Susan van de Ven

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

26 bus service: new Meldreth & Shepreth stops from June 3rd

by Susan van de Ven on 30 May, 2024

Following a conversation with the new operator and publication of a new timetable, here’s an update:

The Melbourn-based operator A2B will be running the Royston-Cambridge service commercially, aiming to build on strengths and expand where possible to provide a wider service.

Core service runs through Melbourn, Foxton/Fowlmere, Harston and Trumpington Park and Ride, with Drummer Street Bus Station Cambridge the final destination.

Great news for Meldreth and Shepreth, where the 26 will divert once a day (late morning) via the High Streets to Drummer Street, returning mid-afternoon – bringing back a service to Cambridge that has been dormant since 2017.

Fowlmere services are retained, a critical point of concern and where bus ridership has gone from strength to strength.

Timings have been tweaked but all will be kept under review, and your councillors will be keeping in touch with the operator at the service beds in.

In addition to stops on the published timetable, historic stops will continue to be served – so if there’s a bus flag, bus shelter or an unflagged stop place you have used in the past, please hail the bus as it approaches.

Several additional modern buses will be added to the fleet over the course of the next few weeks.

The A2B free phone number 0800 001 6255 should be back in order by June 3rd.

Your councillors and the Cam Vale Bus User Group will be happy to forward any concerns directly to the operator. A2B have said that they welcome all feedback, as this gives them the best way of getting things right.

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