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Stagecoach in Huntingdonshire
Parent Stagecoach Group
Headquarters Fenstanton
Service area Huntingdonshire (Cambs.)
Service type Urban and inter-urban bus services
Routes The Busway, Service 22, 30, 35, 66
Destinations Bluntisham, Brampton, Buckden, Chatteris, Fenstanton, Hinchingbrooke, Huntingdon, March, Oxmoor, Peterborough, Ramsey, St Ives, Somersham, Warboys
Fleet Dennis Trident 2
Volvo B7RLE
Volvo B8RLE
Dennis Dart SLF
Optare Solo
Scania N230UD Dennis enviro 300 Dennis enviro 400
Fuel type Diesel, 100% BioDiesel
Operator Stagecoach East

Stagecoach in Huntingdonshire is the trading name of Stagecoach in The Fens Limited, which runs services throughout Huntingdon, the Fens and surrounding areas. It is part of Stagecoach East,[1] itself a subsidiary of the larger Stagecoach Group Plc.

Background and History

The operations were born out of the sale of the former Stagecoach United Counties garage in Stukely Road, Huntingdon to Premier Buses Limited on Friday 2 May 1997.[2] This followed a decision by the Office of Fair Trading in relation to the acquisition of Cambus Holdings Limited by Stagecoach Holdings plc.[3] It was also a condition of the undertakings that their interests in MK Metro, who operate services in Milton Keynes was also disposed of.

A year later, on Friday 30 January 1998 the operations were sold to Blazefield Holdings. In November 2003 the operations were sold to Cavalier Contracts Limited of Long Sutton, Lincolnshire.[4]

The operations were acquired by Stagecoach on Monday 31 March 2008[5] when Cavalier Travel sold their interests in bus services of over 9 seats. At the date of sale operations were branded under the names Cavalier Travel and Huntingdon and District.

The company trades under the names of Stagecoach in Huntingdonshire.[6] They are one of the two bus companies operating services on The Busway - the other one being Transit Systems subsidiary Whippet Coaches.[7] Buses for this service are operated under the Busway or Biobus brands (the latter promoting the fact that Stagecoach buses run on 100% bio-fuel).

In addition to the Busway services, they currently operate Routes 22, 30, 35, 66, and previously also operated Monday to Saturday Daytimes services on the Citi 5 before the route was transferred to Stagecoach Cambridgeshire on Saturday 30 March 2019.

The main depot for the company is currently in the former Whippet depot in Fenstanton.

Registered Operating Centres[6]

Operating Centre Registered Vehicles
Huntingdon 50

External links

  • Cambridgeshire County Council: Bus timetables and information
  • Peterborough City Council: Travelling by bus
  • Stagecoach: For the Cambridge, Huntingdon, Peterborough area
  • information about services on The Busway


  1. ^ Stagecoach Group website - "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 1 January 2011. Retrieved 25 August 2010.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development -
  3. ^ Office of Fair Trading: - Undertakings in lieu of reference- Stagecoach Holdings plc - and Cambus
  4. ^ Competition Commission: Sovereign Bus & Coach Company Limited; History of
  5. ^ Hemscott: UK OFT seeks comment on Stagecoach purchase of Cavalier -
  6. ^ a b Transport Office: Operator summary for licence -
  7. ^ The Busway official website -
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