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Offline Barry

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Busway deteriorating more?
« on: July 27, 2017, 05:24:44 PM »

n independent report by Smarter Cambridge Transport into the busway's defects reads: "Local taxpayers will have to foot any future bill and suffer the disruption and loss of amenity while further repairs are carried out. Therefore, any remedial action must resolve all design issues now.

"This will entail closing sections of the busway for extended periods, during which buses will have to be routed onto other roads. The lowest cost estimate, based on work being carried out proactively, is £36.5m. The cost rises to over £160m if repairs are carried out reactively.

Perhaps the most tragic thing in all this is that it is overshadowing something that has otherwise been remarkably successful in attracting passengers.  If it wasn't for all the passanger numbers would be creating strong arguments for guideways to Newmarket, Ely and Cambourne or St Neots.  (And probably attracting controversy and a busway / rail to Haverhill argument).