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Bus operator Ascendal urges franchising to avoid Cambridge exit

Peter Stonham
08 March 2024
 

Franchising is essential to ensure successful bus operations in Cambridgeshire, the chief executive of operator Ascendal UK has said, warning of the company’s potential withdrawal from Cambridge unless franchising is adopted.

The international company took over operator Whippett in 2018 and recently introduced a new fleet of nine electric buses to operate on an extended Universal bus route last October, after the University of Cambridge and Whippet buses announced a new 8-year contract...

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