Wednesday, 25 April 2012

New camera

im pleased to say I have up dated to a Fuji fine-pix S100fs ive gone back to Fuji after the cannon 350D.
It is allowing me to take much higher quality photos now as shown below  
with 19600-AE10BXN taken in histon (Cambridgeshire) i hope to be showing you many new photos of the new S100 to see my photos please take a look at my flicker here

Tuesday, 24 April 2012

coach show 2012 results


On Saturday 21st & Sunday 22nd the Coach displays coach driver of the year took place where coach drivers and company's would battle for many trophies . But the one that all the driver was the coach driver of the year trophie  what would go to the driver who git around the course the with the least amount of penalties at the end .
The weather for the day wasn't the best on Saturday but brightend up in the afternoon witch is probally why it had a poor turn out on the Saturday when i was there . this year the show played host to the new bus for london or ''borrismaster'' where theyparked it next to the original Routemaster as shown  below .

he ''borrismaster'' was open to have alook around which i did have a look and very plastic to be honest but worth a bash if i saw it in london but at least the seat were comfy that about all i can say is good about it also for some reason there two enviro 200 was entered one from Stevenson of Essex and one from Paul S Winston with probably the most impressive air horn to be fitted to a bus as shown below  . there was also an array of vintage coaches as well as brand spanking new plaxton and vdl bova products on the trade stands to see photos of the day click here
Richard Grey, Managing Director, Grey's of ELy being awarded the UK Coach Driver of the Year Trophy by Peter Hendy, London Traffic Commissioner
 So THE RESULTS

Alan Goodwin Trophy
(The Highest Placed Coach Operator in all Classes)
36Sharpes of Nottingham
The UK Coach Rally Coach Driver of the Year
(Sponsored by Wrightsure Insurance)
40Richard Grey
Greys of Ely
The UK Coach Rally Coach of the Year58Parrys International Tours
The UK Coach Rally Bus Driver of the Year
(Sponsored by Wrightsure Insurance)
1BLiam Spencer
Paul S Winson
The UK Coach Rally Bus of the Year1BPaul S Winson
Top Team of the Year21Stanley Travel
Peter Bostock Trophy
(Highest placed driver in Saturday test)
26Sharpes of Nottingham
Mini Coach Driver of the Year13Ben Harpin
Cedar Coaches
Midi Coach Driver of the Year26Kevin Walker
York Pullman
West Middlesex Coach Operators Association Trophy
(Runner-Up to Coach Driver of the Year)
41Tom Williams
Dews Coaches
Directors Challenge
(Sponsored by Gretna Green World Famous Blacksmiths Shop)
Darren Brown
Crawley Luxury

Concours D'elegance Awards

Top Mini/Midi
(Class 1A or 2A)
7
Top Standard Coach
(Class AA or AAA)
21Paul S Winson
Top Touring/Express Luxury Coach
(Class B)
3Stanley Travel
Top Executive Coach
(Class D)
-Not Awarded
Top Coach Aged 5 Years or Older (Class E)36Sharpes of Nottingham
Rita Dalziel Trophy
(Top coach 25 years or older)
-Not Awarded
John Fielder Memorial Trophy
(Top coach from a small fleet)
47Jay & Kay Coach Tours

Concours D'elegence Manufacturers Awards

VDL Berkhof Trophy
(Top VDL Berkhof)
-Not Awarded
Salvador Caetano Trophy
(Top Caetano)
19The Kings Ferry
Neoplan Trophy
(Top Neoplan)
-Not Awarded
VDL Jonckheere Trophy
(Top Jonckheere)
28Motts Travel
Plaxton Trophy
(Top Plaxton)
21Stanley Travel
Beulas Trophy
(Top Beulas)
35Banstead Coaches
Kirkby Trophy
(Top Coach Supplied by Kirkby)
5Paul S Winson
Van Hool Trophy
(Top Van Hool)
58Parrys International Tours
Moseley Trophy
(Top Van Hool Supplied by Moseley)
58Parrys International Tours
Bova Trophy
(Top Bova Supplied by Moseley)
47Jay & Kay Coach Tours
Volvo Trophy
(Top Coach Supplied by Volvo Coach Sales)
41Dews Coaches
BASE Trophy
(Top Marcopolo)
15Mike de Courcey Travel
Best Scania-Not Awarded
Best Irizar Integral30Stewarts Coaches

Special Awards

Terry Porteous Trophy
(Top Optare/Autobus)
-Not Awarded
Clarkes Trophy
(Best Disabled Access)
-Not Awarded
Boons Award
(Best Co-ordinated D├ęcor)
26York Pullman Bus Co
Peter Rogers Memorial Trophy58Parrys International Tours
Cymru Trophy
(Top Coach from Wales)
20DJ Thomas Coaches
Tony Roose Trophy
(Top Coach from Scotland)
38Prentice Westwood
The Fred Bibby Award
(Best Loved Coach ☺)
21Stanley Travel
Drivers Quiz
(Compiled by CPT)
21Stanley Travel
LTCOA Martin Cornell Trophy
(Highest placed LTCOA member in all classes)
3Clarkes of London
Smartest uniformed driver &/or courier3Clarkes of London


so if you want to go next year well 13th and 14th of april 2013 at the showground





see photos of the day click here

Friday, 20 April 2012

Major service changes on stagecoach Cambridgeshire

Major service changes on stagecoach Cambridgeshire from 10 of june some good some bad the changes listed with vosa are




  Arbury and Fulbourn given service number 1  amend Route and Timetable.

Werrington and Orton Wistow given service number 1 amend Timetable.

Bretton Centre and Paston Ridings given service number 2  amend Timetable.

 Bretton Centre and Yaxley given service number 3 To amend Timetable.

Ramsey and Huntingdon given service number 30/5  To amend Route and Timetable.

Cambridge and Gamlingay given service number 18/18A To amend Timetable.

St Ives and Cambridge given service number 95/96 To amend Route and Timetable.

 Milton P&R site and Babraham Road  PR 3  To amend Route and Timetable.
    Fison Road and Fulbourn given service number 3  To amend Route and Timetable.
    

Cambridge and Bar Hill service 5 to amend Timetable.


Oakington and City Centre given service number 6 effective To amend Timetable.
    
Cambridge and Saffron Walden given service number 7 To amend Route and Timetable.
    

Cambridge and Ely given service number 12 To amend Route and Timetable.
    
Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds given service number 11  To amend Timetable.
  

Cambridge and Chatteris given service number 9  To amend Route and Timetable.
   

City Centre and Cambourne given service number 4  To amend Route and Timetable.
    

Fen Estate and Stetchworth given service number 17 To amend Route and Timetable.


Cancellation Accepted  Haverhill and Burrough Green  service number 19 
   

Cancellation Accepted: Operating between Caldecote and Cambridge service number 14 

Cottenham and Addenbrooke's given service number 8 . To amend Route and Timetable.
    

Cambridge and Chatteris given service number X8 To amend Route and Timetable.
   
 Registration Accepted
 Starting Point: Porson Road
 Finish Point: Sawston Village College
 Via:
 Service Number: 7
 Service Type: Normal Stopping
 Effective Date: 10-JUN-2012
 Other Details: One journey in each direction school days only
    
 Cancellation Accepted: Operating between Ely and March given service number 9 
   
 Registration Accepted
 Starting Point: Addenbrooke's Hospital
 Finish Point: Madingley Rd P&R
Via:
Service Number: UNI 4
Service Type: Normal Stopping
Effective Date: 10-JUN-2012


Peterborough and Ramsey given service number 31 to amend Route and Timetable.


Peterborough and March given service number 33 to amend Route and Timetable.
    

Cambridge and St Ives given service number 5 to amend Route and Timetable.


St Neots and St Neots given service number 61 to amend Route and Timetable.

Huntingdon and St Neots given service number 66 effective to amend Route and Timetable. 



March and Huntingdon given service number 35 effective To amend Route and Timetable.

St Ives and Huntingdon given service number 45 effective  To amend Timetable.


Registration Accepted
Starting Point: Cambridge
Finish Point: St Neots
Via:
Service Number: X4
Service Type: Limited Stop
Effective Date: 10-JUN-2012
Other Details: Monday to Saturday every 30 minutes

Registration Accepted
Starting Point: St Neots Market Square
Finish Point: St Neots College
Via:
Service Number: 75
Service Type: Normal Stopping
Effective Date: 10-JUN-2012
Other Details: 1 journey in each direction school days only





So there the service to changed or withdrawn . Now thanks to suzy scott of Here To There Publishing has found out the changes to the service and time tables rather than me copy and paste to here heres a direct link to her post  HERE where your also find the timetables :)  



Tuesday, 17 April 2012

stagecoach Olympic Wright streetlight EXCLUSIVE

Stagecoach have brought there first Wright streetlight well ten in fact.  and will be numbered 43001-43010.  There for south Wales but are being used at the Olympics first . They have been given special livery for the Olympics there currently at west ham depot (London) here are  EXCLUSIVE photos of them in there Olympic torch livery 




The biggest thanks go's to the flying busman for the exclusive  hot shots   

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

stagecoach Peterborough new ADL E400s starting to arrive

Peterborough's new E400s have started to be delivered as seen in andys blog but there now starting to arrive at Peterborough  They will be 
10010-AE12CKA 
10011-AE12CKC 
10012-AE12CKD
10013-AE12CKF 
with 10011 to 10013 being conformed as delivered 
There set to go on the citi6 service Hampton to city centre . They will replace the 06 reg tridents currently on the citi6 and there said to be coming to Cambridge to work on ''out of town services''

here is old meets new . with preserved Bristol flf open top next to the new adl E400



big thanks to mr vw man for the info &photo