Transport News for September 2020
Autumn Term starts for pupils at Beaminster and Greenford School on Monday 7 September
BUSES First Wessex services starting on Monday 7 September are open to the public.
The Maiden Newton Ring and Ride service (01305 228965), run by Dorset Council’s passenger services, to Dorchester on Tuesdays and Thursdays has re-opened and leaves Maiden Newton Old School at 1030, returning from Trinity Street at 1300. Ring before 15.00 on Monday or Wednesday to book. These buses will start from Cattistock Square by request at booking. Fares £2.50 single £5 return.
Dorset Community Transport (01258 287980), a private company, also offer 3 services from Maiden Newton each week. To use any of these services you must be registered with the Company and then book your seat, and arrange your pick up point, before 1430 on the day before you want to travel. Each adult return fare is £6 on all 3 services. DCT now accepts the national concessionary bus passes.
Every Wednesday to Dorchester The bus, from Broadwindsor to Dorchester, passes through Maiden Newton about 10.00. The return service leaves Trinity Street at 13.20. Ring by 14.30 on Tuesdays to book your seat and confirm your pick up point.
Thursday 3 September to Yeovil The bus leaves the Dorchester Road stop at 09.32 and the War Memorial at 09.34. The drop off point is close to M&S and the return service leaves from the same place at 12.30. Book by 14.30 on Wednesday and confirm your pick up point.
Every Friday to Bridport The bus leaves the War Memorial at 09.15 and the return service leaves Bridport about 12.30. Book by 14.30 on Thursdays and confirm your pick up point.
Bus time tables are available at the Maiden Newton and Cattistock Stores.
USE YOUR BUSES IF YOU WANT TO KEEP THEM
Trains GWR hope to re-instate their services on our line to the pre COVID-19 level at the end of August. Please make full use of the services.
From Maiden Newton to Dorchester and Weymouth
Monday to Friday
0757 1037 1138 1336 1643 1837 1943 2240
0753 1038 1100 1135 1345 1638 1854 1935 2242
The 1100 finishes on 12 September.
1017 (30 August only) 1130 1525 1937 2243
TRAINS from Maiden Newton to Yeovil, Westbury. Bath and Bristol
Monday to Friday
0558(from 7 September) 0709 0918 1141 1347 1533 1754 2045
Saturdays From 14 September
0709 0918 1143 1347 1533(from 23 September) 16 37 (until 14th) 1755 2048
0830 1132 1439 1635 1821 2034
Check timetable B1 pages 32-38, available from No 64, the news agents and Coffee Shop
or on-line to confirm times.
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 give at least 24 hours notice.
Contact Sally (01300 320969) for more details.
Sally Falkingham Maiden Newton and Frome Valley Parish CouncilsTransport Representative