Saturday 28 November 2020

Jesus Lane closure, Sun 29th Nov

The outbound A service will be unable to serve the Jesus Lane stop on Sunday 29th November, due to road works in Bridge St. The inbound service is already diverted, so is unaffected.

Although there's no information about this on the Stagecoach website, the usual diversion in this situation is via Victoria Avenue and Chesterton Lane, so that the Shire Hall stop can still be served.

Friday 27 November 2020

New bridleway links Fenstanton to Busway

 A new one mile bridleway has just opened from Fenstanton village to the Busway. It joins just east of the Ouse Viaduct. There has been a track there for years, which has now been upgraded to a standard more like, but not as smooth as, the busway maintenance track - suitable for pedestrians, cyclists, and wheelchairs, as well as horses. Fenstanton Parish Council show a photo, and Cambridgeshire County Council, press release states that the upgrade cost £200,000. It describes it as "a 3m wide smooth path for cyclists and pedestrians with mown strips of land on either side which provide additional space for horse riders."

Friday 20 November 2020

Vandalism - arrests made

The Combined Authority is reporting that police were able to make arrests following recent vandalism on the southern section of the Busway. Stagecoach volunteered to run what's being described as a "Trojan bus" - a vehicle whose only passengers were plainclothes police officers - and this was instrumental in leading to arrests of "people participating in anti-social behaviour and breaching nationally set Covid-19 restrictions".

More information can be found in the Combined Authority's news item.

Friday 13 November 2020

Double decker hits Hills Road bridge

One of the new Busway double deckers hit the Hills Road bridge earlier today. There were no injuries reported.

Here's an announcement from Stagecoach.

And Cambridgeshire Live has some photos with its report.

The vehicle was not operating a Busway service at the time - journeys on the C are routed via Hills Road, precisely because double deckers are used and are out of gauge for the southern Busway.