Sunday 3 April 2011
22301 AE51 RXW 1745 Cambridge-Chatteris

Saturday 2 April 2011
18337 AE55 DJX 1535 Cambridge-March Tesco
22304 AE51 RXZ 1422 March Tesco-Cambridge
18419 AE06 GZR 1635 Cambridge-Sutton Post Office
18292 AE51 VFW 1522 March Tesco-Cambridge
22302 AE51 RXX 1715 Cambridge-March
22316 AE51 RYR 1657 March Tesco-Cambridge

Friday 1 April 2011
22329 AE51 RZH 0600 Ely-Cambridge and 1322 March Tesco-Cambridge
22306 AE51 RYB 0735 Cambridge-March Tesco
22316 AE51 RYR 1435 Cambridge-March Tesco
22278 SP51 AMK 1535 Cambridge-March Tesco
18058 AE53 TZK 1422 March Tesco-Cambridge (16 late at Waterbeach)
18292 AE51 VFW 1635 Cambridge-Sutton Post Office
18337 AE55 DJX 1522 March Tesco-Cambridge (15 late at Waterbeach)
22304 AE51 RXZ 1557 March Tesco-Cambridge

Thursday 31 March 2011
22302 AE51 RXX 0600 Ely-Cambridge and 1322 March Tesco-Cambridge
22307 AE51 RYC 0735 Cambridge-March Tesco
22316 AE51 RYR 1435 Cambridge-March Tesco
22312 AE51 RYK 1535 Cambridge-March Tesco
18292 AE51 VFW 1422 March Teco-Cambridge
18337 AE55 DJX 1635 Cambridge-Sutton Post Office
18419 AE06 GZR 1522 March Tesco-Cambridge
22309 AE51 RYF 1557 March Tesco-Cambridge

Wednesday 30 March 2011
22304 AE51 RXZ 0600 Ely-Cambridge and 1322 March Tesco-Cambridge
22311 AE51 RYH 1435 Cambridge-March Tesco
22306 AE51 RYB 1535 Cambridge-March Tesco
18292 AE51 VFW 1422 March Tesco-Cambridge
18419 AE06 GZR 1635 Cambridge-Sutton Post Office
18337 AE55 DJX 1522 March Tesco-Cambridge
22278 SP51 AMK 1557 March Tesco-Cambridge
Tuesday 29 March 2011
22309 AE51 RYF 0600 Ely-Cambridge
22303 AE51 RXY 0735 Cambridge-March Tesco
22302 AE51 RXX 1535 Cambriidge-March Tesco
18337 AE55 DJX 1422 March Tesco-Cambridge



18057 AE53 TZJ is seen in Waterbeach with the 1635 Cambridge-Sutton Post Office



Having being evicted form Peterborough due to new Enviros a debranded 18419 finds itself on the X9 route in Waterbeach on the 1522 from March Tesco-Cambridge

22305 AE51 RYA 1557 March Tesco-Cambridge
22311 AE51 RYH 1657 March Tesco-Cambridge

Monday 28 March 2011
22313 AE51 RYN 0735 Cambridge-March Tesco
22305 AE51 RYA 1435 Cambridge-March Tesco
22308 AE51 RYD 1322 March Tesco-Cambridge
22304 AE51 RXZ 1535 Cambridge-March Tesco
18419 AE06 GZR 1422 March Tesco-Cambridge ex Peterborough Trident's debut on the x9 route
18335 AE55 DJV 1635 Cambridge-Sutton Post Office
18057 AE53 TZJ 1522 March Tesco-Cambridge
22307 AE51 RYC 1557 March Tesco-Cambridge (12 late at Waterbeach)

Sunday 27 March 2011
18335 AE55 DJU 1745 Cambridge-Chatteris

Saturday 26 March 2011
22329 AE51 RZH 0735 Cambridge-March Tesco
22309 AE51 RYF 1535 Cambridge-March Tesco
18292 AE51 VFW 1422 March Tesco-Cambridge
22302 AE51 RXX 1715 Cambridge-March
22311 AE51 RYH 1557 March Tesco-Cambridge

Friday 25 March 2011
22309 AE51 RYF 0600 Ely-Cambridge and 1322 March Tesco-Cambridge
22304 AE51 RXZ 1435 Cambridge-March Tesco
22312 AE51 RYK 1535 Cambridge-March Tesco
18337 AE55DJX 1422 March Tesco-Cambridge
22329 AE51 RZH 1635 Cambridge-Sutton Post Office
18336 AE55 DJV 1522 March Tesco-Cambridge
18292 AE51 VFW 1557 March Tesco-Cambridge

Thursday 24 March 2011
22302 AE51 RXX 0600 Ely-Cambridge and 1322 March Tesco-Cambridge
22304 AE51 RXZ 1435 Cambridge-March Tesco
22329 AE51 RZH 1535 Cambridge-March Tesco
18292 AE51 VFW 1422 March Tesco-Cambridge
22305 AE51 RYA 1635 Cambridge-Sutton Post Office
18336 AE55 DJV 1522 March Tesco-Cambridge
22328 AE51 RZG 1557 March Tesco-Cambridge
Wednesday 23 March 2011
18058 AE53 TZJ 0935 Cambridge-March Tesco
18057 AE53 TZJ 0911 Sutton Post Office-Cambridge
22312 AE51 RYK 1035 Cambridge-March Tesco
18336 AE55 DJV 0922 March Tesco-Cambridge and 1522 March Tesco-Cambridge
18337 AE55 DJX 1135 Cambridge-March Tesco
22305 AE51 RYA 1022 March Tesco-Cambridge
22307 AE51 RYC 1535 Cambridge-March Tesco
Tuesday 22 March 2011
22308 1035 Cambridge-March Tesco
18336 AE55 DJV 0922 March Tesco-Cambridge and 1235 Cambridge-March Tesco


18058 AE53 TZK is seen in Waterbeach with the 1135 Cambridge-March Tesco
22311 AE51 RYH 1022 March Tesco-Cambridge
22307 AE51 RYC 1535 Cambridge-March tesco
Monday 21 March 2011
22301 AE51 RXW 0732 March-Cambridge
22305 AE51 RYA 0835 Cambridge-March Tesco
22308 AE51 RYD 0935 Cambridge-March Tesco
18338 AE55 DJY 0911 Sutton Post Office-Cambridge
19609 AE10 BXY 1035 Cambridge-March Tesco, however this got swapped out at Ely as 22310 AE51 RYG was seen arriving at March Tesco at 1240.
I believe this is the first Enviro to work on the X9 route and unfortunatly i didnt get the picture doh!!
18335 AE55 DJU 0922 March Tesco-Cambridge (15 late at Waterbeach) and worked the 1235Cambridge-March Tesco
18336 AE55 DJV 1135 Cambridge-March Tesco
22306 AE51 RYB 1022 March Tesco-Cambridge

Sunday 20 March 2011
22304 AE51 RXZ 1745 Cambridge-Chatteris

Saturday 19 March 2011

22315 AE51 RYP is seen passing Ely Tesco with the 0630 Ely-Cambridge, this then worked the 0735 Cambridge-March Tesco
22311 AE51 RYH 0732 March-Cambridge
22310 AE51 RYG 1422 March Tesco-Cambridge
18292 AE51 VFW 1635 Cambridge-Sutton Post Office
18058 AE53 TZK 1522 March Tesco-Cambrdge
22305 AE51 RYA 1557 March Tesco-Cambridge
22319 AE51 RYV 1657 March Tesco-Cambridge
Friday 18 March 2011
22306 AE51 RYB 1435 Cambridge-March Tesco
22303 AE51 RXY 1322 March Tesco-Cambridge



22326 AE51 RZC is seen in Milton while working the 1535 Cambridge-March Tesco

18058 AE53 TZK 1422 March Tesco-Cambridge
22310 AE51 RYG 1557 March Tesco-Cambrdige
Thursday 17 March 2011
Only two seen today as i went to Cheltenham to see the Stagecoach buses working the races shuttle
22308 AE51 RYD 1815 Cambridge-March
22302 AE51 RXX 1757 March Tesco-Cambridge, I was one of three passengers who joined this service at Ely Tesco from 18 April this bus wont be running so we will have to find other means of travel......

Andy saw the following today
18057 AE53 TZJ 1422 March Tesco-Cambridge
22306 AE51 RYB 1435 Cambridge-March Tesco both on time when he saw them at Ely Market street.

Wednesday 16 March 2011
22313 AE51 RYN 0600 Ely-Cambridge and 1322 March Tesco-Cambridge
22326 AE51 RZC 1335 Cambridge-March Tesco and 1557 March Tesco-Cambridge
22301 AE51 RXW 1222 March Tesco-Cambridge
18292 AE51 VFW 1422 March Tesco-Cambridge
18337 AE55 DJX 1522 March Tesco-Cambridge
22310 AE51 RYG 1535 Cambridge-March Tesco

Tuesday 15 March 2011
22307 AE51 RYC 0600 Ely-Cambridge and 1322 March Tesco-Cambridge
22306 AE51 RYB 1435 Cambridge-March Tesco
22301 AE51 RXW 1535 Cambridge-March Tesco
18338 AE55 DJY 1422 March Tesco-Cambridge
18337 AE55 DJX 1635 Cambridge-Sutton Post Office
18058 AE53 TZK 1522 March Tesco-Cambridge
22302 AE51 RXX 1557 March Tesco-Cambridge (12 late at Waterbeach)

Monday 14 March 2011
22303 AE51 RXY 0600 Ely-Cambridge and 1322 March Tesco-Cambridge
22309 AE51 RYF 1535 Cambridge-March Tesco
18058 AE53 TZK 1422 March Tesco-Cambridge
18337 AE55 DJX 1522 March Tesco-Cambridge
18336 AE55 DJV 1635 Cambridge-Sutton Post Office
22315 AE51 RYP 1557 March Tesco-Cambridge

Sunday 13 March 2011
22304 AE51 RXZ 1745 Cambridge-Chatteris

Saturday 12 March 2011
22303 AE51 RXY 0630 Ely-Cambridge
18336 AE55 DJV 0835 Cambridge-March Tesco
22307 AE51 RYC 0732 March-Cambridge
22308 AE51 RYD 1535 Cambridge-March Tesco
22310 AE51 RYG 1422 March Tesco-Cambridge
18057 AE53 TZJ 1635 Cambridge-Sutton Post Office
18337 AE55 DJX 0911 Sutton Post Office-Cambridge (cheers to Jo for this) and 1522 March Tesco-Cambridge
22058 KV53 FAF 1557 March Tesco-Cambridge

Friday 11 March 2011


22314 AE51 RYO in Waterbeach at about 0630 with the 0600 Ely-Cambridge

22306 AE51 RYB 0835 Cambridge-March Tesco
22305 AE51 RYA 0732 March-Cambridge
22311 AE51 RYH 1435 Cambridge-March Tesco
22314 AE51 RYO 1322 March Tesco-Cambridge
22309 AE51 RYF 1535 Cambridge-March Tesco
18335 AE55 DJU 1422 March Tesco-Cambridge
18338 AE55 DJY 1522 March Tesco-Cambridge
22315 AE51 RYP 1635 Cambridge-Sutton Post Office (single decker vice double with at least half a dozen standing as it arrived in Waterbeach)
22310 AE51 RYG 1557 March Tesco-Cambridge
Thursday 10 March 2011
22304 AE51 RXZ 0600 Ely-Cambridge and 1322 March Tesco-Cambridge
22306 AE51 RYB 1335 Cambridge-March Tesco and 1557 March Tesco-Cambridge
22307 AE51 RYC 1222 March Tesco-Cambridge
22311 AE51 RYH 1435 Cambridge-March Tesco
22302 AE51 RXX 1535 Cambridge-March Tesco
18338 AE55 DJY 1422 March Tesco-Cambridge
18336 AE55 DJV 1635 Cambridge-Sutton Post Office
18292 AE51 VFW 1522 March Tesco-Cambridge

Wednesday 9 March 2011
18339 AE55 DJZ 0911 Sutton Post Office-Cambridge
22308 AE51 RYD 1035 Cambridge-March Tesco
18057 AE53 TZJ 0922 M arch Tesco-Cambridge (10 late at Waterbeach) and 1235 Cambridge-March Tesco and 1522 March Tesco-Cambridge
18337 AE55 DJX 1135 Cambridge-March Tesco
22315 AE51 RYP 1022 March Tesco-Cambridge
22311 AE51 RYH 1435 Cambridge-March Tesco



22308 AE51 RYD crosses the A10 into Landbeach at 1506 with the 1322 March Tesco-Cambridge

22309 AE51 RYF 1535 Cambridge-March Tesco
18058 AE53 TZK 1635 Cambridge-Sutton Post Office
22314 AE51 RYO 1557 March Tesco-Cambridge
Tuesday 8 March 2011
22307 AE51 RYC 1557 March Tesco-Cambridge

Mno 28 Feb-Sat 5 March 2011

Saturday 5 March 2011
22306 AE51 RYB 0735 Cambridge-March Tesco
18338 AE55 DJY 0835 Cambridge-March Tesco
22310 AE51 RYG 0732 March-Cambridge
22303AE51 RXY 0935 Cambridge-March Tesco
17078 T678 KPU 0911 Sutton Post Office-Cambridge
18336 AE55 DJV 1635 Cambridge-Sutton Post Office (cheers to Jo for this)

Friday 4 March 2011
22301 AE51 RXW 0600 Ely-Cambridge
22302 AE51 RXX 0735 Cambridge-March Tesco
22314 1657 March Tesco-Cambridge
22303 AE51 RXY 1757 March Tesco-Cambridge

Thursday 3 March 2011
22305 AE51 RYA 0600 Ely-Cambridge and 1322 March Tesco-Cambridge
22311 AE51 RYH 0735 Cambridge-March Tesco
22303 AE51 RXY 1435 Cambridge-March Tesco
22306 AE51 RYB 1535 Cambridge-March Tesco
18335 AE55 DJU 1422 March Tesco-Cambridge
18338 AE55 DJY 1635 Cambridge-Sutton Post Office
17078 T678 KPU 1522 March Tesco-Cambridge (15 late at Waterbeach)
22309 AE51 RYF 1557 March Tesco-Cambridge
18336 AE55 DJV 1657 March Tesco-Cambridge (25 late at Waterbeach)

Wednesday 2 March 2011
22315 AE51 RYP 0600 Ely-Cambridge
22306 AE51 RYB 0735 Cambridge-March Tesco
22303 AE51 RXY 1435 Cambridge-March Tesco
22305 AE51 RYA 1322 March Tesco-Cambridge
22302 AE51 RXX 1535 Cambridge-March Tesco
18057 AE53 TZJ 1422 March Tesco-Cambridge
18337 AE55 DJX 1635 Cambridge-Sutton Post Office
18338 AE55 DJY 1522 March Tesco-Cambridge
22308 AE51 RYD 1557 MAarch Tesco-Cambridge

Changes to buses from 17 April 2011
Stagecoach today released further details and timetables to its changes to services starting on 17 April brought about by lack of funding from the council.
From then the X9 route number will dissappear with buses on the route renumbered to 9.

Route 9 will be hourly during the day (half hourly in peak hours) with the bus's destination being March Or Littleport.

In summary buses from Cambridge to March will be leaving Cambridge at 0840, 1040, 1240, 1440, 1640, and 1740, with a 0740 starting from Ely, buses return from March to Cambridge at 0622, 0722, (from Broad Stret) then from March Tesco to Cambridge at 0912, 1112, 1312, 1512, and 1712 which only goes as far as Ely.
Theres also an 0553 from Chatteris to Cambridge and as far as i can see from the timetable this is the only bus in either direction that will not run via Waterbeach, Landbeach and Milton instead using the A10.
At present the last bus from Cambridge to March Broad Street is at 1815 and from March Tesco to Ely and Cambridge at 1757.
There will be no service at all on Sundays.

The current X7 commuter Express service will be renumbered to X8 leaving March Fountain at 0647 (currently 0700) and return from Cambridge at 1740, later than the current 1700.

Click the link below then on the service 9 details for the 9 timetable starting on 17 April

www.stagecoachbus.com/serviceupdatedetails.aspx?ID=2358

Tuesday 1 March 2011
22309 AE51 RYF 0600 Ely-Cambridge and 1322 March Tesco-Cambridge
22302 AE51 RXX 1122 March Tesco-Cambridge (seen at Ely Market street by Andy)
22326 AE51 RZC 1435 Cambridge-March Tesco
22313 AE51 RYN 1535 Cambridge-March Tesco
18337 AE55 DJX 1422 March Tesco-Cambridge
18336 AE55 DJV 1635 Cambridge-Sutton Post Office
18058 AE53 TZK 1522 March Tesco-Cambridge
I waited by my front door for the 1557 March Tesco-Cambridge but it didnt show up then 22326 on the 1657 March Tesco-Cambridge went past running about 10 late, it seemed to me to have more passngers onboard than usual so there must have been some problem with the bus before leading to it not running.

Monday 28 February 2011
22308 AE51 RYD 0600 Ely-Cambridge
22304 AE51 RXZ 1535 Cambridge-March Tesco
18338 AE55 DJY 1422 March Tesco-Cambridge (10 late at Waterbeach)
18292 AE51 VFW 1635 Cambridge-Sutton Post Office
18058 AE53 TZK 1522 March Tesco-Cambridge
22302 AE51 RXX 1557 March Tesco-Cambridge
22305 AE51 RYA 1657 March Tesco-Cambridge
Saturday 26 February 2011
22311 AE51 RYH 1422 March Tesco-Cambridge
18337 AE55 DJX 1635 Cambridge-Sutton Post Office
18335 AE55 DJU 1522 March Tesco-Cambridge (18 late at Waterbeach)
22309 AE51 RYF 1557 March Tesco-Cambridge
Friday 25 February 2011
I decided to head into Cambridge this afternoon for a couple of hours these are the sightings and pictures....
22302 AE51 RXX 0600 Ely-Cambridge and 1322 March Tesco-Cambridge
22305 AE51 RYA 1435 Cambridge-March Tesco



22303 AE51 RXY departs Cambridge with the 1535 to March Tesco



18336 AAE55 DJV departs Cambridge bus station with the 1635 to Sutton Post Office

18057 arrived at Cambridge with the 1422 froom March Tesco



22307 AE51 RYC departs Cambridge with the 1700 X7 Commuter Express to March

18338 worked the 1715 Cambridge to March was my bus home to Waterbeach and i past

18335 AE55 DJU with the 1522 March Tesco-Cambridge
22311 AE51 RYK was then seen in Waterbeach with the 1557 March Tesco-Cambridge
Thursday 24 February 2011
22312 AE51 RYK 0600 Ely-Cambridge
22313 AE51 RYN 1535 Cambridge-March Tesco
18335 AE55 DJU 1422 March Tesco-Cambridge
18336 AE55 DJV 1522 March Tesco-Cambridge
22304 AE51 RXZ 1635 Cambridge-Sutton PostOffice

Wed 23 Feb 2011

Wednesday 23 February 2011
18292 AE51 VFW 0922 March Tesco-Cambridge
18057 AE53 TZJ 1135 Cambridge-March Tesco
22304 AE51 RXZ 1022 March-Cambridge (10 late at Waterbeach)
18337 AE55 DJX 1235 Cambridge-March Tesco and 1422 March Tesco-Cambridge
22317 AE51 RYT 1122 March Tesco-Cambridge (10 late at Waterbeach)
22301 AE51 RXW 1335 Cambridge-March Tesco (12 late at Waterbeach)
22313 AE51 RYN 1022 March Tesco-Cambridge (11 late at Waterbeach)
22306 AE51 RYB 1635 Cambridge-Sutton Post Office (single decker instead of double decker)

Bus changes in April...
It would appear from what i have read on the internet today that Stagecoach have have registered some bus changes due to the lack of council funding from April, while its not yet definate what will happen it looks like the X9 will be changed to the number 9 but still run through to March but with no buses after 8pm in the evening.
At the moment the X9 runs hourly during the day, with route 9 runing hourly between Ely and Littleport but with peak morning and evening journeys to and from Cambridge.
People may be wondering whats happening with the off peak buses between Ely and Littleport that currently run as a shuttle service during the day, after the bus arrives at Ely from Cambridge on the route 12 via Newmarket it then goes to Littleport and back forming a 12 back to Cambridge.
I would guess that from April the route 12 buses from Cambridge will run all the way through to Littleport therefore allowing the March buses to become a route 9 from Cambridge without causing to much confusion.
As things currently stand there is a roughly half hourly service from Cambridge to Ely with either route 9 and X9's i suspect this may reduce to hourly from April.

These ideas above are my interpritation of what will happen and we will find out in sometime in March (the month) when the changes are offically announced how correct (or wrong!) i am.

Mon 21-Tues 22 Feb 2011

Tuesday 22 February 2011
22306 AE51 RYB 1035 Cambridge-March Tesco
18292 AE51 VFW 0922 March Tesco-Cambridge (15 late at Waterbeach), then 1235 Cambridge-March Tesco
18058 AE53 TZK 1135 Cambridge-March Tesco
22313 AE51 RYN 1022 March Tesco-Cambridge (10 late at Waterbeach)
22328 AE51 RZG 1122 March Tesco-Cambridge

Monday 21 February 2001
22302 AE51 RXX 0735 Cambridge-March Tesco and 1022 March Tesco-Cambridge
22305 AE51 RYA 0835 Camridge-March Tesco
22311 AE51 RYH 0732 March-Cambrdge
22324 AE51 RZA 0935 Cambridge-March Tesco
18057 AE53 TZJ 0911 Sutton Post Office-Cambridge
22308 AE51 RYD 1035 Cambridge-March Tesco



18292 AE51 VFW passes Waterbeach at 1114 about 12 late with the 0922 March Tesco-Cambridge, many thanks for the text from Rob Brooks saying this bus was on an X9 at Chatteris at 0805 heading for March which led me to be in the postion for the picture on its return.

Thurs 17-Sun 20 Feb 2011

Sunday 20 February 2011
17078 T678 KPU seen on Cowley Road depot (from the perimeter fence) at 0640 with roof still on, no sign of 17079 T679 KPU.
22324 AE51 RZA 175 Cambridge-Chatteris

Saturday 19 February 2011
22312 AE51 RYK 1435 Cambridge-March Tesco
22307 AE51 RYC 1322 March Tesco-Cambridge
22303 AE51 RXY 1422 March Tesco-Cambridge
18057 AE53 TZJ 1522 March Tesco-Cambridge
18292 AE51 VFW 1635 Cambridge-Sutton Post Office
22305 AE51 RYA 1557 March Tesco-Cambridge

Friday 18 February 2011
18058 AE53 TZK 0922 March Tesco-Cambridge (14 late at Waterbeach) and 1522 March Tesco-Cambridge
18057 AE53 TZJ 1135 Cambridge-March Tesco and 1422 March Tesco-Cambridge
22324 AE51 RZA 1022 March Tesco-Cambridge
22307 AE51 RYC 1122 March Tesco-Cambridge
22303 AE51 RXY 1335 Cambridge-March Tesco
22312 AE51 RYK 1435 Cambridge-March Tesco
22302 AE51 RXX 1322 March Tesco-Cambridge
18336 AE55 DJV 1635 Cambridge-Sutton Post Office

Thursday 17 February 2011
22302 AE51 RXX 1635 Cambridge-Sutton Post Office
18057 AE53 TZJ 1715 Cambridge-March
22312 AE51 RYK 1657 March Tesco-Cambridge

Wed 16 Feb 2011

Wednesday 16 February 2011
22303 AE51 RXY 0600 Ely-Cambridge and 1035 Cambridge-March Tesco
22329 AE51 RZH 0922 March Tesco-Cambridge (18 late at Waterbeach) then worked 1235 Cambridge-March Tesco
18336 AE55 DJV 1135 Cambridge-March Tesco
22302 AE51 RXX 1022 March Tesco-Cambridge
22328 AE51 RZG 1222 March Tesco-Cambridge



22304 AE51 RXZ is seen in Ely with the 1335 Cambridge-March Tesco
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Fri 4 -Tues 15 February 2011

Tuesday 15 February 2011
22305 AE51 RYA 0600 Ely-Cambridge and 1435 Cambridge-March Tesco
22312 AE51 RYK 1322 March Tesco-Cambridge
22329 AE51 RZH 1535 Cambridge-March Tesco
22318 AE51 RYU 1422 March Tesco-Cambridge (very unusual for this bus to be a single decker in the week)
18058 AE53 TZK 1522 March Tesco-Cambridge
22301 AE51 RXW 1557 March Tesco-Cambridge
22312 AE51 RYK 1657 March Tesco-Cambridge (this is the same bus that had worked the 1322 from March so im not sure if a swap has happened or if i wrote the number down wrong!)

Monday 14 February 2011
My train was late from work this morning so i missed the X9 on the 0600 Ely-Cambridge so I went up to the A10 to see
22306 AE51 RYB on the 0553 Chatteris-Cambridge

then after a few hours sleep the following were noted..
18337 AE55 DJX 1635 Cambridge-Sutton Post Office
18335 AE55 DJU 1522 March Tesco-Cambridge
22310 AE51 RYG 1557 March Tesco-Cambridge
22312 AE51 RYK 1657 March Tesco-Cambridge

Sunday 13 February 2011
22308 AE51 RYD a regualr X9 performer was noted on Cowley Road depot at 0642
22301 AE51 RXW 1745 Cambridge-Chatteris

Saturday 12 February 2011
22304 AE51 RXZ 1235 Cambridge-March Tesco
22312 AE51 RYK 1657 March Tesco-Cambridge
18057 AE53 TZJ 1757 March Tesco-Cambridge

Friday 11 Febrauary 2011
22304 AE51 RXZ 0600 Ely-Cambridge and 1322 March Tesco-Cambridge
22329 AE51 RZH 0735 Cambridge-March Tesco
22309 AE51 RYF 1335 Cambridge-March Tesco
22310 AE51 RYG 1222 March Tesco-Cambridge
22312 AE51 RYK 1435 Cambridge-March Tesco
22302 AE51 RXX 1535 Cambridge-March Tesco
18336 AE55 DJV 1422 March Tesco-Cambridge
22309 AE51 RYF 1635 Cambridge-Sutton Post Office (single decker standing in for a peresumably failed double decker)
18338 AE55 DJY 1522 March Tesco-Cambridge

Thursday 10 February 2011
22309 AE51 RYF 0600 Ely-Cambridge
22301 AE51 RXW 1335 Cambridge-March Tesco
22311 AE51 RYH 1222 March Tesco-Cambridge
22312 AE51 RYK 1435 Cambridge-March Tesco
22308 AE51 RYD 1322 March Tesco-Cambridge
22303 AE51 RXY 1535 Cambridge-March Tesco
18337 AE55 DJX 1422 March Tesco-Cambridge
18058 AE53 TZK 1635 Cambridge-March Tesco
18338 AE55 DJY 1522 March Tesco-Cambridge

Wednesday 9 Febraury 2011
22312 AE51 RYK 1435 Cambridge-March Tesco
18338 AE55 DJY 1422 March Tesco-Cambridge
2230x 1535 Cambridge-March Tesco
18336 AE55 DJV 1635 Cambidge-Sutton Post Office
18058 AE53 TZK 1522 March Tesco-Cambridge
22309 AE51 RYF 1557 March Tesco-Cambridge

Saturday 5 February 2011
After finishing a night shift and a couple of hours sleep i headed to my girlfriends at Peterborough seeing the following x9's on the way

22303 AE51 RXY 1022 March Tesco-Cambridge
18338 AE55 DJY 1235 Cambridge-March Tesco (travelled on from Waterbeach to Ely)
18336 AE55 DJV 1122 March Tesco-Cambridge
22302 AE51 RXX 1222 March Tesco-Cambridge

Although not an x9 working dual door trident 17079 T679 KPU was seen at Ely with the 1205 from Cambridge via Soham on the route 12, if im correct this bus should have appeared later in the day on the X9 route, despite various rumours concerning this bus and similar 17078 being converted to open toppers for use on the Stagecoach operated Cambridge sightseeing tours this has not yet happened.

Friday 4 February 2011
22309 AE51 RYF 0600 Ely-Cambridge and 1322 March Tesco-Cambridge
22308 AE51 RYD 1435 Cambridge-March Tesco
22310 AE51 RYG 1535 Cambridge-March Tesco
18338 AE55 DJY 1422 March Tesco-Cambridge
18057 AE53 TZJ 1635 Cambridge-Sutton Post Office
18058 AE53 TZK 18058 1522 March Tesco-Cambridge
22315 AE51 RYP 1557 March Tesco-Cambridge

Thurs 3 Feb 2011

Thursday 3 February 2011
22304 AE51 RXZ 0600 Ely-Cambridge AND 1322 March Tesco-Cambridge



22306 AE51 RYB crosses the A10 from Landbeach to Waterbeach with the 1435 Cambridge-March Tesco

22307 AE51 RYC 1535 Cambridge-March Tesco
18335 AE55 DJU 1422 March Tesco-Cambridge
18058 AE53 TZK 1522 March Tesco-Cambridge
18336 AE55 DJV 1635 Cambridge-Sutton Post Office (18 late at Waterbeach)
22302 AE51 RXX 1557 March Tesco-Cambridge

Wed 2 Feb 2011

Wednesday 2 February 2011
22305 AE51 RYA 0600 Ely-Cambridge



22308 AE51 RYD is seen in March high street at 1030 while working the 1022 March Tesco-Cambridge note how this bus has recieved the new 'Cambridge Citi' branding despite the fact that this bus now rarely works on the Citi network!! Thanks to Colin for the picture.

My sightings for the day are..
22306 AE51 RYB 1435 Cambridge-March Tesco
22305 AE51 RYA 1322 March Tesco-Cambridge
22312 AE51 RYK 1535 Cambridge-March Tesco
18057 AE53 TZJ 1422 March Tesco-Cambridge
18292 AE51 VFW 1635 Cambridge-Sutton Post Office
18336 AE55 DJV 1522 March Tesco-Cambridge
22303 AE51 RXY 1557 March Tesco-Cambridge

Thurs 27 Jan-Tues 1 Feb 20011

Tuesday 1 February 2011
22307 AE51 RYC 1035 Cambridge-March Tesco
18336 AE55 DJV 1135 Cambridge-March Tesco and 1422 March Tesco-Cambridge
22312 AE51 RYK 1022 March Tesco-Cambridge
18058 AE53 TZK 1235 Cambridge-March Tesco
22305 AE51 RYA 1122 March Tesco-Cambridge
22304 AE51 RXZ 1335 Cambridge-March Tesco
22306 AE51 RYB 1435 Cambridge-March Tesco
22301 AE51 RXW 1535 Cambridge-March Tesco

Monday 31 January 2011
18057 AE53 TZJ 0911 Sutton Post Office-Cambridge
22306 AE51 RYB 1035 Cambridge-March Tesco
18058 AE53 TZK 0922 March Tesco-Cambridge
18337 AE55 DJX 1135 Cambridge-March Tesco
22301 AE51 RXW 1022 March Tesco-Cambridge

Sunday 30 January 2011
22304 AE51 RXZ 0850 Chatteris-Cambridge

Saturday 29 January 2011
18058 AE53 TZK 0935 Cambridge-March Tesco
18337 AE55 DJX 0911 Sutton Post Office-Cambridge
22306 AE51 RYB 1035 Cambridge-March Tesco
18336 AE55 DJV 0922 March Tesco-Cambridge

Friday 28 January 2011
My mate Colin and i went to London to see the Stagecoach buses that now operate in East London so only a couple of x9's seen today on my return
22312 AE51 RYK 1815 Cambridge-March
22306 AE51 RYB 1757 Mrch Tesco-Cambridge

Thursday 27 January 2011
22305 AE51 RYA 0835 Cambridge-March Tesco
22308 AE51 RYD 0732 March-Cambridge (12 late at Waterbeach)
22313 AE51 RYN 0935 Cambridge-March Tesco
18338 AE55 DJY 0911 Sutton Post Office-Cambridge
22309 AE51 RYF 1035 Cambridge-March Tesco
18057 AE53 TZJ 0922 March Tesco-Cambridge (13 late at Waterbeach)
18337 AE55 DJX 1135 Cambridge-March Tesco
22306 AE51 RYB 1022 March Tesco-Cambridge (11 late at Waterbeach)
18058 AE53 TZK 1635 Cambridge-Sutton Post Office (thanks to Jo's ticket for this)

Wed 26 Jan 2011

Wednesday 26 January 2011
22307 AE51 RYC 0732 March-Cambridge (12 late at Waterbeach)
22309 AE51 RYF 0935 Cambridge-March Tesco
18057 AE53 TZJ 0911 Sutton Post Office-Cambridge (20 late at Waterbeach)
22304 AE51 RXZ 1035 Cambridge-March Tesco
18335 AE55 DJU 0922 March Tesco-Cambridge



18058 AE53 TZK passes through Waterbeach while working the 1135 Cambridge-March Tesco





22313 AE51 RYN passes Waterbeach about 15 late with the 1022 March Tesco-Cambridge

22312 AE51 RYK 1122 March Tesco-Cambridge

Tues 25 Jan 2011

Tuesday 25 January 2011
22304 AE51 RXZ 0935 Cambridge-March Tesco
18292 AE51 VFW 0911 Sutton Post Office-Cambridge, this bus was 40 late passing through Waterbeach due to the breakdown of an unidentified Trident at Ely Market Street and awaiting a replacement from either Lancaster Way depot Ely or Cowley Road depot in Cambridge



A slightly different view of 18335 AE55 DJU picking up passengers in Waterbeach while working the 0922 March Tesco-Cambridge running about 10 late.

22306 AE51 RYB 1022 March Tesco-Cambridge (15 late at Waterbeach)
18335 AE55 DJU 1235 Cambridge-March Tesco
22309 AE51 RYF 1122 March Tesco-Cambridge
22312 AE51 RYK 1335 Cambridge-March Tesco

Thurs 20-Mon 24 Jan 2011

Monday 24 January 2011
22305 AE51 RYA 0835 Cambridge-March Tesco (10 late at Waterbeach)
22308 AE51 RYD 0732 March-Cambridge (17 late at Waterbeach)
18337 AE55 DJX 0935 Cambridge-March Tesco
18338 AE55 DJY 0911 Sutton Post Office-Cambridge
22302 AE51 RXX 1035 Cambridge-March Tesco
18335 AE55 DJU 0922 March Tesco-Cambridge (10 late at Waterbeach) and 1235 Cambridge-March Tesco
18292 AE51 VFW 1135 Cambridge-March Tesco
22316 AE51 RYR 1022 March Tesco-Cambridge

Friday 21 January 2011
22309 AE51 RYF 0600 Ely-Cambridge
18058 AE53 TZK 1422 March Tesco-Cambridge
18336 AE55 DJV 1522 March Tesco-Cambridge
22306 AE51 RYB 1535 Camridge-March Tesco
22307 AE51 RYC 1557 March Tesco-Cambridge
22310 AE51 RYG 1635 Cambridge-March Tesco
22308 AE51 RYD 1657 March Tesco-Cambridge

Thursday 20 January 2011
Today i decided to go to Bedford and Northampton so not many x9's seen today.

22310 AE51 RYG 0600 Ely-Cambridge
22312 AE51 RYK 1557 March Tesco-Cambridge
22308 AE51 RYD 1657 March Tesco-Cambridge
22322 AE51 RYY 1757 March Tesco-Cambridge

Wed 19 Jan 2011

Wednesday 19 January 2011
22309 AE51 RYF 0600 Ely-Cambridge
22305 AE51 RYA 1222 March Tesco-Cambridge
18057 AE53 TZJ 1135 Cambridge-March Tesco (late late at Landbeach)



18336 AE55 DJV departs Cambridge with the 1235 to March Tesco

22313 AE51 RYP 1335 Cambridge-March Tesco and 1557 March Tesco-Cambridge
18336 AE55 DJV 1522 March Tesco-Cambridge

Tues 18 Jan 2011

Tuesday 18 January 2011
22306 AE51 RYB 0600 Ely-Cambridge
22312 AE51 RYK 1535 Cambridge-March Tesco
18337 AE55 DJX 1422 March Tesco-Cambridge
18336 AE55 DJV 1522 March Tesco-Camridge
18338 AE55 DJY 1635 Cambridge-Sutton Post Office
22316 AE51 RYR 1557 March Tesco-Cambridge
18058 AE53 TZK 1657 March Tesco-Cambridge

Wed 12-Tues 18 Jan 2011

Tuesday 18 January 2011
22306 AE51 RYB 0600 Ely-Cambridge
22312 AE51 RYK 1535 Cambridge-March Tesco
18337 AE55 DJX 1422 March Tesco-Cambridge
18336 AE55 DJV 1522 March Tesco-Cambridge
18338 AE55 DJY 1635 Cambridge-Sutton Post Office
22316 AE51 RYR 1557 March Tesco-Cambridge
18058 AE53 TZK 1657 March Tesco-Cambridge

Monday 17 January 2011
22305 AE51 RYA 0600 Ely-Cambridge
22308 AE51 RYD 0553 Chatteris-Cambridge and 0735 Cambridge-March Tesco
18335 AE55 DJU 1657 March Tesco-Cambridge
22313 AE51 RYN 1757 March Tesco-Cambridge

Sunday 16 January 2011
A quick view of Cowley Road bus depot (viewed from public areas and not tresspassing!!) at 0630 found the following X9 performers parked up
18338 AE55 DJY,
22308 AE51 RYD,
22326 AE51 RZC,
22317 AE51 RYT,
22320 AE51 RYW,
22318 AE51 RYU,
Later in the day 22309 AE51 RYF worked the 1745 Cambridge-Chatteris

Saturday 15 January 2011
22309 AE51 RYF 0630 Ely-Cambridge
18335 AE55 DJU 1435 Cambridge-March Tesco
22326 AE51 RZC 1535 Cambridge-March Tesco
22301 AE51 RXW 1422 March Tesco-Cambridge
22312 AE51 RYK 1522 March Tesco-Cambridge
18057 AE53 TZJ 1635 Cambridge-Sutton Post Office
22302 AE51 RXX 157 March Tesco-Cambridge

Friday 14 January 2011
22306 AE51 RYB 1535 Cambridge-March Tesco
18292 AE51 VFW 1422 March Tesco-Cambridge (10 late at Waterbeach)
22310 AE51 RYG 1635 Cambridge-Sutton Post Office (single decker vice double and very busy as it past Waterbeach)
18337 AE55 DJX 1522 March Tesco-Cambridge
22301 AE51 RXW 1557 March Tesco-Cambridge (11 late at Waterbeach)
18335 AE55 DJU 1657 March Tesco-Cambridge (18 late at Waterbeach)

Thursday 13 January 2011
22307 AE51 RYC 0600 Ely-Cambridge and 1322 March Tesco-Cambridge
22309 AE51 RYF 1435 Cambridge-March Tesco
22302 AE51 RXX 1535 Cambridge-March Tesco
18337 AE55 DJX 1422 March Tesco-Cambridge
18058 AE53 TZK 1635 Cambridge-Sutton Post Office
18335 AE55 DJU 1522 March Tesco-Cambridge
22304 AE51 RXZ 1557 March Tesco-Cambridge (13 late at Waterbeach)

Wednesday 12 January 2011
22312 AE51 RYK 0732 March-Cambridge (14 late at Waerbeach) (thanks to sisters ticket for this)
18058 AE53 TZK 1235 Cambridge-March Tesco and 1522 March Tesco-Cambridge
22306 AE51 RYB 1335 Cambridge-March Tesco
22301 AE51 RXW 1535 Cambridge-March Tesco
17079 T679 KPU 1635 Cambridge-Sutton Post Office (10 late at Waterbeach) there was a rumour that this bus and 17078 T678 KPU were to become open toppers for use on the Cambridge Sightseeing trips but at time of writing still have roofs intact with 17078 being used on work in Cambridge and rarely making it onto the X9.

Saturday 8 January 2011

Saturday 8 January 2011

22302 AE51 RXX 1035 Cambridge-March Tesco
18337 AE55 DJX 0922 March Tesco-Cambridge


22315 AE51 RYP passes Waterbeach Green at 1201 with the 1135 Cambridge-March Tesco

22301 AE51 RXW 1022 March Tesco-Cambridge (18 late at Waterbeach)
22308 AE51 RYD 1235 Cambridge-March Tesco
18338 AE55 DJY 1122 March Tesco-Cambridge

Mon 27 Dec 2010 to Fri 7 Jan 2011

Friday 7 January 2011
22303 AE51 RXY 1035 Cambridge-March Tesco
18337 AE55 DJX 0922 March Tesco-Cambridge
18057 AE53 TZJ 1135 Cambridge-March Tesco
22308 AE51 RYD 1022 March Tesco-Cambridge
22315 AE51 RYP 1122 March Tesco-Cambridge (cheers to Andy the 'Pacer Chaser' for this sighting!)

Thursday 6 January 2011
22313 AE51 RYN 0935 Cambridge-March Tesco
18058 AE53 TZK 0911 Sutton Post Office-Cambridge
22305 AE51 RYA 1035 Cambridge-March Tesco
18337 AE55 DJX 0922 March Tesco-Cambridge
18338 AE55 DJY 1135 Cambridge-March Tesco
22301 AE51 RXW 1022 March Tesco-Cambridge

Wednesday 5 January 2011
22308 AE51 RYD 1035 Cambridge-March Tesco
18335 AE55 DJU 0922 March Tesco-Cambridge
18057 AE53 TZJ 1135 Cambridge-March Tesco
22313 AE51 RYN 1022 March Tesco-Cambridge (13 late at Waterbeach)
18335 AE55 DJU 1235 Cambridge-March Tesco
22306 AE51 RYB 1122 March Tesco-Cambridge (13 late at Waterbeach)
22304 AE51 RXZ 1335 Cambridge-March Tesco
22310 AE51 RYG 1222 March Tesco-Cambridge
22312 AE51 RYK 1657 March Tesco-Cambridge (cheers to Rob Brooks for the sighting of this at March Tesco at 1643 awaiting departure time!)

Tuesday 4 January 2011
22xxx 0835 Cambridge-March Tesco
22302 AE51 RXX 0732 March-Cambridge
22313 AE51 RYN 0935 Cambridge-March Tesco
18338 AE55 DJY 0911 Sutton Post Office-Cambridge
22303 AE51 RXY 1035 Cambridge-March Tesco (Also worked 1322 return thanks to Andy for this sighting)
18335 AE55 DJU 0922 March Tesco-Cambridge (17 late at Waterbeach)
18335 AE55 DJU 1235 Cambridge-March Tesco
22306 AE51 RYB 1335 Cambridge-March Tesco

Friday 31 December (Saturday service)
22329 AE51 RZH 1135 Cambridge-March Tesco
22308 AE51 RYD 1022 March Tesco-Cambridge
18057 AE53 TZJ 1235 Cambridge-March Tesco
22303?? 1322 March Tesco-Cambridge
18058 AE53 TZK 1535 Cambridge-March Tesco
22058 KV53 FAF 1635 Cambridge-Sutton Post Office

Thursday 30 December (Saturday service)
22308 AE51 RYD 0935 Cambridge-March Tesco and 122 March Tesco-Cambridge
18338 AE55 DJY 0911 Sutton Post Office-Cambridge and 1235 Cambridge-March Tesco
22310 AE51 RYG 1035 Cambridge-March Tesco
22309 AE51 RYF 0922 March Tesco-Cambridge
22303 AE51 RXY 1022 March Tesco-Cambridge (16 late at Waterbeach)
18057 AE53 TZJ 1122 March Tesco-Cambridge

Wednesday 29 December (Saturday service)
22312 AE51 RYK 1435 Cambridge-March Tesco
18337 AE55 DJX 1322 March Tesco-Cambridge
22309 AE51 RYF 1535 Cambridge-March Tesco
22303 AE51 RXY 1422 March Tesco-Cambridge

Bank Holiday Monday 27 December (Sunday service)
22308 AE51 RYD 1745 Cambridge-Chatteris

Tuesday 21 December

Tuesday 21 December
An appointment at the dentist in Cambridge today led to a journey on the X9

22302 AE51 RXX past with the 0735 Cambridge-March Tesco
22308 AE51 RYD on the 0732 March-Cambridge was my bus from Waterbeach and on the way into Cambridge i past
22309 AE51 RYF on the 0835 Cambridge-March Tesco



A view of 22325 AE51 RZB departing Cambridge Drummer Street bus station at 0937 with the 0935 to March Tesco.

I then travelled on
22313 AE51 RYN ON THE 1035 Cambridge-March Tesco back to Waterbeach

22310 AE51 RYG was seen at Waterbeach about 20 late with the 0922 March Tesco-Cambridge
I then travelled on
18336 AE55 DJV from Waterbeach to Ely while it was working the 1135 Cambridge-March Tesco and this was my last viewing of the day.

Sun 5 Dec-Mon 20 Dec 2010

Monday 20 December
18057 AE53 TZJ 1135 Cambridge-March Tesco
22317 AE51 RYT 1122 March Tesco-Cambridge (12 late at Waterbeach)

Saturday 18 December
18338 AE55 DJY 0835 Cambridge-March Tesco
22303 AE51 RXY 0732 March-Cambridge
22307 AE51 RYC 0911 Sutton Post Office-Cambridge
22311 AE51 RYH 0922 March Tesco-Cambridge
22304 AE51 RXZ 1135 Cambridge-March Tesco
22313 AE51 RYN 1022 March Tesco-Cambridge (12 late at Waterbeach)

Friday 17 December
18292 AE51 VFW 1135 Cambridge-March Tesco (10 late at Waterbeach)
22306 AE51 RYB 1022 March Tesco-Cambridge (15 late at Waterbeach)
18335 AE55 DJU 1235 Cambridge-March Tesco
22302 AE51 RXX 1122 March Tesco-Cambridge

Thursday 16 December
22305 AE51 RYA 1035 Cambridge-March Tesco
22315 AE51 RYP 0922 March Tesco-Cambridge
18338 AE55 DJY 1135 Cambridge-March Tesco
22312 AE51 RYK 1022 March Tesco-Cambridge
18335 AE55 DJU 1235 Cambridge-March Tesco
22313 AE51 RYN 1122 March Tesco-Cambridge

Wednesday 15 December
22303 AE51 RXY 0935 Cambridge-March Tesco
18336 AE55 DJV 0911 Sutton Post Office-Cambridge (17 late at Waterbeach)
22309 AE51 RYF 1035 Cambridge-March Tesco
18292 AE51 VFW 0922 March Tesco-Cambridge (17 late at Waterbeach)
17079 T679 KPU 1135 Cambridge-March Tesco
22304 AE51 RXZ 1022 March Tesco-Cambridge
22306 AE51 RYB 1122 March Tesco-Cambridge

Monday 13 December
22303 AE51 RXY 1757 March Tesco-Cambridge
18057 AE53 TZJ 1815 Cambridge-March (35 late when seen passing through Sretham!!)

Friday 10 December
18058 AE53 TZJ 1135 Cambridge-March Tesco (seen by Andy the 'Pacer Chaser' at Ely Market Street at 1230)
18349 AE55 DKX 1235 Cambridge-March Tesco and 1522 March Tesco-Cambridge
22310 AE51 RYG1122 March Tesco-Cambridge
22309 AE51 RYF 1222 March Tesco-Cambridge

Thursday 9 December
22312 AE51 RYK 0600 Ely-Cambridge and 1322 March Tesco-Cambridge
22313 AE51 RYN 1435 Cambridge-March Tesco
22309 AE51 RYF 1535 Cambridge-March Tesco
18338 AE55 DJY 1422 March Tesco-Cambridge
18349 AE55 DKX 1635 Cambridge-Sutton Post Office
18335 AE55 DJU 1522 March Tesco-Cambridge

Wednesday 8 December
18349 AE55 DKN 1235 Cambridge-March Tesco
22311 AE51 RYH 1122 March Tesco-Canbridge
22303 AE51 RX 1335 Cambridge-March Tesco
22312 AE51 RYK 1222 March Tesco-Cambridge
22304 AE51 RXZ 1535 Cambridge-March Tesco
18335 AE55 DJU 1422 March Tesco-Cambridge (13 late at Waterbeach)
22307 AE51 RYC 1635 Cambridge-Sutton Post Office (single decker vice double decker and needless to say full and standing)

Tuesday 7 December
22304 AE51 RXZ 0935 Cambridge-March Tesco
18337 AE55 DJX 0911 Sutton Post Office-Cambridge
22310 AE51 RYG 1035 Cambride-March Tesco
18057 AE53 TZJ 0922 March Tesco-Cambridge (18 late at Waterbeach)
18292 AE51 VFW 1135 Cambridge-March Tesco

Monday 6 December
18338 AE55 DJY 1135 Cambridge-March Tesco
22302? 1022 March Tesco-Cambridge
18058 AE53 TZK 1235 Cambridge-March Tesco
22306 AE51 RYB 1122 March Tesco-Cambridge
22301 AE51 RXW 1335 Cambridge-March Tesco
18057 AE53 TZJ 1222 March Tesco-Cambridge

Sunday 5 December
22305 AE51 RYA 0850 Chatteris-Cambridge

Fri 3 Dec

Friday 3 December

A trip to the dentist in Cambridge today led to me doing
22303 AE51 RXY from Waterbeach on route 9 and the 0735 from Littleport.

After the dentist i headed for Peterborough a jumped off a 55 at St Ives and ended up doing Olympian 16070 on the 21 from St Ives to Chatteris which allowed to me to catch up with a couple of X9'S


22301 AE51 RXW is seen in Chatteris at 1155 with the 1122 March Tesco to Cambridge

I then did
22305 AE51 RYA from Chatteris to March Tesco which was the 1035 from Cambridge and past
22303 AE51 RXY between Chatteris and March on the 1222 from March Tesco-Cambridge



22305 AE51 RYA stands at March Tesco waiting to work the 1322 to Cambridge

18292 AE51 VFW 1522 March Tesco-Cambridge (15 late at Ely angel drove)
18335 AE55 DJU 1635 Cambridge-Sutton Post Office
With thanks to Andy for the two sightngs above

This led to to start thinking that the X9 route now serves 3 Tesco stores Milton, Ely and March and wondered how many bus routes serve this many of a specific supermaket.

Wed 10 Nov-Mon 29 2011

Monday 29 November
reports of a road crash on the A10 near Stretham at 0700
22301 AE51 RXW 0735 Cambridge-March Tesco
22309 AE51 RYF 0835 Cambridge-March Tesco
22312 AE51 RYK 0911 Sutton Post Office-Cambridge (18 late at Waterbeach)
22303 AE51 RXY 0935 Cambridge-March Tesco
18336 AE55 DJV 0922 March Tesco-Cambridge (35 late at Waterbeach)
22302 AE51 RXX 1022 March Tesco-Cambridge (26 late at Waterbeach)
22309 AE51 RYF 1122 March Tesco-Cambridge
18336 AE55 DJV 1235 Cambridge-March Tesco (19 late at Waterbeach)

Sunday 28 November
22311 AE51 RYH 0850 Chatteris-Cambridge

Saturday 27 November
22309 AE51 RYF 1335 Cambridge-March Tesco
22304 AE51 RXZ 1435 Cambridge-March Tesco
22306 AE51 RYB 1322 March Tesco-Cambridge
22312 AE51 RYK 1535 Cambridge-March Tesco
22311 AE51 RYH 1422 March Tesco-Cambridge

Thursday 25 November
22306 AE51 RYB 0835 Cambridge-March Tesco (17 late at Waterbeach)
22309 AE51 RYF 0732 March-Cambridge (16 late at Waterbeach)
22302 AE51 RXX 0935 Cambridge-March Tesco
18292 AE51 VFW 0911 Sutton Post Office-Cambridge
22312 AE51 RYK 1335 Cambridge-March Tesco
22304 AE51 RXZ 1322 March Tesco-Cambridge
22311 AE51 RYH 1335 Cambridge-March Tesco
22312 AE51 RYK 1122 March Tesco-Cambridge
22310 AE51 RYG 1535 Cambridge-March Tesco
18058 AE53 TZK 1422 March Tesco-Cambridge
22303 AE51 RXY 1635 Cambridge-Sutton Post Office

Wednesday 24 November
22302 AE51 RXX 0600 Ely-Cambridge
22303 AE51 RXY 1635 Cambridge-Sutton Post Office

Tuesday 23 November
22312 AE51 RYK 0600 Ely-Cambridge
22308 AE51 RYD 1435 Cambridge-March Tesco
22312 AE51 RYK 1322 March Tesco-Cambridge
18292 AE51 VFW 1422 March Tesco-Cambridge
22303 AE51 RXY 1535 Cambridge-March Tesco (10 late at Waterbeach)
22307 AE51 RYC 1635 Cambridge-Sutton Post Office
18349 AE55 DKX 1522 March Tesco-Cambridge (10 late at Waterbeach)
22311 AE51 RYH 1557 March Tesco-Cambridge (19 late at Waterbeach)

Monday 22 November
22306 AE51 RYB 0600 Ely-Cambridge
22314 AE51 RYO 1435 Cambridge-March Tesco
22306 AE51 RYB 1322 March Tesco-Cambridge
22302 AE51 RXX 1535 Cambridge-March Tesco
18349 AE55 DKX 1422 March Tesco-Cambridge
18336 AE55 DJV 1635 Cambridge-Sutton Post Office
18058 AE53 TZK 1522 March Tesco-Cambridge
22313 AE51 RYN 1557 March Tesco-Cambridge (1o late at Waterbeach)

Saturday 20 November
22307 AE51 RYC 0630 Ely-Cambridge
22301 AE51 RXW 0632 March-Cambridge
22302 AE51 RXX 1535 Cambridge-March Tesco
22301 AE51 RXW 1422 March Tesco-Cambridge
18339 AE55 DJZ 1635 Cambridge-Sutton Post Office
18343 AE55 DKJ 1522 March Tesco-Cambridge
22308 AE51 RYD 1557 March Tesco-Cambridge

Friday 19 November
A few delays on the evening peak today
22313 AE51 RYN 0600 Ely-Cambridge
22304 AE51 RXZ 1635 Cambridge-Sutton Post Office, this bus is booked for a double decker and over crowding often occurs when a single decker is used which probably explians why it was 13 late when passing Waterbeach as people who are at the back of the bus and want to get off have to squeeze past all the standing people at the front
18292 AE51 VFW 1522 March Tesco-Cambridge (10 late at Waterbeach)
22301 AE51 RXW 1557 March Tesco-Cambridge (16 late at Waterbeach)
22308 AE51 RYD 1657 March Tesco-Cambridge (13 late at Waterbeach)

Thursday 18 November
22309 AE5 1RYF 0600 Ely-Cambridge & 1322 March Tesco-Cambridge
22314 AE51 RYO 1435 Cambridge-March Tesco
22308 AE51 RYD 1535 Cambridge-March Tesco
18058 AE53 TZK 1635 Cambridge-Sutton Post Office
18292 AE51 VFW 1522 March Tesco-Cambridge (16 late at Waterbeach)

Wednesday 17 November
22306 AE51 RYB 1335 Cambridge-March Tesco
22312 AE51 RYK 1222 March Tesco-Cambridge
22314 AE51 RYO 1435 Cambridge-March Tesco
18292 AE51 VFW 1635 Cambridge-March Tesco
18058 AE53 TZK 1522 March Tesco-Cambridge
22306 AE51 RYB 1557 March Tesco-Cambridge (running 45 late when passing through Waterbeach)

Tuesday 16 November
After spending the weekend with my girlfriend in Peterborough i had a day rider plus ticket and had travelled back from Huntingdon on the 55 after being faced with an hours wait at Cambridge for a route 9 to Waterbeach i decided to make the most of my ticket and have a couple of trips on the X9 so i travelled on 18335 from Cambridge to Ely Tesco where i only had to wait about 5 minutes for 22314 back to Waterbeach.
22302 AE51 RXX 1700 Cambridge-March (X7) Commuter Express
18335 AE55 DJU 1715 Cambridge-March
18058 AE53 TZK 0922 March Tesco-Cambridge then 1522 March Tesco-Cambridge
22305 AE51 RYA 1557 March Tesco-Cambridge
22314 AE51 RYO 1657 March Tesco-Cambridge

Saturday 13 November
22305 AE51 RYA 0630 Ely-Cambridge
22307 AE51 RYC 1335 Cambridge-March Tesco
22303 AE51 RXY 1222 March Tesco-Cambridge
17079 T679 KPU 1435 Cambridge-March Tesco
22312 AE51 RYK 1322 March Tesco-Cambridge
22302 AE51 RXX 1422 March Tesco-Cambridge

Friday 12 November
22312 AE51 RYK 0600 Ely-Cambridge & 1322 March Tesco-Cambridge
22303 AE51 RXY 1535 Cambridge-March Tesco
18057 AE53 TZK 1422 March Tesco-Cambridge (15 late at Waterbeach)
18335 AE55 DJU 1635 Cambridge-Sutton Post Office
18336 AE55 DJV 1522 March Tesco-Cambridge
22302 AE51 RXX 1557 March Tesco-Cambridge (19 late at Waterbeach)

Thursday 11 November
22306 AE51 RYB 0600 Ely-Cambridge
22309 AE51 RYF 1435 Cambridge-March Tesco
22306 AE51 RYB 1322 March Tesco-Cambridge
18335 AE55 DJU 1422 March Tesco-Cambridge (20 late at Waterbeach)
18336 AE55 DJV 1635 Cambridge-Sutton Post Office
18058 1522 March Tesco-Cambridge (10 late at Waterbeach)
22301 AE51 RXW 1757 March Tesco-Cambridge

Wednesday 10 November
18336 AE55 DJV 0922 March Tesco-Cambridge (thanks to Andy for this sighting) 1235 Cambridge-March Tesco & 1522 March Tesco-Cambridge
22301 AE51 RXW 1122 March Tesco-Cambridge
22307 AE51 RYC 1335 Cambridge-March Tesco
22302 AE51 RXX 1322 March Tesco-Cambridge
18058 AE53 TZK 1422 March Tesco-Cambridge
22309 AE51 RYF 1435 Cambridge-March Tesco
22312 AE51 RYK 1535 Cambridge-March Tesco

Mon 8 -Tues 9 Nov 2011

Tuesday 9 November
18337 AE55 DJX 1135 Cambridge-March Tesco
22312 AE51 RYK 1022 March Tesco-Cambridge
18336 AE55 DJV 1235 Cambridge-March Tesco
22302 AE51 RXX 1122 March Tesco-Cambridge

Monday 8 November
22325 AE51 RZB 1035 Cambridge-March Tesco
18338 AE55 DJY 0922 March Tesco-Cambridge (10 late at Waterbeach)
18335 AE55 DJV 1135 Cambridge-March Tesco
22307 AE51 RYC 1022 March Tesco-Cambridge
18338 AE55 DJY 1235 Cambridge-March Tesco
22305 AE51 RYA 1122 March Tesco-Cambridge

Sat 23 Oct-Sat 6 Nov 2011

Saturday 6 November
22308 AE51 RYD 0732 March-Cambridge
22307 AE51 RYC 0935 Cambridge-March Tesco
18338 AE55 DJY 0911 Sutton Post Office-Cambridge
22058 KV53 FAF 1035 Cambridge-March Tesco
18337 AE55 DJX 0922 March Tesco-Cambridge
22312 AE51 RYK 1135 Cambridge-March Tesco
22306 AE51 RYB 1022 March Tesco-Cambridge (13 late at Waterbeach)
18338 AE55 DJY 1235 Cambridge-March Tesco
18057 AE53 TZJ 1122 March Tesco-Cambridge

Thursday 4 November
22305 AE51 RYA 1535 Cambridge-March Tesco
18292 AE51 VFW 1522 March Tesco-Cambridge
18335 AE55 DJU 1635 Cambridge-Sutton Post Office
22310 AE51 RYG 1815 Cambridge-March
22309 AE51 RYF 1657 March Tesco-Cambridge

Wednesday 3 November
22306 AE51 RYB 0732 March-Cambridge
22303 AE51 RXY 1035 Cambridge-March Tesco
18335 AE55 DJU 0922 March Tesco-Cambridge
22309 AE51 RYF 1757 March Tesco-Cambridge

Tuesday 2 November
18349 AE55 DKX 1422 March Tesco-Cambridge (10 late at Waterbeach)
22302 AE51 RXX 1522 March Tesco-Cambridge
22324 AE51 RZA 1557 March Tesco-Cambridge (15 late at Waterbeach)
22313 AE51 RYN 1657 March Tesco-Cambridge
22310 AE51 RYG 1757 March Tesco-Cambridge

Monday 1 November
22329 AE51 RZH 0735 Cambridge-March Tesco
18336 AE55 DJV 0732 March-Cambridge
22309 AE51 RYF 0835 Cambridge-March Tesco
17079 T679 KPU 0911 Sutton Post Office-Cambridge (thanks to sisters ticket for this)
22303 AE51 RXY 1557 March Tesco-Cambridge
22313 AE51 RYN 1657 March Tesco-Cambridge
22319 AE51 RYV 1757 March Tesco-Cambridge

Saturday 30 October
22301 AE51 RXW 1135 Cambridge-March Tesco
22310 AE51 RYG 1022 March Tesco-Cambridge (15 late at Waterbeach)
22307 AE51 RYC 1235 Cambridge-March Tesco
18337 AE55 DJX 1122 March Tesco-Cambridge

Friday 29 October
22310 AE51 RYG 0935 Cambridge-March Tesco
18292 AE51 VFW 0911 Sutton Post Office-Cambridge
22306 AE51 RYB 1035 Cambridge-March Tesco
18057 AE53 TZJ 0922 March Tesco-Cambridge (17 late at Waterbeach)
18349 AE55 DKX 1135 Cambridge-March Tesco
22304 AE51 RXZ 1022 March Tesco-Cambridge
18292 AE51 VFW 1235 Cambridge-March Tesco
22319 AE51 RYV 1122 March Tesco-Cambridge (16 late at Waterbeach)


Thursday 28 October
22310 AE51 RYG 1757 March Tesco-Cambridge

Wednesday 27 October
22316 AE51 RYR 0600 Ely-Cambridge
18292 AE51 VFW 1135 Cambridge-March Tesco-Cambridge
22305 AE51 RYA 1022 March Tesco-Cambridge

Tuesday 26 October
22313 AE51 RYN 0600 Ely-Cambridge
22311 AE51 RYH 1435 Cambridge-March Tesco
22313 AE51 RYN 1322 March Tesco-Cambridge
22329 AE51 RZH 1535 Cambridge-March Tesco
18057 AE53 TZJ 1422 March Tesco-Cambridge
22306 AE51 RYB 1635 Cambridge-Sutton Post Office (single decker vice double decker)

Monday 25 October
22307 AE51 RYC 0600 Ely-Cambridge
22305 AE51 RYA 0735 Cambridge-March Tesco
18292 AE51 VFW 1635 Cambridge-Sutton Post Office
18336 AE55 DJV 1522 March Tesco-Cambridge
22309 AE51 RYF 1557 March Tesco-Cambridge
22311 AE51 RYH 1657 March Tesco-Cambridge

Sunday 24 October
22301 AE51 RXW 1745 Cambridge-Chatteris

Saturday 23 October
18337 AE55 DJX 0835 Cambridge-March Tesco
18338 AE55 DJY 1522 March Tesco-Cambridge
18057 AE53 TZJ 1635 Cambridge-Sutton Post Office
22329 AE51 RZH 1557 March Tesco-Cambridge
22319 AE51 RYV 1657 March Tesco-Cambridge
Friday 22 October 2010
17079 T676 KPU 1235 Cambridge-March Tesco (cheers Andy for this sighting)
22310 AE51 RYG 1635 Cambridge-Sutton Post Office (full and standing at waterbeach as formed of a single decker instead of a double decker)
22313 AE51 RYN 1557 March Tesco-Cambridge


Thursday 21 October 2010
22304 AE51 RXZ 0600 Ely-Cambridge
22329 AE51 RZH 1535 Cambridge-March Tesco
18337 AE55 DJX 1422 March Tesco-Cambridge
17079 T679 KPU 1635 Cambridge-Sutton Post Office
18057 AE53 TZJ 1522 March Tesco-Cambridge (10 late at Waterbeach)
18338 AE55 DJY 1557 March Tesco-Cambridge (18 late at Waterbeach)


Wednesday 20 October 2010
17079 T679 KPU 1235 Cambridge-March Tesco
22304 AE51 RXZ 1122 March Tesco-Cambridge
22305 AE51 RYA 1335 Cambridge-March Tesco and 1557 March Tesco-Cambridge
22329 AE51 RZH 1322 March Tesco-Cambridge

Sun 10 -Wed 20 Oct 2011

Wed 20 October
18338 AE55 DJY 1222 March Tesco-Cambridge (thanks to Mums ticket for this)

Friday 15 October
22303 AE51 RXY 0600 Ely-Cambridge
22306 AE51 RYB 1535 Cambridge-March Tesco
17079 T679 KPU 1422 March Tesco-Cambridge (10 late at Waterbeach)
22311 AE51 RYH 1635 Cambridge-Sutton Post Office
18339 AE55 DZJ 1522 March Tesco-Cambridge (18 late at Waterbeach)

Thursday 14 October
22304 AE51 RXZ 0600 Ely-Cambridge
22306 AE51 RYB 1335 Cambridge-March Tesco
22305 AE51 RYA 1222 March Tesco-Cambridge (15 late at Waterbeach)
18337 AE55 DJX 1422 March Tesco-Cambridge
18335 AE55 DJU 1635 Cambridge-Sutton Post Office
18057 AE53 TZJ 1522 March Tesco-Cambridge (15 late at Waterbeach)

Wednesday 13 October
22305 AE51 RYA 1035 Cambridge-March Tesco
18338 AE55 DJY 0922 March Tesco-Cambridge (12 late at Waterbeach)
18292 AE51 VFW 1135 Cambridge-March Tesco
22308 AE51 RYD 1022 March Tesco-Cambridge
18058 AE53 TZK 1235 Cambridge-March Tesco
17079 T679 KPU 1122 March Tesco-Cambridge
22310 AE51 RYG 1222 March Tesco-Cambridge (identified by mums bus ticket cheers!)
22305 AE51 RYA 1322 March Tesco-Cambridge
22309 AE51 RYF 1335 Cambridge-March Tesco
22311 AE51 RYH 1635 Cambridge-Sutton Post Office (bus was full and standing at Waterbeach as running as a single decker instead of a double decker)
18058 AE53 TZK 1522 March Tesco-Cambridge
22309 AE51 RYF 1557 March Tesco-Cambridge (12 late at Waterbeach)

Tuesday 12 October
22305 AE51 RYA 0935 Cambridge-March Tesco
18057 AE53 TZJ 0911 Sutton Post Office-Cambridge (10 late at Waterbeach)
22310 AE51 RYG 1035 Cambridge-March Tesco
18292 AE51 VFW 0922 March Tesco-Cambridge

Monday 11 October
22310 AE51 RYG 0732 March-Cambridge
22311 AE51 RYH 0835 Cambridge-March Tesco (10 late at Waterbeach)
18292 AE51 VFW 0935 Cambridge-March Tesco
18338 AE55 DJY 0911 Sutton Post Office-Cambridge (10 late at Waterbeach)
22309 AE51 RYF 1035 Cambridge-March Tesco
17079 T679 KPU 0922 March Tesco-Cambridge (17 late at Waterbeach)
18335?? (i saw the number as it past then forgot it but think it was this) 1135 Cambridge-March Tesco
22307 AE51 RYC 1022 MarchTesco-Cambridge

Sunday 10 October
22304 AE51 RXZ 0850 Chatteris-Cambridge

Saturdays Workings

Saturday 9 October 2010

22302 AE51 RXX 0732 March-Cambridge
22059 KV53 FAJ 0935 Cambridge-March Tesco
18057 AE53 TZJ 0911 Sutton Post Office-Cambridge
22308 AE51 RYD 1035 Cambridge-March Tesco
22304 AE51 RXZ 0922 March Tesco-Cambridge (10 late at Waterbeach)
22305 AE51 RYA 1135 Cambridge-March Tesco
22309 AE51 RYF 1022 March Tesco-Cambridge
18057 AE53 TZJ 1235 Cambridge-March Tesco
18292 AE51 VFW 1122 March Tesco-Cambridge (10 late at Waterbeach)

Fridays wanderings

Friday 8 October 2010


Hello all

My main aim for today was to head down to the south coast and photo stagecoach buses around Chichister and Worthing however when the alarm went off this morning i still felt tired so ended up doing an afternoon around Ely and Cambridge here are the sightings and pictures from today...

18340 AE55 DKA 0911 Sutton Post Office-Cambridge



22059 KV53 FAJ in Waterbeach with the 1035 Cambridge-March Tesco


18337 AE55 DJX 0922 March Tesco-Cambridge (12 late)
17079 T679 KPU 1135 Cambridge-March Tesco
22308 AE51 RYD 1022 March Tesco-Cambridge



18336 AE55 DJV at Ely Tesco with the 1235 Cambridge-March Tesco which i had travelled on from Waterbeach
















22309 AE51 RYF is seen in Ely with the 1222 March Tesco-Cambridge


I then travelled by train to Cambridge and headed for the bus station where



I saw 18336 AE55 DJV depart Drummer Street with the 1635 Cambridge-Sutton Post Office


and then

One of Stagecoach Cambridges dual door tridents 17079 (the other being 17078) arrived at 1645 (17 late) with the 1422 March Tesco-Cambridge this turn of duty is very reliable for having a double decker on it.


After arrival this bus then went empty to Cowley Road depot and returned to work the 1715 Cambridge-Ely 12 service which i travelled on but before that...



22302 departed on time with the X7 the 1700 Cambridge-March commuter express service
and


18335 AE55 DJU departed at 1716 with the 1715 Cambridge-March this is one of the few direct X9 buses that runs along the A10 from Cambridge and does not run via Milton, Landbeach or Waterbeach like they used to before the afforementioned changes in February.

Then as mentioned above i defected for a bit and took the 1715 Cambridge-Ely route 12 (17079) bus to Ely via Nemarket on a route that i had not been on before, i got to Ely Tesco in time to see

22305 AE51 RYA depart on time with the 1815 Cambridge-March

I was then taken home to Waterbeach by

22304 AE51 RXZ on the 1757 March Tesco-Cambridge which was on time.

Thursday 7 October 2010

22059 KV53 FAJ 0835 Cambridge-March Tesco (14 late)
22311 AE51 RYH 0732 March-Cambridge (18 late)
18338 AE55 DJY 0911 Sutton Post Office-Cambridge
22308 AE51 RYD 0935 Cambridge-March Tesco
22310 AE51 RYG 1035 Cambridge-March Tesco
18058 AE53 TZK 0922 March Tesco-Cambridge (15 late)
18292 AE51 VFW 1135 Cambridge-March Tesco
22304 AE51 RXZ 1022 March Tesco-Cambridge
Wednesday 6 October
Only a handful of buses seen today with all running reasonably to time when seen from the Waterbeach Watch Towers

18058 AE53 TZK 1135 Cambridge-March Tesco
22302 AE51 RXX 1022 March Tesco-Cambridge
18335 AE55 DJU 1235 Cambridge-March Tesco
22301 AE51 RXW 1122 March Tesco-Cambridge
22059 KV53 FAJ 1335 Cambridge-March Tesco
22309 AE51 RYF 1222 March Tesco-Cambridge

Tonys first blog post

Tuesday 5 October 2010
Hello eveyone as Rob mentioned below the buses on the X9 that run through Waterbeach (there are still a few that avoid Waterbeach by using the A10 direct) pass right past my front door and if there on time the March and Cambridge bound buses pass within a few minutes of each other so i am usually able to see a few buses on the route each day.
Since the main changes with the x9 no longer serving Wisbech since February timekeeping was very hit and miss with buses occasionally running up to an hour late and some not showing up at all due to various reasons mainly awaiting drivers at Ely off late bound buses with on time buses being delayed.
The main problem was that with the route been 2 hours long and only a ten minute turn round in March drivers had to changeover at Ely to allow for proper brakes to be taken.
This problem was very much reduced however at the July timetable change with the buses now continueing to March Tesco and having a 40 minute layover.

Right enough of that now the sightings from today
22312 AE51 9YK 1035 Cambridge - March Tesco
18343 AE55 DKJ 0922 March Tesco-Cambridge (15 late)
17079 T679 KPU 1135 Cambridge -March Tesco
22304 AE51 RXZ 1022 March Tesco - Cambridge
18336 AE55 DJV 1235 Cambridge -March Tesco
22324 AE51 RZA 1122 March Tesco - Cambridge
22301 AE51 RXW 1335 Cambridge - March Tesco

We are Back!!

Yes, we are now back, After my visit to Cambridge yesterday iv decided to re-start the X9 blog.

The main blogger will be Tony Irle, living on the X9 route at Waterbeach, he is much more better placed than me to keep an eye on things. (That is until they see sense and put the route back to Wisbech!!)

To buisness then, yesterday i saw 22324 - AE51RZA depart Drummer Street at 1345, 5 late on the 1340 to March., 22308 done the X7 at 1700, and Trident 17079 - T679KPU done the 1715 to March, which for old times sake, i took to Ely. President bodied Trident 18059 was also on the X9.


17079 at Drummer Street Bus Station in Cambridge. It had arrived off a 12, and is seen repositing itself to do the 1715 X9 to March.

Changing Times

The following post has been put together from sightings provided by Jamie Armstrong and Tony Irle.


18337 - AE55DJX on the 1735 Cambridge - March passing Waterbeach on the 3rd April. Image by Tony Irle


18292 seen in Waterbeach on the 31st March on the 1235 Cambridge - March Image by Tony Irle.


22301 - AE51RXW departs Cambridge on the 1235 to March. Photo by Jamie Armstrong.

Sunday 21st March
16210 - R560DRP 1735 Cambridge - March (blind showed Chatteris!)

Tuesday 23rd March
16218 - R568DRP 0609 Sutton Post Office - Cambridge and 1435 March - Cambridge
16591 - S591BCE 1435 March - Cambridge
16023 - P823GMU 1335 March - Cambridge and 1535 Cambridge - March
20531 - P531ESA 1535 March - Cambridge
16021 - P821GMU 1635 Cambridge - March
9-
16217 - R567DRP 0635 Littleport - Cambridge and 1705 Cambridge - Littleport

Wedensday 24th March
16214 - R564DRP 0605 Ely - Cambridge
16217 - R567DRP 0609 Sutton Post Office - Cambridge
16021 - P821GMU 1435 March - Cambridge and 1635 Cambridge - March
20110 - N210LTN 1335 Cambridge - March
16025 - P825GMU 1535 March - Cambridge

Thursday 25th March
16216 - R566DRP 0605 Ely - Cambridge
16210 - R560DRP 0609 Sutton Post Office - Cambridge
16591 - S591BCE 1635 Cambridge - March
16025 - P825GMU 1635 March - Cambridge

Saturday 27th March
16218 - R568DRP 0935 March - Cambridge & 1135 Cambridge - March
20354 - P534ESA 1235 Cambridge - March
16025 - P825GMU 1135 Cambridge - March

Sunday 28th March
16213 - R563DRP 0835 March - Cambridge

Monday 29th March
16210 - R560DRP 1035 Cambridge - March
16021 - P821GMU 1635 Cambridge - March
16589 - S589BCE 2135 Littleport - Cambridge (9)

Tuesday 30th March
18059 - AE53TZK 0835 Cambridge - March
16210 - R560DRP 0735 March - Cambridge & 1035 Cambridge - March
16213 - R563DRP 0935 Cambridge - March
18292 - AE51VFJ 0835 March - Cambridge
16591 - S591BCE 0935 March - Cambridge

Saturday 3rd April
16591 - S591BCE 11.35 Cambridge - March left 7 late
22301 - AE51RXW 12.35 Cambridge - March left 15 late
20110 - N210LTN 11.35 March - Cambridge seen in Cambridge 1333
16024 - P824GMU 11.35 Cambridge - March left 10 late
18337 - AE55DJX 1535 March - Cambridge and 1735 Cambridge - March

18292 rises again! Also been seen by Tony on the 1st April on the 0609 Sutton
Post Office - Cambridge.

Another Trident out to play was 18337 - AE55DJX on the 3rd April working the
1535 March - Cambridge and returned on 1735 Cambridge - March to be put to sleep
for the weekend. The start of the low floor invasion on the X9 from now on, it would seem.

What About Wisbech?

Thats a question thats never been asked before, im sure!

(before you read any further, the next few sentances are my own personal views, and iv made it clear i strongly disagree with the X9 being curtailed, not just because im left worse of, but, as i found out on the 13th Feb whilst talking to some passengers, loads of others will no doubt have been majorly inconvienienced. I do, however apologise for the spelling mistakes above)

Whats happening at Wisbech now we dont have the X9? Well, as was detailed back in Feburary, Norfolk Green are currently filling the void with there cheap interpritation of the X9 they call the 56. Using 5 leased Volvo B10Ms with Alexander PS`s leased from Stagecoach as follows

701 - P848GND
702 - P847GND
703 - P656GND
704 - R513KSA
705 - R917XVM

No, i cant work out why theyre numbered that way either. Iv seen a Optare Excel on the route aswell, predicatably when iv been on a life expired B10M going the other way, but maybe these Excels will feature more after April.

Below is a photo of 702 - P847GND departing Wisbech Horsefair Bus Station on the first day of service of the 56 back on the 15th February.

More From Waterbeach Watch Towers


16214 - R564DRP seen on Cambridge Road, Waterbeach on the 5th March working the 0609 Sutton Post Office - Cambridge. Photo by Tony Irle.



22457 - S457OFT seen at Ely Market Street forming the 1435 Cambridge - March. Photo again by Tony Irle, capturing the first appearence of one of the former Busway MAN ALX300s on the X9.

Well, its been a long time since the last update, and our man at Waterbeach has been keeping up with happenings alot better than i have. I personally havent seen an X9 working since it was cut short, having to make do with the handful of leased B10M PS Vehicles that Norfolk Green have got for the next few weeks.

A summary of happenings, all from Tony can be seen below.

Wedensday 3rd March
16587 - S587BCE 0605 Ely - Cambridge
16592 - S592BCE 0609 Sutton Post Office - Cambridge
16020 - P820GMU 1535 March - Cambridge
16588 - S588BCE 1635 Cambridge - March
16590 - S590BCE 1635 March - Cambridge & 1735 Cambridge - Ely
Route 9: 16025 - P825GMU 0635 Littleport - Cambridge

Thursday 4th March
16218 - R568DRP 0605 Ely - Cambridge
16213 - R563DRP 0609 Sutton Post Office - Cambridge & 1435 March - Cambridge, 18
Late at Waterbeach
16214 - R564DRP 1535 Cambridge - March
16021 - P821GMU 1635 Cambridge - March
16592 - S592BCE 1535 March - Cambridge 18 late at Waterbeach
Route 9: 16020 - P820GMU 0635 Littleport - Cambridge
16025 - P825GMU 1705 Cambridge - Littleport

Friday 5th March
Route 9: 16218 - R568DRP 0735 Littleport - Cambridge
X9: 16591 - S591BCE 0605 Ely - Cambridge
16214 - R564DRP 0609 Sutton Post Office - Cambridge
16213 - R563DRP 0835 Cambridge - March
16021 - P821GMU 0735 March - Cambridge
16592 - S592BCE 1635 Cambridge - March

Tuesday 9th March
16021 - P821GMU 0635 Littleport - Cambridge (Route 9)
16212 - R562DRP 1635 Cambridge - March

Sunday 14th March
16589 - S589BCE 0825 March - Cambridge

Monday 15th March
Route 9
16210 - R560DRP 0635 Littleport - Cambridge
16589 - S589BCE 2135 Littleport - Cambridge
X9
16212 - R562DRP 1735 Cambridge - March

Tuesday 16th March
16019 - P819GMU 1135 Cambridge - March
16217 - R567DRP 1235 Cambridge - March & 1435 return
20112 - N212LTN 1335 Cambridge - March & 1535 Return
16592 - S592BCE 1235 March - Cambridge
22457 - S457OFT 1435 Cambridge - March

Thursday 18th March
16216 - R566DRP 1135 Cambridge - March
16xxx - P8xxGMU 1035 March - Cambridge

Saturday 20th March
16212 - R562DRP 1535 Cambridge - March
16019 - P819GMU 1135 Cambridge - March
16218 - R568DRP 1035 March - Cambridge

Waterbeach Watch Tower

Saturday 20th
20855 - P855GND 0935 Cambridge - March
22312 - AE51RYK 0835 March - Cambridge

Sunday 21st Feb
16591 - S592BCE 1745 Cambridge - March

Monday 22nd
16589 - S589BCE 1035 Cambridge - March & 1635 Cambridge - March
16587 - S587BCE 1135 Cambridge - March

Tuesday 23rd
16589 - S589BCE 0935 Cambridge - March
16587 - S587BCE 1035 Cambridge - March
0835 March - Cambridge appears to be cancelled, not seen at the Waterbeach Watchtowers
16213 - R563DRP 0935 March - Cambridge due Waterbeach at 1102 seen at 1125!
20112 - N212LTN 1135 Cambridge - March
16023 - P823GMU 2135 Littleport - Cambridge (9)

Thanks to both Tony & Jamie for the gen.

So! Where now...???

Im pleased to say, the blog will stay running, mostly with contributions from Tony, as the X9 route has been revised to run via Waterbeach, Milton and Landbeach, as the route 9 does (or did, i havent studied the 9 timetable yet), and, very conveiently, now runs past his house!

As for things up at Wisbech end, the X9 has been, rather controversaly replaced by Norfolk Green and their 56. A blind stab at running to roughly the same times using B10M PS`s hired in from Stagecoach.

The 0605 Wisbech - March and the 1830 March - Wisbech no longer run, and connections between the X9 at March are NOT GUARENTEED!!! In my personal opinion this is all a load of rubbish now, and should never have been allowed to happen, but it has, and the timetable is subject to review in April, but at present im unaware what this might involve, but im not holding out much hope.

The B10s hired in are as follows

P847GND (702 with NG)
P848GND (701 with NG)
P846GND
R513KSA
R917XVM

The latter 3 i havent seen yet so cant confirm the fleet numbers.

Anyways. Enough of my ramblings, and back to some X9/9 sightings provided by Tony for the 15th Feb

16588 - S588BCE 1335 march-cambs and 1535 return
16589 - S589BCE 1435 march-cambs
16592 - S592BCE 1635 cambs-march
16591 - S591BCE 1535 march-cambs

One route 9 sighting:
16025 - P825GMU 1705 cambs-littleport

The Last Day ~ Saturday, 13th Febuary 2010

Ever since i found out that the route was being curtailed between Wisbech & March, i wondered how i would go about the final day. Even on the evening of the 12th, i was still unsure. Even on the 13th, i was still unsure if im totaly honest, the only way to see the route off in style was to go out and have a bash. So we did!

Myself, Tony Irle and Dan Mears had a day out around and about, I caught the 0805 from Wisbech, with trusty 16592 - S592BCE, and as i got to March Station, 22304 - AE51RYC was going the other way on the 0730 from Ely to Wisbech.

Tony joined me at the train Station, and, just in time did Dan, where we formed the plan to take 592 to Chatteris, have the 0900 from there back to March to pick up the MAN to Ely. The 0900 from Chatteris was in the form of 16021 - P821GMU, which was pleasing, we took that to March Broard Street to travel 22304 to Ely. We was ment to spend time between March & Wisbech, but this never really happened until the evening. The rest of the afternoon was spent up at Cambridge, scratching a new KFC off the list, and a few other buses.

We took the 1540 from Cambridge to March, and for this we was given B10M 20534 - P534ESA. Not the best, but Dan was happy! He got his train from March to Nuneaton, which ment we had to go back to Wisbech on the 1640 ex Cambridge. The Last X9 to travel between March and Wisbech. So at least that part of the plan worked out. It arrived in the shape of 16592 again, so me and Tony took this back to Wisbech Horsefair, where i became the last passenger to alight from an X9 at Wisbech. The last X9 departure from Wisbech, the 1715 to Ely, was 20473 - M473ASW.

The driver on 16592 deserves a mention, for on arrival at Wisbech, he parked in bay 2, which isint good to photo, a quick request was made to shunt to bay3, which he very kindly did, and i thank him for that, unfortunatly, the blind had already been changed to Long Sutton 39, but i didnt want to be too greedy and ask for that to be changed!

The list of buses on the X9 route on Saturday looks like this (in no specific order):
16592 - S592BCE
22304 - AE51RYC
16021 - P821GMU
20573 - M473ASW
20534 - P534ESA
16591 - S591BCE
20857 - P857GND

And that was that. Id like to say a Big thank you to the drivers of the X9 for a great service, Stagecoach Cambridge for occasionaly giving me something unusual to write about, and also to the regular contributors, Jamie Armstrong, Adam Dowling, Mum and Tony Irle.

Some photos from the day out can be seen below!

16592 - S592BCE stands at Chatteris on the 0805 Wisbech - Cambridge


16021 - P821GMU stands at Chatteris on the 0740 Cambridge - Wisbech


20573 - M473ASW stands at Chatteris on the 0840 Cambridge - Wisbech


MAN22304 - AE51RYC on the 0905 Wisbech - Cambridge, with Nick dealing with passengers joining at Ely


Well, it seemed rude not to include a photo of a 9! 16587 - S587BCE departs Cambridge Drummer Street Bus Station on the 1510 to Littleport


20534 - P534ESA at Chatteris on the 1540 Cambridge - Wisbech, with Dan Mears stood under the wing mirror


And thats your lot! We finished the day how it started, with 16592 after terminating on the 1640 from Cambridge.

Nothing much left to say after that.

Monday 1st Febuary

X9
16021 - P821GMU 1540 cbg-wisbech
16025 - P825GMU 1405 wisbech-cbg
9
22335 - AE51RZO 1535 littleport-cbg
16019 - P819GMU 1610 cbg-littleport

Friday 29th January

16588 - S588BCE 0905 wisbech-cbg
16212 - R562DRP 0740 cbg-wisbech
20846 - P846GND 1005 wisbech-cbg

Thanks, yet again to Tony.

Catch Up Again! Thursday 28th Jan

Thurs 28 jan
X9
16012 - P812GMU 1440 cbg-wisbech
16216 - R566DRP 1305 wisbech-cbg
16024 - P824GMU 1640 cbg-wisbech
16588 - S588BCE 1505 wisbech-cbg
9
20110 - N210LTN 1410 cbg-littleport
20845 - P845GND 1435 littleport-cbg
22306 - AE51RYB 1510 cbg- littleport

All sightings from Tony.

Playing catch-up

Saturday 23rd Jan

I had a day out in Cambridge with Jamie as Steve decided to pay us a visit, heres what was seen

16216 - R566DRP 1340 Cambridge - Wisbech, departed 8 late
16590 - S590BCE 1440 Cambridge - Wisbech

Unfortunatly thats all i saw as we wasent around Cambridge much! But Mum did send me this:
20851 - P851GND 1205 Wisbech - Cambridge
16217 - R567DRP 1305 Wisbech - Cambridge
16587 - S587BCE 1405 Wisbech - Cambridge

Tony has been in contact again to say the following for the Tuesday 26th Jan

service 9

16025 - P825GMU 0935 littleport to cambridge
16588 - S588BCE 1035 littleport to cambridge
20530 - P530ESA 1135 littleport to cambridge

service X9

16587 - S587BCE 0940 cambridge to wisbech
16216 - R566DRP 1140 cambridge to wisbech
20851 - P851GND 1105 wisbech to cambridge

And for Wedensday 27th:
16023 - P823GMU 1335 littleport to cambridge
20857 - P857GND 1410 cbg to littleport,
20847 - P847GND 1610 cambridge to littleport and also the 1835 littleport to cambridge

On the X9 for Wedensday we had
20850 - P850GND 1005 Wisbech - Cambridge
16587 - S587BCE 1105 Wisbech - Cambridge
16011 - P811GMU 1205 Wisbech - Cambridge
16218 - R568DRP on the 1910 Cambridge - Chatteris

Services out of Wisbech currently subject to diversion via West Street and Elm Road due to Gas Main repairs on eastbound strech of Churchill Road.

22nd January

All complied with help from Adam D and Jamie

20851 - P851GND 0605 Wisbech - Cambridge
20857 - P857GND 0645 March - Cambridge X7 then onto 0840 Cambridge - Wisbech etc
16217 - R567DRP 0705 Wisbech - Cambridge etc
17079 - T679KPU 0805 Wisbech - Cambridge etc
16590 - S590BCE 0905 Wisbech - Cambridge etc
20114 - N214LTN 1005 Wisbech - Cambridge etc
16022 - P822GMU 1755 Cambridge - March X7

Thusday 21st Jan

Recently, B10M PS Volvos have been making a return to the X9 route, Tony viewed an un/id one on the 1240 Cambridge - Wisbech, and 20857 on the 1205 Wisbech - Cambridge, which was also seen my Mother in Wisbech, who also saw the welcome return on Trident/Transbus President 18060 - AE53TZM to the X9 on the 1105 to Cambridge. Going back to 20857 quickly, Adam D saw this in Cambridge on Wedensday to do the 1640 to Wisbech. I do wonder if the B10PSs are out on the X9 more in Winter because its colder, and therefor there less prone to overheating? Anyone whos been on B10M vehicles, weather coach or PS form will tell you (and i can!) that these are prone to running hot, with a decent roar from the cooling fans, but anyways, i digress.

Tony also text me to say that the 9 had 16590 - S590BCE and 16022 - P822GMU on it, to name but two.

Mid January

06/01
16588 - S588BCE 0940 Cambridge - Wisbech
16589 - S589BCE 1205 Wisbech - Cambridge
16217 - R567DRP 1040 Cambridge - Wisbech
16212 - R562DRP 1140 Cambridge - Wisbech, but turned around at Chatteris, and 15
late due to being stuck in Stretham by an ambulance blocking the road
16175 - R175HHK 1205 Wisbech - Cambridge, turned around at Chatteris at 1305
back to Wisbech, but swapped again at March with 16214

11/01
16212 - R562DRP 1205 Wisbech - Cambridge
20856 - P856GND 1305 Wisbech - Cambridge
20846 - P846GND 1405 Wisbech - Cambridge
16588 - S588BCE 1505 Wisbech - Cambridge
33312 - AE56MDN 1335 Peterborough - Wisbech 36
33393 - R353LER Wisbech - Long Sutton Daytime 39s

12/01
Services thrown into chaos today with very heavy traffic into Cambridge involving alot of turn arounds at Chatteris
16210 - R560DRP 0535 Long Sutton - Wisbech & 0605 Wisbech - Cambridge 43 late arriving at Cambridge
16218 - R568DRP 0630 Ely - Wisbech
Un/id Olympian 0640 Cambridge - Wisbech
16587 - S587BCE 0740 Cambridge - Wisbech
20530 - P530ESA 0840 Cambridge - Wisbech
0940 Cambridge - Wisbech not arrived Cambridge by 0950
20110 - N210LTN 1240 Cambridge - Wisbech
20845 - P845GND 1405 Wisbech - Cambridge

13/01
16213 - R563DRP 0630 Ely - Wisbech
20110 - N210LTN 0905 Wisbech - Cambridge
16023 - P823GMU 1105 Wisbech - Cambridge
33323 - P323EFL Wisbech - Long Sutton daytime 39s

15/01
Big thanks to Jamie A for the sightings
20530 - P530ESA 1405 Wisbech - Cambridge
16139 - R139EVX 1240 Cambridge - Wisbech then schools
16212 - R562DRP 1505 Wisbech - Cambridge
16588 - S588BCE 1340 Cambridge - Wisbech
16218 - R568DRP 1440 Cambridge - Wisbech
20110 - N210LTN 1540 Cambridge - Wisbech
16216 - R566DRP 1755 Cambridge - March X7

16/01
16022 - P822GMU 1405 Wisbech - Cambridge
16216 - R566DRP 1505 Wisbech - Cambridge
16212 - R562DRP 1605 Wisbech - Cambridge
20531 - P531ESA 1715 Wisbech - Ely