Wednesday, 30 January 2013

Withdrawal of Stagecoach bus route 20

Stagecoach have announced that they are withdrawing their service 20 between Fenstanton and St Ives Park & Ride as from February 10.

I imagine this route was put on in the hope of attracting Fenstanton residents onto the busway service. Occasionally when passing through St Ives Park and Ride on the bus, I have seen the service 20. I don't think I have ever seen anyone boarding or alighting. In fact, sometime the 20 has arrived just as an A or B heads off to Cambridge, or leaves the Park & Ride as an A or B comes in. So the 20 hasn't really been providing an adequate connection to Fenstanton.  In addition, it probably cannot compete on time or price with the Whippet services 1A and 5 which run through Fenstanton.

(Hunts Post, 30 January, page 9)

2 comments:

  1. Surprised it lasted that long. I don't think I ever saw more than 2 passengers on a 20.

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  2. Not sure I even saw one passenger. Occasionally a member of Stagecoach staff hitching a lift to/from the depot.

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