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Wednesday 9th December 2009 ~ Bus Abandoned

Spot the difference ! 37562 (top) and 37158 (above) at Wisbech this afternoon photographed by Rob Brooks. Minimal 'First' branding on 562 and still no fleet numbers. The St. Trinians film should be a hit with all this publicity.

Jamie Robinson sent a text this morning just before 10am saying "37568 abandoned in layby at Eye nature reserve, no driver or passengers". It turned out that it had been working K2 but had failed and it was later recovered. A faulty idler pulley was the diagnosis and this should be fixed at King's Lynn on Thursday. Fortunately both 34108 and 37572 were both available at Lynn and one of these worked forward, while the other replaced 37563 on L11. The latter is suspected to be 34108 as it didn't come back and 37569 ended up on L11.
I was away today but even though closure of the B198 was forecast, Rob Brooks reported only very minor delays to services at Wisbech. Noted were :
37573 K15 1318 Wisbech - Peterborough a1319 d1321
37562 L12 1326 Wisbech - Lowestoft a1325 d1327
37578 Y13 1356 Wisbech - Lowestoft a1355 d1357
37158 K16 1348 Wisbech - Peterborough a1406 d1407
37577 K17 1418 Wisbech - Peterborough a1420 d1420
37565 K14 1426 Wisbech - Lowestoft a1422 d1424
37567 K18 1448 Wisbech - Peterborough a1447

Of note here is that the only delay of note was the service worked by a B7. For the first time since 28th November, all three B7s were on the X1 today, the other two were 37159 on L10 and 37160 on K3.

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