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Saturday September 3rd 2011 ~ Coachless

A postscript to Friday first of all, it would seem that timekeeping did get a bit chaotic in the afternoon, as Bruce reported  a trio of eastbound X1s passing him as follows : K16 37157 at 16.17 (42 late), K17 with 37158 having replaced 37571 at Lowestoft earlier at 16.24 19 late and then K18 with 37159 at 16.47, 12 late. So three consecutively numbered B7s passed him in a 30 minute period.
Late on Friday evening a 'First' driver from Scotland arrived in King's Lynn and after a Travellodge overnight, he reappeared this morning and took Profile coach 20352 at 06.00 to Aberdeen. This leaves 20115 and 20126 as the only available coaches for X1 work.
Saturday was an all low floor service with some late running at times. Even early on,  K2 and K3 07.35 and 08.05 from Peterborough were already late to the tune of 6 and 7 minutes by Wisbech (37565 & 37564 respectively). A pretty good morning ensued, but by lunch delays were increasing. L9 with 37157 which had been 8 late to Peterborough was 14 late returning, Y10 had 37159 8 late and returning 13 late. K14 with 37577 was 15 late westbound and 10 late returning and even by late afternoon when services are normally more punctual, the 15.48 Wisbech to Peterborough (K1 with 37578) was 15 late and the 15.05 from Peterborough 17 late with 37566.
Spare today were 37158 and 37160 at Lynn and 37156 at Lowestoft. Hitherto not reported was 37158 on Thursday 1st doing a full day's stint on the X2.

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