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Re: Stagecoach in Bedford happenings 2020
« Reply #240 on: November 12, 2020, 02:32:44 PM »
37437 SN16ORG is Bedford first bus in the new local livery.

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Re: Stagecoach in Bedford happenings 2020
« Reply #241 on: November 12, 2020, 03:18:43 PM »
Perhaps a silly question, but do the ex-Peterborough E400s on the 905 have wi-fi?

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Re: Stagecoach in Bedford happenings 2020
« Reply #242 on: November 12, 2020, 08:43:06 PM »
Perhaps a silly question, but do the ex-Peterborough E400s on the 905 have wi-fi?

They did but according to SKM stagecoach have turned off the Wifi apart from a few selected services to cost cut during the pandemic

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Re: Stagecoach in Bedford happenings 2020
« Reply #243 on: November 12, 2020, 09:37:19 PM »
The tracker was having an off day again with many buses missing from the map including all the greenfly which all had yesterday's date for working. Obviously not true as I had three of them today.

My fitness regime today involved 27642 on an 81, 10880 on a 9b, 10878 on an 81, what I believe to be a winner 35105 on the 1541 50 for 21223 back on a 6. I then went home on 21225 on the 1615 81 to Silsoe duplicating 19891.

Once home I realised I had forgotten to post my letter which was the reason for going into town. As the collection is 6pm outside McColls I did 19578 on a 9 to post. I couldn't resist 34536 on the 1730 6 so I did it to the Travelodge for a downhill walking exercise to Clapham Road to intercept 34535 on a 51 before heading home on 21222 on the 1815 1.

It was a bit of a farce trying to leave the bus station at 1815 as six vehicles reversed out at the same time. You had the 1815 1, 1815 73, 1815 9b, 1815 6, 15404 on the 1812 50 which departed 3 minutes late and the 1804 2 which was 11 minutes late. It should have been 7 vehicles but as expected the 1815 81 with 27642 hadn't yet arrived on the 73 so no surprise there. By the time I got out of the bus station we had lost 2 minutes.

Other piffle noted was 21224 on a 5, 10875 on an 81, 39681 on the 1346 50, 35219 on the 1136 50 and 35105 was on the last 50 of the day. I can't recall seeing this Dart in Bedford before when I am around. 19698 did the 1615 9b with 19890 on the duplicate 9.

The W7 selection involved 22841, 37062, 37064 and 37069.

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Re: Stagecoach in Bedford happenings 2020
« Reply #244 on: November 12, 2020, 10:14:48 PM »
The tracker was having an off day again with many buses missing from the map including all the greenfly which all had yesterday's date for working. Obviously not true as I had three of them today.

My fitness regime today involved 27642 on an 81, 10880 on a 9b, 10878 on an 81, what I believe to be a winner 35105 on the 1541 50 for 21223 back on a 6. I then went home on 21225 on the 1615 81 to Silsoe duplicating 19891.

Once home I realised I had forgotten to post my letter which was the reason for going into town. As the collection is 6pm outside McColls I did 19578 on a 9 to post. I couldn't resist 34536 on the 1730 6 so I did it to the Travelodge for a downhill walking exercise to Clapham Road to intercept 34535 on a 51 before heading home on 21222 on the 1815 1.

It was a bit of a farce trying to leave the bus station at 1815 as six vehicles reversed out at the same time. You had the 1815 1, 1815 73, 1815 9b, 1815 6, 15404 on the 1812 50 which departed 3 minutes late and the 1804 2 which was 11 minutes late. It should have been 7 vehicles but as expected the 1815 81 with 27642 hadn't yet arrived on the 73 so no surprise there. By the time I got out of the bus station we had lost 2 minutes.

Other piffle noted was 21224 on a 5, 10875 on an 81, 39681 on the 1346 50, 35219 on the 1136 50 and 35105 was on the last 50 of the day. I can't recall seeing this Dart in Bedford before when I am around. 19698 did the 1615 9b with 19890 on the duplicate 9.

The W7 selection involved 22841, 37062, 37064 and 37069.

Dart 35105(AE06WXR) was allocated Bedford once. It transferred in from Peterborough in 2017 and was transferred back to Peterborough when it and 8 other Darts were replaced by the Enviro 200 MMC's in April 2018

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Re: Stagecoach in Bedford happenings 2020
« Reply #245 on: November 16, 2020, 06:08:17 PM »
Thanks Al when I eventually get back into the office to retrieve my records I will be able to look up what I have had before this year. I don't recall 35105 so I need to look it up.

On Sunday 35177 and 35226 came to Bedford on the 50. 10874 was on 41's and 11279 on 99's.

The tracker for the greenfly has packed up as no gen on what they have done since 11 November. 21225 was parked up at the bus station today and another was on an 81 but no sign of the others.

I did 10878 on a 9a, 34536 on a 6, 18104 on a 50, 19893 on a 9a and finally 37437 on the 1615 81 in its new livery. I am not sure if it was the duplicate or whether 37435 was the duplicate but normally the Silsoe does leave first.

19893 was the 1615 9b with 19706 on the 9 duplicate. 10877 came out on 1 and 53's in the afternoon. I viewed 34834 empty with special service on the display so I assume it was on the retail park 2 circuit. 37042, 37045 and 37061 appeared on the W7.

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Re: Stagecoach in Bedford happenings 2020
« Reply #246 on: November 17, 2020, 06:29:49 PM »
The tracker is looking rather sparse for Bedford vehicles so not just the greenfly missing. It is like they have all been sprayed with DDT to make them vanish.

Nevertheless I did 10874 on a 9a, 27521 on a 6, 18108 on a 50, 19578 on a 9, 19892 on a 9b and 21224 to get home on the 1615 73.

The 1615 9b had 19892 with 19891 on the 1615 9. The 1615 81 was 19889 and the extra 81 was 36937. The 830 school run had 11280 and 34535 was out on 1's.

W7 buses seen were the usual fayre of 37041, 37044 and 37055.


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Re: Stagecoach in Bedford happenings 2020
« Reply #247 on: November 19, 2020, 10:40:45 PM »
Today's guess where the buses are games involved doing 10879 on a 9b, 37434 on a 6, 39684 on a 50, 19893 on a 9, 10879 on a 9a, 34834 on the 1615 73 to Harrowden Road for 19706 on 9b to town and finally 21222 home on the 1715 73.

21223 was on 5's and another unidentified one on the 1600 6. I have not seen 21221 for several weeks so maybe it is broken. 37211 was on 1's 10880 did morning 1/53 journeys before being ripped, 10874 was on the school 828 with 19892 on the 830. 10055 arrived on the 53a and then did the 1615 duplicate 9 alongside 10879 on the 1615 9b. 19698 did the 1615 81 with 34828 on the Silsoe duplicate departing totally empty basically because the Luton left first against the norm.

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Re: Stagecoach in Bedford happenings 2020
« Reply #248 on: November 21, 2020, 05:38:55 PM »
Today I did 19705 on a 9, 18101 on a 50, 21224 on a 51 and 10055 on a 9b home.

Very few people about for a Saturday afternoon and very few vehicles on the tracker compared to Luton, MK, Northampton and Cambridge.

11279 was on the 41, 51, 73 and 81 turns, 11280 was on 1/53's, 21222 on an 81 and 15405, 39686 and 39689 on 50's.
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Re: Stagecoach in Bedford happenings 2020
« Reply #249 on: November 24, 2020, 07:55:15 PM »
All the greenfly are still showing having done nothing since 12 November on the tracker so I did OK to have four of them today including 21221 which I had not seen for weeks.

The moves today were 21224 on an 81, 21222 on a 51, 34828 on a 6, 37434 on a 1 for 34538 on a 1, 21221 on another 1, 27520 on a 2 and 21223 on a 2 to go home. I came back out later on 19892 on a 9a to have 10881 on the 1615 81 to Elstow. A slow walk to Mile Road for 19889 on a 9b, 39686 on the 1714 50, 34834 on a 6 before going home on 19893 on a 9.

The 1615 Silsoe duplicate was 27523 and 19581 arrived on a 53a to form the 1615 9 duplicate.
10874 was on the 830 and 19705 on the 828. The W7 selection box comprised of 28623, 37041, 37062 and 37072.

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Re: Stagecoach in Bedford happenings 2020
« Reply #250 on: November 26, 2020, 06:57:47 PM »
Today's spinning around involved doing 19581 on a 9b for 34830 on a 1 to Kempston to have 10877 back on a 53. I then did 21224 on a 5 to Putnoe for 10879 back on a 5 and 10874 home on a 9. A little later I went back out for a Sainsburys food shop that involved 21221 on an 81 for 21222 on a 51 to Sainsburys. My return home was provided by 37433 on a 6 for 34538 on a 2.

19705 did the 1615 81 whilst 37432 did the Silsoe duplicate. 19581 was on the 1615 9a but there was a twist with the duplicate as 37214 also did a 9a and appears to have gone to Shefford instead of a 9 to Shortstown and was on the tracker near Shefford as an 828 after doing the school run. It was back in the bus station by 1715. 21223 was probably the 1615 73 which passed me as the other greenfly were accounted for as 21225 was parked up in the bus station at 1715 as well.

34535 was on 5's but then swapped to a 10. 34834 did 2's and 37211 was on retail park workings. 37437 did the 3/7 circuit.

The W7 confectionery box consisted of 27681, 37044, 37048 and 37058.


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Re: Stagecoach in Bedford happenings 2020
« Reply #251 on: November 30, 2020, 07:41:44 PM »
Today the exercise regime involved doing 34828 on an 81, 10874 to Kempston on a 53, 19705 back on a 1 for 21221 home on the 1430 9a to Arlesey. After lunch it was time for a food shop utilising 21223 on an 81, 21224 on a 6 for 34828 on a 51. After my shop 10877 took me home on the 1715 81 departing 12 late.

19890 did the 1615 9a with 19587 duplicating it. 19706 did the 1615 81 but I didn't notice the duplicate pass me. 37212 did the 828 and 11280 was too good for the school 830.

18108, 35176 and 39681 all visited on the 50 and 37072 was viewed crossing the Town Bridge at 1345 heading towards Rope Walk roundabout whatever it was doing but certainly not on a W7. Talking of which there was a turn up this evening when trident 18198 appeared. The rest of the W7 possee were the more normal 37042, 37043 and 37069.
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Re: Stagecoach in Bedford happenings 2020
« Reply #252 on: Yesterday at 06:09:14 PM »
By heck it was cold doing moves today. I had 10875 on a 9b to town for 21221 on the 1315 73 to Harrowden Road for 19581 on a 9a. I then did 21223 on the 1415 81 for 10881 back on another 81. Finally I had 22832 on the 1541 50, walked back from Clapham Road and went home on 36301 on the 1615 Silsoe duplicate 81. This little blighter also did the 1430 9a to Arlesey and came back dead for the 1615 dupe.

19889 should have been the 1615 normal 81 but naturally was late arriving on a 73. 10875 did the 1615 9a with 19587 on the duplicate which came in on the route 6 bratex. 

Another silly bus to work a fair distance today was solo 47414 on the 0836 50. 21224 and 11280 were both on 5's before the decker went onto the 905. 11279 was on the 41, 51, 73, 81 turns. 27521 did the 828 and 19892 the 830.

No excitement on the W7 as the usual fayre of 37045, 37053, 37055 and 37060 produced.