Tuesday 26 April 2016

Route "R" passenger numbers "over target"

Stagecoach reports that passenger numbers on Busway route R (Railway Station-Trumpington Park and Ride, rush-hours only) are running "over target". As Andy Campbell, MD of Stagecoach East, puts it: "In the second week of April this year, we carried over 1,600 passengers on the service – well over our target".

The full story is carried on the Cambridge Network website (a source of which I admit to being unaware until a few minutes ago).

Saturday 23 April 2016

A video of Cambridge to St Ives along the Guided Railway 48 Years Ago

A railway enthusiast, Edward Thorp, in 1968, having heard of the forthcoming closure of the Cambridge to St Ives railway passenger service, made the trip with an 8mm camera to record for posterity.

This has been converted to video, and posted online at http://player.bfi.org.uk/film/watch-cambridge-st-ives-1968/

It shows many landmarks still instantly recognisable to people travelling on its successor the guided busway, and many things you won't see today, including
- Signal Boxes at every station
- Aeroplanes at RAF Oakington - both on the ground and in the air
- A notice at St Ives Station of the closure of the railway passenger service.