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, 1 March 2014
Erosion of the Busway Embankment
Following the recent floods, there is erosion of the busway embankment along many of the stretches which flooded between Swavesey and St. Ives. Along the high water level, the waves created by the winds have removed soil from the banks, and in places created quite large holes.
This is not visible from a bus, but from the cycle track, the damage can be seen.