Busman’s Holiday road run

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BusFest has sadly not been able to take place this year. NICK LARKIN

After Covid-19 meant a highly popular event had to be cancelled, it is being replaced by the ‘Autumn Busman’s Holiday Road Run’ across Cambridgeshire and into Northamptonshire on 11 October.
Fenland BusFest, normally held in May, attracts thousands of people, being based in the main Street at Whittlesey, Cambs which is cordoned off for the event. Now the organisers, Eastern Bus Enthusiasts (EBE), have decided to hold a replacement event. “So many people have said how much they missed BusFest, but it would have been impossible to hold it in May,” said EBE spokesman, Connexions bus driver Stephen Longmire. “Then we decided to go for an October BusFest but the new regulations make this impossible. We wanted to do something to show people the vehicles we’ve been working on – and pledge our support for the bus industry – so have opted for the road runs.”

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Maklng its 21st century debut after 25 years in storage will be new to Hartlepool Transport Bristol RE/ECW LEF 60H. Vehicles will depart from Peterborough Queensgate at 0930hrs, proceeding to Stibbington Diner, just off the A1 where they will stop from 0950 to 1100hrs, Wansford Station at 1135hrs, Thrapston 1200hrs, Raunds 1220hrs, St Neots 1320hrs, Cambridge Services from 1415 to 1500hrs, Huntingdon Bus Station 1615hrs, Whittlesey at 1710hrs and back to Queensgate for 1735hrs.

Unfortunately it appears that travelling on the buses will have to be limited to invited guests but full route details are available via easternbusgroup.co.uk.