As of August, the HOV bus will cross the campus but only during the day. During the evening the bus will avoid the campus and be routed along Nijenoord Allee.
This solution enables Syntus and the province to cater for Tarthorst residents who objected to losing the current service along Nijenoord Allee.
To avoid confusion, each line will have its own number. Line 84 will cross the campus, line 88 will go along Nijenoord Allee. Both services will ply between Ede-Wageningen train station and Wageningen bus station. The total number of buses between Ede and Wageningen remains unchanged: six times an hour in the rush hour, otherwise four times. However, the two lines won’t run with the same frequency.
The frequency of each line has been geared to expected passenger numbers. In the morning rush hour (07.45-10.15) the bus will run four times an hour from Ede to Wageningen via the campus. In the evening rush hour (14.15-18.15) four times an hour in the other direction. Outside the rush hour both lines will run twice an hour. Evenings and weekends no buses will cross the campus and passengers will have to walk to the nearest bus stop, as they do now.
‘We would have liked the bus to cross the campus in the evenings,’ says spokesperson Simon Vink. ‘The campus doesn’t close at 5 p.m. There are evening lectures and talks, and PhD candidates work late. The same applies to Friesland Campina and soon to Plus Ultra. But we are happy that the bus service will finally start operating in August.’