Combined Authority announce new minibus link for people travelling between Thorney and Eye
From Monday 31 July, the existing 36 bus route run by Stagecoach will be replaced by a minibus service 36 run by FACT Community Transport on behalf of the Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority.
The timetable has been designed to ensure that residents will still be able to travel between Eye and Thorney to access vital services including healthcare, retail and leisure.
The communities impacted by Stagecoach’s decision will now be serviced by minibuses running six times a day each way, Monday to Friday.
Welcoming the announcement, Mayor Dr Nik Johnson said:
“We’re really pleased to announce a new mini-bus service that will connect people between Eye and Thorney so that people can continue to access vital services including getting to work, education and healthcare. The mini-bus service will take over seamlessly from the 36-bus route, so there won’t be interruptions to the service provided.
“I want to thank my Deputy Mayor, Councillor Anna Smith, the Combined Authority’s Transport & Infrastructure Committee, FACT and our Transport Team for helping us to deliver this service at pace.
“Every lost service deeply affects people who rely on buses and hobbles their ability to get on with their lives. This is why I recently announced my bold vision for Bus Reform which, driven by our Bus Strategy, will create an affordable, reliable, convenient and sustainable bus network that the people of our region need and deserve. I invite all political leaders across Cambridgeshire and Peterborough to work with me to make this happen.”
In addition, although Stagecoach has ceased running the 36 due to low passenger numbers, the 37 Peterborough- Eye – Spalding service will provide an increased number of journeys; and the First XL will continue to provide an hourly link from Peterborough via Thorney and Wisbech into King’s Lynn and the rest of Norfolk.
Service 36 Eye to Thorney timetable
Mondays to Fridays
No Saturday or Sunday service
|Eye, St Matthews church||730||930||1100||1400||1530||1700|
|Eye, Caravan Centre||732||932||1102||1402||1532||1702|
|Thorney, Duke of Bedford school||742||942||1112||1412||1542||1712|
|Thorney, Duke of Bedford school||747||947||1117||1417||1547||1717|
|Eye, Caravan Centre||755||955||1125||1425||1555||1725|
|Eye, St Matthews church||758||958||1128||1428||1558||1728|