Stagecoach in Bedford

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Stagecoach in Bedford
Volvo B11R Plaxton Elite YX64 WCE Oxford StGiles.jpg
A Stagecoach East coach on route X5 in St Giles, Oxford. The coach is a Volvo B11R with Plaxton Elite body, registration mark YX64 WCE, fleet number 54302.
ParentStagecoach Group
HeadquartersBedford, Bedfordshire
Service areaBedford, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire and neighbouring villages
Service typePublic bus
Routes1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 51, 53, 71, 72, 73, 81, 99, X5
DestinationsMilton Keynes, Clapham, Northampton, Flitwick, Rushden, Cranfield, Wootton, Hitchin, Biggleswade, Sandy, Luton[1]
OperatorSubsidiary of Stagecoach East. Brand name for services in the Bedfordshire area.
Websitewww.stagecoachbus.com/

Stagecoach in Bedford, also known as Bedford Bus (stylised as 'Bedfordbus'), is the sector of the Stagecoach Group that operates buses in Bedford, Bedfordshire and is currently a trading name of Cambus Ltd. Stagecoach in Bedford forms part of the Stagecoach East division, along with Stagecoach in Cambridge, Stagecoach in Peterborough and Stagecoach in The Fens.

Background[edit]

The company carries over six million passengers per year, and its buses cover over 6 million miles.[2]

In addition to Bedford, they also operate certain buses to surrounding towns, including Northampton, Luton, Milton Keynes, Hitchin and Flitwick.

The flagship X5 service operates from Cambridge to Oxford via Bedford and Milton Keynes using Plaxton bodied Volvo B11R coaches, and runs up to every 30 minutes most days. To assist the elderly and disabled, all routes have low-floor buses.

All routes operate Monday to Saturday (with exception of the 53 to Wootton, 41 to Northampton, most Town service which operate a reduced Sunday service). The X5 retains an almost full service on Sunday. On bank holidays, a Sunday service is operated.[3]

In 2018 the following routes are operated:

Route 1 - Bedford / Kempston Circular (Daily)
Route 2 - Bedford / Elstow Park & Ride (Daily)
Route 3 - Bedford / Fenlake (Daily)
Route 4 - Bedford / Riverfield Drive / Goldington Tesco (Daily)
Route 5 - Bedford / Elms Farm (Daily)
Route 6 - Bedford / Brickhill / Tyne Crescent (Daily)
Route 7 - Bedford / Woodside (Daily)
Route 8 - Bedford / Queens Park / Great Denham (Daily)
Route 9 - Bedford / Shortstown (Daily)
Route 10 - Bedford / Goldington (Daily)
Route 41 - Bedford- Bromham - Northampton (Daily)
Route 51 - Bedford / Clapham / Oakley (Mon ~ Sat)
Route 53 - Bedford / Kempston / Cranfield (Daily)
Route 71 - Bedford / Haynes / Shefford / Hitchin (Mon ~ Sat)
Route 72 - Bedford / Shefford / Henlow / Hitchin (Mon ~ Sat)
Route 73 - Bedford / Sandy / Biggleswade (Mon ~ Sat)
Route 81 - Bedford / Clophill / Luton (Mon ~ Sat)
Route 99 - Luton Airport / Luton / M1 / Milton Keynes (Daily)
Route X5 - Cambridge / Bedford / Milton Keynes / Oxford (Daily)

Depot[edit]

  • Bedford. The outstation at Biggleswade closed in early 2018. The Bedford depot occupies a site beside the former Oxford to Cambridge 'Varsity' railway line.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.stagecoachbus.com/routemaps-cambridge.aspx List of route maps and destinations for Stagecoach's services in Bedfordshire
  2. ^ http://www.transportweb.com/directory/661/19415/ Entry on Transport web
  3. ^ http://www.stagecoachbus.com/timetables.aspx?serviceid=&locationId=19&from=&to=&locval=59 Timetables for Bedford

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