Emblings to run special vintage bus as they prepare to call it a day after more than 80 years

Judds travel bus.

Judds travel bus. - Credit: Archant

An historic Fenland bus service is ending on Saturday after more than 80 years.

Operator Emblings/Judds is to stop trading following maintenance issues.

To mark the occasion, a classic 1978 open top Bristol VR bus will be running on the 701 route, which also serves Coates. Bus enthusiasts from across the country are expected to attend the finale.

Originally the Whittlesey Bus Service, the 701 was run by Morleys of Whittlesey from its formation in 1922 until 2005, and for a brief period by Alec Head.

Stagecoach will continue to run its services to Whittlesey and Coates.

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701 Departures: Peterborough Bus Station: 09.00, 09.30, 10.30, 11.20, 12.30, 13.30, 14.30, 17.00, 17.30. Whittlesey: 0825, 0900, 09.40, 10.50, 11.45, 12.45, 13.40, 1440,15.45, 16.30, 1700.

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