Local Bus Services
Over the past couple of weeks new bus stop signs (commonly called flags) have been put in place in three of our local villages, Haslingfield, Harlton and Stapleford. The flags and timetables have been neglected for many years, several disappeared during the recent street lighting upgrade, and more went when Whippet Coaches lost the contracts for the 31 and 75 bus routes. Further improvements to the remaining signs are in the pipeline, including better timetables which are less susceptible to fading.
The 31 and 75 bus routes are now operated by A2B Bus&Coach under contract to Cambridgeshire County Council, and are safe for the next year. However, providing smarter bus stops and better roadside timetables will encourage more users and help secure the routes in the future.
Thanks go to the parish councils of Haslingfield and Harlton and Stapleford for their financial support. Other villages soon to benefit from better bus signs include Barrington, Hauxton, and Little and Great Shelford.
Steve Edmondson (Haslingfield) and John Wakefield (Great Shelford)