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Busway plans go on show to public
Luton Dunstable Busway
The Council hope the new Busway will ease congestion across the towns

Central Bedfordshire Council and Luton Borough Council are holding a series of exhibitions about the planned Luton Dunstable Busway scheme.

When completed, the route will become the second longest busway in the world and will reduce congestion in both towns.

Running between Houghton Regis, Dunstable and Luton, the busway is part of the Council's commitment to improve public transport, making getting to work and travelling around town easier and more affordable for residents.

The service will be provided by special buses capable of running both on their own track and on the public roads.

Public Exhibitions

The public information exhibitions are starting this week to update residents about the Busway scheme, which is scheduled to open in summer 2012.

The exhibitions will give local residents in Dunstable and Houghton Regis the chance to speak to the team behind the project from both Central Bedfordshire Council and Luton Borough Council and find out more about the project.

  • 19 November, 6-8pm: The Council Offices, High Street North, Dunstable
  • 21 November, 10am - 3pm: Dunstable Library
  • 28 November, 9.30am-12 noon: Houghton Regis Library

Councillor David McVicar from Central Bedfordshire District Council told the BBC: "This is a hugely exciting project and a key piece of infrastructure for the area.

Luton Dunstable Busway
The buses will run both on their own track and on the public roads

"When completed, the busway will provide a fast, frequent, reliable and high-quality public transport service linking Houghton Regis, Dunstable and Luton.

"As the second longest busway in the world, we hope the busway will help combat heavy congestion in and around Luton and Dunstable and we are inviting local residents to meet the team behind the project to find out more about it."



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