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Cambridge Eastern Access - Newmarket Road Improvements

24 November 2021 on behalf of the Greater Cambridge Partnership

The Cambridge Eastern Access project is one of four corridor projects that aim to provide better public transport and active travel routes, such as walking and cycling, offering better connections and alternatives to car use for growing communities to the north, south east, east and west of the city.

It is part of the Greater Cambridge Partnership’s transport programme, investing Government funding in a comprehensive package of initiatives to tackle the congestion Greater Cambridge faces now and which will enable it to grow in the future.

The project is looking at access to and from the city from the east to enable people to get around more easily by public transport, cycle or on foot.

Following a period of public consultation in the Autumn of 2020 GCP has developed a number of options to implement short term improvements to public transport, cycling and walking on Newmarket Road which can be delivered prior to 2025, as well as potential relocation of the Newmarket Road Park and Ride.

As part of this work, we want to hear your views on potential public transport, walking and cycling improvements to enable people to get around more easily.

You can share your thoughts by filling in the survey. You can find out more in the consultation brochure, or on the GCP website.

The results of this consultation will be taken back to the GCP Executive Board - alongside further technical work – in 2022 to decide on next steps on the preferred options.

Contact information

We recognise that not everyone will want to respond to the consultation online and people can contact us to request a paper copy of the survey:

Phone: 01223 699906

The consultation closes at midday on Wednesday 22 December 2021.

Alterations to times from Sunday 24th October

12 October 2021 on behalf of Stagecoach

Like many transport operators across the UK, we are facing a short-term staffing situation that is out of our control due to external factors. Our team are doing a fantastic job in the circumstances, and we are working hard to get the new drivers who are in our training pipeline on the road as soon as possible. We would like to thank all of our passengers for their patience as we deal with this.

As a result, we are implementing changes to some of our timetables from Sunday 24 October.

See below for a summary of changes to Cambridge Park & Ride routes


Milton Park & Ride

The service will operate every 15 minutes Monday-Sunday

Trumpington Park & Ride

The service will operate every 15 minutes on Sundays

The service will continue to operate every 10 minutes Monday-Saturday

Madingley Park & Ride

The service will operate every 12 minutes Monday-Saturday

The service will operate every 15 minutes on Sundays

Babraham Park & Ride

The service will operate every 12 minutes Monday-Saturday

The service will operate every 15 minutes on Sundays

Newmarket Park & Ride

The service will operate every 15 minutes Monday-Sunday


For more information and to read about other routes that are affected by these changes, take a look at our Service Change Booklet.

Changes to some scheduled bus journeys due to driver absences

13 August 2021

We are continuing to run the vast majority of services across the region, including our essential local services, however we have had to change some scheduled bus journeys as a result of driver shortages.

As with many other businesses, we do have some staff that are needing to self-isolate due to current Covid restrictions as well as unrelated staff absences and sickness.

In cases where there are any impacts on our services due to driver shortages, we are providing live updates to our customers through our app, website and social media channels. We apologise for any inconvenience this may cause.

New Central Cambridge stop locations from 25 July 2021

23 July 2021

Due to the easing of Covid restrictions, we will be making some amendments to the bus stopping arrangements in Cambridge City Centre.

See this map for details.

Cambridge Park & Ride services operating normally

23 June 2021

All Cambridge Park & Ride services are currently operating normally.

Changes to payments on Cambridge Park & Ride

26 August 2020

During the present covid crisis please note that payment for the bus trip is by contactless payment or correct fare on the bus only. This is to ensure the protection of passengers and drivers by preventing cross infection by limiting the exchange of cash and coins. Any overpayments of cash will be donated to charity by the bus company.

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