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Bus stop flags in South Cambridgeshire villages fixed by transport campaigner




Transport campaigner Steve Edmondson has been busy fixing new bus stop signs - commonly called flags - in Haslingfield, Harlton and Stapleford.

John Wakefield at the St Andrew's Church bus stop in Mingle Lane, Stapleford (11530060)
John Wakefield at the St Andrew's Church bus stop in Mingle Lane, Stapleford (11530060)

The flags and timetables have been neglected for many years, and several disappeared during the recent street lighting upgrade.

More went when Whippet Coaches lost the contracts for the 31 and 75 bus routes.

Further improvements to the remaining signs are in the pipeline, including better timetables which are less susceptible to fading.

The new bus stop flag and timetable at Fountain Lane in Haslingfield (11530063)
The new bus stop flag and timetable at Fountain Lane in Haslingfield (11530063)

Steve thanked the parish councils of Haslingfield and Harlton and Stapleford for offering financial support, along with fellow campaigner John Wakefield, of Great Shelford.

Other villages soon to benefit from better bus signs include Barrington, Hauxton, and Little and Great Shelford.

The 31 and 75 bus routes are now operated by A2B Bus&Coach under contract to Cambridgeshire County Council, and are safe for the next year.

Steve Edmondson at the St Andrew's Church bus stop in Mingle Lane, Stapleford (11530057)
Steve Edmondson at the St Andrew's Church bus stop in Mingle Lane, Stapleford (11530057)

The campaigners say providing smarter bus stops and better roadside timetables will encourage more users and help secure the routes in the future.



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