This article is concerned with the problems of rural transport, particularly in Cambridgeshire and Hertfordshire. The problems of rural transport under present conditions are discussed and details are given of the proposed dial-a- ride service to be based at Sawtry, which will provide a service running at fixed times through the larger villages, but which will also call in at remote villages and individual homes via a pre-booking facility. It is also planned to provide a service to meet commuter trains and may be extended to pick up shopping and prescriptions. Reference is also made to other car and bus social services in Cambridgeshire particularly in relation to the new system of transport supplementary grants, and to the possibility of opening a number of possible railway lines. The author next discusses the total approach being adopted by Hertfordshire, which is based on a comprehensive survey of rural bus needs. Details of the survey are given and of the options being considered. These include minibus operation, postbus services, "rural special" buses, new rural services and the combining of works (or school) buses with a stage service on the return trips. Drastic overhaul of present services in some areas is also being considered. The remainder of the article briefly deals with alternative systems with particular reference to the postbus and proposals for a tramway network for the lake district. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    IPC Building and Contract Journals Limited

    32 Southwark Bridge Road
    London SE1 9EX,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Milne, R
  • Publication Date: 1975-1-24

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  • Accession Number: 00125119
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 18 1981 12:00AM