Stanton Road [Guided Busway]

Stanton Road bus stop, looking towards Dunstable on the Luton to Dunstable guided busway, part of the old GNR's Welwyn Garden City to Dunstable North line that closed to passengers in 1965, on 2nd October 2013. This section stayed open for freight until 1989 (there was never a station at this location) and, according to a poll, many Dunstable residents would have preferred the reinstatement of the railway. A simple connection to the Midland Main Line at Luton and this large and important town would now perhaps be enjoying electric services to London. As it is, Dunstable's residents continue to use buses and join trains at Luton, which are already full with passengers from stations south of Bedford, as they have had to do for more than half a century.

Location: Stanton Road [Guided Busway]

Original line: Luton, Dunstable and Welwyn Junction Railway

Photographer: David Bosher

Contact photographer: David Bosher

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Date: 02/10/2013

Image number: 82168