by Amanda Taylor on 17 June, 2011
Liberal Democrats have welcomed the news that the long-awaited Cambridgeshire Guided Busway will finally open on 7th August.Better late than never. It is incredible that the project has overrun by two years. It is the longest busway in the world in more ways than one.
And we are appalled that the cost looks likely to go up to £187 million, with local people left to pay for £71 million of this. So much for the Conservatives’ promise at the beginning of the project that ‘not one penny” of taxpayers’ money would be needed to pay for the busway’. The Guided Bus will link the north of Cambridgeshire with the Cambridge Science Park, Addenbrooke’s and Cambridge railway station, so we hope that it will relieve traffic congestion not only in this area, but on the A14. Here is a plan of the route.
The Guided Bus timetables can be viewed the County Council website: http://www.cambridgeshire.gov.uk/transport/around/thebusway/timetables/.