Urban&Civic, working in partnership with the local authority and Dews Coaches, launched a new bus service on 4 January 2022. The AW1 service runs in a loop between Alconbury Weston, Alconbury, Alconbury Weald, Little Stukeley, Great Stukeley and Huntingdon.
The new service has been planned to increase connectivity between local communities and provide additional sustainable transport links to the wider area; and the route timetable has been planned to coincide with connecting trains at Huntingdon Rail Station where possible.
The new service will initially use a coach Huntingdon-based Dews’ existing fleet, which will be replaced by a specially designed low carbon vehicle in the Spring. The service has been launched as part of Urban&Civic’s commitment to low carbon living and to improve sustainable transport options, so people living and working at Alconbury Weald have a convenient and reliable alternative to the car.
Rachel Arnold, Communications, Communities and Partnerships for Urban&Civic said: “The launch of the AW1 bus service represents a significant investment by Urban&Civic in sustainable transport and we’ll be working with residents and those working at the Alconbury Weald Enterprise Zone to incentivise and encourage a modal shift away from private car use. As Alconbury Weald continues to grow, the regularity of the AW1 service will increase and additional services will be added.”
The AW1 bus timetable can be viewed here and tickets can be purchased via the ticket machine on the bus which offers contactless payment options.
Alongside the 904, the new AW1 gives residents of the new development a range of frequent and cost effective bus service options.