Cambridgeshire

Cambridgeshire guided busway due to open

A long-awaited guided busway system for Cambridgeshire is due to open this weekend.

Buses will run between Cambridge and Huntingdon on dedicated tracks in a bid to cut road congestion.

The system was originally expected to begin carrying passengers in spring 2009, but the scheme has been plagued by delays and contractual disputes.

A ribbon-cutting ceremony will mark the official unveiling of the £116m project on Sunday.

Busway services will run seven days a week and the council anticipates that 3.5 million trips will be taken on the buses each year.

Key stops will include Trumpington, Longstanton and Addenbrookes Hospital.

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