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Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
« Reply #30 on: February 26, 2019, 10:04:57 AM »
Front of this photo on the Alexander Dennis website. Here's ADL's press release on the Stagecoach in Guildford.



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Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
« Reply #31 on: February 27, 2019, 07:10:43 AM »
Front of this photo on the Alexander Dennis website. Here's ADL's press release on the Stagecoach in Guildford.



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The UK’s leading supplier of electric buses, the BYD ADL partnership, took a significant step forward today with the delivery of nine 10.8m pure electric buses together with charging equipment to Stagecoach South for use on park and ride services in Guildford.

The delivery underlines the steady growth in the BYD ADL partnership’s reach as it begins the penetration of provincial fleets outside London. The buses for Guildford are to the BYD ADL provincial spec, recently previewed at Euro Bus Expo. With a single door and 36 seats the vehicles deliver outstanding comfort and appeal for passengers.

Importantly, these are the first buses supplied by the partnership to Stagecoach Group which, with 8,000 buses and coaches, is one of the largest public transport operators in the UK. Stagecoach is at the forefront of public transport innovation and BYD and ADL hope that this is just the first project the organizations can work on together.

In Guildford the nine electric buses will connect three car parks and a leisure centre with the town centre, operating six days a week, with service frequencies of between 10 and 15 minutes. Guildford is an important and historic large town south of London with a major university and which is popular with commuters to the capital. This is the first fleet of pure electric buses to enter service there.

Arthur Whiteside, ADL’s Managing Director for UK Sales, said: "We are delighted to support Stagecoach South and Surrey County Council in their introduction of clean, zero emission buses. With passenger-centric interiors and excellent onboard amenities, they will further enhance the attractiveness of Guildford as a destination and place of employment in the regional economy."

Speaking at the launch event in Guildford today, BYD’s UK Country Manager, Frank Thorpe, said: "The entry into service of these vehicles means that our joint enterprise has now supplied advanced electric buses to the majority of the major bus operating groups in the UK and, as with all of our customers, we have been able to provide much more than the bus. Our knowhow has assisted in the provision of the necessary infrastructure, including BYD built chargers."

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Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
« Reply #32 on: February 27, 2019, 04:31:48 PM »
Notices and Proceedings number 2364 dated 27 February 2019 contains the following applications:

Section 3.1 – Registration of New Services

PF0000459/251 CAMBUS LIMITED, 100 COWLEY ROAD, CAMBRIDGE, CB4 0DN
From: Papworth Everard To: Addenbrooke's Hospital
Name or No.: H / H
Service type: Normal Stopping
Effective date: 01 April 2019
Other details: New peak time service serving Cambourne and Madingley


Section 3.3 – Applications to Vary Existing Services

PF0000459/188 CAMBUS LIMITED, 100 COWLEY ROAD, CAMBRIDGE, CB4 0DN Operating between Cambridge and Fenstanton given service number 5 / 5 effective from 31 March 2019. To amend Timetable.

PF0000459/63 CAMBUS LIMITED, 100 COWLEY ROAD, CAMBRIDGE, CB4 0DN Operating between Silver Street and Silver Street given service number TOUR / Tour effective from 07 April 2019. To amend Timetable.


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Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
« Reply #33 on: February 28, 2019, 04:22:30 PM »
10793 blue park And right doing barbraham road park and ride this afternoon evening time
this photo is a 53 reg Trident what I'm on and its 18058 yes it is Chris johnson

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Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
« Reply #34 on: March 11, 2019, 09:02:02 AM »
8:55 Mill Road

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Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
« Reply #35 on: March 11, 2019, 09:17:12 AM »
ADL Enviro 400 AE11 FUH just passed me on Milton Road with X5 on the headboard

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Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
« Reply #36 on: March 11, 2019, 09:21:41 AM »
ADL Enviro 400 AE11 FUH just passed me on Milton Road with X5 on the headboard

Milton Road!?
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Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
« Reply #37 on: March 11, 2019, 11:47:47 AM »
Milton Road!?

Just past the Grafton Centre opposite Anglia Ruskin University, whatever the road name is

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Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
« Reply #38 on: March 11, 2019, 12:28:27 PM »
Ah, East Road. Normal route. I hadn’t heard of any diversion owing to traffic, accidents, etc.
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Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
« Reply #39 on: March 11, 2019, 12:32:58 PM »
8:55 Mill Road

That’s almost unusual, latterly! Mill Road is definitely the place to lurk if you’d like to see every Rag-Tag-and-Bobtail of the Cowley Road fleet.
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Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
« Reply #40 on: March 11, 2019, 12:39:12 PM »
That’s almost unusual, latterly! Mill Road is definitely the place to lurk if you’d like to see every Rag-Tag-and-Bobtail of the Cowley Road fleet.

As I was walking to the Grafton Centre along Mill Road there was a 2008 Enviro 200 behind it

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Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
« Reply #41 on: March 11, 2019, 01:03:49 PM »
As I was walking to the Grafton Centre along Mill Road there was a 2008 Enviro 200 behind it

Wot no P&R, no 13-branded, no ex-busway, no ‘deckers moonlighting from the citi 1/3? no re-purposed ‘trainer’ Darts?
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Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
« Reply #42 on: March 13, 2019, 03:29:00 PM »
21224 working the 0550 Ely-Addenbrookes on the 2 this morning

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Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
« Reply #43 on: March 16, 2019, 03:43:20 PM »
https://www.stagecoachbus.com/promos-and-offers/east/new-service-h

More information on the new H service via the link.
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Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
« Reply #44 on: March 16, 2019, 08:16:59 PM »
I wonder what vehicles they will use on it and also if Stagecoach have tendered for the X3 bus service from April 21st to cross ticket it then with the new H service.

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Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
« Reply #45 on: March 17, 2019, 06:40:20 PM »
I wonder what vehicles they will use on it and also if Stagecoach have tendered for the X3 bus service from April 21st to cross ticket it then with the new H service.
I understand its being worked from Cowley Rd, so what buses, is anybody's guess ? As for the X3, you'll know very soon, as it will need to be registered by the new operator 6 weeks ahead of the start .

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Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
« Reply #46 on: March 17, 2019, 07:18:32 PM »
Hmmm I expect it not to be Whippet maybe.......

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Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
« Reply #47 on: March 18, 2019, 08:50:51 AM »
I understand its being worked from Cowley Rd, so what buses, is anybody's guess ? As for the X3, you'll know very soon, as it will need to be registered by the new operator 6 weeks ahead of the start .
Not necessarily, the 6 weeks (42-days) notice period is the default minimum but there are circumstances where shorter notice is allowed, one is if replacing a withdrawn service (on the basis that if a service is withdrawn with 6 weeks notice it can't then be replaced with 6 weeks notice) to ensure no break in service and if a council supported service then the DVSA are less tight over the registration deadline where the council have approved/requested the change (as would happen here as it during a tendering process).  Despite the change to the registration process to give the councils 4 weeks (28-days) consultation, 2 weeks more than the previous system, before the registration is submitted many of the councils (I don't know about Cambridgeshire so can't comment on the X3 process) are no better at getting tenders off in a timely manner (we have had a couple of councils waiting for the final registration to be received before issuing the tender completely negating the point of the extra consultation and giving them less time to process not more) and so replacements are still being confirmed late very close to the proposed change date, leaving customers confused and worried longer than they should.

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Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
« Reply #48 on: March 20, 2019, 04:37:44 PM »
Saw two ex city sightseeing Cambridge Tridents open toppers heading south on the M11 around lunchtime today one on suspended tow the other being driven. Off to ensignbus or elsewhere??

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Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
« Reply #49 on: March 20, 2019, 06:21:12 PM »
Saw two ex city sightseeing Cambridge Tridents open toppers heading south on the M11 around lunchtime today one on suspended tow the other being driven. Off to ensignbus or elsewhere??

All have been sold to Ensign
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Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
« Reply #50 on: March 21, 2019, 01:05:04 AM »
17274 was on Cowley Road at 0930 on Tuesday Morning, along with 52440, which had numerous side panels missing, also present was an Ensign tow truck and a flat bed lorry.......
17274 has been visible on Cowley road since been withdrawn, also as a side note 17452 which has been visible at Cowley Road in the withdrawn area for a while had also disappeared
Spring clean perhaps.......??
 

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Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
« Reply #51 on: March 25, 2019, 09:37:50 PM »
Today I saw 19567 heading into town displaying A to Trumpington P&R at both ends, with passengers on board... no idea how this happened, has it had guidewheels fitted??

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Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
« Reply #52 on: March 25, 2019, 09:52:49 PM »
17274 was on Cowley Road at 0930 on Tuesday Morning, along with 52440, which had numerous side panels missing, also present was an Ensign tow truck and a flat bed lorry.......
17274 has been visible on Cowley road since been withdrawn, also as a side note 17452 which has been visible at Cowley Road in the withdrawn area for a while had also disappeared
Spring clean perhaps.......??

Stagecoach East have sold alot of withdrawn buses this month, probably a job lot with most being ex Norfolk Green buses

Steve Knight reported the following on March 13th

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Stagecoach East
With thanks to Ross Newman at Ensign Bus, the full list of surplus vehicles that have been purchased by Ensign Bus is:
Trident Open Top: 17078/79/99, 17274/75/76
Trident/ALX400: 17452/84, 17500/04, 17743/44/85/86/87, 18109, 18342, 18417
Trident/President: 18057/58/60
Trident/East Lancs: 18280
MAN/ALX300: 22058/59/60, 22314/16/17/18/20/29/31/32/33/34/36/37/38/39/40
Optare Versa: 25268/70/71
Dart SLF/Pointer: 34419/20/27/29/30, 34526/32, 34826/79, 35103/06
Several vehicles have already been collected from depots.
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Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
« Reply #53 on: March 27, 2019, 09:06:57 PM »
Seems the plot has been lost in Cambridge today with some strange allocations....

10802 branded for Newmarket Road Park and Ride has been operating on the Madingley Road Park and Rides with beachball livery 19613 also working on the Madingley Road Park and Rides
19567 Beachball and Grey 10802 have been operating on Milton Park and Rides
Seems like a shortage of Park and Ride MMC'S today....

and the strangest sighting was of 10054 which i'm sure is/was a Long Sutton allocated vehicle on Milton Road heading towards the city Centre Not In Service at 1731, has this been a swap for 18335 which moved the other way Saturday..????

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Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
« Reply #54 on: March 27, 2019, 09:25:25 PM »
Seems the plot has been lost in Cambridge today with some strange allocations....

10802 branded for Newmarket Road Park and Ride has been operating on the Madingley Road Park and Rides with beachball livery 19613 also working on the Madingley Road Park and Rides
19567 Beachball and Grey 10802 have been operating on Milton Park and Rides
Seems like a shortage of Park and Ride MMC'S today....

and the strangest sighting was of 10054 which i'm sure is/was a Long Sutton allocated vehicle on Milton Road heading towards the city Centre Not In Service at 1731, has this been a swap for 18335 which moved the other way Saturday..????

guess i should have read Steves ramblings first lol......

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Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
« Reply #55 on: March 27, 2019, 09:31:08 PM »
Seems the plot has been lost in Cambridge today with some strange allocations....

10802 branded for Newmarket Road Park and Ride has been operating on the Madingley Road Park and Rides with beachball livery 19613 also working on the Madingley Road Park and Rides
19567 Beachball and Grey 10802 have been operating on Milton Park and Rides
Seems like a shortage of Park and Ride MMC'S today....

and the strangest sighting was of 10054 which i'm sure is/was a Long Sutton allocated vehicle on Milton Road heading towards the city Centre Not In Service at 1731, has this been a swap for 18335 which moved the other way Saturday..????
 

The 4 former Hunstanton Enviro 400s have moved to Cambridge

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Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
« Reply #56 on: March 28, 2019, 09:45:50 AM »
According to SKM an exchange of buses between Cambridge and Long Sutton taking place or has happened. 9 from Cambridge and same number from Long Sutton,10052 to 10055 and 19693 to 19696. Going the other way 18335/338/344/416/418 19017/047 and 068. Must be some logic.

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Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
« Reply #57 on: March 28, 2019, 02:01:35 PM »
It will be interesting to see what SiC put on the new H service from Monday (1st April onwards - Papworth Everard to New Papworth Hospital).  They've done a very good job putting up timetables and Stagecoach bus stop signs on/in the shelters next to the Whippet X3/8 timetables......

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Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
« Reply #58 on: March 28, 2019, 03:06:53 PM »
According to SKM an exchange of buses between Cambridge and Long Sutton taking place or has happened. 9 from Cambridge and same number from Long Sutton,10052 to 10055 and 19693 to 19696. Going the other way 18335/338/344/416/418 19017/047 and 068. Must be some logic.

Either one or two reasons, all the newer buses are heading to Cambridge and older ones are gping to Long Sutton

One they dont want old buses running round in Cambridge, TBH they have let the buses in Cambridge get really old which they havent done before

Two they are going to do something with Go West, either sell it or wind it up, although all buses are owned by Stagecoach overall Go West is a seperate business unit to Cambus and each bus will be classed as an asset to each unit, obviously there is different values in each bus that jas moved

There might be a delay in one bus moving from Long Sutton to Cambridge though as they are now one short after one ALX400 run off the road last night in service

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Re: Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
« Reply #59 on: March 28, 2019, 04:24:45 PM »
Either one or two reasons, all the newer buses are heading to Cambridge and older ones are gping to Long Sutton

One they dont want old buses running round in Cambridge, TBH they have let the buses in Cambridge get really old which they havent done before

Two they are going to do something with Go West, either sell it or wind it up, although all buses are owned by Stagecoach overall Go West is a seperate business unit to Cambus and each bus will be classed as an asset to each unit, obviously there is different values in each bus that jas moved

There might be a delay in one bus moving from Long Sutton to Cambridge though as they are now one short after one ALX400 run off the road last night in service
Would seem to be to maximise the number of Euro 5 vehicles in Cambridge.
All Tridents (unless re-engined?) are Euro 3 as are 19017, 19047 & 19068. I believe 19164 (still at CB is Euro 4).
Maybe they are hoping that some future Public funding will awarded to upgrade most of the fleet to Euro 6?
If, as suggested, the ex Fenstanton Tridents are only short term and are to be replaced by the ex West Scania, that would mean the CB fleet is all Euro 5 or 6 (I believe Scania 15456-15465 are probably Euro 4, Can anyone confirm)?