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CAST.IRON - Analysis
Analysis of Cambridgeshire County Council's guided bus documentation from February 2004 has shown that:
In-depth analysis of the guided bus proposal demonstrating these issues can be found in Word format here.
- Running costs for the system would amount to £873,000 per year, not the £336,000 previously claimed;
- A subsidy of at least £11.6 million would be required to operate the system;
- Even once the new town at Northstowe has been built, the system is unlikely ever to operate without continuing subsidy;
- The passenger figures predicted for the guided bus have been inflated by counting many journeys that do not even involve using the guideway!
Information sheets explaining CAST.IRON's plans.
January 2004 Information Sheet | pdf (317 KB) |
Railway or Guided Bus? Have Your Say Now! (February 2004) | pdf (752 KB) |
Spot the Difference! (February 2004) | pdf (318 KB) |
CAST.IRON's Statement of Case for the guided bus TWA (June 2004) | pdf |
CAST.IRON's opening statement to the Guided Bus Public Inquiry | html |
CAST.IRON's closing statement to the Guided Bus Public Inquiry | html | pdf |
CAST.IRON's Plans | html |
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