Changes to Bus Services in 2016

We’ve just had advance notice of some surprising changes to our bus services starting on 3rd January.

Peak service 9 buses between Ely and Cambridge, which serve Milton, Waterbeach and Landbeach will now operate as X9 and won’t serve our villages. Instead the Citi 2 will, once again, start serving Milton and also Landbeach and Waterbeach at peak times.

In addition we currently only have one late evening Citi 2 service back to Milton, the 22:39 from Addenbrooke’s, which leaves the city centre at 23:03 and arrives at Milton at 23:27. We are now to get two more, earlier, departures from Addenbrooke’s: at 21:39 and 22:09 so presumably these will arrive 30 and 60 minutes earlier, respectively, at each stop on the route.

So it’s a bit of a curate’s egg: if you’re a commuter heading into the city you may not welcome the prospect of the longer journey time the Citi 2 route implies, but on the other hand you may get more buses to choose from, we’ll have to wait until they publish timetables. For workers and visitors at Addenbrooke’s heading home the additional Citi 2 services may be welcome too.

There are other changes too for the 33, Citi 4, Citi 5, Citi 7, and Citi 8 and you can find more details of all the changes here.