THE guided bus is expected to pick up its millionth passenger this month.

Transport bosses at Cambridgeshire County Council and one of the service operators, Stagecoach, anticipate that the milestone journey will take place early in 2012.

Stagecoach boss Andy Campbell told The Hunts Post: "It's come round a lot sooner than we anticipated that it would happen but we are very pleased that it has been so well received."

He added: "We expect to break the 2.5million-passenger mark within the first year. We are looking to order some new buses to help cope with demand in the summer."

Mr Campbell said he anticipates ordering eight new buses and said: "We haven't finalised what services we will offer but will look at increasing the frequency of existing buses. It will be good news for passengers."

Local firm Whippet Coaches also runs services on the guided busway.