Posts Tagged ‘Bus’

The Number 26 Bus

18th April 2017 by Phil Comments Off on The Number 26 Bus

Stagecoach have announced that they are going to reinstate an hourly service for the number 26 bus, starting at Royston and terminating at Trumpington Park and Ride, Cambridge, for off-peak journeys. This trial of a new route is entirely dependent on strong ridership. According to Stagecoach, the previous hourly 26 service would have needed an additional 300 passengers per day to make it commercially viable; the new route could prove more successful. The new timetable will commence at the end of July.

 

The No.26 Bus to Cambridge

14th December 2016 by Phil Comments Off on The No.26 Bus to Cambridge

The number 26 bus, which runs between Royston and Cambridge, currently runs hourly. However, Stagecoach have apparently decided that, from January, it will run just once every two hours at off-peak times. This is because the route does not generate a significant profit, because the bus is used primarily by elderly people with bus passes.

This will obviously affect people in Royston and in the villages through which the 26 runs. A less regular service may make it harder for many villagers, including those unable to drive or unable to afford a car, to travel into the city. It may also lead to an increased number of cars being used on this route and may therefore contribute to increased traffic on the A10 and into Cambridge city centre.

See the Cambridge News story here. A local resident has created an online petition to try and stop Stagecoach from cutting the service; see here.