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Cambridgeshire Busway confirms opening

Cambridgeshire Busway confirms opening Cambridgeshire Busway confirms opening
The promoters of the Cambridgeshire Busway have confirmed that the revolutionary route will open at the end of November. It follows news that the two bus operators using the busway, which runs between Cambridge and St Ives, have registered their services.

Busway contractor BAM Nuttall has said it is confident that it will be able to hand over the completed northern section of the busway by the end of October, and all the necessary construction certificates will be in place by opening.

An agreement is now being finalised between the two parties to formally hand over the track. Cambridgeshire county councillor Roy Pegram, cabinet member for growth, infrastructure and strategic planning, says: “The busway is quite simply going to be the best way to travel.”

The route was due to open in late summer this year, but construction problems meant a delay until November.  Andy Campbell, managing director of Stagecoach in Cambridge, one of the two operators, says: “The busway is a visionary project and at a recent UK bus conference it was looked upon with envy by bus industry colleagues.”

Meanwhile, Peter Lee, director of Whippet Coaches, says: “I am delighted that a local family-owned company is part of this world beating project. Our loyal customers are all looking forward to their journey being greatly improved by the guaranteed journey times along the track.”

During the testing and training period before the busway opens the council plans to give some members of the public the chance to try out a longer stretch of the track than they did earlier in the year.

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