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Simon Calder covered the M-F one-way ghost train from Olympia to
Wandsworth Road (1:20 into the video, if you want to skip the even rarer
MK bus service).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12945892



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Simon Calder covered the M-F one-way ghost train from Olympia to
Wandsworth Road (1:20 into the video, if you want to skip the even rarer
MK bus service).
www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-12945892


AIUI, he's wrong to lay the blame at 'the train companies'. It was a DfT
decision not to run a service over the various bits of route in question -
therefore it is clearly down to them to apply for closure. Once ELL phase 2
opens the length requiring closure will shrink anyway, so that's possibly
why they are waiting...

Also, isn't the service two way at the moment between Kensington Olympia
(not Shepherds Bush) and Wandsworth Rd?

1004 - 1020 s/b and 1612 - 1629 n/b

So was this a BBC archive piece, or recent?

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Paul Scott wrote:
So was this a BBC archive piece, or recent?


From today. Here are his pieces in the Independent:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk...o-2260119.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/...s-2259314.html

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On 02 Apr 2011 19:29:30 +0100 (BST), Theo Markettos
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Paul Scott wrote:
So was this a BBC archive piece, or recent?


From today. Here are his pieces in the Independent:
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk...o-2260119.html
http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/...s-2259314.html


And he didn't really get the bus service story right either as there are
two versions of the W13 bus serving Milton Keynes and local villages.
One version runs more frequently that his 4 times a year version. I'd
always assumed Mr Calder concentrated on facts - it would seem I was
wrong.


I suppose being totally accurate it isn't the 'Latchmere Curve' either - the
lines being operated over are the up and down Kensington between Latchmere
No 1 Jn and Longhedge Jn, and then over part of the Ludgate lines - the
latter becoming part of ELL phase 2 idc...

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(Paul Corfield) wrote:

On 02 Apr 2011 19:29:30 +0100 (BST), Theo Markettos
wrote:

Paul Scott wrote:
So was this a BBC archive piece, or recent?


From today. Here are his pieces in the Independent:


http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk...-another-bus-i
n-a-month-or-so-2260119.html

http://www.independent.co.uk/travel/...lder-in-search

-of-britains-most-exclusive-bus-2259314.html

And he didn't really get the bus service story right either as there are
two versions of the W13 bus serving Milton Keynes and local villages.
One version runs more frequently that his 4 times a year version. I'd
always assumed Mr Calder concentrated on facts - it would seem I was
wrong.


But why would any bus journey variant only run on the fifth Tuesday of a
month? Seems utterly perverse.

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Paul Corfield wrote:
And he didn't really get the bus service story right either as there are
two versions of the W13 bus serving Milton Keynes and local villages.
One version runs more frequently that his 4 times a year version. I'd
always assumed Mr Calder concentrated on facts - it would seem I was
wrong.


Not quite. He said the W13 from MK to Henlow. He's correct in saying that
only runs on fifth Tuesdays of the month, when it continues to Stondon (all
of these services are by request). On third Tuesdays the other version of
the W13 goes to Stondon and Shefford (via a different route). The combined
W13 service runs to Stondon on both the third and fifth Tuesdays, so it runs
16ish times a year. I don't really see why these two services have the same
number as they share no stops in common except in central MK.

http://www.miltonkeynes.gov.uk/trans.../Wanderbus.pdf

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But why would any bus journey variant only run on the fifth Tuesday of a
month? Seems utterly perverse.


Could be the remains of a service which ran every 1st, 3rd and 5th
Tuesday (the one on the 3rd is still extant, albeit a different route).
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On Sat, 02 Apr 2011 17:02:16 -0500,
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But why would any bus journey variant only run on the fifth Tuesday

of a
month? Seems utterly perverse.


It's a local volunteer-run community minibus, and other services run
on the 1st, 2nd, 3rd and 4th Tuesdays of the month (and on other
occasions). Details on
www.mkweb.co.uk/transport - it's the
"Whitbread Wanderbus" (no current connection with a brewery that I
know of!).

Neil

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On 02 Apr 2011 23:48:40 +0100 (BST), Theo Markettos
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http://www.miltonkeynes.gov.uk/trans.../Wanderbus.pdf


Sorry, the ones that run on other Tuesdays don't serve MK. Googling
"Whitbread Wanderbus" will find them.

I think the number is just an administrative thing and I doubt it is
used for passenger purposes. It may just be a local authority
contract ID.

Neil

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