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Stagecoach in Cambridge
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Slogan "City life, citi travel"
Parent Stagecoach Group
Founded 1984 from de-merger of Eastern Counties Omnibus Company
Headquarters Cambridge
Service area Cambridgeshire, West Suffolk, Royston, Hertfordshire
Service type Urban and interurban bus services
Routes Citi 1, Citi 2, Citi 3, Citi 4, Citi 5, Citi 6, Citi 7, Uni 4, City Circle, 007, X7, 8, 9, 9A, X9, 10, 10A, 11, 12, 13, 13A, X13, 14, 15, 15A, 16, 16A, 17, 18, 18A, 18B, 19, 26, 27, 28, 31A, 31B, 31C, 77, 88, 99, 206
Destinations Cambridge, Burrough Green, Bury St Edmunds, Chatteris, Ely, Haverhill, Gamlingay, Guilden Morden, LIttleport, March, Newmarket, St Neots, Royston, St Ives, St Neots, Waterbeach
Fleet Optare Solo
Dennis Dart SLF/Alexander ALX200
Dennis Dart SLF/Plaxton Pointer 2
Volvo B10M
MAN 18.220/Alexander ALX300
Volvo Olympian
Dennis Trident 2/Plaxton President
Dennis Trident 2/Alexander ALX400
Operator Stagecoach Cambridgeshire
Web site Cambridge Citi

Stagecoach in Cambridge is a bus company, which runs services throughout Cambridgeshire and the surrounding areas. It is part of Stagecoach Cambridgeshire.

Stagecoach in Cambridge is a trading name of Cambus Limited, which is a subsidiary of Cambus Holdings Limited, which in turn is a subsidiary of the Stagecoach Group.

The main depot, and head office are in Cambridge but there is also a depot facility in Ely. Outstations of the Cambridge depot are based in Haverhill, St Ives, Longstowe, Royston. Newmarket is home to an outstation of the Ely depot.

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Services

Stagecoach in Cambridge operates citi, inter-urban, express and Park & Ride services.

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Citi

There are eight routes within the Citi family[1]. These services run with minimum frequencies of every 20 minutes during daytime, and with the exception of Uni 4, hourly during evenings and weekends.

Express

Inter-urban

Park and ride

A line-up of park and ride Alexander Dennis Enviro400s run by Stagecoach Cambridge. All three colours for each route are represented, although one additional bus wears grey as a spare for any route.

The park and ride services, listed below, are operated under a quality partnership agreement between Cambridgeshire County Council, Cambridge City Council and Stagecoach[2].

Other services

Other services operated include:

Service changes

The next round of service changes take place on 29 November 2009.

Citi 4 - Sunday evening journeys are withdrawn following loss of funding. 13(A) - additional journeys to Haverhill will now serve Cambridge Railway Station. 18 - additional evening service from Longstowe into Cambridge 206 - morning journey to Impington will run earlier

Further changes were proposed: Citi 1 - a change of route between Cherry Hinton and Addenbrookes Citi 2 - a change of route around Cherry Hinton, plus a service reduction to every 15 minute daytime to improve reliability Citi 3 - Citi 4 - withdrawal of the service from Orchard Park, replaced by new Busway services Citi 5 - extended to Swavesey (replacing 15) hourly, and combined Sunday journey on Citi 6 Citi 6 - route withdrawn on Sunday, covered by Citi 5 Citi 7 - service reduction to every 15 minutes, with re-routing in Cottenham

These changes were suspended in part due the Cambridge Guided Busway not being ready to open.

Service frequencies

Daytimes

Every 10
minutes
Every 15
minutes
Every 20
minutes
Every 30
minutes
Hourly Every 2
hours
Peak only
Citi 1 (1) City Circle Citi 4 10/10A 8 16 007 (3)
Citi 2 - Citi 5 13/13A X9 17 X13 (3)
Citi 3 - Citi 6 - 9 18 14 (3)
Citi 7 (2) - Uni 4 (3) - 9A 18A 16A
77 (Red) - - - 11 28 18B
88 (Blue) - - - 12 - 27 (3)
99 (Green) - - - 15/15A - 31A/B/C (4)
- - - - 26 - 206 (4)
  1. Continues to Fulbourn every 20 minutes
  2. Operates to and from (a) Saffron Walden — hourly, (b) Pampisford and Whittlesford alternately half hourly
  3. Service does not operate on Saturdays
  4. Service operates schooldays only

Evenings

Every 30
minutes
Hourly Infrequently
Citi 1 (1) Citi 4 9
Citi 2 Citi 7 10
Citi 3 13 12
- 18A (1)
  1. Operates three departures hourly after 23:30 on Friday and Saturday evenings
  2. Operates Friday and Saturday evenings only

Sundays

Every 15
minutes
Every 30
minutes
Hourly Every 2
hours
Infrequently
77 (Red) Citi 1 Citi 2 X9 10
88 (Blue) Citi 3 Citi 4 - 12
99 (Green) - Citi 5 - -
- - Citi 6 - -
- - Citi 7 - -
- - 13 - -

Sunday service often operates on Bank Holidays, with increased Park and Ride provision

Vehicles

Stagecoach operate a fleet of almost 200 vehicles[3] across its operations in Cambridge. Although there are no fixed allocations of vehicles at outstations, Stagecoach in Cambridge prefers to keep similar vehicle types together.

Stagecoach in Cambridge has around:

  • 22 Volvo Olympians, mostly in Stagecoach livery, 7 of these are in City Sightseeing livery with 4 of these being open topped;
  • 29 Dennis Tridents, all in Stagecoach livery, with some having Citiplus branding applied;
  • 22 Enviro400s all with Cambridge Park and Ride branding applied;
  • 17 Volvo B10M PS these all have Stagecoach livery and generally are used on Ely, Newmarket and Bury St Edmunds services;
  • 49 Man 18.220 the majority of which were supplied new to Cambridge, for the launch of the Citi services. These are in Stagecoach livery with many displaying Citi branding;
  • 7 Dennis Dart SLF, these are in Stagecoach livery, with 3 being branded for the Uni 4 service;
  • 9 Enviro200s which largely reside on the Citi 4 service and have Stagecoach liveries;
  • 5 Optare Solos which all are in Stagecoach livery and reside on services 16, 17 and 19, except one which is in a green City circle livery and;
  • 5 Volvo B10M Interurbans which are in Stagecoach livery and are generally used for training duties;

Fares and tickets

Some of the tickets that are available from Stagecoach in Cambridge:

Dayrider[4]

Prices
  • Adult: £3.30
  • Dayrider Plus: £5.00
  • Family Dayrider Plus: £5.50

Megarider[4]

Prices
  • Megarider (7 days): £11.00
  • Megarider (4 weeks): £42.00
  • Megarider Plus (7 days): £20.00
  • Megarider Plus (4 weeks): £78.00

Ticket validity

Dayriders and Megariders are valid across Citi 1 - 3, 6, Uni 4, 8, 14, and the Park and Ride services. They are also valid on the following sections of route:

Route Number Section
Citi 4 King's Hedges to Cambourne
Citi 7 Histon to Stapleford
9 Cambridge to Milton
10/11/12 Cambridge to Marshalls Airport
13/13A/X13 Cambridge to Babraham Road
15/15A Cambridge to Bar Hill
16/16A/17 Cambridge to Fulbourn
18/18A Cambridge to Kingston
26/27 Cambridge to Trumpington

Beyond this Dayrider Plus and Megarider Plus tickets are valid on all routes operated by Stagecoach in Cambridge

Townrider[5]

A townrider provides unlimited travel for one day on Stagecoach buses in Ely, Haverhill, Newmarket, Royston, Saffron Walden, St. Ives or St. Neots.

The ticket costs £1.60, except in Newmarket where Forest Heath District Council subsidise the ticket reducing it to £1.

Explorer Pass[4]

An explorer pass is valid across all Stagecoach routes in Southern Britain with the exception of X5, VT99 and the Oxford Tube.

Prices

Adult: £7.00 Concessions: £5.50 Family: £10.00 (valid up to 5 people, maximum 2 adults)

Multibus ticket[6]

The multibus ticket is valid across all operators in Cambridgeshire.

Prices

Day: £7.00 Week: £28.00

Cambridge City Sightseeing[7]

Tour Adult Concession Child Family
Open top bus tour £10 £7 £5 £25
Bus tour and punting £20 £15 £10 -
Discount

A £1 discount is available on production of a valid dayrider or megarider ticket.

References

  1. ^ Stagecoach in Cambridge: Citi map - http://www.stagecoachbus.com/timetables/cambridgea4%5B2%5D.pdf
  2. ^ Cambridgeshire County Council: Park and Ride Passenger Charter - http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/transport/around/park_ride/park+and+ride+charter.htm
  3. ^ Stagecoach Cambridgeshire Fleetcard, Ending 25 May 2008
  4. ^ a b c Stagecoach in Cambridge: Tickets to go - http://www.stagecoachbus.com/cambridge/localoffers_2885.html
  5. ^ Stagecoach in Cambridge: Townrider - http://www.stagecoachbus.com/cambridge/localoffers_2887.html
  6. ^ Cambridgeshire County Council: Multibus - http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/transport/bus_timetables/crosscoutrytavel.htm
  7. ^ Stagecoach in Cambridge: Sightseeing - http://www.stagecoachbus.com/cambridge/localoffers_3148.html

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