Anglia & Thames Valley Bus Forum

Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk => Cambridgeshire County Council => Cambridgeshire, Norfolk & Suffolk - Local Authorities => Guided Busway => Topic started by: barryb on November 06, 2019, 08:26:50 AM

Title: Busway closure extended again
Post by: barryb on November 06, 2019, 08:26:50 AM
https://www.cambridge-news.co.uk/news/cambridge-news/guided-busway-closure-extended-a14-17206527

Histon to Science Park closure now extended until January.
Title: Re: Busway closure extended again
Post by: TCD813 on November 06, 2019, 04:38:17 PM
This morning, Wednesday 6th November, BBC Radio Cambridgeshire's Kev Lawrence Breakfast show (https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07qt340) were celebrating the scheduled early opening – on Monday 9 December – of the new 12-mile A14 Huntingdon bypass, between Swavesey and Ellington (https://highwaysengland.co.uk/a14-bypass-opening-date-revealed/).

More priority for private cars; more disruption for buses.

Stagecoach service updates here (https://www.stagecoachbus.com/service-updates/serviceupdatesarticle?SituationId=ID-05/11/2019-14:00:19:988) and here (https://www.stagecoachbus.com/service-updates/serviceupdatesarticle?SituationId=ID-25/05/2019-10:49:25:251).

Cambridge Area Bus Users blogpost here (https://cbgbususers.wordpress.com/2019/11/06/busway-closure-extended-again/).

Edit: added more links.
Title: Re: Busway closure extended again
Post by: Elsworth Fox on November 07, 2019, 12:14:06 PM
Perhaps our Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mayor should be doing something about this instead of having fantasies about his Metro.  Two weeks has now turned into six months.
Title: Re: Busway closure extended again
Post by: TCD813 on November 07, 2019, 03:25:58 PM
Perhaps our Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Mayor should be doing something about this instead of having fantasies about his Metro.  Two weeks has now turned into six months.

Ah, yes The Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Metro (https://cambridgeshirepeterborough-ca.gov.uk/news/cambridge-autonomous-metro-could-move-one-step-further/)... Aka Mayor Palmer's Ninky Nonk (https://youtu.be/xU0fuxhDwdg?t=443).
Title: Re: Busway closure extended again
Post by: barryb on November 08, 2019, 12:47:03 AM
Well, I actually live in Orchard Park (and towards to Histon Rd end as well), so I'm actually hoping this lasts for ever  ;)

I've used the bus more in the last few months than the previous 5 years.
Title: Re: Busway closure extended again
Post by: TCD813 on November 08, 2019, 07:17:44 AM
Well, I actually live in Orchard Park (and towards to Histon Rd end as well), so I'm actually hoping this lasts for ever  ;)

I've used the bus more in the last few months than the previous 5 years.

Yes. You currently have buses to CRC, Cambridge North, city Centre, Addenbrooke's, Trumpington, Harston and Royston!
Title: Re: Busway closure extended again
Post by: barryb on November 08, 2019, 09:50:53 PM
Yes. You currently have buses to CRC, Cambridge North, city Centre, Addenbrooke's, Trumpington, Harston and Royston!

And in particular, for the first time since the creation of the 8, to the railway station :-)

... with the peak service to Cambridge either double or tripled, depending on how you count.