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Tuesday 21st July 2015 ~ Disruption

So far it has been an eventful week. Yesterday (Monday) a fatal accident between Thorney bypass and Guyhirn called for full closure of the A47 at this point between 06.30 & 15.00 and early morning services were forced to divert via Whittlesey.
The first return service from Peterborough was seen at Walsoken running 44 minutes late with 33814 and not far behind was K2 seen leaving Wisbech bus station 21 late with 33803. 33806 came past me on K3 running 31 late and while I didn't see K4, K5 which is due past me at Wisbech at 09.50 turned up at 11.19, 89 minutes late. Clearly at this point a decision had to be made. The alternative route was completely congested and a number of buses were stranded in the affected area. As a consequence it was decided to terminate westbound services at Wisbech where they laid over until their due departure eastbound. This situation prevailed until the 15.24 departure (K6) which was the first bus able to continue onwards to Peterborough.
During the day buses stabled in Wisbech bus station resulting in some unusual photo opportunities as seen below
Passengers prepare to board the first through service to Peterborough at 15.24

Four Enviro 400s at Wisbech on Monday afternoon. 
33805 is ready to depart on the 15.24 Wisbech - Peterborough while 33806 and 33809 await their departure times for Norwich. Nice to get three different adverts too !

Tuesday was relatively incident free, but the 06.45 King's Lynn - Norwich failed at Dereham and later the 12.54 Wisbech - Peterborough failed to run. Its vehicle 33805 left Wisbech at 13.52 westbound ' not in service' presumably running empty to Thorney before taking up the return working.

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