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23/09/2009

Sunday Operations - Observers Required !

One of my Yarmouth correspondents got back to me about my claim made in Sunday's blog vis : "The 06.35 King's Lynn to Lowestoft goes empty to Yarmouth on arrival and Lowestoft then provide a replacement to work the 09.48 to Peterborough."

"Not quite so" says our man. "Yarmouth provide the first 3 from the East. Lowestoft provides the 09.48 ex Lowestoft and the line above is returned into the system at 10.48 by the driver that takes it to Lowestoft. The system of arrival at Lowestoft, departure an hour and a bit later happens most of the day, the exception being the 14.30 into Lowestoft is run light to Yarmouth depot and Lowestoft provide a vehicle and driver for the 13.48 departure. The said Lowestoft driver returns to Lowestoft at 21.30 and leaves that vehicle for the 21.48 departure to Lynn"

Now this is very odd, because although I have no doubt that the above is what happens to the drivers, the vehicles clearly have a mind of their own and don't layover as suggested. I reckon that the vehicle taken light to Yarmouth at 14.30 is that off the 06.35 ex King's Lynn. Certainly the 10.48 from Lowestoft is worked by the bus which arrives at 10.30 and so forth. similarly the 14.30 arrival at Lowestoft works the 14.48. I'm off to Showbus this coming weekend, but if anyone is not going and can provide vehicle observations this Sunday, it would be much appreciated. Thanks to our man at Yarmouth for outlining the diagrams here.

1 comment:

Des Speed said...

Hi,
X1 Eastern End - Sunday Diagram

07.30 Y
08.30 Y } - Y drivers from Y garage
09.30 Y

09.48 – L driver from L garage

09.30 Arrive K driver – driver keep same bus - depart 10.48 K driver
10.30 Arrive K driver – driver keep same bus - depart 11.48 K driver
11.30 Arrive K driver – driver keep same bus - depart 12.48 K driver
12.30 Arrive K driver – driver keep same bus - depart 13.48 K driver
13.30 Arrive Y driver – driver keep same bus – depart 14.48 Y driver
14.30 Arrive Y driver – driver keep same bus - Light to Y garage
15.30 Arrive Y driver – driver keep same bus - depart 15.48 Y driver

16.48 – L driver from L depot

16.30 - Arrive K driver – Left at L bus station for L driver to garage
17.30 - Arrive K driver – Pass to K driver – depart 17.48 K driver
18.30 - Arrive K driver - Pass to K driver - depart 18.48 K driver
19.30 - Arrive K driver - Pass to K driver - depart 19.48 K driver
20.30 - Arrive K driver - Pass to K driver - depart 20.48 K driver
21.30 - Arrive L driver - Pass to K driver - depart 21.48 K driver
22.30 - Arrive Y driver - driver keep same bus - Light to Y garage
23.30 - Arrive Y driver - driver keep same bus - Light to Y garage
00.30 - Arrive L driver - driver keep same bus - Light to L garage

The first 3 Y drivers, drive to K, then drive the next eastbound bus to Norwich. They then have a 60 min break and relieve the next L bound bus.The first driver is relieved at Norwich at 12.10 by a Y driver that drives light from Y, leaving the light bus in Norwich bus station for the 3rd Y driver to return light to Y garage, after a 45 min break in Norwich. This is because of the the drive time from Y garage to K and return to Norwich, with a sub 45 min break at K.

Regards Des

See you Sunday