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Busway history of sorts
« on: December 17, 2011, 04:22:07 PM »
Now, here's a challenge for you...  :D ;D

November marked a first for the Busway, whereby something did not happen, that had happened every month since the opening. What do I refer to?
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Re: Busway history of sorts
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2011, 04:47:17 PM »
Now, here's a challenge for you...  :D ;D

November marked a first for the Busway, whereby something did not happen, that had happened every month since the opening. What do I refer to?
The Cambridge Evening News had something nice to say about!
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He will only talk a load of rubbish!

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Re: Busway history of sorts
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2011, 12:51:29 AM »
Did no motorists get caught on it?

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Re: Busway history of sorts
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2011, 10:08:05 AM »
lol theres a lot of things which does not get in the papers that happens on the track

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Re: Busway history of sorts
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2011, 12:10:02 PM »
They didn't find any new defects to squabble over?

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Re: Busway history of sorts
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2011, 01:10:26 PM »
Well, you have been all wrong so far. It's nothing to do with vehicles or track - indeed, November was the first month since the opening that there had not been a timetable revision (or more than one!)
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Re: Busway history of sorts
« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2011, 12:41:11 AM »
What i really want to know, Is how many of its doubters and anti-busway brigade now use it... I'd love to know...

It seems that about 98% of people couldn't find anything good to say about it....but it now appears that all the doubters have gone quiet.......I wonder why..??

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Re: Busway history of sorts
« Reply #7 on: December 19, 2011, 03:50:44 AM »
Because now that it's open, but hasn't been open for long enough for it to be established if it worked, there is nothing for ther media to focus on when reporting doubters.

I still doubt it.  I don't think it's being used for the purpose for which it's most suitable or to full effect (I think Royston - Cambridge services would be more successful than the proposed Peterborough services).  I don't think it's providing the promised level of service (the Trumpington service is slower than cycling along the track beside it because of the route and I still see bunching).  I doubt the quality of the construction as the busway is visibly deteriorating in places.  I also doubt the spin put on the usage figures as to me they show that people tried it and then gave up (which is what two people I know who tried it instead of commuting by car very quickly did; one said the Trumpington - Science Park service was too slow, and another said the Station - St Ives service was too unreliable).

But I hope it works.  I don't think it will take people out cars without a relaunch, but I hope it can reduce car dependence in the new settlements to be built along it.

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Re: Busway history of sorts
« Reply #8 on: December 19, 2011, 01:54:20 PM »
I've not much use for it personally but I've done the south section from Trumpington to the station and was impressed.... I thought it was great....and i must confess to being a bit doubtful about it....

Being a railman, i would have much preferred to see the St Ives Branch relaid and reinstated...