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Cambridge United match day buses

17 November 2017

Stagecoach are running an additional Park & Ride bus for fixtures kicking off at 3pm on Saturdays, taking you back to Newmarket Park & Ride site after the game. The dedicated bus will leave the lay-by opposite the stadium at 5pm after the game.

Return tickets between Newmarket Road Park & Ride site and the Cambs Glass Stadium are just £2.50 on match days!

Christmas & New Year on Cambridge Park & Ride

13 November 2017

Over the Christmas and New Year period we will be running the following service.

 

Christmas Eve
24 Dec
normal timetable
 
    Christmas Day
25 Dec
no buses
 
Boxing Day
26 Dec
no buses
 
Wednesday 27 Dec
- Friday 29 Dec
Saturday timetable
 
Saturday 30 Dec
- Sunday 31 Dec
normal timetable
 
New Year's Day
1 Jan
no buses
 
 

Normal timetables resume 2 January 2018.

Park & Ride breakfasts for Cancer Research UK

10 November 2017

Join the Park & Ride team for breakfast on Tuesdays in November and December and help us raise vital funds for Cancer Research UK.

CRUK are seeking to raise £100K in Cambridge by September 2018 to fund vital research to help in the fight against Cancer. They are seeking to raise money to support research that could revolutionise the way cancer patients are treated and this is your opportunity to get involved.

Park & Ride is seeking to raise £5,000 towards their campaign starting with our ‘breakfasts’ this Autumn.

Join us on the following dates between 7.30am – 10.30am, pick up a hot drink, juice and croissant or pain au chocolate (kindly donated by Waitrose), make a donation to CRUK and help us to raise vital funds towards cancer research in Cambridge.

Stagecoach will be match funding donations received across all the breakfasts, up to a maximum of £1500, so make sure you join us on Tuesday mornings this Autumn.

 

Tuesday
7 November
Trumpington park & ride
Tuesday
14 November   
Madingley Road park & ride
Tuesday
21 November
Milton park & ride
Tuesday
28 November
Newmarket Road park & ride
Tuesday
5 December
Longstanton (Busway) park & ride
Tuesday
12 December
St Ives (Busway) park & ride
Tuesday
19 December
Babraham Road park & ride

Family book exchanges launch at Park & Ride sites on World Book Day

2 March 2017

Stagecoach East and Cambridgeshire County Council are launching a book swap for all the family at the five Cambridge Park & Ride sites on World Book Day (March 2nd).

The Park & Read book exchanges cater for all ages and tastes in a bid to encourage everyone to enjoy the pleasures of a good book during their bus journey or commute.

The literary incentive scheme has been applauded by local authors including children’s thriller writer Julian Sedgwick (the Mysterium trilogy) and popular fiction writer Menna van Praag (The House At The End Of Hope Street, The Witches Of Cambridge).

Heffers book shop on Trinity Street has generously donated 200-plus children’s and adult books to kick-start the book exchange shelves.

Classic children’s titles include Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling, The Curious Incident Of The Dog In The Night-Time by Mark Haddon, Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney, Claudine At St Clares by Enid Blyton, Emil And The Detectives by Erich Kastner, the Belinda And The Bears early reader series by Kaye Umansky as well as Julian Sedgwick’s latest thrillers for 9+-year-olds, Ghosts of Shanghai and Shadow Of The Yangtze.

Adult page-turners include The Matisse Stories by AS Byatt, Midnight Palace by Carlos Ruiz Zafon, The Chrysalids by John Wyndham, The Careful Use of Compliments by Alexander McCall Smith and Pride And Prejudice by Jane Austen to name just a few.

Park & Riders are also being invited to bring in their own pre-loved books to swap for something new.

The Park & Read book exchanges are located inside the site buildings of the five Park & Ride sites at Babraham, Trumpington, Madingley Road, Milton and Newmarket Road.

Zoe Paget, Operations Director of Stagecoach East, said: “The Park & Read book exchanges are an added and very useful extra to help make our passengers’ journeys as enjoyable as possible – and we are extremely grateful to Heffers for their very generous donation.

“Travelling by bus really is the perfect opportunity to enjoy a good book – whether you’re relaxing on your own or out with the kids. That’s something you just can’t do if you’re stuck behind the wheel of a car!”

Campbell Ross-Bain, Cambridge Park and Ride Manager at Cambridgeshire County Council, said: “Not only is Park & Ride the most cost effective way to travel in and out of Cambridge, it’s now also the most entertaining way to travel.

“We are very grateful to all those who have helped get this very interesting and worthwhile initiative off the ground.” David Robinson, manager of Heffers, added: “We are absolutely delighted to be involved with this fantastic Park & Read campaign. Anything that celebrates and encourages reading is a wonderful thing.”

Popular fiction writer, Menna van Praag, who is backing the initiative, told: "One of the reasons I love public transport is being able to read a book while I travel. I'm a great fan of 'real' books & libraries, so I can't imagine anything lovelier than being able to dip into a new book, or reading one to my children, while travelling to and from our beautiful city."

Author Julian Sedgwick, who is also supporting Park & Read, told us: "As both a writer and a former Heffers bookseller, I wholeheartedly support the Park and Read campaign. There's never been a better time to escape into a story – or, conversely, a better way to find out about other lives and worlds. And still nothing does that better than a book. Grab any chance to read…"