Cambridge Guided Bus System

The busway is a dedicated piece of track which the buses’ wheels fit into.

  • Low land usage
  • Land between the tracks can be used for drainage
  • No other vehicles can use the track
  • Smooth ride

The bus-way opened in 2009, costing £116 million, built between St Ives and Cambridge. The aim is to provide an alternate route to car use  along the congested A14.


  • Links various villages
  • Each stop has a shelter and cycle parking
  • Park and ride facilities are available in St Ives, Longstanton and Cambridge
  • Provides a fast service to Cambridge every ten minutes.
  • Buses upon reaching Cambridge can leave the bus-way and enter normal roads.
  • Paths beside the bus-way for pedestrians and cyclists
  • Area being  replanted and landscaped after construction

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