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Milton Park & Ride service temporarily suspended by Stagecoach East

Milton Park & Ride service will be temporarily suspended to allow operator Stagecoach East to move resources to other routes.

Stagecoach said the move would allow for extra buses to be provided on routes experiencing capacity issues.

Stagecoach Park & Ride buses
Stagecoach Park & Ride buses

A statement from Stagecoach said: “Due to government restrictions, we have to limit the number of people who can travel on each bus. Nationally, this has led to a shortage of resources as the lockdown restrictions are eased and more people use the buses to get to work and education.

“Following discussions between ourselves, the county council and Cambridgeshire & Peterborough Combined Authority, the decision has been made to temporarily suspend the Milton Park & Ride service from Monday May 10, 2021, in order to move the resources onto routes that are seeing a greater demand for services.

“This temporary suspension of service will allow for extra buses to be provided, initially on Route 13 and other routes that are experiencing capacity issues, where appropriate.

“Passengers currently using the Milton Park and Ride service are advised to use Newmarket Road or Madingley Road Park and Ride as an alternative until the limit on passenger numbers is increased and we can resume normal operation.

“We apologise for any inconvenience this decision may cause but hope that passengers will understand that the issue is one being experienced on a national scale and each local operation must do everything they can to ensure the resources they have are used to ensure essential local bus services are maintained.”

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