Combined Authority tendering for mini-bus as temporary replacement for 36 bus service

Following the withdrawal of the 36 bus route, the Cambridgeshire and Peterborough Combined Authority is going out to tender for a mini-bus to run between Eye and Thorney.

The mini-bus is expected to be a temporary measure as a longer-term solution is found with operators.

Mayor Nik Johnson said:  

“We are going out to tender for a mini-bus to run between Eye and Thorney so that people can continue to access vital services including getting to work, education and healthcare.

“Ever since Stagecoach made the Combined Authority aware on 18th May 2023 that they were making changes to their Peterborough services on 30th July 2023 we have been working to mitigate the impact of these changes on local communities.

“My focus is on what can be done in both the short term to ensure residents are not left isolated and in the medium to long term on the much wide-ranging bus-reform that we so vitally need right across the region.

“My team, and I, remain in ongoing discussions on these with bus operators and Peterborough City Council and we will leave no stone unturned to find a longer-term solution that will support those affected.

“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.”