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Monday January 3rd 2011 ~ A Traveller Writes

Yesterday was very quiet on the buses, but today there were definitely increased loadings on the hourly service. Robert M was one of those who travelled by X1 yesterday and he says "I took the 12:50 from King's Lynn to Wisbech (37577), we left bang on time from the station and made record time to Wisbech in about half an hour. In my experience this trip usually takes about 40 minutes. The driver was friendly and accommodating of the gentleman in front of me who only had a 20 pound note with which to pay his fare.
On my return journey I took the 18:00 bus back from Wisbech (37566). This bus was similarly punctual, arriving at least 5 minutes before the departure time and leaving spot on time at 18:00. This was also a fairly quick journey, and again the driver was friendly. Overall I'm quite impressed with today's service. The only real downside is a lack of leg room on most of the buses in the fleet, which is a common problem I generally face on public transport, even though I'm not even over 6 feet tall".
Ah it's all about 'bums on seats' today isn't it Robert ? A far cry from days of old, still good to hear of your positive experience.
Again today the service was B9 worked with a solitary B7 exception. This was 37159 which wasn't too much of a problem as it only worked the 08.50 Lynn to Peterborough and 10.10 back to Lowestoft, upon which it went light to Yarmouth as booked in the Sunday timetable which was in force today.
Two turns suffered delay today, 37569 on the 12.48 from Lowestoft was 15 late out of King's Lynn and the 09.48 from Lowestoft was almost 20 late arriving at Lynn, but some smart driving saw the defecit reduced to just 5 minutes when it passed Walpole Highway on the 14.10 from Peterborough.

37578 brightens the gloom at Walpole Highway as it passes on the 09.30 from Great Yarmouth this lunchtime.

The 11.10 from Peterborough heads for Lowestoft with 37573 advertising the incredible properties of Nescafe Green !!

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