Stagecoach in The Fens


Stagecoach in The Fens

Infobox Bus transit
name = Stagecoach in The Fens/Huntingdonshire

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parent = Stagecoach Group
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service_area = Cambridgeshire, Huntingdonshire, Lincolnshire
service_type = Urban and inter-urban bus services
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routes = 15, 38, 139, 151, 330, 331, 332, 333, 334, 335, 337, 356, 384, 390, 400, 401, 402, 403, 404, 405, 406, 407, 408, 409, 414, 431, 436, 461, 464, 465, 467, 475, 505, 505H, 505L, 553, 554, 555, 564, 565, 566, 570, 571, 572, 803, 805, 807, 825, X14,
destinations = Bramton, Benwick, Chatteris, Coates, Ellington, Hemingfords, Hinchingbrooke, Huntingdon, Holbeach, Long Sutton, March, Oxmoor, Peterborough, Ramsey, St Ives, Spaldwick, Warboys, Whittlesey,
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fleet = Leyland Olympian MCW Metrobus DAF 250 Volvo Olympian Dennis Trident 2 Volvo B10M Volvo B10BLE Dennis Enviro300 Volvo B6R Dennis Dart SLF Mercedes 709D Mercedes 814D Volvo B10M Interurban
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operator = Stagecoach Cambridgeshire
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Stagecoach in The Fens is a bus company, which runs services throughout Huntingdon, the Fens and surrounding areas. It is part of Stagecoach Cambridgeshire. itself a subsidiary of the larger Stagecoach Group.

Background and History

The operations were born out of the sale of the former Stagecoach United Counties garage in Huntingdon to Premier Buses Limited on 2 May 1997 [Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development - http://www.oecd.org/dataoecd/4/31/1823563.pdf] . This followed a decision by the Office of Fair Trading in relation to the acquisition of Cambus Holdings Limited by Stagecoach Holdings plc. [Office of Fair Trading: - Undertakings in lieu of reference- Stagecoach Holdings plc - and Cambus - http://www.oft.gov.uk/advice_and_resources/resource_base/register-orders-undertakings/lieu/stagecoach-holdings] . It was also a condition of the undertakings that their interests in MK Metro, who operate services in Milton Keynes was also disposed of.

A year later, on 30 January 1998 the operations were sold to Blazefield Holdings. In November 2003 the operations were sold to Cavalier Contracts Limited of Long Sutton, Lincolnshire. [Competition Commission: Sovereign Bus & Coach Company Limited; History of]

The operations were acquired by Stagecoach at the end of March 2008 [Hemscott: UK OFT seeks comment on Stagecoach purchase of Cavalier - http://www.hemscott.com/news/static/tfn/item.do?newsId=65062312202640] when Cavalier Travel sold their interests in bus services of over 9 seats. At the date of sale operations were branded under the names Cavalier Travel and Huntingdon and District.

The company trades under the names of Cavalier Travel, Huntingdon and District, and Stagecoach in The Fens Limited [Transport Office: Operator summary for licence - http://www.tan.gov.uk/tanen/VOSA_anonymousoperatorsearchdetails_New.asp?txtRequestId=15414] .

The main depot for the company is based in Huntingdon, with facilities also at Long Sutton. Vehicles are also based at outstations in St Neots, Mildenhall, March, Bishop’s Stortford and Somersham.


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ervices

Stagecoach in The Fens/Huntingdonshire operates rural, inter-urban, and express services. A number of the services are operated under contract to either local councils or schools.

Former Huntingdon and District Services

The following services were operated under the Huntingdon and District brand [Stagecoach in Cambridge: Huntingdon and District information - http://www.stagecoachbus.com/cambridge/news2_4699.html] .

* 15 (evening) St. Ives - Cambridge
* 139 (wed only) Foxton - Royston
* 151 (evenings) Huntingon - St. Ives - Cambridge
* 330 Ramsey - Warboys - Huntingdon
* 331 Peterborough - Whittlesey - Ramsey
* 332 Chatteris - Warboys - Huntingdon
* 334 Ramsey - Warboys - St. Ives
* 335 Benwick - Ramsey
* 400 Keyston - Catworth - Huntingdon
* 401 Grafham - Spaldwick - Huntingdon
* 402 Ellington - Spaldwick - Huntingdon - St. Ives
* 403 Ellington - Spaldwick - Raunds - Thrapston
* 404 Ellington - Spaldwick - Alconbury - Bedford
* 405 Easton - Spaldwick - Kimbolton - Peterborough
* 406 Ellington - Spaldwick - Raunds - Kettering
* 407 Ellington - Spaldwick - Peterborough
* 408 Easton - Spaldwick - Perry - St. Neots
* 409 Easton - The Giddings - Huntingdon
* 414 Graveley - Yelling - Toseland - St. Neots
* 431 Great Raveley - St. Ives
* 436 Somersham - St. Ives - Hemingfords - Huntingdon
* 461 St. Neots town service (Eynesbury / Little Paxton)
* 464 St. Neots town service (rail station / Eaton Socon)
* 465 St. Neots town service (Little Paxton / Southoe / Buckden)
* 467 St. Neots town service (rail station / Eynesbury)
* 475 St. Neots - Ernulf School
* 553/554/555 Huntingdon - St. Ives - Cambridge
* 564 St Neots town service (Eynesbury / Eaton Socon)
* 565 Huntingdon - Brampton - Buckden - St. Neots
* 566 Huntingdon - Brampton - Little Paxton - St. Neots
* 570 Huntingdon - Oxmoor circular
* 571 Brampton - Hinchinbrooke - Huntingdon - Hartford
* 572 Huntingdon - Oxmoor - Tesco
* 803 Buckden - Hinchingbrooke School
* 805 Great Paxton - Hinchinbrooke School
* 806 Keyston - Hinchingbrooke School
* 807 Old Weston - Hinchingbrooke School
* 825 Diddington - Buckden CP school
* X14 Huntingdon - St. Ives - Cambridge Science Park
* Tesco free bus services

Former Cavalier Travel Services

The following services were operated under the Cavalier Travel brand. [Stagecoach in Peterborough: Cavalier Travel information - http://www.stagecoachbus.com/peterborough/news2_4701.html]

* 38 Wisbech - March - Benwick
* 332 Chatteris - Warboys - Huntingdon
* 333 Ramsey / Manea - March
* 337 Chatteris - March - Coates - Whittlesey - Peterborough
* 356 March town services
* 384 Long Sutton - Tydd St Giles - Wisbech
* 390 Wisbech - Parson Drove - Peterborough
* 505 Kings Lynn - Sutton Bridge - Long Sutton - Holbeach - Spalding
* 505H Holbeach CallConnect plus
* 505L Long Sutton CallConnect plus

ervice Changes: 24 August 2008

From the 24 August 2008 the following services will be operated.Unless stated all services operate Mondays to Saturdays.

Vehicles

Stagecoach operate a fleet of almost 80 vehicles [Stagecoach in the Fens Fleetcard, Ending 25 May 2008] across its operations in Huntingdonshire and The Fens.

The company has around:
* 17 Leyland Olympians
* 3 DAF Metrobus
* 11 Volvo Olympians
* 1 Dennis Trident
* 10 Volvo B10BLE/B7BLE
* 3 Enviro300
* 4 Volvo B6
* 21 Dennis Dart/SLF
* 3 Mercedes 709
* 4 Mercedes 814
* 1 Iveco 59.12
* 3 Renault Masters
* 2 Volvo B10M Interurbans
* 1 Volvo B7R Coach
* 1 Dennis Javelin

Fares & Tickets

Some of the tickets that are available from Stagecoach in The Fens/Huntingdonshire: [Stagecoach in Peterborough: Cavalier Travel information - http://www.stagecoachbus.com/peterborough/news2_4701.html]

Dayrider

;Prices
* Adult: £3.00
* Dayrider Plus: £5.00
* Family Dayrider Plus: £5.50

Megarider

;Prices
* Megarider (7 days): £10.00
* Megarider (4 weeks): £38.00
* Megarider Plus (7 days): £20.00
* Megarider Plus (4 weeks): £78.00

Explorer Pass

An explorer pass is valid across all Stagecoach routes in Southern Britain with the exception of X5, VT99 and the Oxford Tube. ;PricesAdult: £7.00Concessions: £5.50Family: £10.00 (valid up to 5 people, maximum 2 adults)

Multibus ticket [Cambridgeshire County Council: Multibus - http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/transport/bus_timetables/crosscoutrytavel.htm]

The multibus ticket is valid across all operators in Cambridgeshire.

;PricesDay: £7.00Week: £28.00

External links

* [http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/transport/bus_timetables/ Cambridgeshire County Council: Bus timetables and information]
* [http://www.cavaliertravel.co.uk/ Cavalier Travel]
* [http://www.huntsbus.co.uk/ Huntingdon and District]
* [http://www.peterborough.gov.uk/page-5204 Peterborough City Council: Travelling by bus]
* [http://www.stagecoachbus.com/cambridge/ Stagecoach: Cambridge (for H&D)]
* [http://www.stagecoachbus.com/peterborough/ Stagecoach: Peterborough (for Cavalier)]

References


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