TRANSPORT NEWS OCTOBER 2020
Half Term for Dorset Schools is Monday 26 – Friday 30 October. No School buses.
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 have re-instated most of their services on our line to the pre COVID-19 level. Please make full use of the services.
From Maiden Newton to Dorchester and Weymouth
Monday to Friday
0757 1037 1138 1336 1643 1837 1943
0753 1032 1135 1335 1638 1843 1935 2242
1017 1130 1525 1937 2243
TRAINS from Maiden Newton to Yeovil, Westbury. Bath and Bristol
Monday to Friday
0707 0914 1140 1338 1526 1748 2040
0704 0912 1136 1336 1521 1754 2045
0830 1131 1434 1635 1819 2034
Sat3/Sun4 October Engineering Works Buses Frome to Westbury Check timetable changes.
Sat 24/Sun25 October Engineering Works Dorchester West to Weymouth Check timetable changes.
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.
We need more drivers Contact Sally (01300 320969) for more details and application forms.
Report kindly provided by Sally Falkingham
Maiden Newton and Frome Valley Parish Councils Transport Representative