Dial-a-bus clocks up major milestone - The Stratford Observer

Dial-a-bus clocks up major milestone

Stratford Editorial 6th Apr, 2019   0

A COMMUNITY transport scheme has clocked up a major milestone.

Stratford District Council’s UBUS service has just made its 50,000th journey.

Passengers on the milestone journey included Michael and Brenda Porter from Welford who have been UBUS passengers since the service began five years ago.

UBUS operates on a dial-a-bus basis on weekdays between 9.30am and 2.30pm.

The service is for residents of any age who cannot access public transport because of mobility problems or other issues, or live in an isolated location with no or limited public transport.

District head of planning Robert Weeks said: “Good transport can enhance people’s quality of life and the UBUS services offers this valued lifeline for our district residents of any age who are stuck for transport.

“Our district is very rural and buses in some areas are infrequent. Some villages have no bus service. UBUS enables people to remain connected to services, shops and social opportunities.”

The district UBUS service has been operating since 2014, during which it has covered 269,010 miles and transported almost 800 people.

It operates on a ‘zone’ basis, providing transport in different parts of the district on specific days.

People wanting to use the service have to register by calling 01789 264491. There’s no registration charge and once registered further details of the service will be sent through together with a membership number.

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