“Stagecoach buses are hopeless……”

Bus Station

A local resident contacted me about the issue of how long it takes to get into town, by bus, which made me wonder what your thoughts or experiences are?

The resident told me, “The bus takes 20+ minutes to get me to Queensgate. I often can’t spare that long, when the drive is less than 10 mins.”

The irony of course, is that the more cars on the road of Peterborough has a direct effect and negative affect upon the reliability of the buses i.e. when the road are not busy the buses run well.

Another resident of Swale Avenue, also told me Stagecoach buses are hopeless. Every 10 minutes, is more like every 20 at times, especially early evening between 4pm and 6pm. The only buses that run on time are the 10.30pm and 11.30pm buses from the city centre.”

Generally speaking, I find the number 1 and 2 buses pretty good, and while they sometimes may take an extra few minutes to get into the city centre, you do of course have the benefit of being able to switch off and let someone else drive.

That said, maybe we need to be looking at introducing bus lanes, in order to a) make the buses run smoother and b) to encourage people out of their cars?

Plz let me know YOUR thoughts below!

3 thoughts on ““Stagecoach buses are hopeless……”

  • I use the number 2 bus several days a week and rarely have any issues, it’s nearly always on time and if it is late it’s only by a few minutes. Of course it’s going to take longer to get to the city centre by bus than by car because the bus stops en route at different places to let people on and off the bus!!! 20 minutes to town at 8am on a Monday is good to be honest!!!


  • People seem to forget that the bus follows a route which is not a direct route into town when you drive into town by car you take a direct route into town which is the difference in the time it takes surely 10 mins extra time is worth it you have no parking fees too pay you can get off the bus anywhere in town you like which too me is worth it


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