This is the unofficial blog for the Lowestoft to Peterborough X1 bus service operated by First Group.
Originally reporting the introduction of the 'Gemini' double deckers and the phasing out of coaches, the blog is now incredibly in its sixth year and a £5 million fleet of 22 Enviro 400 luxury buses now work the service.
To contact me with your observations/experiences on the X1, email firstname.lastname@example.org . Anonymity respected.
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Saturday 18th June 2011 ~ Local Working
I had to drop a friend at Walpole Highway for the X1 this morning, so I decided to have a trip to Wisbech and back. My prediction for L11 was correct, i.e. that it would be a B7 and therefore be late. A young lady waiting at the bus stop was making use of modern technology and was able to tell us when the bus was in the vicinity, thanks to her having a friend on board. 37158 was the charge and it arrived about 6 minutes late. It soon became clear though that the driver was not for dawdling and we enjoyed a good fast trip into Wisbech. At this point the Heavens opened and then L8 with 37573 appeared, again a little late, but with Mr. Speed at the wheel. Again we made good progress and arrival at Walpole was only a few minutes behind schedule. I popped to see Bruce and we found ourselves waiting to view L9 which was 37157 and eventually Y13 which was 12 late with 37569.
37569 on Y13 with friendly driver heads for Peterborough at lunchtime.
There didn't seem to be any swaps today and an all low floor affair was scuppered by 20352 - you've guessed it - on K3.