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Offline MIB

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Bedford Stagecoach happenings 2021
« on: January 04, 2021, 08:00:59 PM »
My first moves of the year were 2 January aboard 34536 on a 73, 21225 and 19704 both on 6's finishing on 10881 on the 1315 9b. 21225 then got swapped onto the X5 alongside 21224. The 2 had 34535 on it before it got swapped for 10876. Route 6 also was home to 11279.

Today 21223 is on 99's with 21221 and 21225 on X5's. 34536 is out on the 3, 4, 10 routes 10879 on the 2, 5, 6, 7, 9 circuits whilst both 10877 and 10881 are on 1's with the former also doing 53's. Gold 11131 is out on 50's.

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Re: Bedford Stagecoach happenings 2021
« Reply #1 on: January 04, 2021, 08:13:07 PM »
Before Boris locks us all up except for food shopping and exercise I indulged in a few moves. I did 34535 on a 3 into town for 35177 on the 1336 50. I returned on 37438 on a 6 to have 34834 on the 1415 81. Back to town with 10880 on an 81 for what I reckon is a winner, 34835 on the 1541 50 which I took to Clapham for 37215 back on a 51. I went home on the 1604 2 with 34830.

The tracker was malfunctioning this morning as it had 19888 working solidly on 8's while at the same time working routes 41 and 81. What wasn't in doubt was 34536 on 2's and 34538 / 21221 on 5's. 21224 did the 1515 81 whilst 21223/21225 produced on the X5.

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Re: Bedford Stagecoach happenings 2021
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2021, 05:40:34 PM »
Yesterday 6 January I did 34538 on a 3 for 10874 on a 53, 19698 on a 2 and went home on 37432 on a 9. It appears that this was the last day of 21224 as a Bedford bus on route 99 as today, 7 January, the tracker shows it shuttling back and forth between Cambridge and Trumpington on route A. Does this mean we are losing the greenfly with the 36xxx vehicles poised?

Today's exercise regime to a packed town centre involved indulging in 34536 on a 9b, 21225 on a 1, 34535 on a 2, 27521 on a 6 for 21221 on a 51, then 19893 out on a 6 for 18104 on a 50 and finally a move home with 34538 on a 3.

I haven't noticed this week but has the missing stop for Sainsburys for inbound 50/51 services been put back after completing the roadworks as it was missing last week? It is a bit off that the tracker and Stagecoach app still shows a bus stop there last week when there wasn't. There was never any sign their to say the stop was going to be closed even after the roadworks started. It is a bit of a hike carrying bags from Sainsburys to the stop in Clapham Road next to the school playing fields.

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Re: Bedford Stagecoach happenings 2021
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2021, 07:36:04 PM »
Perhaps Bedford town centre wouldn’t be so packed if people weren’t using bus services to make unnecessary observations...

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Re: Bedford Stagecoach happenings 2021
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2021, 09:40:10 PM »
Perhaps Bedford town centre wouldn’t be so packed if people weren’t using bus services to make unnecessary observations...
And unnecessary journeys, there is a Lockdown on in case some people have not heard.  Stay at home, Stay safe and Protect the NHS,

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Re: Bedford Stagecoach happenings 2021
« Reply #5 on: January 08, 2021, 05:59:10 PM »
OK if that is how people feel then I will cease postings permanently. Even if I stay at home and don't exercise or go for a food shop there will still be plenty of folk out there carrying on their daily business.

Oh and for the record I have been mentally ill for 7 months and have a doctors note that I need to get out of the house and try to be as normal as possible for my state of mind. I don't take kindly to people ignoring mental health insisting everyone stay in. Absolutely impossible when you live on your own and have no family. Nobody is going to offer to do all my food shops or whatever I need to do so whether you like it or not I have to do it myself and getting to town is too far to walk.
« Last Edit: January 08, 2021, 06:10:59 PM by MIB »

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Re: Bedford Stagecoach happenings 2021
« Reply #6 on: January 08, 2021, 06:38:23 PM »
OK if that is how people feel then I will cease postings permanently. Even if I stay at home and don't exercise or go for a food shop there will still be plenty of folk out there carrying on their daily business.

Oh and for the record I have been mentally ill for 7 months and have a doctors note that I need to get out of the house and try to be as normal as possible for my state of mind. I don't take kindly to people ignoring mental health insisting everyone stay in. Absolutely impossible when you live on your own and have no family. Nobody is going to offer to do all my food shops or whatever I need to do so whether you like it or not I have to do it myself and getting to town is too far to walk.

Totally get what you're saying. People who live where route 9 goes and don't have a car need to use the buses to get to and from supermarkets.
Personally speaking I find your posts useful and entertaining

Hope you're well and staying safe

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Re: Bedford Stagecoach happenings 2021
« Reply #7 on: January 08, 2021, 08:35:41 PM »
Didn’t once say don’t go out but it’s not necessary to food shop every day and it’s also not necessary to go to a supermarket which requires the use of multiple bus services... within walking distance of route 9 there is two Lidl’s, an Aldi, a large Tesco plus the amneties in the town centre and surroundings such as Home Bargains and B&M

The more disciplined people are in following harsher restrictions the less time we have to suffer harsher restrictions

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Re: Bedford Stagecoach happenings 2021
« Reply #8 on: January 09, 2021, 11:34:55 AM »
During this morning's trip to and from Tesco in my car. I observed Dart 34537 (GX04EYL) and E200's 37231/34 (SN64OLK/P) which have moved from Fenstanton in exchange for Volvo B7RLE's 21223-25 (AE09GYT/U/V). All were on services 3,4 and 10 respectively.
37234 was previously in Bedford last year when it was transferred in to replace Dart 34428 (KV53EZE) which has now been scrapped

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Re: Bedford Stagecoach happenings 2021
« Reply #9 on: January 11, 2021, 06:07:36 PM »
Spotted from my window whilst working from home was Dart 34827 (KX06JYJ) on the 53. This has returned from Fenstanton. Volvo B7RLE 21221 (AE09GYR) is now back at Fenstanton according to the tracker. So I presume they have been swapped for each other

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Re: Bedford Stagecoach happenings 2021
« Reply #10 on: Yesterday at 02:34:17 PM »
Could any of our Bedford correspondents confirm if the Solos have returned from London to Bedford yet please?

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Re: Bedford Stagecoach happenings 2021
« Reply #11 on: Yesterday at 07:14:18 PM »
Stagecoach have announced some changes to their services due to COVID, see attached picture for details