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Cambridgeshire busway green light for weekend

Cambridgeshire County Council’s busway will finally open to the public on Sunday, despite a two-year delay and a protracted battle with contractor Bam Nuttall.

The council’s head of delivery for the busway Bob Menzies said he expected 11,000 passengers to use the system every day and fares will cost up to £5.40 for a day pass.

The project has experienced delays, most recently because of problems on the route including issues with an unsealed expansion joint on the River Great Ouse Viaduct, the gradient of the St Ives Park and Ride site and excessive flooding along a maintenance track, all of which have been resolved according to Menzies.

Menzies said that last week a county council cabinet meeting authorised the start of legal action against contractor Bam Nuttall.

He also said the council was also still committed to carrying out an independent public review of the NEC 2 Target Price contract used on the project.

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