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Centrebus stevenage
« on: January 11, 2021, 10:59:03 PM »
Centrebus is to close Stevenage Garage by April, some HCC routes being surrendered but most transferred to Luton Garage.

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Re: Centrebus stevenage
« Reply #1 on: February 23, 2021, 02:33:08 AM »
The following services will continue to be operated by Centrebus from the Luton depot:

44/45 Luton to Stevenage
80 Stevenage to Hitchin
81/81A Westmill to Hitchin
89 Hitchin to Henlow Camp
304 Hitchin to St Albans
314 Hitchin to Welwyn Garden City
315 Hitchin to Kimpton
85/85A Biggleswade Town Service
96/96A Stotfold to Letchworth
188/190 Biggleswade to Potton/Sandy

From the 11th April 2021, the following services which are funded by Hertfordshire County Council will no longer be operated by Centrebus:

18 Royston to Buntingford will be operated by Richmonds Coaches
308/380 Hertford to Cuffley will be operated by Central Connect
378/379 Hertford to Stevenage will be operated by Central Connect
333 Pinehurst to Bengeo will be operated by Central Connect
M1/M2/M3/M4/M5 Ware Town services will be operated by Central Connect
10 Stevenage to Bedwell will be operated by A2B Travel Group
200 Essendine Mills to Colney Fields will be operated by Chiltern Automotive
201 Welwyn Garden City to Welham Greens will be operated by Chiltern Automotive
203 Welwyn Garden City to Watton at Stone will be operated by Chiltern Automotive
204/206 Welwyn Garden City to Panshanger will be operated by Chiltern Automotive
215 Welwyn Garden City to Codicote will be operated by Chiltern Automotive
230 Welwyn Garden City to St Albans will be operated by Chiltern Automotive
312 Bell Bar to Hatfield will be operated by Chiltern Automotive

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Re: Centrebus stevenage
« Reply #2 on: February 23, 2021, 08:42:58 AM »
Interesting that A2B Travel have got the Stevenage to Bedwell No 10 Town Service. A bit far out from their normal South Cambs operating area (19 miles), a lot of dead mileage from their Melbourn depot which would result in a long break in service in event of a breakdown and a replacement bus sent out. Maybe using an outstation in Stevenage area.
« Last Edit: February 23, 2021, 08:54:07 AM by John Wakefield »

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Re: Centrebus stevenage
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2021, 08:36:35 PM »
Interesting that A2B Travel have got the Stevenage to Bedwell No 10 Town Service. A bit far out from their normal South Cambs operating area (19 miles), a lot of dead mileage from their Melbourn depot which would result in a long break in service in event of a breakdown and a replacement bus sent out. Maybe using an outstation in Stevenage area.

They would need to register an outstation

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Re: Centrebus stevenage
« Reply #4 on: February 26, 2021, 05:23:23 PM »
Centrebus cites uncertainty for planned Stevenage closure

Quote from: routeone Team - February 25, 2021
Centrebus is to consolidate its Home Counties operations at Luton depot and close its operating centre at Stevenage. The group has cited “difficult trading conditions and the future uncertainty cast by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic” as the reason for its decision.

The final day of operation from the Whitworth Road base is expected to be 10 April. Centrebus will transfer a “substantial number” of services affected by the closure to operate from Luton. Some others that are funded by Hertfordshire County Council will transfer to different operators. They include A2B Travel Group, Central Connect, Chiltern Automotive and Richmonds Coaches.

Centrebus Managing Director Matt Evans says in a statement that the group’s Stevenage operation has “struggled over recent years,” and that when the pandemic’s impact is factored in there is no certainty over the future viability of operations from its base there.

“The decision in no way reflects the hard work, commitment and dedication of our Stevenage employees. The team, many of them long-serving members of staff, have done an excellent job over the years and we hope to maintain employment for as many of them as possible… at our Luton depot,” he adds. A formal consultation process with affected staff has already begun.

Centrebus currently bases around 28 buses at Stevenage. Its Luton depot holds approximately 40 at present.
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