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Stagecoach Cambridgeshire happenings 2021
« on: January 04, 2021, 11:51:32 PM »
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Re: Stagecoach Cambridgeshire happenings 2021
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2021, 10:47:30 PM »
Changes from 10th Jan

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Re: Stagecoach Cambridgeshire happenings 2021
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2021, 01:07:22 AM »
Looks like there has been a change in director at Cambus as well

Michelle Catherine Hargreaves  has now been installed as director at Go West and Lincoln Road Car

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Re: Stagecoach Cambridgeshire happenings 2021
« Reply #3 on: January 07, 2021, 11:23:46 AM »
Looks like there has been a change in director at Cambus as well

Michelle Catherine Hargreaves  has now been installed as director at Go West and Lincoln Road Car

These are related to management changes made last month which saw Michelle appointed Interim Regional Director (North) and Darren Roe being appointed Interim Managing Director Stagecoach East.

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Re: Stagecoach Cambridgeshire happenings 2021
« Reply #4 on: January 07, 2021, 11:55:18 AM »
These are related to management changes made last month which saw Michelle appointed Interim Regional Director (North) and Darren Roe being appointed Interim Managing Director Stagecoach East.

I understand that Michelle is now register as a Director at all the North area companies and that Rupert Cox, the MD at Stagecoach West who is Interim Regional Director (South) is now listed as a Director at all of the (South) area companies.

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Re: Stagecoach Cambridgeshire happenings 2021
« Reply #5 on: January 07, 2021, 07:57:14 PM »
It would appear that Fenstanton now have two Enviros in the new local livery, viz. 37228 and 37232.

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Re: Stagecoach Cambridgeshire happenings 2021
« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2021, 07:12:48 PM »
Stagecoach have announced some cuts to their services due to COVID. See attached pictures for details

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Re: Stagecoach Cambridgeshire happenings 2021
« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2021, 09:03:48 PM »
Following on from the subject of the bridge strike in November 2020 by the Busway decker, RouteOne magazine features a report that the Stagecoach Group generally is to collaborate with GreenRoad Technologies UK on bridge strike prevention technology.

https://www.route-one.net/news/stagecoach-works-with-greenroad-to-prevent-bridge-strikes/


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Re: Stagecoach Cambridgeshire happenings 2021
« Reply #8 on: January 17, 2021, 10:48:08 AM »
It would appear that Fenstanton now have two Enviros in the new local livery, viz. 37228 and 37232.
one spotted on 66 yesterday

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Re: Stagecoach Cambridgeshire happenings 2021
« Reply #9 on: January 17, 2021, 07:09:43 PM »
one spotted on 66 yesterday

They now have three...

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Re: Stagecoach Cambridgeshire happenings 2021
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2021, 12:43:29 PM »
SN66  WBF Stagecoach in Cambridge (Newmarket road P&R) noted this morning out on the Cti8 service.https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr-bg/50874052387/in/dateposted-public/
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Re: Stagecoach Cambridgeshire happenings 2021
« Reply #11 on: January 26, 2021, 04:50:15 PM »
SN66  WBF Stagecoach in Cambridge (Newmarket road P&R) noted this morning out on the Cti8 service.https://www.flickr.com/photos/mr-bg/50874052387/in/dateposted-public/


Indeed, one of the green Babraham P&R vehicles was running 13's this morning. Much like the last service reduction I imagine the P&R fleet will remain out while older vehicles get delicenced.

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Re: Stagecoach Cambridgeshire happenings 2021
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2021, 05:51:26 PM »
Didn't see which one, but one of the Biobus liveried Scania E400s was being towed off in disgrace up the A10 towards Ely this afternoon - I assume it's quite broken if it's going off to Scania up there!

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Re: Stagecoach Cambridgeshire happenings 2021
« Reply #13 on: February 02, 2021, 01:07:50 PM »
Fleet Report 2nd Feb

https://us7.campaign-archive.com/?e=6084b645fb&u=e5569bcc1777108a84d8f29fc&id=257ace0ff2

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With Busway service reductions coming into force from the end of January 2021, just one double deck vehicle remains in service from Fenstanton depot. This is Scania/Enviro 400MMC 15291, which is generally seeing use on non-Busway services. The twelve Enviro 400XLB tri-axle vehicles are all out of use with 13901-911 parked up and 13912 remaining away at ADL Harlow for major roof repairs.
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Re: Stagecoach Cambridgeshire happenings 2021
« Reply #14 on: March 04, 2021, 05:52:54 PM »
The one surviving "P&R" service in Cambridge at the moment (Newmarket Rd service PR2) has featured quite a variety over the past few days on the still operating peak time service to and from Stetchworth. Today E300 GX10HBY 27643 did the honours on the morning run, but I've seen former Busway Scanias on it. The bustimes tracker even reports that electric E400 14033 did the evening peak run on Tuesday!

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Re: Stagecoach Cambridgeshire happenings 2021
« Reply #15 on: March 08, 2021, 05:31:19 PM »
A new timetable has come into force today on the Busway with a 20 minute frequency on each route during the peak periods Mondays to Fridays.  Saturday and Sunday timetables seem unchanged.  Presumably this is to cater for students returning to school/college.  It is noticeable that the 20 min frequency kicks before 3 pm.  Passing the St. Ives P & R site earlier this afternoon, there were a number of double deckers parked up which I assume were ready to provide duplicates for the busier journeys. 
Four off peak Monday to Friday journeys have been added to the V2, running between March and St. Ives via Chatteris and Warboys.  These are apparently funded by the Combined Authority.

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Re: Stagecoach Cambridgeshire happenings 2021
« Reply #16 on: March 08, 2021, 06:06:03 PM »
Are you sure about there being new Busway timetables from today? I can find no evidence on the Stagecoach website, and I haven't received any notification about such a change (they normally let me know if there are significant changes planned). The revised V2 is as you describe, but actually started last Monday.

Slightly puzzled. Can you provide a source?

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Re: Stagecoach Cambridgeshire happenings 2021
« Reply #17 on: March 08, 2021, 09:30:16 PM »
Passing the St. Ives P & R site earlier this afternoon, there were a number of double deckers parked up which I assume were ready to provide duplicates for the busier journeys.

I was at St Ives P&R about 3 or 4 weeks ago and there was 4 deckers parked up with lights and engine off

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Re: Stagecoach Cambridgeshire happenings 2021
« Reply #18 on: March 08, 2021, 10:11:58 PM »
Are you sure about there being new Busway timetables from today? I can find no evidence on the Stagecoach website, and I haven't received any notification about such a change (they normally let me know if there are significant changes planned). The revised V2 is as you describe, but actually started last Monday.

Slightly puzzled. Can you provide a source?

I received an email from Stagecoach, timed at 11:42 am yesterday, which has details of these changes and others.  Here is the link https://email.stagecoachbus.co.uk/50SA-C1SJ-D10A9A920DF8929DJUERB093B9A1600628F85/cr.aspx .  The email makes reference to the changes taking place from 7th March but on checking again, the timetable is dated 24th January so now I'm puzzled.

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Re: Stagecoach Cambridgeshire happenings 2021
« Reply #19 on: March 31, 2021, 08:02:36 AM »
Notices and Proceedings number 2473 dated 31 March 2021 contains the following application(s):

Section 3.4 – Applications to Vary Existing Services Granted Under Short Notice

PF0000459/278 CAMBUS LIMITED, 100 COWLEY ROAD, CAMBRIDGE, CB4 0DN Operating between Royston and Cambridge given service number 915 / 915 effective from 28 March 2021. To amend Route and Timetable.


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Re: Stagecoach Cambridgeshire happenings 2021
« Reply #20 on: March 31, 2021, 09:28:49 PM »
Stagecoach have sent out a service update email with links to the new timetables on certain routes from 11 April including re-instatement of the Cambridge Park and Ride services. Of interest is all the pink highlighting of stops where the times are approximate and customer should be there before the time quoted in the timetable. This link https://tiscon-maps-stagecoachbus.s3.amazonaws.com/Timetables/East/APRIL%202021/11%2011.04.2021.pdf is to the service 11 timetable which seems to be almost all in pink.  It is new to me.  Has anyone seen it before?

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Re: Stagecoach Cambridgeshire happenings 2021
« Reply #21 on: April 01, 2021, 06:41:38 PM »
Stagecoach have sent out a service update email with links to the new timetables on certain routes from 11 April including re-instatement of the Cambridge Park and Ride services. Of interest is all the pink highlighting of stops where the times are approximate and customer should be there before the time quoted in the timetable. This link https://tiscon-maps-stagecoachbus.s3.amazonaws.com/Timetables/East/APRIL%202021/11%2011.04.2021.pdf is to the service 11 timetable which seems to be almost all in pink.  It is new to me.  Has anyone seen it before?
The timetable requires you to be at subsequent stops earlier than the bus will depart a prior timing point. That's confusing.

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Re: Stagecoach Cambridgeshire happenings 2021
« Reply #22 on: April 03, 2021, 01:08:47 PM »
https://fleetreport.co.uk/latest-news/3rd-april-2021

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It has been confirmed that Enviro 200 36320 is not due here from Stagecoach London and was officially reported in error. The other six vehicles due, 36306-308/321-323, will be allocated to Cambridge for use on a new contract. Of these 36321, repainted into Stagecoach ‘Local’ livery arrived at Bedford depot on 13th March 2021.

The company has reported that withdrawn Dart SLF 34534 will be going to Cambridgeshire Police.

Now back in the operational fleet at Bedford are Dart SLFs 34538 and 34830 along with Enviro 200s 36041, 36063 and 36065.

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Re: Stagecoach Cambridgeshire happenings 2021
« Reply #23 on: April 03, 2021, 02:15:19 PM »
https://fleetreport.co.uk/latest-news/3rd-april-2021

They will apparently be initially enter service at Bedford when services return to normal to cover for the Solo's until they return from London. 36308/21/23 (LX56EAE/LX58CCA/E) are at Bedford depot in Local livery.
Info from Chris Johnson and further info from my contact at Bedford depot
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Re: Stagecoach Cambridgeshire happenings 2021
« Reply #24 on: April 03, 2021, 03:19:48 PM »
Do you know why the Police have the Dart

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Re: Stagecoach Cambridgeshire happenings 2021
« Reply #25 on: April 03, 2021, 11:10:27 PM »
Do you know why the Police have the Dart
Possible a mobile police station?
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Re: Stagecoach Cambridgeshire happenings 2021
« Reply #26 on: April 04, 2021, 10:05:21 AM »
I suppose there is a sort of logic behind the white lines/pink lines idea in the timetable. Operationally it has some merits.

Presumably the times on ‘white lines’ are considered formal timing points from where a driver should not be departing early whereas the timings on ‘pink lines’ are less formal passing times. This avoids a driver having to check the timetable at each location and not have to hold back departing early.

On one hand this system will help quell the over enthusiasm of wayward drivers who may have less regard to running early and on another, for those members of the general public that have difficulty with their own timekeeping, it gives them a bit of a prod to get a move on. All in all it should hopefully help reduce passenger complaints.


In a previous posting it was asked if anyone knew of similar systems with other operators. I am aware of the odd one or two in the past but cannot recall specifics. One loosely related parallel was that for many years the timetables of Associated Motorways and Royal Blue didn’t show an actual time at some of the intermediate villages/locations on their coach service routes. Instead they showed a small ‘x’ with a footnote ‘Special request stop. Time to be taken from previous timed halt’.

On the Great Yarmouth to Cheltenham service Cambridge Airport was one such example. Timed halts either side were at Newmarket and Drummer Street, Cambridge. In the Summer 1972 timetable the westbound service was allowed 28 minutes from Newmarket to Drummer Street so the timing on a ticket issued from the Airport stop (if there were that many boarding there) would mean a passenger having to stand there for something like 20 or so minutes in addition to any personal buffer allowance the passenger personally made.

Despite the length of that journey there were only two such non timed halts on that particular service unlike some of the other services that had lots more. This is a link to that timetable:
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Re: Stagecoach Cambridgeshire happenings 2021
« Reply #27 on: April 04, 2021, 03:09:03 PM »
They will apparently be initially enter service at Bedford when services return to normal to cover for the Solo's until they return from London. 36308/21/23 (LX56EAE/LX58CCA/E) are at Bedford depot in Local livery.
Info from Chris Johnson and further info from my contact at Bedford depot

Any information as to what this new contract is at Cambridge? Presumably something fairly simple like a works contract, given the procurement of older ex-London vehicles for it.

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Re: Stagecoach Cambridgeshire happenings 2021
« Reply #28 on: April 07, 2021, 02:41:29 PM »
Noted in Drummer Street today is ADL bodied Dennis Dart KX06 JYS in use as a rest room.
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Re: Stagecoach Cambridgeshire happenings 2021
« Reply #29 on: April 07, 2021, 03:03:53 PM »
Noted in Drummer Street today is ADL bodied Dennis Dart KX06 JYS in use as a rest room.

When you say 'rest room' I hope that's in the British English rather than the US English sense.  ::)
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