Bus operator want outstanding defects that are stopping buses running between St Ives and Cambridge fixed before the Guided Busway opens so the track does not close again for corrections. But bus operators also reiterated that the outstanding defects that are stopping buses running on the route from St Ives to Cambridge must be rectified before beginning to run services for passengers.
Stagecoach has invested over £3 million in some of the most environmentally friendly buses as we are confident the route will be well used by passengers. But these buses have not been able to be put in use on the route as yet. The parts of the track we have tested so far are of a good standard. BAM Nuttall will continue to be deducted damages of almost £14,000 a day for late delivery until they complete the route. So far over £8 million has been deducted by the Council in damages.