Hertford & Stevenage Running Day
Sunday 4th June 2017
Prepared by Ian Smith, 24th June 2017.
390: Hertford to Stevenage Bus Station: RT3148RT3148 followed RF429 out of Bircherley Green Bus Station, At the inner by-pass roundabout we met RF406 inbound followed by a Centrebus Solo, presumably 327.
We followed the inner by-pass west, briefly, then turned off onto the old road through Hertford, at this stage still following RF429. A gaggle of cyclists delayed us a little, and the RF disappeared. We continued on, under the Hertford Loop at Hertford North station, and on up the High Roasd towards Waterford. A surprise was RT604, which came round a corner the other way.
We went on, passing under the railway again and sauntering through Stapleford. There we met Green Line RT3238 heading south on the 390 (although with Epping-Ongar Railway 339 blinds).
We ran along beside the long wall of Woodhall Park. We made the turn into Watton, but this time passed straight through, without the double run up to the station. We continued on past Bragbury End into Stevenage, and turned into Stevenage Bus Station.
303: Stevenage Bus Station to Hitchin, and return: RT3148
A filling-in turn was a 303 shuttle from Stevenage to Hitchin and return.
390: Stevenage to Hertford: RT3148We made an uneventful return to Hertford. Back there was a greater variety of buses. RM1699 came in off a local turn, making a colourful contrast with RT604, resting off the 341.
Country RF633 came in to the stop next to RT3148 off a 393 journey, and was followed by another post-war Regal: T792.
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