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Old 22nd July 2014, 07:30   #16
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Ah, found them. Thanks.

The 89 doesn't appear to follow the same route as the 597 judging by the basic registration details showing the route to be through Quintrell Downs (597 does not serve QD). Looks almost like a re numbering/replacement for the 88.
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http://m.firstgroup.com/ukbus/devon_.../update/12441/. Changes in Cornwall
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Old 14th August 2014, 21:52   #18
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Old 14th August 2014, 22:44   #19
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Ah, found them. Thanks.

The 89 doesn't appear to follow the same route as the 597 judging by the basic registration details showing the route to be through Quintrell Downs (597 does not serve QD). Looks almost like a re numbering/replacement for the 88.
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Service 88 (Falmouth - Newquay via Truro)
The service will be withdrawn with alternative services being the new Service U1 (Falmouth - Truro) and Services 89/90 (Newquay - Truro).

Service 89/90 (Newquay - Truro)
- The routing of new Service 89 is identical to the current service 88 routing between Newquay Bus Station and Truro Bus Station in both directions.
- New service 90 follows the same routing as existing service 88 and new service 89 between Quintrell Downs and Truro Bus Station, but it operates between Newquay Bus Station and Quintrell Downs via Porth Four Turns and St Columb Minor.
- New service 90 will operate hourly on Monday to Saturday daytime, including peak periods.
- New service 89 will operate hourly on Monday to Saturday daytime, except during morning and evening peak periods
So it looks like abit of a 2 birds one stone situation, with the splitting of the 88.
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Old 14th August 2014, 23:02   #20
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So it looks like abit of a 2 birds one stone situation, with the splitting of the 88.
Every 30 mins Truro to Newquay. Putting a squeeze on WGL?
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Old 14th August 2014, 23:21   #21
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12 plate Enviros have arrived at Falmouth for the Redruth and Truro routes. Seen today on driver training.
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Old 15th August 2014, 05:58   #22
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The 89/90 is interesting, I wonder what their fares will be?

WGL charge 1.80 AD SGL (2.60 RTN) from Newquay to St Columb Minor, if First price match then some people may wait for them instead. However, going on current experience with the 88 through Treloggan most passengers will probably stick with WGL because of the higher service frequency (2bph as opposed to First's 1). Henver Road sees up to 5bph, and that sort of flexibility is a big plus to passengers.

However, on the question of Newquay to Truro, First may well have people switching over to them if their fares are reasonable.
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The 89/90 is interesting, I wonder what their fares will be?

WGL charge 1.80 AD SGL (2.60 RTN) from Newquay to St Columb Minor, if First price match then some people may wait for them instead. However, going on current experience with the 88 through Treloggan most passengers will probably stick with WGL because of the higher service frequency (2bph as opposed to First's 1). Henver Road sees up to 5bph, and that sort of flexibility is a big plus to passengers.

However, on the question of Newquay to Truro, First may well have people switching over to them if their fares are reasonable.
I expect first to price in line with their existing route.

Currently 5 single and 7.50 return Newquay to Truro.
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See no mention of 21/521 here
Yeah, looks like my source wasn't right on this occasion lol!
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I expect first to price in line with their existing route.

Currently 5 single and 7.50 return Newquay to Truro.
I thought Newquay to Truro was 4.00/6.00?

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Yeah, looks like my source wasn't right on this occasion lol!
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I thought Newquay to Truro was 4.00/6.00?
I thought it went up in January. All other routes of similar and even less distance are 5.00/7.50
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So it looks like abit of a 2 birds one stone situation, with the splitting of the 88.
Why would a service run *except* peak periods? Seems strange that one of these (the 89) runs only during off-peak periods. Is there something else which takes its place in the peak?

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Why would a service run *except* peak periods? Seems strange that one of these (the 89) runs only during off-peak periods. Is there something else which takes its place in the peak?
Something to utilise a school bus?
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Something to utilise a school bus?
Got it in one, once all the Enviros are here, a majority of the Olympians will be Truro College runs with a couple of journeys whilst they are idle between 9 and 4.
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12 plate Enviros have arrived at Falmouth for the Redruth and Truro routes. Seen today on driver training.
33662 & 33665 seen at Camborne parked up this morning. No sign of any route branding or livery variations although I could not get a good look at them as they were round the back of the depot.
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33662 & 33665 seen at Camborne parked up this morning. No sign of any route branding or livery variations although I could not get a good look at them as they were round the back of the depot.
33661 seen heading from Camborne to Truro this lunchtime.

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The Enviros are part of a tender made by university Falmouth. The contract won by first includes a maximum vehicle age hence the swap on ageing tridents for the Enviros. The contract is for 5 years, but the Enviros will exceed the age limit well within that time frame,
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