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BUS Support

Delivering a high quality bus network for the region is one of the cornerstones of the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority Devolution Deal and we are committed to achieving this goal. We actively work with our local bus service partners to deliver strategic network improvements and have commissioned a local Bus Reform Taskforce to consider the varied options available for reform.

Local bus services suffered a critical blow during Covid-19 lockdown. The Combined Authority is proud to have been able to help by maintain these crucial services at a very difficult time. We have been financially supporting the following bus services, using the Covid-19 Bus Service Support Grant, since March 2020.

Service Number: 18
Route: Newmarket - Fulbourn
Operator:A2B
Service Number: 75
Route: Cambridge - Orwell - Wrestlingworth
Operator:A2B
Service Number: 114
Route: Cambridge City Centre - Grafton - Beehive - Addenbrookes
Operator:A2B
Service Number: 117
Route: Cambridge City - Fen Estate
Operator:A2B
Service Number: 127
Route: The Mordens - Bassingbourn - Meldreth - Royston
Operator:A2B
Service Number: 31/31A/32
Route: Cambridge - Stapleford - Fowlmere
Operator:A2B
Service Number: 7A
Route: Trumpington P&R - Hinxton - Whittlesford - Trumpington P&R
Operator:A2B
Service Number: 19
Route: Haverhill - Linton - Burrough Green
Operator:Big Green Bus Co.
Service Number: 46
Route: Newmarket - Dullingham - Linton
Operator:Big Green Bus Co.
Service Number: 110
Route: Ely - Cottenham - Impington
Operator:Big Green Bus Co.
Service Number: 12/47/204
Route: Newmarket - Ely/Brinkley/Isleham
Operator:Big Green Bus Co.
Service Number: 901-4
Route: Newmarket Area Services
Operator:Big Green Bus Co.
Service Number: 9
Route: St Ives - Hilton
Operator:Dews
Service Number: 15
Route: Over - St Ives
Operator:Dews
Service Number: 21
Route: St Ives - Earith - Somersham - Ramsey
Operator:Dews
Service Number: 22
Route: St Ives - Warboys
Operator:Dews
Service Number: 65
Route: St Neots - The Offords - Buckden
Operator:Dews
Service Number: 150
Route: St Neots - Kimbolton - Tilbrook
Operator:Dews
Service Number: 415
Route: Peterborough - Upwood
Operator:Dews
Service Number: 1A
Route: St Ives - Fenstanton - Bar Hill
Operator:Dews
Service Number: 45A
Route: St Ives - Houghton & Wyton - Huntingdon
Operator:Dews
Service Number: 46A
Route: Hampton - Stilton - Sawtry - The Alconburys - Huntingdon
Operator:Dews
Service Number: Zip
Route: (Ely Zipper) Ely - Stretham - Haddenham - Witcham - Ely
Operator:Dews
Service Number: 125
Route: Ely - Little Downham
Operator:Lords
Service Number: 203
Route: Newmarket - Isleham
Operator:Lords
Service Number: 117/129
Route: Ely - Upware, Ely - Brandon Creek
Operator:Lords
Service Number: 15
Route: Haslingfield - Bassingbourn - Royston
Operator:Myall
Service Number: 101
Route: Whittlesford - Duxford - Saffron Walden
Operator:Myall
Service Number: 199
Route: Cambridge - Newnham
Operator:Myall
Service Number: C2
Route: St Neots - Longstowe - Orwell - Arrington - Croydon - The Hatleys
Operator:Myall
Service Number: 19
Route: Cambridge - Horningsea - Landbeach
Operator:Stagecoach
Service Number: 22
Route: St Ives Town Circular
Operator:Stagecoach
Service Number: 30
Route: Huntingdon - Ramsey
Operator:Stagecoach
Service Number: 31
Route: Peterborough - Whittlesey - Ramsey
Operator:Stagecoach
Service Number: 33
Route: Peterborough - Whittlesey - March
Operator:Stagecoach
Service Number: 35
Route: Chatteris - Huntingdon
Operator:Stagecoach
Service Number: 39
Route: Ely - Chatteris - March
Operator:Stagecoach
Service Number: 46
Route: Wisbech - March
Operator:Stagecoach
Service Number: 50
Route: Wisbech - Long Sutton
Operator:Stagecoach
Service Number: 56
Route: Wisbech - March
Operator:Stagecoach
Service Number: 56
Route: March - Manea/Benwick
Operator:Stagecoach
Service Number: 16A
Route: Cambridge - Long Rd - Teversham - Fulbourn - Great Thurlow
Operator:Stagecoach
Service Number: 23/24
Route: Peterborough - Orton
Operator:Stagecoach
Service Number: 60/61
Route: Peterborough - Orton Northgate/Newark
Operator:Stagecoach
Service Number: 62/63
Route: Peterborough - Keys Park/Maxey
Operator:Stagecoach
Service Number: 9B
Route: Cambridge - Waterbeach - Ely - Littleport
Operator:Stagecoach
Service Number: Citi 3
Route: Cambridge - Fison Rd - City - Cherry Hinton
Operator:Stagecoach
Service Number: Citi 5 & 6
Route: Bar Hill/Cottingham - Cambridge
Operator:Stagecoach
Service Number: 8
Route: Cambridge - Dry Drayton - Papworth Everard
Operator:Stagecoach
Service Number: 63
Route: St Neots - Rail Station - Eynesbury - Eaton Socon - St Neots
Operator:Stagecoach
Service Number: 400
Route: Huntingdon - Grafham - Spaldwick
Operator:Stagecoach
Service Number: 401
Route: Huntingdon - Leighton Bromswold
Operator:Stagecoach

Note: some operators have not received money directly if their tendered services run on the basis of Minimum Cost, where the operator doesn’t take any revenue risk. In these circumstances, the financial losses are sustained by the local authority to prevent losses mounting, CPCA has reimbursed these losses.

The following operators run Minimum Cost contracts: A2B Travel; Big Green Bus Co; Dews Coaches; Lords Travel; Myall Coaches; Whippet Coaches. Direct subsidies to compensate for lost revenue have been paid to operators of Minimum Subsidy contracts : Big Green Bus Co; Stagecoach East; Whippet Coaches.

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BUS REFORM

The Bus Services Act was enacted on 27 April 2017 and its powers commence on 27 June 2017. The Bus Services Act 2017 provides the Authority with powers to reform the bus market and these provisions provide for new types of partnership schemes and the option to franchise bus services.

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