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Offline Steven Knight Media

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When Peterborough did Park & Ride...
« on: February 09, 2017, 12:03:28 PM »
For many years Peterborough has a seasonal Park & Ride service which was provided by Stagecoach and used vehicles from Peterborough as well as Cambridge and on some occasions Bedford. However, a recent trawl through images from 2004 reminded me that Peterborough, for a while, had two vehicles in a dedicated Park & Ride livery. The two Optare Metroriders (47988/89) were painted in a green based version of the Stagecoach livery with Peterborough park & Rode logos. They were for a Queensgate-Peterborough Football Club shuttle. The football club car park was made available for parking during major road works and refurbishment of the London Road bridge. The service was poorly used and didn't survive long. If I recall the Park & Ride logos were removed but the two vehicles retained their green livery when they were relegated to normal service use.

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Re: When Peterborough did Park & Ride...
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2017, 12:44:17 PM »
We had M809 WWR down here in Cambridge wearing this livery.
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Re: When Peterborough did Park & Ride...
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2017, 08:13:32 PM »
Peterborough needs a permanent Park and Ride service with enforced bus lanes. Congestion in the central area is getting worse and will soon be as bad as London and Cambridge.

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Re: When Peterborough did Park & Ride...
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2017, 09:08:04 PM »
When owned by Cavalier, Huntingdon & District also did a Park & Ride service in Peterborough. Normally utilising one or two  of the Wright bodied Volvo B10BLE's from the 553-555 Huntingdon- Cambridge services. If I remember correctly I think this particular Park & Ride service usually only operated around the Christmas period.

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Re: When Peterborough did Park & Ride...
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2017, 06:04:11 AM »
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