Green light for new village bus stop


Manea - Credit: Archant

Manea is on route to getting a new bus stop that will help co-ordinate public transport in the village.

Residents have fought for a bus to link with the village railway station.

Regular rail user Sally Hookway said an integrated service would help people get from the village to the station and boost passenger numbers.

She is calling for a bus stop at the top of Wimblington Road on both sides.

This week Andy Hunt, Cambridgeshire’s Network Co-ordinator Passenger Transport Services, visited the site to check its suitability and agreed it was suitable for bus stops.

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He is now writing to Manea Parish Council and the bus companies and carrying out a consultation to see if there is support for the scheme.

If there are no objections then Cambridgeshire County Council will fund and site the new bus stops early in the new year.

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MP Steve Barclay said: “This is great news, we want to boost rail passenger numbers so we can push for an hourly train service at Manea.

“Making it easier for people to get to and from the station will help as it would enable people who can’t walk too far and don’t have a car to use the trains.”

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