The Cambridgeshire Guided Busway linking St Ives, Cambridge and Trumpington opened on 7 August 2011. It has now passed its fifth birthday. There have been successes - millions of passengers on the buses, and thousands of cyclists, walkers and horse-riders on the 'access track'. But there have also been problems - flooding of the cycle track, punctuality spring to mind, accidents and bumpy track. The blog is for anyone who wants to discuss their experiences of using the guided busway.
Saturday, 2 February 2013
Busway cycle track still flooded - 2 February
Although the water level has gone down by about half a metre between St Ives and Fen Drayton Lakes, there are still several long stretches under water. Most people seem to be walking or pushing their bikes along the top of the embankment, but I saw one person cycling through the water east of the Ouse Viaduct.
Holywell Ferry Road is under water, so residents of Fen Drayton cannot easily get to their bus stop.
Holywell Ferry Road under water 2 Feb 2013
Between Fen Drayton and Swavesey, the track is still under water. The water is draining away very, very slowly, via the culverts that pass under the busway.