Wednesday, 6 June 2012

New Bus Stops Sunday Start To Put Rail Passengers On Right Track


From this Sunday Cambridgeshire's award winning park and ride service will introduce new stops at Cambridge Railway Station to help travellers take the strain out of catching the train.

From June 10, new Green Route Park and Ride Service stops will be introduced at the railway station bus station - allowing rail passengers to reach the station without the need to drive into Cambridge or pay for parking at the station.

The Green Route runs regular buses between Park and Ride sites at Milton and Babraham Road on the southern edge of Cambridge. The service runs from Milton at 6.21 am in the morning with the last bus returning from the station at 8.31 pm in the evening during the week. The first bus from Babraham Road starts at 7.06 am in the morning with the last bus returning from the station at 8.26 pm in the evening.

The new railway station stops replace previous bus stops outside the Centennial Hotel on Hills Road, and mean that rail travellers will no longer face a walk to the station to catch their train.

Stagecoach services Citi 1, Citi 3, Citi 7, Citi 8 and the Green Park and Ride service will all leave from the Cambridge Rail Bus Interchange as of 10 June 2012. Shelters one to four for journeys toward Cherry Hinton, Fulbourn, Addenbrooke's and Babraham Road. Shelters five to nine for journeys toward City Centre, Arbury and Milton Road.

County Council Cabinet Member for Transport, Councillor Ian Bates, said: "These new stops will be another important part of the County Council's efforts to integrate rail and bus services by providing direct access for our passengers to this excellent new facility at the railway station.

"Guided Busway passengers are already able to use the new bus facilities at the station and we are pleased to be able to expand this to the already successful Green Route Park and Ride Service."