Susan van de Ven

Liberal Democrat County Councillor for Bassingbourn, Melbourn, Meldreth and Whaddon Learn more

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Cam Vale Bus User Group: extend the 127 to Letchworth?

by Susan van de Ven on 16 November, 2019

CAM VALE BUS USER GROUP: Would you like to see the 127 bus running as far as Letchworth?

Recently, I met up with councillor colleagues Sebastian Kindersley and Steve Jarvis, and officers from Cambs and Herts, to discuss pooling resources on both sides of the county border, in order to enhance current bus services. This would be accomplished by joining together the 127 with the 90/91 service.

Please let me know if you would support or not support the idea of expanding the reach of our current service beyond Guilden Morden, to take in Ashwell village, Baldock and Letchworth. The new service would not connect to Ashwell Station but would connect to Letchworth Station (difficulties in creating a workable timetable, but still serving a new rail station in addition to Royston as at present). There would be no significant impact on the current timetable, in terms of adding extra time to the configuration of service within South Cambs villages, though it should be noted that the longer a route, the greater the potential for problems on one part to impact elsewhere.

If opinion is positive there will be much work ahead, but a clear steer will allow investigation of the idea to proceed.

We need to gauge opinion by 22 January when the Cam Vale Bus User Group will meet at 2PM, The Limes Community Rooms, High Street Bassingbourn – all welcome.

Please come to the Bus User Group to give your views, or write to me at

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