More buses. More stops. More bus journeys. That’s what you tell us especially on Milton Road.
In Cambridge only 6.6% of journeys to work are by bus. in Oxford it’s 15.7%. Councillor Jocelynne Scutt and
Mike Sargeant have spoken to local Stagecoach boss Andy Campbell who says he only runs buses for profit and won’t change the 1,2,8 or 9 buses.
Only Labour are committed to bringing back regulation of buses — so councils can set bus routes serving the public
Stagecoach’s Andy Campbell has committed to the Guided Bus stopping at the Arbury Road and Union Lane junctions if the County Council improves the bus stops there. Jocelynne is working to have this happen. Meanwhile, we have secured electronic bus timetables at more bus stops in Chesterton Road and Milton Road.and fairer fares!
“Why do buses sail past bus stops in Milton Road?” is the most common question on the doorsteps from Hurst Park Avenue to Woodhead Drive.
It’s because bus companies operate for profit and not for public service. Jocelynne Scutt has been speaking to Stagecoach and there is no interest in improving the service.
Labour nationally has committed to making it easier for local councils to reverse the deregulation of local bus services, and enabling them to set up their own local bus companies. We want to put Public back into transport.
In the short term, we believe that bus stops at Arbury Road/Milton Road and Milton Road/Union Lane need upgrading. Labour County Councillors made a joint submission proposing that these bus stops be redesigned so that buses pull in, out of Milton Road traffic. This would improve safety and give a clear path for motorists.