Saturday 21 March 2015

Changes to Stagecoach fares and timetables

From 29 March, Stagecoach is introducing fare rises which will affect not only busway services but also other Stagecoach routes in Cambridgeshire.

This table shows the main new fares:

Cambridge Dayrider - £4.10
Cambridge Dayrider Plus - £6.40
Cambridge Megarider - £13.50 (Smart) £14.00 (Paper)
Cambridge Megarider Plus - £24.00 (Smart) £24.50 (Paper)
Family Dayrider Plus -  £7.20
Cambridge Megarider Xtra - £47.50
Cambridge Megarider Plus Xtra - £87.00

The price of multi operator tickets on the busway will also change.

Full details here.

Details of timetable changes which start from 6 April can also be found at this link.

Friday 20 March 2015

New busway to be built in Bristol

Balfour Beattie has been awarded a £26 million contract to build a two mile guided busway in Bristol as part of a scheme to get buses quickly past heavily congested roads. It will form part of the MetroBus system and will link Ashton Vale with Temple Meads railway station.

Wednesday 18 March 2015

Changes to Whippet busway services

Whippet are proposing to make sme changes to their bus services, including those that serve the busway. The new timetables are planned to start from 25 May, and have been made public before they are sent to the Traffic Commissioners for approval.

You can read full details at

How will busway services be affected?

Here are the main changes affecting the busway: 

Route D will be abolished, and all service run as route C via the Science Park.

The Long Road route C services will run on all weekdays, not just college days and will call at Robinson Road outside the Rosie Hospital.

Daytime Saturday C services will be the same as weekdays, and will alternate with the 1A giving a half hourly service between Cambridge Rail Station and St Ives.

Service 5 will run a circular St Ives-Hemingford Abbots-Hemingford Grey and will provide a feeder to the busway service C.

There are links to the proposed new timetables and comments can be sent in to Whippet by 22 March using this link on their website.

Wednesday 11 March 2015

New busway service between Trumpington and Cambridge Rail Station

Starting 5th April a new busway service (route R) will start, connecting Trumpington Park and Ride with Cambridge Railway Station during the morning and evening travel-to-work tomes Mondays to Fridays only. This is timed to give a 5 minute journey between Trumpington and the Station, a lot quicker than the existing route A which loops round Addenbrooke's Hospital.

There are links to the new service R timetable at

At the same time there will be a number of changes to service A and B, especially early morning departures from Hinchingbrooke and St Ives.

Timetables ( both before and after 5 April) for routes A and B can be found at

During the Easter Weekend Stagecoach busway services will be as follows:

Good Friday 3 April - SUNDAY SERVICE
Easter Sunday 5 April - NORMAL SUNDAY SERVICE
Bank Holiday 6 April - SUNDAY SERVICE

Details here.