on: September 19, 2017, 09:02:34 AM »
Both 19017/68 are On Loan from Cambridge. They are not permanently transferred here, but things may change next month when the NEW Enviro400MMCs are introduced into Peterborough ?

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Re: Stagecoach in Norfolk - 2017 Happenings
« Reply #41 on: October 03, 2017, 07:29:12 PM »
19068 is back in Cambridge from its loan at Kings Lynn as i saw it at Cambridge Rail station last night (1st Oct) on citi work....

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Re: Stagecoach in Norfolk - 2017 Happenings
« Reply #42 on: October 10, 2017, 02:17:26 PM »
Noted at the bus station in a brief visit to Lynn today :-

E400 19693 with Go West legal lettering,

17787 and 18278 still flying the flag for Norfolk Green (18278 on 505 Spalding),

Solos 47306 & 47245 definitely not in Reserve

18336 & 18339 on loan??

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Re: Stagecoach in Norfolk - 2017 Happenings
« Reply #43 on: October 10, 2017, 08:58:23 PM »
Anyone know what the plans are for the 2 East Lancs tridents, one is painted in corporate colours which took 6 months to achieve whilst the other one still in Norfolk Green colours, seems strange that it too hasn't been painted

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Re: Stagecoach in Norfolk - 2017 Happenings
« Reply #44 on: October 11, 2017, 01:36:25 AM »
18280 was in service on Monday 9th October, on the 505's in stagecoach livery

Not many e400's about in my two viewing periods only 10052 and 19695 which did a 505 to Holbeach about 1700

Note that vehicles in reserve mean they can be used as and when required.....

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Re: Stagecoach in Norfolk - 2017 Happenings
« Reply #45 on: October 11, 2017, 09:47:56 AM »
Anyone know what the plans are for the 2 East Lancs tridents, one is painted in corporate colours which took 6 months to achieve whilst the other one still in Norfolk Green colours, seems strange that it too hasn't been painted

For Stagecoach the Reserve Fleet generally means that the vehicle is allocated to a depot and is available for service, in the same way that the main allocation vehicles are. Reserve Fleet vehicles are not included in the calculation of the main allocation spare fleet which is designed to cover vehicles off the road for servicing and MOT etc, but on occasions more buses are off the road than the allocated spares cater for. So expect to see Reserve Fleet vehicles in service on a regular basis as they are effectively part of the operational fleet.

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Re: Stagecoach in Norfolk - 2017 Happenings
« Reply #46 on: October 13, 2017, 08:20:20 PM »
AE60 JPY at Lynn Bus station

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Re: Stagecoach in Norfolk - 2017 Happenings
« Reply #47 on: October 13, 2017, 08:35:40 PM »
AD Enviro 400 AE60 JPY
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Re: Stagecoach in Norfolk - 2017 Happenings
« Reply #48 on: November 11, 2017, 10:58:46 PM »
Someone told me there was an incident at Wisbech Bus station Thursday just gone with a First X1 bus, don't know much detail hence the post but from what I heard stagecoach bus reversed into First X1

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Re: Stagecoach in Norfolk - 2017 Happenings
« Reply #49 on: November 29, 2017, 12:21:49 AM »
For those who may be interested, ex Norfolk Green 501/Stagecoach 25269 has now moved from Stagecoach West to Stagecoach East Scotland and is based out of the Arbroath Depot.

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Re: Stagecoach in Norfolk - 2017 Happenings
« Reply #50 on: December 16, 2017, 10:52:02 PM »
Couple of breakdowns today, this one at Springfields in Spalding, brake failure, the other breakdown was Kermit not sure what route it was on