The first passengers have been trying out the new Luton to Dunstable guided busway this morning.
The route was officially opened yesterday by transport minister Norman Baker.
Today the buses have welcomed their first passengers.
Transport minister Norman Baker has officially opened the new Luton to Dunstable busway this morning.
He has now been taken on a tour of the route. The Busway opens to the public tomorrow.
The transport minister will today officially open the Luton to Dunstable guided busway - five months after it was originally due to be completed.
Norman Baker will also mark the start of work on the Luton Town Centre Transport Scheme, which will complete the town's inner ring road.
The £90m busway was due to open in April but construction was delayed by bad weather over the winter.
Earlier this month, drivers were given training to operate a fleet of special buses which can run on the six-mile, bus-only track as well as on normal roads.
In August, BAM Nuttall, which is responsible for building the Luton-Dunstable busway, agreed to pay Cambridgeshire County Council £33m following a long-running legal dispute about the cost of its guided busway.
Trial runs took place today on the partly completed Luton-Dunstable busway.
The £90 million guided busway was due to open in April, but with construction delayed by bad weather that has now been pushed back to late summer.
When it does open to the public it could halve journey times for passengers.
Trial runs took place this morning on the partly completed Luton-Dunstable guided busway.
It is hoped the eight mile route will reduce journey times between Luton, Dunstable and Houghton Regis by up to 50 per cent.
The £90 million busway was due to open in April, but with construction delayed by bad weather it has now been pushed back to late summer.
Testing out the Luton Dunstable Guided Busway, due to open some time in the summer. http://t.co/6ZVsHyrl5m