TRANSPORT NEWS SEPTEMBER 2018

 info  from FROME VALLEY PARISH COUNCIL

The Autumn Term for most Dorset Schools starts on Monday 3 September but Greenford School returns on Tuesday 4 September.

BUSES The Maiden Newton Ring and Ride service (01305 228965), run by Dorset County Council's passenger services, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, will continue unless the numbers using these buses fall below an average of 12 return journeys each week. The buses leaves Maiden Newton Old School at 1000 and returns from Trinity Street at 1300. These buses also serve Cattistock on request. The Service costs 2.50 each way. Bookings must be made before 1500 the previous day.

Dorset Community Transport (a private company) also offer three services from Maiden Newton each week. To use any of these services you must be registered with the Company on 01258 287980 and to then book your seat and arrange details of your picking up point before 1430 on the day before you want to travel, also on 01258 287980. Each return fare is 5.

Wednesdays to Dorchester - join the bus from Broadwindsor to Dorchester which passes through Maiden Newton about 1005. The return service leaves Trinity Street at 1320. To use this bus you must book your seat before 1430 on the Tuesday, and also arrange your pick up point.

Thursdays to Yeovil
The bus leaves the Dorchester Road stop at 0932 and the War Memorial at 0934. The return service leaves Yeovil at 1230 Book by 1430 on Wednesdays and confirm your pick up point.

Fridays to Bridport
The bus leaves
the War Memorial at 0915. Book your seat before 1430 on the Thursday before you wish to travel and confirm your pick up point. The return services leaves Bridport about 1230.

Bus time tables are available at the Corner Shop and at Cattistock Post Office.

USE YOUR BUSES IF YOU WANT TO KEEP THEM

TRAINS
Train Timetable on Line   LIVE DEPARTURES: MAIDEN NEWTON 

Maiden Newton to Weymouth      Maiden Newton to Bristol Temple Meads

The Summer timetable finishes on Sunday 9th September.

To Dorchester and Weymouth

 Monday to Friday  0759 1037 1139 1345 1647 1844 1944 2247

Saturdays after 9 September  0759 1038 1141 1345 1647 1844 1944 2247

Sundays  1018 1120 1529 1936 2244

To Yeovil, Westbury. Bath and Bristol

 Monday to Friday  0558 0709 0918 1141 1347 1533 1754 2045

Saturdays after 9 September  0709 0918 1143 1347 1533 1755 2046

Sundays  1132 1440 1635 1821 2034

SWR have asked us to apologise for the disruption of their summer Saturday services due to strike action.
The Bristol to Weymouth Line Guide is available at No 64, the Newsagents, and times at the Station.

DORSET COUNTRY CAR SERVICE

Rachel Clark (01300 320065) continues to take the bookings requesting help with transport to the surgery, hospital appointments, dentists or opticians or to visit close relatives or friends in hospital Please try to give at least 48 hours notice.

We urgently need more drivers for this essential service. Can you spare some time to help? Please ring Sally on 01300 320969 to discuss what is needed and to apply.

Sally Falkingham Maiden Newton and Frome Valley Parish Councils Transport Representative