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Tuesday 7th October 2008 ~ Better than Monday

The Yarmouth roadworks had a major impact again today, but FEC managed better and the service ran pretty well with a succession of layovers at Lowestoft to allow for the delays.
Y8 08.29 King's Lynn - Peterborough and 09.48 return failed to appear which would have inconvenienced the early rising Wisbech senior citizens. 20505 should have worked it. The next service (Y9) with 20500 was on time as was 20121 on J11 10.31 Wisbech - Peterborough. After this things were unpredictable.
20351 which ended up at Yarmouth overnight after yesterday's swap shop came out today on Y14 08.25 ex Lowestoft and was 20 late approaching Wisbech. It was , however, on time tonight with the 17.55 Lowestoft - Peterborough. K15 was given 20142 by Lynn this morning (see Sept 27th blog), so quite a rarity, but it returned on K16 and came off at Lynn with a knocking noise, mind you it was fit to do Hunstanton schools later. 20109 off a C grade service took over. Lowestoft chucked out 20111 on K15 08.55 to Peterborough due to late running, but this had lost 28 minutes by Wisbech and was followed in to the bus station by 20109 on K16.
Earlier because of 20109 being out of action, K20 (the Norwich commuter turn) was cancelled due to lack of resources. Normally a Scania would deputise, but with 43801, 43802, 30235, 34933 and 34901 all on repairs, this was not possible. By this afternoon, 20504 had been hastily repaired and this did the second half of K20 and was 4 early at Tilney on the 20.18 ex Peterborough.
K3 10.55 Lowestoft - Peterborough changed vehicles at Lynn, 20127 off (for help on town services) and 20353 (off maintenance) going forward. Later 20117 came off Y8 14.25 ex Lowestoft at Lynn and for the second consecutive day 20131 worked forward on this turn.

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