After many years of planning, research and construction, the Luton and Dunstable Guided Busway finally opens to the public on Wednesday (September 25).
Officially opened in Dunstable by Councillor Nigel Young – and in Luton by Secretary for Transport Norman Baker – the £91million project will connect Luton with Dunstable and Houghton Regis.
A number of operators including Arriva and Centrebus will provide services connecting Dunstable, Luton, Houghton Regis, Toddington and London Luton Airport.
Buses will travel at speeds of up to 50mph along the 12.4km busway, which is made up for 4,700 concrete beams.
Journeys between Dunstable and Luton are expected to take 15 minutes, with buses running every seven minutes at peak times.
Mr Young said: “Watch out Dunstable, Houghton Regis and Leighton Buzzard, you really are living in exciting times.”
For information about schedules and fares, visit www.busway.net. Will you be using the Busway? Tweet @Dunstable_Rick.