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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
« Reply #180 on: June 18, 2019, 10:19:47 AM »
Are the Sprinters owned by Stagecoach or hired in from another company, I did hear that they were being supplied by FACT http://www.fact-cambs.co.uk/

NO, see my post above.  They are part of a Stagecoach-owned batch (44001-30) that were bought for Minibus services around Ashford, Kent.  However, the services were such a succcess that the minis couldn't cope, being replaced by larger buses. They are mostly surplus to requirements now, although several have gone to Wales, Scotland etc to other Group Companies, for further use.
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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
« Reply #181 on: June 18, 2019, 10:34:30 AM »
The THREE minibuses obtained from South Wales(2) & West Scotland (1) are Fleetnumbers 44005/6/9  BF16UWT, BV66GRZ,GSU. They have been at Cowley Rd for about a month, On Loan, but it's possible they may be kept after the Mill Road exercise.

Substitute 'will' on the authority of Ross Barton, Operations Director.

And here's 44006 at Cowley Road 28 May 2019 when Sir Brian mooted providing such vehicles for village communities – who would provide volunteer drivers – to link into the commercial trunk routes.
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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
« Reply #182 on: June 20, 2019, 06:25:21 PM »
15950 doing citi 1 and citi 3 today
this photo is a 53 reg Trident what I'm on and its 18058 yes it is Chris johnson

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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
« Reply #183 on: June 21, 2019, 10:13:36 PM »
15291 on 66 on Friday afternoon

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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
« Reply #184 on: June 24, 2019, 04:27:29 PM »
Whilst it's good news to read of the new vehicles for Busway B, I wondered when the earliest single-deckers will be replaced.  Some of them are approaching ten years old now.  I thought there was an age limit on the Busway.

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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
« Reply #185 on: June 25, 2019, 07:59:57 PM »
Are SN12 EHO/EHM, SN13 EEA/EEB still in the Cambridge fleet? if so what routes do they work? as on Monday I waited at bar hill for a little while and today I haunted Cambourne with the intention of riding one of these luxurious chariots but unfortunately I had no success and I was reassured that these were both routes they lived on.   

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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
« Reply #186 on: June 25, 2019, 08:33:15 PM »
Are SN12 EHO/EHM, SN13 EEA/EEB still in the Cambridge fleet? if so what routes do they work? as on Monday I waited at bar hill for a little while and today I haunted Cambourne with the intention of riding one of these luxurious chariots but unfortunately I had no success and I was reassured that these were both routes they lived on.   

they are on the 1 today and was yesterday too
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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
« Reply #187 on: June 26, 2019, 12:30:17 PM »
they are on the 1 today and was yesterday too

Thank-you for the info, I've managed to get on one today, though I must say what it gains in luxury with the wood flooring and high back seats in a personally nicer than standard corporate moquette it loses in the presence of grey all around which feels dated and reminds me of the ALX400s and Presidents that worked London in the late 90s and early 2000s.
However it is nice to have some variety as recently I feel if has been lost in cambridge!

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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
« Reply #188 on: June 27, 2019, 03:08:53 PM »
15957 on citi 2
19611 on madingley park and ride
52443 on training
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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
« Reply #189 on: June 28, 2019, 04:23:15 PM »
19697 on citi 7 cambridge route today
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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
« Reply #190 on: July 01, 2019, 11:25:50 PM »
Back in late April, there were a few posts about the rerouting of Stagecoach A and D services to serve the new Royal Papworth (they don't seem to use the word "Hospital" in the name above the entrance...). In fact, that rerouting didn't happen as (so I was told by a driver) someone messed up with the bollards that control access to the new road and they wouldn't work (given the millions spent on the new development, you'd have thought someone would have tested them well before the planned introduction).

But here's some good news - earlier today Stagecoach updated their service bulletin on this issue, and they report that the new stops should be in operation from WEDS 3 JULY. Hurrah!

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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
« Reply #191 on: July 03, 2019, 01:29:18 PM »
13810 got bit of problems today with something plus bit of broken destination board
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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
« Reply #192 on: July 03, 2019, 02:12:07 PM »
Cambridge still got 19697 A’s it’s doing 9/11/12 today
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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
« Reply #193 on: July 03, 2019, 06:44:33 PM »
Various E300s have been putting in a regular appearance on the 0824 7 from Saffron Walden for the past few weeks alongside the occasional E400 Scania, it's more a rarity to see one of the usual E400s on this particular turn.

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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
« Reply #194 on: July 09, 2019, 12:10:36 PM »
I am currently on one of the sprinters on the 2A and I'm rather astounded by the quality of them and surprised by how 'bus like' they feel unlike other minibuses I have rode on recently on public services which have been no more than factory spec transits, i was expecting going back to the bad old day of breadvans but feel like I'm in the good new days of luxury minicoaches. Who did the coach work on them, was it EVM?

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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
« Reply #195 on: July 09, 2019, 12:41:09 PM »
I am currently on one of the sprinters on the 2A and I'm rather astounded by the quality of them and surprised by how 'bus like' they feel unlike other minibuses I have rode on recently on public services which have been no more than factory spec transits, i was expecting going back to the bad old day of breadvans but feel like I'm in the good new days of luxury minicoaches. Who did the coach work on them, was it EVM?

I’m not sure who did the coach work on them but I do know that they were initially purchased for “Little and Often” services in Ashford, Kent, to attract people to bus usage. The experiment was so successful, that the vehicles to be replaced by larger buses.

It will be interesting to see in what “innovative ways“ Stagecoach East will use them from September onwards. 
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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
« Reply #196 on: July 10, 2019, 09:10:53 AM »
I am currently on one of the sprinters on the 2A and I'm rather astounded by the quality of them and surprised by how 'bus like' they feel unlike other minibuses I have rode on recently on public services which have been no more than factory spec transits, i was expecting going back to the bad old day of breadvans but feel like I'm in the good new days of luxury minicoaches. Who did the coach work on them, was it EVM?

The Stagecoach ones are a complete Mercedes product but part of the concept behind Little & Often was quite high spec vehicles and so these would have been specified as such.

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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
« Reply #197 on: July 12, 2019, 10:58:58 AM »
15642 (SF10 CCZ) working on route 5 this morning, my first ride in one of these batch of scanias, were they reupholstered prior to arrival or on arrival to cambridge? as the moquette feels very new and plush.

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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
« Reply #198 on: July 13, 2019, 06:57:00 PM »
15642 (SF10 CCZ) working on route 5 this morning, my first ride in one of these batch of scanias, were they reupholstered prior to arrival or on arrival to cambridge? as the moquette feels very new and plush.

I had the pleasure (?) of travelling on former Peterborough AE60JRO 19696 on the 1 today and it also sported what appeared to be reupholstered seating, especially when compared to the shabby and worn out moquette on the native "10" plate batch!

Other ex-Peterborough examples I saw in service today appeared to have been similarly treated.

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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
« Reply #199 on: July 16, 2019, 02:44:18 PM »
Are routes 1 and 3 stil home to SN12 EHO/EHM, SN13 EEA/EEB? As today there was no sign of them and I only noted 5 buses from the 2010 batch of E400s and one from the 2007 E400 trident 2 batch 19164 in cancer research livery on these routes.
Intresting spottings from today include the pink race for life Scania on the 12 and an unidentified greener smarter travel busway decker on the 5, an also unidentified trident ALX400 on the 4 and 15456 & 15639 on the 8
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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
« Reply #200 on: July 16, 2019, 07:05:25 PM »
Are routes 1 and 3 stil home to SN12 EHO/EHM, SN13 EEA/EEB? As today there was no sign of them and I only noted 5 buses from the 2010 batch of E400s and one from the 2007 E400 trident 2 batch 19164 in cancer research livery on these routes.
Intresting spottings from today include the pink race for life Scania on the 12 and an unidentified greener smarter travel busway decker on the 5, an also unidentified trident ALX400 on the 4 and 15456 & 15639 on the 8

The Norfolk green e400 as a rule of thumb stick to 1/3 now and a Scania usually will be on the 8th as it is covered by a ely duty it's the first Ely to Cambridge get them forms the 7am. City 8 for the day
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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
« Reply #201 on: July 16, 2019, 07:28:17 PM »
Does anyone know when the ex London Scanias and new MMC's are due to arrive?

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Re: Stagecoach CAMBRIDGESHIRE happenings 2019
« Reply #202 on: July 16, 2019, 09:33:43 PM »
Does anyone know when the ex London Scanias and new MMC's are due to arrive?

Scanias how longs a piece of string East Scotland I've only just got the first one of those this week and they look fat in the livery. As for the stretched e400s thing me bobs with guide wheels is it still down for the end of September ??
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