2021

TL4165 : The Guided Busway at Oakington

taken 3 years ago, near to Westwick, Cambridgeshire, England

The Guided Busway at Oakington
The Guided Busway at Oakington
Looking towards Cambridge with the bus stop shelters the far side of the Oakington to Cottenham road. On the left is the old railway station & stationmaster's house and, remarkably, an extant station platform. Between the platform & the busway is the cycleway which now forms part of National Network Cycle Route 51.

Oakington station saw its last passengers in October 1970 with goods trains using the line until 1992. Since August 2011 the line to St Ives has formed the route of the Cambridgeshire Guided Busway. The history of Oakington station & the line to St Ives is well covered with many historical photos in the Disused Stations website LinkExternal link .
Cambridgeshire Guided Busway :: TL4555

Funding for the 'Guided Busway' was first applied for in July 2002. Cambridgeshire was awarded 92.5 million. By 2009 the estimated cost was put at 116.27million, in 2010 this estimate had risen to 161.0 million. By the end of 2010 the overall cost of this much delayed project was put at 180+ million.
Early photos taken during the construction phase were first taken in December 2007, it opened on 7 August 2011. See LinkExternal link for the official take on the route and services.

National Network Cycle Route 51

Route 51 goes from Colchester to Oxford via Harwich, Ipswich, Bury St Edmunds & Cambridge
Wikipedia: LinkExternal link


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Geographical Context: Paths Village, Rural settlement Roads, Road transport Railways Place: Oakington Primary Subject: Guided Busway other tags: Disused Railway Station Cambridgeshire Guided Busway Click a tag, to view other nearby images.
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TL4165, 178 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Martin Tester   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Monday, 26 April, 2021   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 28 April, 2021
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 4184 6508 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:15.9357N 0:4.6243E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TL 4182 6513
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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